Lovers of books and frozen treats will get the chance to try three custom King of Pops flavors that were specially curated for the AJC Decatur Book Festival this weekend.
The local vendor will sell Roasted Strawberry Goat Cheese, Tangerine Basil, and Fresh Peach pops at the 14th annual festival Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, during which more than 250 authors will appear on 13 stages. Of course, they will also offer their classic, fan-favorite flavors.
For King of Pops, the weekend marks a return of sorts to Decatur Square. The AJC reported earlier this year that the company lost its cart location in downtown Decatur after the city implemented a pilot program requiring applications to vend on the square. Steel City Pops, a Birmingham-based company that has a brick-and-mortar store in Decatur, also applied and was granted the cart spot.
But those iconic rainbow umbrellas will make an appearance this weekend; King of Pops officials previously said they hoped to return to Decatur for festivals.
Local cookbook author Matthew Terrell worked with King of Pops to select the new flavors. He also wrote “microstories” about the flavors that will be printed on bookmarks and distributed at pops stands and other festival events. Terrell is speaking on a panel during the festival.
Dad’s Garage, the local improv comedy theater, is also partnering with King of Pops to distribute the bookmarks during an event Friday, Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. “Improv Gets Lit” will feature Decatur Book Festival authors doing readings of their latest work, with Dad’s Garage improvisers performing scenes based on the readings.
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