Updated on 9/23/2020
It appears the festival is canceled for 2020, although the wording on the festival website is extremely vague and the Facebook page has not been updated.
Some people say the annual Chomp & Stomp in Cabbagetown is the most fun fall festival in Atlanta. It’s happening this Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Entry to the event is FREE. But to taste chili, you’ll need an official Red Spoon. You can buy a spoon for $10 at any local Cabbagetown business, or onsite the day of the event.
Beer tokens are $6 and liquor tokens are $8.
Here’s what you can expect:
- over 20 restaurants and 80 individual teams competing in the chili cook-off
- bluegrass music on three different stages throughout the day
- porch jams throughout the neighborhood
- artists market, featuring over 85 local artists and craftspeople
- food trucks and food vendors (with choices other than chili!)
- games — like bobbing for Brussels sprouts!
According to the MARTA “getting there” guide, a shuttle will run between the King Memorial Station and the festival every 20 minutes. It’s not clear whether this info was updated for 2019 or not.
You can also take MARTA to the Inman Park Station and walk to the festival gate — it’s about a 17-minute walk. You could shorten that time with a rented relay bike or scooter.
The BeltLine Eastside Trail also goes to Cabbagetown and the festival. You can get on the trail behind Ansley Mall, next to Midtown Promenade, in Piedmont Park, and at access points in Virginia-Highland, Inman Park, and Old Fourth Ward.