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This Month in Atlanta: November 2018

Chomp & Stomp Chili Cook-off and Bluegrass Festival

Saturday, Nov. 3, Cabbagetown neighborhood.
If you consider yourself a chili connoisseur, then you will not want to miss Cabbagetown’s 16th annual Chili Cook-Off, featuring over 100 individual chilies, 29 restaurant chilies, and 19 celebrity judges. Even if you’re not a chili fan, there will be plenty for you to eat from local food vendors as you listen to live music and peruse the Artist Market.

Chastain Park Arts Festival

Saturday, Nov. 3–Sunday, Nov. 4, Chastain Park.
There are arts festivals aplenty in Atlanta neighborhoods, and Chastain Park’s is certainly one you won’t want to miss. Between the live entertainment, food, music, and art, you’ll have plenty to do while enjoying a beautiful fall weekend in Atlanta!

Castleberry Hill Art Stroll

Friday, Nov. 9, 7–10pm, Castleberry Hill historic arts district.
Every second Friday of the month, galleries and restaurants throughout Castleberry Hill welcome residents and visitors alike into the underground art scene of downtown Atlanta. If you like great art and great food, there’s no better way to spend your evening. Whether you’re coming from across town or across the country, everyone is welcome!

King of Pops Field Day

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2–6pm, King of Pops on Decatur Street.
Anyone who has lived in Atlanta for a while can tell you their favorite King of Pop’s popsicle flavor (mine is the Key Lime Pie)! This sweet treat has become a local staple and just opened a new headquarters in Old Fourth Ward (a popular, in-town Atlanta neighborhood, not far from Emory). To celebrate, they are throwing a party with music, games, a popsicle eating contest and more. If you want a taste of Atlanta, this is a good stop to make on your foodie tour!

Garden Lights

Saturday, Nov. 17–Sunday, Jan. 6, Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Those who have read some of my previous blog entries know that I love events at the Atlanta Botanical Garden! Fall’s scarecrows and pumpkins have been replaced by nearly one million energy-efficient bulbs that light your way through the 30-acre plant sanctuary. Debuting in 2011, this spectacular exhibit has quickly become a must for Atlantans and a favorite sight-seeing activity for travelers.

Exploration of the extensive grounds is punctuated by fire pits and on-site s’more kits, hot chocolate and cider stations, and seasonal music and shows. If you’ve never experienced the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, this is a great time to do so. And if you have visited the gardens before, a return trip under these well-lit conditions will not disappoint.

‘Til next month!

Farish Jerman 11C
Senior Assistant Dean of Admission
Emory University
Office of Undergraduate Admission


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