2018 PeachFest Announced Press Release



Tickets on sale for Second Annual PeachFest, a celebration of responsible agriculture,
culinary excellence and hospitality

ATLANTA (April 10, 2018) - PeachFest returns to Downtown Atlanta on Sunday, July 29, and once again the FlatironCity (Fairlie-Poplar) will play host to the more than 600 attendees, 65 food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps who will collaborate on a memorable culinary event.  

Held underneath the canopy on Downtown’s Broad Street, PeachFest was named after Georgia’s iconic state fruit and aims to celebrate the state’s agricultural diversity. All proceeds from the event benefit, Piggy Bank, a start-up farm in Missouri that serves as a kickstarter for new family farms and a safety net for those in the wake of a disaster (fire, flood, and disease). For an in-depth look at the PeachFest movement, watch the overview video, and purchase tickets here https://www.peachfest.org.

PeachFest 2018’s theme is “Georgia is our Home,” an initiative to combine responsible agriculture, culinary, and technology alongside delicious preparations of Georgia-grown peaches. Our goals include raising money for charity, celebrating Georgia grown peaches, blueberries, peanuts, heritage breed pigs and Vidalia onions while discovering a new Downtown culinary experience.

Official Host: FlatironCity on Broad Street NW and Poplar Street NW
When: Sunday, July 29, 2018
Time: 3 p.m. for VIP entry, 4 p.m. for General Admission; Ends at 7 p.m.
Tickets: VIP Access, $100; General Admission, $60. RSVP online www.peachfest.org

PeachFest brings Georgia agriculture together with the support of our PeachChairs. This year’s team includes an incredible lineup of people in Georgia’s agricultural, culinary, and hospitality fields. The 2018 PeachChairs include:

Official Host of PeachFest - Flatiron City
Aglanta Chair - Mario Cambardella, City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Resilience
Peach Chair - John Short, Pearson Farm
PeachBeer Chair - Stevenson Rosslow, Wrecking Bar Brewpub
PeachPunch Chair - Trip Sandifer, Painted Pin
PeachPaleo Chair - Richard Bradford,  True Fare
PeachCrudo Chair - Terry Koval, Wrecking Bar Brewpub
Key-Note Speaker Chair - Joyce Hunter, Former Deputy CIO USDA, Piggy Bank
Creative Chair - Brady Lowe, Piggy Bank, Taste Network, Cochon555
Design Chairs - Heather Craig, Edge Design, and Eric Goldstein
Charcoal Chair - Eric Savage, Royal Oak
Public Relations Chair - Marsha Archer, M-Squared Public Relations
Silent Auction Chair - Seth Weiner, Shimon Presents
Music Chair - Robert Kwon

General Admission $60
A unique signature three-hour culinary experience of delight and wonderment. Feast on peach inspired dishes ranging from paleo to pizza, ethically sourced proteins and responsibly raised heritage breed pigs paired with peaches, a variety of beverages from local craft breweries, distilleries and wineries, all created by some of Georgia’s most forward thinking food and drink leaders.

VIP Access $100
Start celebrating PeachFest early and treat yourself to the VIP area. With an extra hour of extravagance. Start with a private tasting of cellared wines in the Silent Auction, mingle with chefs, winemakers and farmers who make it all happen. Select chefs will serve up limited dishes to entice your palate while you sip on our best wines and reserved spirits, including the infamous peach wood smoked old fashion.

For an in-depth look at PeachFest, visit the website.

About Piggy Bank
Launched in 2015, Piggy Bank is creating a farming sanctuary for heritage breed pigs, many of which are endangered. Piggy Bank will provide genetics and access to shared business plans for raising heritage pigs to emerging family farms. Piggy Bank aims to change the future of food by creating a community in which small farmers can learn about safer, more responsible practices and share genetics, livestock, and the very information needed to thrive as small businesses. Piggy Bank is building a model of socially responsible agricultural transparency. Piggy Bank proudly operates as a project of the Trust for Conservation Innovation, a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization which accelerates impact for initiatives focused on protecting and fostering a healthy, sustainable, resilient, and equitable world. For more information or to donate, visit www.piggy-bank.org or follow @PiggyBankOrg on Twitter. Watch the video http://j.mp/PIGGY_BANK.

Jennifer Morris, M-Squared Public Relations
E: Jennifer@msquaredpr.com
P: 404-303-7797 ext. 5

Social handles here:
Twitter: @ATLPeachFest
Instagram: @ATLPeachFest
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/284562615369148/

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Video 1 - Caption: Atlanta to host excitement culinary festival dedicated to Georgia Grown peaches! Food lovers rejoice while supporting local producers, chefs and farmers at Downtown’s most important culinary gatherings this summer with it’s warm southern-hospitality.

Image 1 - Caption: Serving surprising combinations of creative peach cookery and incredible beverage pairings make this event a hot ticket for foodies this Summer.

Image 2 - Caption: May the best peachdish win, from peach infused sausages to peach punches. Local chefs and barkeeps bring their best game to showcase a new downtown experience. Tickets on sale now.

Image 3 - Caption: Hundreds of food lovers meet this July in Downtown Atlanta to celebrate Georgia grown peaches, blueberries, peanuts, gourmet pigs and Vidalia onions while discovering a new Downtown culinary experience.