The Inaugural Foodees Food and Cultural Festival is scheduled for Nov. 3-5 at Augusta’s Freedom Bridge.
In the first event to take place at the bridge, Reynolds Street will be filled with food trucks from various areas, artisans and craftsman will showcase their wares on the bridge and appetites will be satisfied, according to a Nov. 1 news release from Destination Augusta.
Foodees Festival organizers have stacked the deck to create one of the largest food festivals to serve the state of Georgia with more than 50 food trucks, dozens of tented food vendors, and over 75 artisans and makers from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.
The community can expect international foods from Honduras, Salvador, Germany, Italy, France, Korea, Japan, Mexico, and Africa. Don’t miss the Wok Lobster, Ashley’s Yummy Tummy, and That Won Truck. Plus, attendees will find all the traditional favorites from turkey legs to good old-fashioned American made cheeseburgers and hotdogs, the news release said.
“We cannot express the gratitude that we have for the community of Augusta, and surrounding area”, said Tricia Croft, Director of Foodees, LLC. “The outpouring of support and levels of excitement have encouraged us to take our brand to the next level and Augusta will be the first stop of many larger and more ambitious Food and Culture Festivals.”
Destination Augusta reached out to the Foodees Festival in April to explore an event in Augusta, specifically at Augusta’s new gathering place, the Freedom Bridge. As a first-time event on the bridge together Destination Augusta and the City of Augusta committed to preparing the way for this unique venue to be the host for this event and others in the future.
“Augusta’s Riverwalk now accentuated by the Freedom Bridge is the newest backdrop for locals and visitors to gather and experience the river. We look forward to seeing how this new space draws in events and creates new reasons to visit and enjoy Augusta,” said Bennish Brown, Destination Augusta president and CEO.
“November is a good time of the year to generate new business like the addition of the Foodees Food & Cultural Festival. This festival will have an economic impact through the vendors staying overnight, local grocery stores and suppliers selling their goods and customers enjoying a new event. We hope the festival will become an annual event and attract overnight visitors in the coming years,” said Jennifer Bowen. vice president of destination development and community engagement.
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