Nov 7th | Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp

Atlanta residents always look forward to the annual fall festivals in the city, but there is one in particular that is at the top of their list!

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The 13th annual Chomp & Stomp Festival happening on November 7th. Organizers have been working hard for the past 13 years to perfect the little neighborhood fundraiser and boy have they grown in the process. Just to show you have far they have come, the first Chili Cook-off had 20 individual chili’s with about 900 attendees. Last year they had 100 individual chilis, 29 restaurants chilis, 75 artists, 20 food vendors, 19 celebrity judges, and between 22,000 and 24,000 attendees but please don’t bring your dogs. You will be turned away. Too crowded.

Everything that happens at Chomp

  • 7:00 am: Race registration (Milltown) No registration day of if they are sold out and they have been the last 4 years.
  • 8:00 am: Race begins
  • 9:00 am: Beer opens for Romp runners
  • 9:45 am: Race Awards
  • 11:00 am FESTIVAL BEGINS* Music on our Main Stage starts, the Artist Market is open and our Vendors and slinging food for those to hungry to wait for the chili.
  • 11:30 am Music begins in the Amphitheatre
  • 12:00 pm  Music begins in Peachey Park
  • 12:30 pm: Chili Tasting begins (Make sure to buy that $5.00 spoon at any Welcome Station!)
  • 1:15 pm: Cabbage Games (Main Stage) Cabbage Shredding Contest
  • 2:30 pm: Cabbage Games (Main Stage) Slaw Eating Contest
  • 4:00 pm: Cabbage Games (Main Stage) Bobbing for Brussel Sprouts
  • 5:30 pm: Chili Winners Announced Main Stage
  • 6:00 FESTIVAL ENDS

What to expect the day of

No Doggies allowed.

A typical Chomp Festival includes a romp through Cabbagetown, described as an easy, flat, 5K followed up with beer for breakfast for the hardy.

Find that perfect spot at one of our 4 music stages for some bodacious bluegrass music that traveled from all over just to see you.

At 12:30 the Chili Tasting Begins! Grab that $5 spoon and dive down the Chili Rows. Are you going to hit individual chilis first or do you find it hard to resist the temptations of Restaurant Row.

Make sure to wander through our Artist Market that has as much Cabbagetown flavor as the chili.  Don’t miss Brussel Sprout Park where the stage is family friendly. Can’t wait to see what we will do this year.

Don’t forget to wander back to our main stage for the Cabbagetown games. The brussel sprout bobbing can be a bit competitive so stand back and be amazed. At 5pm, we announce the winners for both the individual and restaurant chilis.

Remember No Doggies allowed.

Though it has been 13 years in the making, one thing has not changed. You are the one who brings the festivity to our little festival. Thank you Cabbagetown, neighbors, travelers, sponsors, local businesses, and volunteers! We thank you from the bottom of our chili bowls.

Information provided by the Chomp & Stomp Committee 2015

Thinking about buying a home in or around Cabbagetown?  Check out the recent listings below and then contact Red Robin REALTORS® at 404-254-5206 to set up a preview!

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Posted by:  Melissa Wakamo

When Melissa Wakamo began her real estate career in 2004, her goal was to focus on her immediate area and get to know her neighbors. "I've had a lot of fun over the years helping my neighbors sell their homes and helping newcomers become a part of our community."

Melissa quickly became one of metro Atlanta's top producing agents and consistently performed in the top 1% of all Atlanta agents. By 2009, Melissa's real estate team had grown to include several agents and support staff, dedicated to providing exceptional service to buyers and sellers in Atlanta's intown neighborhoods.

In 2010, Melissa transitioned Red Robin REALTORS® into an independently owned boutique brokerage. Even in the tough real estate market during that time, Red Robin REALTORS® continued to outperform other small brokerages and was able to help buyers and sellers adapt to the rapid changes in the market.

In 2017, Melissa had the opportunity to merge the Red Robin REALTORS team with another like-minded boutique brokerage, Keller Knapp Realty. The two community-focused organizations bring together more than 100 agents, including 3 of the top 10 agents in metro Atlanta. With offices in Oakhurst, Ormewood Park and Midtown, Keller Knapp Realty and Red Robin REALTORS team are the top boutique real estate firm in Atlanta.

In her role as Managing Broker, Melissa provides agent training, marketing and strategic oversight for the Brokerage, ensuring that the brokerage maintains its focus and commitment to the intown market.

Melissa's active participation in various neighborhood organizations and charitable efforts, as well as her passion for antiques, cooking, and gardening, keep her busy and in touch with the community.

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