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Inside the Numbers: Atlanta Food & Wine Festival’s Impact on Midtown ATL

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is the nation’s first culinary weekend dedicated exclusively to showcasing the rich food and beverage traditions of the South – Texas to D.C. The event has been held in Midtown Atlanta for each of the past several years, bringing Midtown’s identity as a culinary destination into focus. In addition to food tasting experiences in Piedmont Park and formal dinner programs, the festival offers 80+ classes during the weekend, from large stage demonstrations to intimate tasting seminars and technique labs. Here’s a brief look at the impact of this annual event in Midtown.

Attendance: 

Hosted in Midtown Atlanta, the event attracts visitors from every Southeastern state.  Overall attendance brings in guests from 35 states and 5 countries. Where do guests come from?

  • 69% from Metro ATL
  • 13% from Georgia, outside Metro ATL
  • 29% from outside Georgia (16% southeast region, 13% national)
  • 1% international (United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Belgium and New Zealand)

Hotel room nights from 2016 related to the festival:

  • 780 room nights Loews Atlanta Hotel
  • 320 room nights W Midtown
  • According to organizers, there are as many as 200-300 additional room nights booked for the event at other hotels in the area.

Learn more about the 2017 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, coming to Midtown June 1-4, 2017.

Tag: Events

Posted: May 10, 2017

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