The Organized Neighbors of Edgewood Hosts Its 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Festival

Atlanta, USA, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Network/ — The Organized Neighbors of Edgewood (O.N.E.) will host its second annual event, the Edgewood Mac & Cheese Festival, on October 7, 2017, in Atlanta’s Walker Park. O.N.E., a neighborhood organization, teams with non-profit Neighbor In Need to continue to bring the neighborhood together for a fun-filled afternoon revolving around a favorite southern staple, mac & cheese. Proceeds benefit Neighbor In Need’s goal of ensuring continued affordability for Edgewood’s long-term residents.

Located in Walker Park, at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Memorial Terrace, the tasting event will host 10 Atlanta vendors who will showcase the richest, most delicious mac & cheese fare that their renowned chefs have to offer.

A day in the park shouldn’t be spent without tunes, so there will be some top local talent providing a soundtrack while visitors eat. With musical acts like All the Locals, Sailing to Denver and legendary headliner Charlie Wooton with Zydefunk, the fest is sure to fill bellies and encourage dancing.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing the neighborhood and the city come together to celebrate the deliciousness of mac and cheese, while also raising money for our low income and elderly neighbors,” said festival director KaeAnne Parris. “The city is changing, and this is a great way to keep our neighbors in the neighborhood. We saw 1,700 attendees last year, and raised $25,000! The second annual [mac ‘n cheese festival] will be fantastic!”

Neighbor In Need is currently reinvesting the raised funds back into the community by helping low income and elderly neighbors afford costly emergency home repairs. Complete with bike racks for bicycle parking and plenty of alcoholic beverages to go around, O.N.E. aims to ensure that partakers’ afternoons are ones of not only pure, but also safe, unadulterated cheesiness.



On-site parking is available. Pre-pay for a $5 pass, through Xorbia or $10 upon arrival.

All ages welcome. All persons 10 years of age and above consuming mac & cheese must have tasting ticket.

This is a rain or shine event.


The 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Festival will be sponsored by: Synapse, Hound Playground, Le Petit Marché, Fontis, Minerva, Central Atlanta Progress, Kronberg Wall, Sachin Varghese: Sachin for State House, and La France Walk.


Restaurants that will be participating in the Edgewood Mac & Cheese Festival include: Bald Headed Bistro, Fox Brothers BBQ, Marlow’s Tavern, OneBite ATL, Ormsby’s, Dish Dive, and Sun In My Belly.





The Organized Neighbors of Edgewood (O.N.E.) are a neighborhood organization committed to promoting and maintaining a welcoming atmosphere for single people and families alike; the young and the old; and everywhere else in between. O.N.E. is an organization that comes together and makes an individual’s issue a community issue. O.N.E. is committed to moving the Edgewood neighborhood forward and promoting a livable and sustainable Edgewood.

Contact: KaeAnne Parris, President

Organized Neighbors of Edgewood

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