This event will not be taking place in 2018 but will return in 2019!!
Fried foods are Southerners’ Achilles heel. We love to batter and fry standard fare like okra and fish, but we don’t mind expanding the technique to Twinkies and Snicker bars. In Athens, Alabama, we have embraced our love of fried foods and the Greek origination of our name by hosting the Athens Grease Festival in downtown Athens. Eating healthy is important, but we have set aside this time for our taste buds to enjoy the culinary creations we love to batter, dip, and fry. Grab a bed sheet, create your own toga, and bring your taste buds to the city that knows how to celebrate being a classic, living Southern, and having character. Spirit of Athens, a non profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Athens, is organizing the Athens Grease Festival. Proceeds from the event will benefit downtown restoration and revitalization projects. Sept 2019. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.