The Candler Par Fall Fest returns this weekend, Oct. 1-2, with food, music and more. Festival hours are noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and noon until 9 p.m. on Sunday.

There will be an expanded “Food Zone” featuring popular food trucks, food tents and specialty push carts, all hand-selected for their diverse and eclectic offerings. Some of the food trucks on hand will include Blaxican, Espetada,  Buena Gente, The Muenster Truck, Hutchinson’s Finest Biscuits, Field Dog Kitchen, Five Finger Philly Cheesesteaks,  Tex’s Tacos, Mix’D UP Burger Truck, UrbanTaali, Williamson Brothers Barbeque and The Fry Guy.

Fox Bros. BBQ will also be serving up their barbecue in a large gathering area with plenty of seating. King of Pops, Queen of Cream,  Little Jimmy’s Italian Ices, Cult Carts Cotton Candy Pushcart, Rusty’s Nutz Hot Boiled Peanuts & Fresh Roasted Peanuts and Banjo Cold Brew Coffee will also be on site.

The music line up for Saturday will feature tribute bands including Rumours (Fleetwood Mac), The Dirty Doors (The Doors), Devomatix (Devo), The Buggs (The Beatles), Nameless Nameless (Nirvana), Clashinista (Clash) and Pinups (David Bowie).

Sunday will feature only local bands and performers including Mia Green, Deja Blue Grass, Bumpin the Mango, Ex Wives and Rock-It 88. Headlining will be Atlanta’s own Francine Reed, making this her only local show of the year.

Attendees will also find Kidlandia with carnival- style focus on old-timey fun, live shows, roving entertainers and   tethered hot air balloon rides. There will also be an expanded Artist’s Market in partnership with the Indie Craft Experience, the annual Candler Park Tour of Homes and a 5K Run and 1K Fun Run.

For information on all these events, visit www.fallfest.candlerpark.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.