Chomp and Stomp is annual chili cook-off and festival in Cabbagetown in between the Inman Park and King Memorial MARTA stations. In addition to plenty of chili tasting, enjoy live bluegrass music or run the 5K. There are several ways to get to the festival without driving (and you don’t want to drive anyhow because there isn’t any parking). See below for your options, and reminder that trains are every 20 minutes on the weekend. View marta.io for real-time train arrivals at stations.
A shuttle bus will operate every 20 minutes from the King Memorial MARTA station on the blue rail line (view station map). Transfer at Five Points to an eastbound train if you are starting on the red or gold line.
Train + Walk/Bike/E-Scooter
- Take a blue line train to the Inman Park MARTA station.
- Keep right after exiting the fare gates to follow the signs pointing to Inman Park
- At street level walk straight ahead through the bus bay and cross over Hurt Street to reach Edgewood Avenue.
- Walk, bike or scoot about three blocks on Edgewood to Krog Street
- Turn left on Krog (see walking map).
Relay Bikes and e-scooters are usually at the Inman Park MARTA station for a fast and easy rental. Walking time is 17 minutes to the festival entrance and biking time approximately 6 minutes. Look for an eastbound “Indian Creek” train at Five Points if you are transferring from the red or gold line.
Bus 21 departs from the Five Points and Kensington MARTA stations and stops next to the Cabbagetown neighborhood on Memorial Drive as an alternate route. You can also get on the bus at any bus stop on Memorial Drive. Pay with exact cash ($2.50) or tap your Breeze Card to ride. See how to ride MARTA buses to learn more.
The BeltLine Eastside Trail goes to Cabbagetown and the festival. You can get on the trail behind Ansley Mall, in Piedmont Park, Virginia Highland, Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park. The Stone Mountain PATH Trail connects with the BeltLine in case you live near that particular trail. It travels from downtown Atlanta through Poncey Highland, Candler Park and out to Decatur and beyond.