Cheese Fest Atlanta in an annual fall event with over 100 small producers of fine artisan cheeses and specialty foods from around the world. Near the BeltLine Eastside Trail and the North Avenue MARTA station, the festival takes place in the Historic Old Fourth Ward Park and features unlimited food samples, live music and cash bars with beer, wine and non-alcoholic options. Event proceeds go to The Giving Kitchen, a local non-profit providing emergency assistance to restaurant workers through financial support and a network of community resources.
Tickets: $35 general admission; $65 VIP; under 12 years FREE
With limited parking for the Cheese Fest, riding MARTA is encouraged.
If your starting station is on the red or gold line, travel to the North Avenue MARTA station. Once at the station, follow signs to buses and transfer for free to bus 2 or bus 102 for a short ride to Ponce City Market. The park is just behind the building.
From the blue line, exit at the Candler Park station and transfer to bus 102, which also travels through Little 5 Points on Moreland Avenue and Poncey Highland via Ponce de Leon Avenue. The other blue line option is to exit at the East Lake MARTA station and connect with bus 2. Both MARTA stations have free daily parking as well.
Tip: A one-way bus fare is $2.50 exact cash or use a Breeze Card for payment. Buses are free to ride if transferring from a train.
Bike + BeltLine
Relay bikes are for rent by the hour next to the Inman Park MARTA station (or bring your bike on the train and exit here). You can dock the Relay bikes at Ponce City Market near the Lululemon store and walk from there to the park.
From the Inman Park station, travel down the Edgewood Avenue bike path across from the bus bay, which leads to a BeltLine access point just past Krog Street. Otherwise, if you live in Inman Park or Virginia Highland, walk or bike down the trail to the park. Relay bikes are also available on Elizabeth Street near King of Pops, Greenwood Avenue next to the BeltLine and next to Park Tavern if you want to bike from these neighborhoods.