Atlanta’s first and favorite (and only!) pie festival is back on Saturday, September 24, from 12-5 p.m. The event is free, and includes family and kids activities, a pie bake-off and tasting, artist market, and more.
Calling all Atlanta Bakers
The bake-off is open to pastry chefs and home cooks presenting sweet and savory pies.
Entry fees start at $10 and both home bakers and professional pastry chefs can visit www.porchesandpies.com for details and to enter.
Pies entered in the bake-off will be judged by Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin, authors of The New Pie: Modern Techniques for the Classic American Dessert. Taylor and Arguin are winners of more than 500 baking awards (including the 2017 Best of Show Award at the National Pie Championships). Additional judges will be announced throughout the year.
Porches and Pies is Adair Park’s annual fundraising event, bringing together neighbors, chefs, and community members from across the city. Most years, we enjoy a day in the park with delicious pie, tunes, beer, an artist market, and kids activities. Bakers bring their best recipes to the table to be critiqued by professional judges, and attendees cast their vote for People’s Choice pie.
All proceeds benefit Adair Park Today and its programs, including housing relief, senior network, and youth outreach.
In 2020, we pivoted from a festival format to a bake sale. With social distancing, masks, and other safety measures in place, we sold pre-boxed pies with curbside pickup. Funds raised supported our programs at a most crucial time, allowing us to support neighbors in need at the height of the pandemic.
We Need You!
Whether you’ve lived in Adair Park your whole life, or are new to the neighborhood, we welcome you input! Lend your time and talents to the planning of Porches and Pies 2021. If you’d like to join the planning committee, mark your calendar for the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom meeting information.
Scenes from Porches and Pies 2019
Rain or shine, Porches and Pies is a treasured Adair Park tradition!
CASH MOB This weekend!
Kemper’s Soul & Caribbean Food – yummy! Cash Mob social hour Friday from 7pm-9pm – come get your “I Love Intown SW ATL” sticker! Neighborhood with biggest turn out gets the trophy! We will also be giving out the remainder of our FREE Braves tickets for Sunday night’s game.
Neighborhood leaders of Adair Park, Capitol View, Capitol View Manor, Oakland City, Pittsburgh, Sylvan Hills, West End, and Westview are working together to support existing food businesses and attract new options to our community. We are asking local food businesses to commit to:
1) Creating a Respectful & Welcoming Environment for All Patrons;
2) Maintaining a Clean Establishment;
3) Providing a Safe Environment (including Shopping, Dining, Parking Areas, Sidewalks, Etc.);
4) Providing Healthy Food Options; and
5) Providing Fresh Food Options.
If the food establishment is agreeable to these basic standards, we will encourage our neighbors to intentionally support their business.
Once again, we are planning to support local food businesses by sponsoring “Cash Mobs” – targeted meet-ups in which we call on all neighbors to patronize a specific business on specific days and times. Cash Mobs not only demonstrate to business owners of the potential increased business they may receive from the local residents, but Cash Mobs will also potentially introduce new food and dining options to area residents who would otherwise look elsewhere for food options.
The Cash Mobs will officially begin with the 1st Annual Intown SW Atlanta Bowling Competition at the Metro Fun Center (1959 Metropolitan Pkwy) on Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 7pm! Games will begin promptly at 7:30pm. Awards and Prizes will be given to the neighborhood with the best Individual and Neighborhood Bowling Scores AND for the neighborhood with the highest representation!
A tentative schedule of follow-on Cash Mob meet-ups in each participating neighborhood will be released shortly. Please contact Randy G. Gibbs @ email@example.com (or your neighborhood representative) to make recommendations of local food businesses worthy of our support.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday, June 26th, for the Cash Mob Kick Off, and for the follow-on Cash Mob events!
Friends of Adair Park and Adair Park Today are partnering with the Mayor’s Summer Reading Club to host a book club in AP2 for neighborhood kids ages 0-8! Join us on June 13, 2015 from 12- 2pm to receive a free book, learn a phrase in Sign Language, and have fun reading with your neighbors! Light refreshments will be provided. More information will be posted in the Adair Park Neighbors group on Facebook and online at adairpark.com. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We hope to see you there!
We will be meeting at Matthew Garbett’s home, 1007 Allene, this Sunday, March 8th to plan two major events:
1PM-2PM Fall Festival
Adair Park Today is hoping to support a large community event to take place in September or October of 2015. We will need many volunteers to organize and implement this event. This meeting will center around choosing a theme and subsequent tasks to make our first neighborhood festival a reality!
2PM-3PM Tour de SWAT
This year’s Tour de SWAT will take place on May 9th. This committee is looking for volunteers to secure sponsorships, run refreshment tables and conduct outreach to advertise the event. Tour participants will bike through seven southwest Atlanta neighborhoods, visiting restored houses, renovations, city parks and other cultural attractions. Last year’s tour was a huge success!
Please contact Matthew Garbett if you are interested in joining the planning committees for either event: email@example.com.
Come to the entrance to the Beltline on Allene Avenue on Sunday, September 7th for an awesome event! From 2pm to 8:30pm there will be music, dance and fun! Plenty of AP neighbors and those from surrounding communities will be in attendance so come out and enjoy the fun.
In addition to the art festivities, Adair Park is teaming up with Capitol View and Capitol View Manor to host a picnic for paid members of those neighborhood organizations. We ask that you bring a side or dessert to share as we will provide a main course and a vegetarian option. Bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy this beautiful community event!
May’s Adair Park meet-n-greet will be an ice cream social at Dave and Sue’s house, 661 Catherine Street on Saturday May 10 from 2-4 PM.
Please feel free to make some ice cream or something else to bring with you. Please bring whatever you wish to drink. The hosts will be making 3 different kinds of ice cream and some fabulous cookies. This is a very child friendly event. Come one and all. Store bought ice cream is just fine!
Join everyone in the fun this Sunday, April 20th! Join us on Sunday, April 20th from 2pm-6pm in Atlanta’s Historic West End and surrounding neighborhoods where we’ll close the streets to cars and open them to people. Bring your bicycle or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way.
The event will kickoff with the Atlanta Streets Alive BICYCLE PARADE. Everyone is invited to join. Meet at Gordon-White Park at 1:30pm for line-up. Then roll out together just after the streets are opened at 2pm.