ATHENS, Ala. – The Athens Grease Festival is thrilled to have food trucks frying for us this year! With creations from the Spud Truck, specializing in fried spud creations, you’re sure to find the fry that fits your taste. Catch BBQ from Old Town Queing, seafood from Battered by the Bay, New South Hot Dogs, something exciting from Hildegard’s German Cuisine. More fried options include: Eastern Point Bistro, Our Little Kitchen, Good Eats and A Thyme for All Seasonings! Trucks will start frying at 11 am. Come see what these creative minds have to fry!

Also returning to fry up something special are our local restaurants! Sweetest Things Tea Room are sure to delight you with a classic southern fried delicacy. Dubs Burgers are frying up a southern favorite, fried pies. The Grease Festival is excited to have two of Athens’ favorite places joining us!

After you taste and see some savory fried foods and you’re still wanting more, don’t panic, there will be dessert. Try some classic sweets from Sweet Cone Alabama or try something new from Rita’s Italian Ice. D&B will be serving up a Southern favorite, funnel cakes. No matter what your fried fantasy includes, you will find it at the Athens Grease Festival!

Calling all creative cooks! Do you know a special recipe for a unique fried food? Have you always wanted to see what your favorite snack would taste battered and fried? Does your group need a fundraiser? Let us know! We are searching for food booths that will take fried food to the next level and make something we have never seen before!

The Athens Grease Festival Returns October 19! Come and celebrate all things battered and fried from eleven am until seven pm. Our “Extra Crispy” celebration will be enhanced with a “Special Sauce” of beer and wine that is new to the festival this year! Tickets are only five dollars and proceeds will support the revitalization efforts in Downtown Athens.