October 19, 2019 – 11:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Downtown Athens, Alabama

Schedule for the 2019 Athens Grease Festival!

11 a.m. – Opening Ceremony – The East Limestone Band, Crowning of the Athena-Grease Goddess

12 p.m. – Kaleidoscope

12:45 p.m. – Toga Contest – Sponsored by Limestone Chapel. Winner $50 Toga Bucks

1 p.m. – Lamont Landers Band

1:45 p.m. – Turkey Toss – Sponsored by Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC. Winner $50 Toga Bucks

2 p.m. Lindsey Hinkle

2:45 p.m. – Dub’s Burger Eating Contests – Sponsored by Steelcase. Winner $50 Toga Bucks

3 p.m. Trippin’ Dixie

3:45 p.m. – Football Toss – Sponsored by TriGreen Equipment – Winner $50 Toga Bucks

4 p.m. – Alli, Kira, & Kati – Seeking Babylon

5 p.m. – The Redeemers

6 p.m. – The Prescriptions

6:45 p.m. – Closing Ceremony

*Register for games at any entry gate. Toga bucks are tokens that can be used for shopping or dining with any of our downtown merchants.

* 11:30 a.m. – 6:45 p.m. Kids Zone – Sponsored by Athens State University & Athens Lions Club. Corner of Marion & Washington Street. Inflatables, Arts & Crafts, Carnival Games, Train Rides & Caricature Artist.

Visit the WOW! Fan Zone for beer, wine and to watch Southeastern Conference football!

Food Trucks & Other Eats include: A Thyme for All Seasonings, Battered by the Bay, D&B Funnel Cakes, Eastern Point Bistro, Good Eats, Hildegard’s, New South Hot Dogs, Our Little Kitchen, Rita’s Italian Ice, Spud Truck, Sweetest Things, Friends of Limestone Animal Shelter

The streets of downtown Athens will soon be packed with togas, fried food, football and music as the annual Athens Grease Festival returns to the square on Saturday, October 19th. We all know fried food can be a Southerner’s Achilles heel, but you can eat healthy the other 364 days of the year, right? Grab a bed sheet, celebrate Athens’ Greek origins and pack the streets as some of the best local restaurants try their hand at frying up everything from okra and fish to Twinkies and Snicker bars.

Worried about missing your favorite SEC team play? Grease Fest has you covered with a fan zone complete with two giant screens so you won’t miss a second of the action. Looking for something for the little ones? Don’t worry, they have children’s activities set up as well. And with top-notch bands playing all day long and quirky contests to round out the entertainment, this is sure to be a day full of fun you don’t want to miss.

The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance here.


  • The East Limestone Band
  • Trippin Dixie
  • Kaledioscope
  • Lamont Landers
  • The Redeemers
  • Lindsey Hinkle
  • Seeking Babylon
  • The Perscriptions

Click here to learn more about the bands. 

Food Trucks

  • The Spud Truck
  • Our Little Kitchen
  • New South Hotdogs
  • Eastern Point Bistro
  • A Thyme for All Seasonings
  • Battered by the Bay
  • Hildegard’s
  • Good Eats
  • Athens Animal Shelter
  • D&B Funnel Cakes
  • Sweet Cone Alabama
  • Rita’s Italian Ice

2019 Athena-Grease Goddess Tiffany Seibert

Click the photo to learn more!

Thank you to our sponsors!

  • Presenting Sponsor:  Regions Bank
  • Turner Beverage
  • Hand Arendall
  • Limestone Chapel
  • WOW!
  • City of Athens
  • Steelcase
  • Trigreen
  • Morell Engineering
  • CDPA
  • Pepsi
  • Aaron’s
  • Redstone Federal Credit Union
  • Bank Independent
  • T&C Stamping
  • Alabama Farm Credit
  • Osborne’s Jewelers 
  • Direct Auto Insurance