Jay Payne, Founder of the Athens Farmers Market

The Musicsmiths

// FOOD // 
Nicholle Bath, Heirloom
Peter Dale, The National
Angel Cooper, The Comerian
Richard Neal, 5&10
Gaby Lindsey, Viva
Saphir Grici, Holy Crepe
Shawn Lee Jones, Dolce Vita
Craig Page, Sweet Beijos
Ryan + Shae Sims, Donna Changs
Johanna Nicol, Just Bakery
Chuck Ramsey, Pulaski Heights BBQ
Scott DeBernardo, The Pine
Garret MacFalda, Home.Made
Joseph Houston III, The Graduate
Josh Aaron, Chops & Hops
Brent Plagenhoef, Taqueria Del Sol

// DRINK //
Creature Comforts Brewery
Terrapin Beer Company
Southern Brewing Company
The Old Pal
Golda Kombucha
Daily Groceries Co-Op
1000 Faces Coffee
J's Bottle Shop
Cathead Distillery


Epting Events
Metal + Petal
The Graduate Athens
Walton Gas
Saint Mary's
Lotta Mae's



Join us for a night full of dining, dancing, and celebrating with your favorite local farmers, artisans, chefs, and friends.

With over 20 of Athens' finest local chefs gathered together for one special evening, this event is one you don't want to miss. 

Proceeds benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia, which sponsors the Athens Farmers Market's Double SNAP Incentive Program. This program makes it possible for the nutrition-assistance recipients to have access to local, sustainable, and wholesome food by doubling the value of SNAP dollars at the Athens Farmers Market.  

Buy a ticket today and support Wholesome Wave in its mission to better the lives of our community!

Get Ready for the Silent Auction!

Our Auction Item selections are still growing and developing. Below are our completed experience packages. Stay tuned for more fun experiences! 

An Afternoon of Plein Aire Watercolor Painting with Jamie Calkin at The Pastures of Rose Creek.  

    You and five of your closest friends and family members will share a lovely afternoon in Watkinsville at the historic Pastures of Rose Creek Farm. 350 Acres of pristine cattle and conserved woodlands will call you home as you paint pastoral hillsides, a quaint lakeside cabin and a 150 year-old home. Local artist Jamie Calkin can provide pre-drawn canvasses of each location at your request and each person will go home with an additional Jamie Caulkin original at the end of the night!

    At each stop you will be met with seasonal Tapas from and a wine pairing from The Graduate. Pastures of Rose Creek is a 4th generation farming operation and a beautiful piece of our local history.

    Event will be held on a mutually agreed upon date.


Biscuits and Beans. 

A morning with Johanna Nicol and 1000 Faces Coffee

    You and seven of your friends will have local baker extraordinaire Johanna Nicol and a Brewmaster from 1000 faces coffee come over to your house to teach you and your friends the secrets of the light, fluffy Southern Biscuit. While the biscuits are baking, you will get a pouring lesson with Chris, the brew master at 1000 Faces Coffee and each guest will go home with a bag of 1000 Faces’ best selling beans.

    Event will be held on a mutually agreed upon date.


Relaxing Staycation at Dekle House

    Spend two nights at the ultra-relaxing lake-side pool house at Lakewood Farms in Athens, GA. On the first night, the lucky couple will dine at The National with a movie at Cine. On the second day, guests will kayak in the morning, have a lunch at Heirloom followed by a relaxing, one-hour couples massage at Urban Sanctuary. Breakfast the following morning at Mama’s Boy.

     Event will be held on a mutually agreed upon date.

FORAGE + FEAST: A Northeast Georgia Mountains Foraging Experience

     Welcome to Rabun County! Your tour begins at the prized Foxfire Heritage Center, now in its 50th year, where winners will enjoy a native and medicinal plant ID walk and museum tour. You will then move on to Timpson Creek Farm where you will take a biodynamic farm tour and will harvest vegetables and wild foods to prepare for dinner. You will take your bounty back to the kitchen to clean and prep our abundant harvest for dinner! Guests will work together in the gorgeous 2000 square foot food bank kitchen to prepare a delicious meal. Includes a tour of our revolutionary facility that is geared toward increasing access to nutritious foods in the mountain region. After your wild harvested dinner, you will retire to Parker Ranch,  a gorgeous 100+ year old ranch house where the sounds of Appalachia will lull you into a peaceful slumber.

     Event will be held on a mutually agreed upon date.



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Two Hour Tattoo Session With Kim Deakins

"A Baby's Dream" collection from willaby

1000 Faces Coffee Brew Package

Gus Darnell Cutting Board + Heartwood Forge Knife

Sons of Sawdust Table

Bike and Pannier from Ben’s Bikes and Tiny Tank Tech





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