A nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.
Saturday, October 29th, 2016 • 11am-5pm • Daffin Park, Savannah
Year Established: 2011 • Average attendance: 13,000+ • Average Exhibitor/Vendors: 100+
It’s like an Earth Day – for Food! The Savannah Food Day Festival is a free, family friendly event held beneath the majestic oaks of Daffin Park. Throughout the day, local musicians entertain on the mainstage while the crowds enjoy local healthy foods from our many food vendors including dozens of Farmers’ Market vendors and artisans. The main attraction of the Food Day Festival are the dozens of free workshops, healthy cooking demos, kid friendly activities and over 100 exhibitors and vendors – all there to help attendees learn and grow.
Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. Food Day aims to help people “Eat Real“. That means cutting back on sugary drinks, overly salted packaged foods, and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favor of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and sustainably raised protein. Food Day envisions shorter lines at fast-food drive-throughs – and bigger crowds at farmers markets.
This annual event involves some of the country’s most prominent food activists, united by a vision of food that is healthy, affordable, and produced with care for the environment, farm animals, and the people who grow, harvest, and serve it. With Food Day, we can celebrate our food system when it works and fix it when it’s broken. Across the country, thousands of events take place on the nationally recognized date of October 24th. For the fifth year in a row, the singlest largest Food Day event in the nation will be taking place in Savannah’s own Daffin Park, on October 29th, 2016.