Five foodie things to do in Valdosta, Georgia. From farm to wine tours and everything in between, these picks are the top things to do for foodie travelers in the small South Georgia city of Valdosta.
Most people that travel to the state of Georgia make the usual tourist stops — Atlanta, Savannah, and spots along the beautiful Atlantic coast. However, there are many other Georgia cities worth visiting and I’m highlighting food-forward towns throughout the American South you may not have thought to explore. The first two stops on the tour were the cities of Duluth and Marietta north of Atlanta, but now we’re headed into the deep South to visit the city of Valdosta, Georgia.
Valdosta, Georgia, is a small city of 55,000 people located in Lowndes County, which is under thirty minutes from the border of Florida. While it may be small in size, it is a frequent stop for road trippers on their way south to Orlando and Florida’s beach cities. Food-obsessed travelers should not miss all that Valdosta has to offer. Read on for five foodie things to do next time you find yourself in Valdosta, Georgia.
Explore a Working Farm at Raisin’ Cane Farms
Valdosta’s roots are sown in agriculture and there’s no better place to experience farm life than at Raisin’ Cane Farms. Take a tour through the satsuma orchard, explore the hydroponic greenhouses, cuddle some farm animals, and take home some handmade pepper jelly or blackberry syrup.
Take Miss Kate’s Deep South Valdosta Restaurant Tour
Valdosta is the quintessential Southern American town and it’s only fitting that you taste all the best regional culinary classics while visiting the city. Miss Kate’s Deep South walking food tour will introduce you to local Georgia dishes such as peach cobbler and the area’s signature barbecue.
Attend the Valdosta Food and Wine Classic
Valdosta may be but small, but it is fierce… with food! A perfect example of Valdosta’s foodie charm is the Turner Center for the Arts‘ annual Food and Wine Classic. Held in February of each year, this festival features local artisans, brewers, vintners, and chefs for a night of bites and sips while supporting the arts. We’ll drink to that!
Taste Peach Wine at Horse Creek Winery
Some will say you can’t go to Georgia without trying the peaches, but I say you can’t go to Georgia without trying the peach wine! And the perfect place to sip on sweet fruity wine in the heat of southern Georgia is Horse Creek Winery, a short 30-minute drive north of Valdosta.
Take a Book-Themed Cooking Class
Have you ever wanted to cook food inspired by “Gone with the Wind” or “Game of Thrones?” Look no further than the Novel Food Cooking Class in Valdosta. Each month features a chef instructor teaching a book-themed menu inspired by classic and modern literature.
As you can see, Valdosta, Georgia is full of fun foodie-themed activities and delicious eats. From Southern cooking, farm tours, and an array of hotels and bed and breakfasts, Valdosta packed with food-forward activities for those with an insatiable hunger for travel. Don’t miss all this small Southern town has to offer on your next trip through the South!