When you think of delicious southern cuisine, there are probably quite a few dishes that come to mind. From fried okra and sweet tea to chicken and waffles, Georgia has its fair share of amazing food. One dish you definitely don't want to miss out on though is the shrimp and grits in Atlanta.

There are plenty of restaurants that offer this celebrated combo, but if you want to get a taste of all the best S&G plates in one place, then you are going to love attending the inaugural Atlanta Shrimp & Grits Festival.

It's going to take place at the Westside Cultural Arts Center on Sunday, April 26, and it will run from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., which is more than enough time to try all the different flavors.

This is not your average food festival; southern food fans aren't going to be able to get enough of the samples at this event.

The samples will come from a variety of restaurants and you'll get the chance to taste them all. When you're done, don't forget to vote for your favorite.

Too many spoonfuls of grits can definitely make you thirsty, but don't worry—with multiple bars on-site, you'll have plenty of opportunities to wash down your goodies with a boozy beverage. Yum.

Tickets are going for $19.99 with a small fee when you pay online. However, this is early bird pricing, so ticket prices will rise $10 soon.

Broke? There are lots of other free Atlanta festivals you can attend without having to pay a dime.

There are going to be other vendors there as well, so you can snack on something else if you need a break from the main fare.

You'll also find a DJ, games, live music and more, so you're not likely to get bored when you have to give your stomach a break.

If you can't wait to dig into the best shrimpy southern fare in the city, this event should definitely be on your calendar.

Atlanta Shrimp & Grits Festival

Price: $19.99

When: April 26

Address: 760 10th St. NW, Atlanta, GA

Why You Need To Go: You'll get the opportunity to taste the best shrimp and grits in the city and wash it all down with some boozy beverages.