What is the Chamblee Rail Trail?
The CRT is a multi-use trail that connects the area of Chamblee near the MARTA station to Keswick Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. Rail spurs that are no longer in use were re-purposed to create the trail, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to pass under Peachtree Blvd. and Clairmont Rd. and avoid the auto traffic on those roads. The portion of the trail used for the festival is essentially a linear park that begins under the Clairmont Rd. overpass and continues to the Keswick Park softball field adjacent to the trail.
What is a “makers” festival?
The festival is intended for artisans who make the products they are selling. Though there will be art exhibited (because we love art!), this festival is geared more toward showcasing those who have lovingly crafted functional objects rather than art or decoration. We will accept applications for traditional art as well, however.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The entry point for the festival is approximately a 7-minute walk from the Chamblee MARTA station. Exit the station on the south end of the platform. Go right on Chamblee-Tucker Rd. After crossing the intersection with Peachtree Road, the festival entry point will be on the left before the Walmart shopping center. Follow the signs.
Primary parking will be at 4611 Chamblee-Tucker Rd. Chamblee, GA 30341, across the street from the trail entrance.
The secondary entry point for the festival is adjacent to the Keswick Park Softball Field, 3455 Keswick Drive. Parking is reserved for vendors at this entry point, with the exception of the handicap spaces.
Is the festival wheelchair-accessible?
Yes, generally. Maneuverability may be difficult in some areas. There are handicap parking spaces at the Keswick Park Softball Field entrance, 3455 Keswick Drive.
Is there an entry fee?
No, the festival is free for attendees.
Is the festival suitable for all ages?
Are dogs allowed?
The Rail Trail is part of the Chamblee parks system and city ordinances apply. Leashed dogs are allowed. http://www.chambleega.com/index.aspx?NID=260