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Step back in time with Juliette's 16th annual Fried Green Tomatoes Festival

Celebrate all things fried green tomatoes: the food and the movie!

JULIETTE, Ga. — If you want to jump back in time and enjoy some great food, head on over to Juliette, Georgia. 

The city was made famous in 1991 as a film location for Academy Award-nominated movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" starring Cicely Tyson and Kathy Bates.

"It put Juliette back on the map," says festival chairman Tommy Moon.

After the film's success, the festival began to celebrate the movie and the entire town of Juliette. Now, it's coming up on its 16th year.

The festival promises to have over 60 food, arts, and craft vendors lining McCrackin Street. In addition to vendors, you'll be able to eat your weight in fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café.

"I always enjoy the little handcrafted items that they have," says festival-goer Betty Pippin. "I think because of the history it draws me to that to always want to come back."

Weather permitting, the Fried Green Tomatoes Festival will run Saturday and Sunday from 10 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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