Fulton County to Host “Octoberfest” Fall Festival on Saturday, October 21, 2023

Fulton County to Host “Octoberfest” Fall Festival on Saturday, October 21, 2023

October 02, 2023
Octoberfest is an inclusive event for residents in District 2 to access free behavioral health services and community-based programs.
Fulton County District 2 Vice Chair Bob Ellis in collaboration with the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (BHDD) presents the “Octoberfest” Fall Festival on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30350.

Octoberfest will be an inclusive event for District 2 residents to access free COVID-19 vaccines, behavioral health services, Fulton County programs, services, and other community-based organizations. Vice Chair Ellis will also serve as the official event host, which will include live music, wellness resources, food, family fun, giveaways, and entertainment.

“I am proud to host this event for the second time as it will not only be fun, but impactful as we reintroduce our residents to the great resources available in Fulton County,” said Vice Chair Ellis. “Many folks are not familiar with the services we provide that can benefit them and their families. Our goal has always been to respond to our citizens’ needs and this annual event is a chance to learn more in a festive setting.”  

"We are thrilled to once again partner with Fulton District 2 Vice Chair Bob Ellis to increase access to behavioral health services for county residents,” stated LaTrina R. Foster, director of Fulton County BHDD. “At the end of the day, we all play a role in helping our citizens by focusing on available resources and increased access to care. Octoberfest is an exciting opportunity for BHDD to collaborate with county partners to make an impact in our community.”

In 2021, the Department of BHDD was awarded a $3.9 million federal grant from the US Department of Health & Human Services to provide resources to under-served communities, encourage COVID vaccinations, and offer access to behavioral health care. The grant was in response to the Biden/Harris Administration’s National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response & Pandemic Preparedness.  

In demonstrating its commitment to reaching minority populations in Fulton County, the Department of BHDD intentionally designed a community event related to COVID-19 prevention and behavioral health services.

“Fulton County understands the importance of creating an event that offers fun and entertainment for the entire family while also providing access to Fulton County behavioral health services - which are available to residents regardless of their income, insurance, or ability to pay,” said Erika Williams-Walker, Fulton County Behavioral Health Program Manager. “We are proud to partner with various community-based organizations who serve the North Fulton area for this event.”

For more information about the “Octoberfest” Fall Festival, please call the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities at (404) 612-6520.