Southern Living Pavilion

Once again our friends from Southern Living will join us to celebrate the essence of life in the South, covering the best in Southern food, home, garden, and travel. The experts from Southern Living will take to the stage and bring you the very best Southern culture has to offer.

Southern Living Pavilion Featured Talent

Rebecca Lang

Rebecca Lang

Rebecca Lang is an author, cooking instructor, television personality, and a ninth-generation Southerner. She has been a member of the Southern Living family almost her entire career. She now serves as a Contributing Editor. Born and raised in South Georgia, she is the author of The Southern Vegetable Book. Look for her new book on with Southern Living, Y’all Come Over, in the spring.

Her five other cookbooks include Fried Chicken(Ten Speed Press, May 2015) and Around the Southern Table(Oxmoor House, 2012). She has a culinary arts degree from Johnson & Wales University and a journalism degree from the University of Georgia. You may have seen her as a judge on Chopped Junior on the Food Network, cooking on Fox & Friends Weekend, appearing on multiple segments on QVC, WGN America’s Midday News, and numerous regional and local networks.

Rebecca and her cooking have been featured in Coastal Living, The Wall Street Journal, Southern Living, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, Wine Enthusiast,, The Daily Meal, Glamour and Fitness magazines.

She lives in Athens, GA, with her husband Kevin, and their children, Camden and Adair.


  • Easy Tomato Jam & Georgia Shrimp and Radish Salad: How to make a versatile condiment for just about everything and how the unique spiciness of radish highlights the sweetness of Georgia shrimp perfectly.
  • Fresh Okra and Tomatoes & Spicy Icebox Pickles: The classic Southern recipe that never goes out of style, plus all the pickle pleasure with none of the canning hassle.
  • Balsamic Corn Salad & Pickled Pink Deviled Eggs: Fresh corn and arugula will be your new favorite salad! Deviled eggs have been the same for generations…until now.

Kathryn Lott

Kathryn Lott

Residing in humid Beaufort, South Carolina, Kathryn spends her time with her two golden retrievers, husband and tornado of a three year old on the sand bars near Habersham. Recently moving from Birmingham where she worked as a full time marketing manager with Southern Living, Kathryn now spends her time as a partner with Plum Productions Event Company and styling for Southern Living and other publications.

With a degree in Interior Architecture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, Kathryn got her start in the design field early on. A culmination of good timing, the right people and a lot of experience in the field, Kathryn learned the art of styling from the best in the business. Styling, events and florals are passions that have recently come to the forefront of Kathryn’s career. Visit her personal website here.


  • Welcome Home! Making the Most of Your Front Door this Fall: Join us to learn about fun and creative variations of the typical fall wreath – that will be sure to make a perfect addition to your front door!
  • How to Set a Stunning Fall Table: With the holidays approaching, we are setting the perfect table that is easy to execute, affordable, and will stun your guests with the ultimate WOW factor!
  • Living Arrangements: Whether it is to hang or to set on the table,we will share our favorite tips for creating lively floral arrangements that can be displayed in a variety of locations.

Demonstration Schedule

Friday, September 14

  • 5-6 p.m.: Living Arrangements, with Kathryn Lott
  • 7-8 p.m.: How to Set a Stunning Fall Table, with Kathryn Lott

Saturday, September 15

  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Easy Tomato Jam & Georgia Shrimp and Radish Salad, with Rebecca Lang
  • 1-2 p.m.: Welcome Home! Making the Most of Your Front Door this Fall, with Kathryn Lott
  • 4-5 p.m.: Fresh Okra and Tomatoes & Spicy Icebox Pickles, with Rebecca Lang
  • 7-8 p.m.:  Living Arrangements, with Kathryn Lott

Sunday, September 16

  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Balsamic Corn Salad & Pickled Pink Deviled Eggs, with Rebecca Lang
  • 1-2 p.m.: Welcome Home! Making the Most of Your Front Door this Fall, with Kathryn Lott