Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival

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Crowds estimated at 60,000
Crowds estimated at 60,000

Come enjoy
the 38th annual Superior
Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival April 12 and 13.  The downtown Kennesaw area will be
transformed into a giant family-friendly festival. There will be a variety of
activities to entertain all ages.

While at
the Superior Plumbing Kennesaw/Big
Shanty Festival take time to wander through more than 250 booths featuring a
vast array of one-of-a-kind and homemade crafts.  The Superior
Big Shanty Festival has grown through the years to become one of
the largest arts and crafts shows in North Georgia.

location of the festival plays up the rich heritage of Kennesaw and its
important role in the Civil War.  The
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History sits at the center of the
festival.  This Smithsonian-affiliated
Museum is home to the famous “General” locomotive.  In addition to the Civil War Encampment, an
enormous kid’s zone with inflatables big and small for kids of all ages will
entertain all the kids. The Wildlife Wendy Tropical Bird Show will be entertaining
all the festival goers with its educational and funny shows. Stop by and see Brian
Ruth- Master of the Chainsaw, as he transforms a four-foot log in to a work of
art using only his chainsaws in less than an hour.

Of course
it wouldn’t be a festival without outstanding local entertainment and all your
favorite “festival foods”.  Entertainment
will include some of Kennesaw’s most talented residents performing, Little
General Cloggers, ETO Demo team, Kennesaw Mountain Cloggers, members of Great
Gig Dance Studio and many more community groups.  The two entertainment stages will also feature
performances by many of our area schools including Baker, Chalker, Pickett’s
Mill, Big Shanty and Hayes Elementary, as well as Awtrey, McClure and Barber
Middle School.

To kick off
the festivities – A PARADE – will start at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 12. The
Parade features fabulous floats and proud marchers – more than 2,000 youngsters
alone representing every sport association and school in the area, plus winners
of many pageants along with Allatoona, Kell, Kennesaw Mountain and North Cobb
High School Bands.  The Parade will start
at Adams Park and continue down Main Street through downtown Kennesaw.

The Superior Plumbing Kennesaw/Big Shanty
Festival is held in downtown Kennesaw on both sides of Main Street (Highway
293) and is co-sponsored by the City of Kennesaw and the Kennesaw Business
Association (a non-profit organization). 
The hours of operation are 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 12,
and noon-5:00 p.m., on Sunday, April 13. 
Admission is FREE.  For more
information call Peter Jezerinac or Bill Watson at 770-423-1330.




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