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Big Shanty Festival

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Address: Main & Cherokee Streets, Kennesaw, GA

Arts & Crafts fair held in Mid-April every year. Food, vendors, kid's...

Arts & Crafts fair held in Mid-April every year. Food, vendors, kid's play area, performances by local schools and community groups.

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Can't wait!

This is my favorite festival in Kennesaw. I love all the local artists and merchants. The food selections are also very good and broad. I can't wait for the festival this year.

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Kennesaw, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Typical street affair with vendors plugging for a sale. Nothing special to return for. One polish sausage cost me $8. Parking $5. Would be more fun if food was reasonable.

Thank starzcity
Kennesaw, Georgia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is my favorite festival in Kennesaw. I love all the local artists and merchants. The food selections are also very good and broad. I can't wait for the festival this year.

Thank KMW1117
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Actually worked the festival one year and it poured. Many vendors had to leave because no provision was made for preventing the mud that resulted from the rain. If you are a crafts fan and enjoy fair food, this is for you. If you like fine art, like me, maybe not. My visit was in 2015, so perhaps it's changed... More 

Alpharetta, Georgia
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I have attended this festival many times with my wife before she passed away. We always looked forward to the Big Shanty Festival. Fun, food, shows, crafts, and filled with happy men, women, and children. Well organized and family friendly. If you get an opportunity to attend this festival, definitely do. You will have such a great time.

Thank waynepR9011QH
Kennesaw, Georgia
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79 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

I have to give it to the small town of Kennesaw, they have some of the best festivals around. You really see the people of Kennesaw come together to have a good time with lots of really good food you can buy and walk around with and enjoy.

Thank pransomjr
Atlanta, Georgia
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149 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Had a fun time, lots of varied artists to shop at .....the streets are closed off as is Trackside Grill....which you can eat at once you are through shopping....loved the hometown feel.

Thank Norma J
Kennesaw, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have attended the Big Shanty Festival since it started. Marched with my children in the parade, and found lots of "treasures" at the vendors. Food is always a treat ( sort of like Carnival Foods), lots of entertainment for children and have first class vendors. Very well organized and we always have a fun time. Definitely a "Must" for... More 

Thank redlady67
Kennesaw, Georgia
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

The Big Shanty Festival offers a great chance to get out and see tons of innovative arts and crafts, try different foods, and have some fun with the vendors. We walked all the booths and it took a little more than 1 1/2 hours, food stop not included, with children 8-10 years old. The Civil War re-creators were fun and... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

We live in Kennesaw and the Big Shanty Festival is always a must visit for us every year. It's like most other festivals, lots of food, vendors and entertainment, but it's very well organized and always a good time for everyone. If you are festival lover, then you will enjoy the Big Shanty Festival for sure!

Thank Lisagv
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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155 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

A typical small town street fair, the vendors always have something new to show,but it is a walking show. If you have any disabilities at all, this is not the place for you. Parking is at a premium too.

Thank Sandi G

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