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Big Shanty Festival

Main & Cherokee Streets, Kennesaw, GA
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Big Shanty Festival Review

We had such a great time here. There was so many different venders and Places to eat. I am Glad we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kennesaw, Georgia
Distraction, if you need it

Typical street affair with vendors plugging for a sale. Nothing special to return for. One polish... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Atlanta, Georgia
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Arts & Crafts fair held in Mid-April every year. Food, vendors, kid's play area, performances by local schools and community groups.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
6 days ago
“Big Shanty Festival Review”
9 Mar 2017
“Can't wait!”
Main & Cherokee Streets, Kennesaw, GA
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had such a great time here. There was so many different venders and Places to eat. I am Glad we went.

Thank AKiyia
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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
Reviewed 9 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
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...More

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...More

Thank waynepR9011QH
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...More

Thank pransomjr
Reviewed 9 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
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...More

Thank redlady67
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...More

1  Thank RelaxedAdventurers
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...More

Thank Lisagv
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