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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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Always a Great Small Town Festival!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kennesaw, Georgia
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 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
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My family looks forward to the Big Shanty festival each year. Lots of vendors, performances, and activities to keep the entire family entertained.

Thank Motogeek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Lots to see, lots to buy! I love the pottery, the paintings and the silver jewelery. I love the adorandack chairs and the forged iron, the fried peach pies and the bird houses. My grand-daughter loves the kids area and my husband loves the "food court". Also of note: the hanging baskets at the plant sale are 'primo', but you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

This is a great fesitval. Lots of things to see and buy. also have lots of entertainment, singers, karate, dancers, bands etc. And you always see people whom you haven't seen in a long time. This festival brings out all of your neighbors.

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