The Kennesaw Business Association in cooperation with the City of Kennesaw along with the Title Sponsor: Superior Plumbing and Presenting Sponsors: LGE Community Credit Union and Georgia Grown will host the 46th Annual Superior Plumbing Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival on Saturday April 9 and Sunday April 10 in downtown Kennesaw.

The Superior Plumbing Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival features over 200 Arts & Crafts booths, 25 food booths, two entertainment stage, as well as live acoustic music in the new Food Court throughout the weekend.  Something for the entire family!

A parade will kick-off the festival Saturday morning at 9:30am Admission is free to the festival. Want to be in the parade? Email missy@jrmmanagement.com. Schools, churches, scouts, friends and neighbors are all welcome to march.

The festival is providing FREE SHUTTLES to and from the downtown area. Two 14 passenger busses will be running shuttles from Swift-Cantrell Park to festival grounds during event hours – both Saturday & Sunday.  Parking: Available at Adams Park & Swift-Cantrell

The Festival is sponsored by the Kennesaw Business Association in cooperation with the City of Kennesaw.  Superior Plumbing is the title sponsor and LGE Community Credit Union and Georgia Grown are the presenting sponsors.  For more information call 770-423-1330 or email missy@jrmmanagement.com.  See you there!  Pictured above: The crowds enjoying a beautiful day at last year’s festival.


The Big Shanty Festival PARADE – will start at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 9. The Parade features fabulous floats and proud marchers – plus winners of many pageants along with a couple of bands. So grab your sister, brother, neighbors, friends, round up your church group, scout group, bring your business vehicles and let’s all parade down Main Street. It is an exciting way to start the Festival. You know you will see everyone you know in Kennesaw that weekend! To participate in the parade – down load application form at kennesawbusiness.org/bsf fill out and email to Missy@JRMManagement.com.  PLEASE NOTE — the parade leaves Adams Park at Park and Main, proceeds South on Main Street, turning right on Watts Drive.


As a reminder the city of Kennesaw allows Main Street to be closed for the Festival. This provides a much safer environment for folks to get back and forth between city hall and the depot/museum area. The Kennesaw Business Association will host an information tent, right in the middle of Main St., So if you are looking for a particular booth, someone at the Information tent will be able to tell you which section they are in.

If you have questions, stop by and see the KBA booth . Parents you might want to suggest to your kids, that if you get separated during the festival to meet each other at the Information booth. Let your child have your cell phone number, and someone from the booth can call and tell you that your child is there. The KBA booth is pictured above and is located at the intersection of Main Street and Cherokee Streets – right before you go over the railroad track to the

For forty six years the Kennesaw Business Association and the City of Kennesaw have worked together to make this Festival a success and fun for everyone. The Kennesaw Business Association takes this time to publicly thank everyone at the City, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, the Police Department, the elected officials for their support and their help.


And of course, calories don’t count when you eat at a Festival.  Above is pictured one of my favorite commercial food vendors – Charles and his from scratch lemonade and corn dogs are awesome.  Don’t forget our Acworth/Kennesaw Optimists – and their bar-b-que tent – selling  their delicious BBQ sandwiches.  Monies raised to benefit the youth in our community.  Check out the BSF map below for the location of a variety of food booths — bet you will find the perfect one for you and your family.


The following streets will be closed starting Friday, April 8 at 6:00 pm until Sunday April 10 at 8:00pm. J O Stephenson Ave. (runs in front of city hall and Cherokee Street in front of the museum. Starting Saturday morning at 6:00 am until Sunday at 8:00pm. Main Street will be closed from Cemetery St. to Moon Station Rd. Watts Drive and Lewis will be closed between Dallas and Main Streets.


It is time to let our local stars shine.  All entertainment will take place on the Depot Stage across from the Southern Museum.  Come see your friends, your family, the kids, your neighbors perform. Entertainment schedule  is below along with the BSF map locating food booths, arts and crafts booths, Superior Plumbing bathrooms (yes real bathrooms – thank you Superior Plumbing), and new this year the Georgia Grown will have several booths featuring the products produced in Georgia.