Events Calendar for: Acworth, Kennesaw, Marietta, GA

OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR ACWORTH KENNESAW AND MARIETTA.

NOW-OCT 22 Kennesaw’s Virtual Dog Costume Contest. Don’t forget to snap a pic of your pup in their Halloween costume! Our Virtual Dog Costume Contest is the time to show off your dog getting into the Halloween spirit! Email a picture to kennesawparksandrecdept@kennesaw-ga.gov with your dog’s name, breed and costume and owner information (name and phone number). We have prizes for our winners! Email your photo by October 22, and voting will be October 23 through 30. We will announce the winners on October 31. We are excited to see all of the cute pups!

NOW- OCT 25 City of Marietta Parks and Recreation is hosting a virtual kids and pet costume contest, plus a pumpkin carving contest. Photos can be submitted online until October 25, 2020.

MARIETTA KIDS & PET COSTUME CONTEST: Get in the fall spirit with your child or pet by participating in this online costume contest! Use your own materials and creativity to design a unique, original, homemade masterpiece. Once your masterpiece is complete, take a picture of your child or pet in the costume and submit it online, beginning October 5th – 25th. (Kids contest is open for children ages 14 and under.)
Entries will be judged and TOP 5 placed on the Marietta Parks and Recreation Facebook page for community voting October 26th – 29th. Winners will be announced on Friday, October 30th and prizes will be mailed.
MARIETTA PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST: Show off your carving skills in this Pumpkin Carving Contest! Once your magnificent showpiece is complete, take a picture of it and submit it online, beginning October 5th – 25th. Entries will be judged and TOP 5 placed on the Marietta Parks and Recreation Facebook page for community voting October 26th-29th. Winners will be announced on Friday, October 30th and prizes will be mailed. For more information or questions, please email rlangelotti@mariettaga.gov

NOW – OCT 29  ACWORTH VIRTUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST Throughout October all boys and ghouls are invited to visit the Acworth Community Center in their Halloween costume to receive a free bag of goodies. Don’t forget to ask about our virtual costume contest! Winners will be chosen via online voting on our Facebook page. The top three entries will receive a special prize! Enter by October 29.

NOW- OCT 30. Logan Farm Pumpkin Patch & Scavenger Hunt Over fifty artists, families, and organizations participated in our first-ever Logan Farm Pumpkin Patch Art Contest! These fall-themed works of art are now on display at Logan Farm Park. As you explore the park to see all the decorated wooden pumpkins, kids can participate in a scavenger hunt to win a bag of goodies. Scavenger hunt cards are available for pick up at the Acworth Community Center or can be downloaded here. Return your completed scavenger hunt card to the Acworth Community Center to win a bag for treats!

NOW – Nov 1. North Cobb Regional Library BOOOOK Walk
Through the magic of QR code technology, read a spooktacular book with Ms. Kate and Ms. Neely from North Cobb Regional Library as you walk along the trails of Logan Farm Park. All you need to participate is a mobile device. Two trails with two stories are available for you and your family to explore! For the little kids, walk the Ghosts in the House! by Kazuno Kohara. Beware of the Frog by William Bee is on the longer big kids trail. Find the trail location by scanning the QR codes on the BOOOOK Walk signs at Logan Farm Park.

NOW TIL NOV 15 Due to the on going pandemic, Sardis Missionary Baptist Church will provide FREE $25 Gift Cards for your Thanksgiving Dinner. First come first served while supply last! Just call leave your name and number at (770) 428-4031 for more info.Deadline for calls November 15, 2020. The church would like to help as many families as possible and is accepting monetary donations in any amount. Please call the same number.

TUES OCT 20 KBA AA5 – The OCTOBER KBA AA5 will be held on Tuesday, October 20 from 5:30-7:30 at Apotheos Roastery, 2871 Cherokee Street Kennesaw GA. Come enjoy signature beer and heavy hors d’oeuvres from the Nest, luscious desserts from Gabriels, and meet the owners of Apotheos, take a tour of this exciting new business in downtown Kennesaw – this includes the Roastery and 1808 Event center, which is named after the highest elevation point in Metro Atlanta, Kennesaw Mountain. By creating Atlanta’s first cold brew production facility, tasting room, and event space, Apotheos is bringing together the artisan, the consumer, and the local community in one seamless experience. MUST RSVP www.kennesawbusiness.org.

THURS OCT 22 ACWORTH’S FALL TOWN HALL Mayor Tommy Allegood will be presenting the Fall Town Hall meeting at 6:30 pm at the Acworth Community Center. RSVP’s are required to attend the Town Hall. To RSVP email townhall@acworth.org. Parking is available at the Community Center (4361 Cherokee Street) and Logan Farm Park (4405 Cherokee Street). A live stream of the event will be available at https://www.youtube.com/user/AcworthGeorgia.

SAT OCT 31 GRAND PRIX 5K RACE (CHANGED till SAT OCTOBER 31) Due to City Event Cancellations and logistical concerns, the Race Committee has opted to postpone the 2020 Kennesaw Grand Prix Race until Saturday, October 31, 2020. If you’ve already registered – have no fear! No further action needed – you’re covered! If you haven’t registered yet, you still have time! You can register here: https://raceroster.com/events/2020/32140/the-kennesaw-grand-prix-2020-race. Our non-profits count on this race series to fundraiser and it was a tough decision to evolve the series this year. We are looking forward to a fantastic 2020 race and thank you so much for your patience and support.

SAT OCT 31 COBB COUNTY’S FALL FESTIVAL 4-8 PM – Cobb PARKS, iHeartMedia Atlanta and Safe Kids Cobb County present the 21st Annual Fall Festival of Fun – “Drive thru style”! This event will take place on Saturday, October 31st from 4pm to 8pm at Al Bishop Softball Complex located at 1082 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta, GA 30008.
Wear your costumes and bring your goody bags for a fun drive-thru event. Participants are asked to stay in their car as they enjoy the fun characters (princesses, dinosaurs, Bob the Builder, and more!)  located throughout the park. Don’t forget to stop at each station to collect goodies from the “Candy Fairy”.

SAT/SUN NOV 7 & 8 SUPERIOR PLUMBING KENNESAW/BIG SHANTY FESTIVAL. Normally held in April, this year’s event was put on hold because of the virus. Because of the need to social distance, we will not have a parade this year. Admission is free.
The Festival is sponsored by the Kennesaw Business Association in cooperation with the City of Kennesaw. Superior Plumbing is the title sponsor. For more information call 770-4231330 or email jonathanjenkins@jrmmanagement.com. Download the October paper from this website.

NOVEMBER ACWORTH TURKEY CHASE The 12th Annual Acworth Turkey Chase will look a little different this year, but the goals of the event remain the same: provide food to the Housing Authority and food pantries in Acworth during the Holiday Season and spend time being active with family and friends.
For this year’s event, participants will still receive their 12th Annual Acworth Turkey Chase long sleeve t-shirt when they bring their non-perishable food item, however this year there will not be a race day event.  Everyone will be on the “honor system” to run or walk a 5K or 2K, it does not have to be the Turkey Chase course, any route will do!
We are asking all participants to share photos of themselves running or walking in their Turkey Chase t-shirt and use the hashtag #AcworthTurkeyChase2020.
To register and for more information visit www.acworth.org and type in 2020 turkey chase in the search box on the upper right hand side.

ONGOING EVENTS

FRI ACWORTH FARMER’S MARKET – Acworth Farmers Market – Shop for local at the Acworth Farmers Market every Friday morning from June 5-October 30 from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The market takes place at Logan Farm Park (4405 Cherokee Street). Market customers will have a wide variety of garden ripe Georgia grown vegetables, eggs, cheese, bedding plants, fresh baked bread, pies, cakes, honey and jams to choose from each week.
The following guidelines will be followed: Volunteers from the city will be on hand to help. Vendors will wear masks and masks are also suggested for our customers. We request one shopper per family, no pets or small children recommended. Please practice social distancing. There will be no hand to hand contact. Tables will be two deep at each vendor booth. Credit cards preferred or bring lots of small bills to give vendors exact change. If you are an interested vendor please email Jeff Chase at jchase@acworth.org.

SAT MARIETTA FARMER’S MARKET. Year round on Saturdays from 9am-12pm.  Takes up residence on 41 MILL STREET between Powder Springs and the Square..  Market customers have a variety of produce to choose from including heirloom tomatoes, fruits and vegetables that are rarely, available from the grocery store. Plus staples such as potatoes, onions, tomatoes, squash, beans, amazing cut flower arrangements, local honey, herbal soaps, whole grain breads, fudge pies, jelly, jam and preserves. Contact Market Director Johnny Fulmer at 770-499-9393 or Jfulmer@churchstreetmarket.com or visit mariettasquarefarmersmarket.com.