It’s here – visit SEPTEMBER’S  2023 BRIGHT SIDE and see all of the fun events coming up.  A haunting tribute to that tragic day that occurred 22 years ago.  Fun stuff like Pizza, Pints and Pigskins, Taste of Acworth, Chalktoberfest, concerts, plays, and my favorite event: The North Georgia State Fair –  A special thank you to Mary Cagle, Marietta, for her factual article about September 11, 2001.  It happened exactly how she wrote it.  I too watched in horror as our nation was attacked.

SUN SEPT 17 BELLS ACROSS AMERICA The Kennesaw Mountain DAR is hosting Bells Across America to celebrate Constitution Day.The event will be held September 17, by the tunnel entrance near Bernardo’s. There will be DAR members handing out information on the US Constitution between 2:30-3:30. A bell choir will perform at 3:30; Mayor Easterling will speak, and then promptly at 4pm (when constitution was signed), we will have all citizens and downtown patrons ring their bells. We hope to have a great turnout. .

SEPT 21-OCT 1 NORTH GEORGIA STATE FAIR – As the largest fair in metro Atlanta, the Superior Plumbing presents North Georgia State Fair attracts over 365,000 people every year from north Georgia and neighboring states. The fair features free attractions and shows, farm animals, flower shows, blue ribbon competitions, local entertainment, and delicious fair foods.  Learn about the eleven nights of entertainment. Visit read our SEPTEMBER Bright Side or visit NORTH GEORGIA STATE FAIR for all the details.

FRI OCT 6  KENNESAW’S FIRST FRIDAY CONCERTS The next concert will be October 6 , featuring: The Emerald Empire Band. From 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., the community is invited to stroll through the Historic Downtown area, and enjoy an evening of shopping, dining and live music. The concert will take place at the Pedestrian Underpass/Tunnel Plaza off Main Street. Tables are available for reservation for $70. Tables will seat six individuals. To reserve a table, please visit city calendar of events at

SAT OCT 7 TASTE OF ACWORTH 11-6 Admission is Free! Come hungry as there will be an array of diverse restaurants that will be offering food samples from $1.00 to $10.00. Participating Restaurants: 1885 Grill, Chick fil-A Acworth & Brookstone, Henry’s Louisiana Grill, Sweet Zensations, Red Top Brewhouse and many more!! Kick back and enjoy a cool one at Jay White’s “The Loan Closer’s” Beer Garden, which comes with Saturday afternoon football games. Parking is available throughout the area. Georgia Grown: There will be a Georgia Grown Member Village featuring all items. We grow (catch, create and cultivate) it all here in Georgia. If you’re looking for fresh, you’ve come to the right place. You will find a variety in this section from smoked sea salts, pecans, sauces, paintings, crafts, fruits and vegetables. For more information call:770-423-1330, or visit Ask about becoming a sponsor or a food vendor.

SAT OCT 14 ACWORTH BOOK & STORYTELLING FESTIVAL This annual event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Rosenwald School in Doyal Hill Park, 4410  Cherokee St., Acworth. Sponsored by Acworth Cultural Arts, this forum of local authors and storytellers is free to the public. This year’s theme is “Words and Stories of Many Voices”, highlighting cultural and creative diversity. History, mystery, fact and fiction will all be represented. Attendees will hear presentations by published authors, and performances by members of the Southern Order of Storytellers and students from KSU’s Storytelling Troupe. The Festival will also feature a panel discussion on the impact of AI, as well as an opportunity to browse books offered for sale and meet the authors. Visit for more details.

SAT & SUN OCT 14 & 15 Chalktoberfest: A Fusion of Art, Craft Beer, and Community Fun! October 14-15, 2023 Marietta Square, Marietta, GA The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art is thrilled to present Chalktoberfest, a unique and exhilarating event that combines the vibrant world of chalk art with the delightful flavors of craft beer. This one-of-a-kind festival will take place on October 14th-15th, featuring an unforgettable craft beer festival, chalk art extravaganza, live music, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, and an antique car show on Powder Springs Street. Chalktoberfest has something for everyone, and the best part is that the chalk festival is free and open to the public!  More information at