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GREAT LOCOMOTIVE CHASE – SEP 6

runnerThe Kennesaw Museum Foundation is lacing up its running shoes and sprinting towards the 6th Annual Great Locomotive Chase 5K.

This year’s event, to be held Sept. 6 in downtown Kennesaw, coincides with the Taste of Kennesaw. All proceeds from the 5K support the educational and outreach programs of the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History.

Runners may register at the Southern Museum, at any Big Peach Running Co. store or online at active.com or greatlocomotiverace.com.

Registration is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1-Mile Fun Run until August 26. Late registration, (postmarked after Aug 26) is $30 or $35 for runners that register on the day of the race. The corresponding Tot Trot is free. Runners who register the day of race are not guaranteed a race shirt.

The starting line for the 5K will be located in front of the Kennesaw First Baptist Church. Race Schedule: 7:30AM 1 Mile Fun Run /8:00AM 5k /8:55AM Tot Trot /9:15AM Awards Ceremony. The race takes place on the relatively flat, shady race route, runners will head north on Main Street to Swift-Cantrell Park, loop through the park, continue toward downtown Kennesaw and finish near the intersection of Main and Cherokee streets. This certified course is professionally timed.

Following the race, awards will be presented to the top three in all age groups, as well as a cash prize to top male and female racers.

For more information about running or volunteering, please contact the Kennesaw Museum Foundation at foundation@southernmuseum.org or 770.427.2117 ext. 3174.

Taste of Kennesaw – Sat. Sept 6

Taste of Kennesaw logoWho doesn’t like to eat?

The Kennesaw Business Association and the City of Kennesaw invite you and your family to sample more than 30 local restaurants from the Kennesaw and Cobb County area.    This is a great way to sample all your favorite restaurants again and again! Come out on Saturday, September 6th from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM in downtown Kennesaw.

Admission is FREE and samples may be purchased from 1 dollar up to 4 dollars.  We are expecting more than 30 restaurants including The Melting Pot, Wing Stop, Williamson Bros. BBQ, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Big Shanty Smokehouse, Sandra’s Southern Tradition, Twisted Kitchen, Guston’s, Capo’s NY Pizza, Henrys, Zaxby’s, Marietta Fish Market, Copelands, Trackside Grill, Dogwood Terrace, 540 Kitchen & Social House, Mellow Mushroom, Carrabba’s & California Dreaming and more to tempt your taste buds and fill your senses.  Water and soft drinks will be sold by the North Cobb Warriors and the Kennesaw Mountain High School Mustangs.  Bring a canned good or two for the Shiloh UMC Food Pantry — their shelves are looking a bit bare.

The Main Street entertainment stage will have local entertainment all day and culminate with a concert at 6:00 p.m by The Mustangs.  Spend the last days of summer, listening to the sounds of music, and enjoying dinner with friends, neighbors and family.    The Taste of Kennesaw California Dreaming beer garden  will be under a huge tent with plenty of seating to sit back and wash down the delicious samples of food with an ice cold brew! It will also feature acoustic sounds of Scott Thompson from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

An enormous Kids Zone with interactive inflatables featuring the 33’ Shark Slide, Euro Bungee Quad Jump, 24’ Rockwall, 120’ Roller Coaster Obstacle Course, and much more will rise in two places at the Festival — on Main Street and at the Depot.

Check out the Depot Stage as four local high school seniors will compete in the Carrabba’s Culinary Cook-off at the Taste of Kennesaw for a $3,000 scholarship to the culinary school of choice.   The first two will go head to head from 10:30 a.m. – Noon and the second two from 12:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Taste of Kennesaw will benefit five local charities: Shop with a Mustang (Kennesaw Mountain High School); Shop with a Warrior (North Cobb High School); Shop with a Longhorn (Kell High School); MUST Ministries  and the Jerry Worthan Community Christmas Fund

Superior Plumbing is the Title Sponsor of the Taste which is presented by The Kennesaw Business Association and the City of Kennesaw and produced by JRM Management Services.

For more information about the 2014 Taste Kennesaw, please contact Peter Jezerinac at JRM Management Services, Inc. at 770-423-1330 or   pjezerinac@jrmmanagement.com.   Taste of Kennesaw map is attached as a pdf. 2014_Taste_of_Kennesaw_Layout_Map2

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Taste of Kennesaw ~ Sept 7

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The Taste of Kennesaw will be held on Saturday, September 7 in downtown Kennesaw, from 11am -8:00 pm.  Presented by The Kennesaw Business Association and the City of Kennesaw we expect about 20,000 visitors to enjoy delicious treats from over 40 participating restaurants.  This is a great way to sample all your favorite restaurants again and again!
The title Sponsor is Superior Plumbing and the event is produced by JRM Management Services. Admission to the Taste is FREE with food samples costing $1.00 to $4.00 each

The Main Street entertainment stage will have local entertainment all day and culminate with Sons of Sailor’s- A Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band in concert at 6:00 p.m.   Patrons will be able to grab an adult beverage from the California Dreaming Beer Garden, sample delicious food, and sit back and listen to great acoustic sounds of Scott Thompson from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m!!

A fanstastic end of the summer concert is planned at the depot – starting at 6:00 p.m. and featuring Sons of Sailors- A Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band Grab an adult beverage from the beer garden, sample delicious food, and sit back and listen to great music!!

Restaurants on board include.Big Shanty Smokehouse, Ray’s NY Pizza, The Melting Pot, McAlister’s Deli, Trackside Grill; California Dreaming; Carrabba’s; Williamson Brothers BBQ; Marietta Fish Market; Joe’s Crab Shack; Cold Stone Creamery; Ted’s Montana Grill; Mellow Mushroom; Rib Ranch; Brazilian Bakery Cafe. Proceeds from The Taste of Kennesaw will benefit five local charities: Shop with a Mustang (Kennesaw Mountain High School); Shop with a Warrior (North Cobb High School); Shop with a Longhorn (Kell High School) MUST Ministries and the Jerry Worthan Community Christmas Fund.

CARRABBA’S CULINARY COOK-OFF:
Four local high school seniors will compete in the Carrabba’s Culinary Cook-off on the Depot stage at the Taste of Kennesaw for a $3,000 scholarship to the culinary school of choice.   The first two will go head to head from 10:30 a.m. – Noon and the second two from 12:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

There will be a wide variety of children’s activities from a Quad Bungee, Rockwall, inflatable slides and much more. Parking will be available throughout the downtown area as well as Adams Park and First Baptist Church of Kennesaw.  For more information Call JRM Management 770-423-1330 or email tod.miller@jrmmanagement.com

Want to know where your favorite restaurant is located?  Check out the Taste of Kennesaw map below.2013_Taste_of_Kennesaw_Restaurant_Layout

Great Locomotive Chase 5K – Saturday

logo5kStill time to register for the Great Locomotive Chase 5K
We promise you a day of family fun as we host our 5th Annual 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Run and Tot Trot featuring a flat and fast course!  We will start the 5K at 8:00 a.m. on September 7, 2013. The race will run from the Kennesaw First Baptist Church, up through Swift Cantrell Park and finish in historic downtown Kennesaw, just in time for the kick off of The Taste of Kennesaw. The 1 Mile Fun Run will start around 7:30 a.m. in front of Kennesaw First Baptist. The Tot Trot will start around 8:55 a.m. in front of Big Shanty Barbershop
Cash Prizes ($100) for the 1st Place Overall Male and Female Winners and 1st Place Masters Male and Female Winners (40 and over)!!!!!!
The race takes place this Saturday, September 7th, 2013 starting at 7:30AM in Downtown Kennesaw Georgia, 2958 North Main Street Kennesaw, GA
The cost is $25 if you register by 9/6/13; $30 if you register the day of the race.  More information and race applications are available at www.greatlocomotiverace.com.  See you there!

Meet the KMHS “Mustangs” at Dinner at the Depot

kmhsMLOGOThe Kennesaw Mountain High School Mustangs will be kicking off the 2013 Football Season  TONIGHT, August 5, 2013 during “ Dinner at the Depot” with a pep rally and a chance to “meet the mustangs”.  The entire community is encourage to come out, grab some great food and meet Head Coach Andy Scott, his coaches, the mustang football players and cheerleaders as we celebrate what is going to be an exciting football season.

“Dinner at the Depot” takes place in downtown Kennesaw every Monday evening (weather permitting) May 2013 through fall of 2013. Dinner at the Depot features live music and a variety of food trucks. Participating food trucks may include Champion Cheesesteaks, Press for Time (paninis), The Pup Truck, Alisha’s BBQ, Buen Provecho, Cajun John’s, Happy Belly, Honeysuckle Gelato, King of Pops, NaNa G’s Chicken and Waffles, Dessert Pusher, and Abundant Life Coffee. The event takes place in Depot Park on Cherokee Street across from the Southern Museum from 5pm to 8pm. Grab some food and stay for “Meet the Mustangs”.
Dinner at the Depot is from 5pm – 8pm and “Meet the Mustangs” will begin at 7:30 pm
Address:
2829 Cherokee Street
Kennesaw, GA 30144

For more information, please contact the Kennesaw Downtown Development Authority at (770) 794-7075 or visit the Dinner at the Depot Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dinner-at-the-Depot

Heroes 5K

5kWelcome to the 4th Annual Run for Wounded Heroes, formerly known as Run for Wounded Warriors. We are preparing for this year’s race, August 3rd, in historic downtown Kennesaw. This is the 3rd Kennesaw Grand Prix race for this year. This race is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier.

The After-Party will be held at The Depot with an amazing concert featuring Angela Reign. We will also have plenty of water, restrooms, vendors, give-away’s, swag bags, and much more.
There will be a raffle for 2 sets of 2 round trip tickets on Southwest Airlines. Tickets are $5 each. The drawing will be after the awards presentation. You can purchase tickets at Big Peach Running Co or on race day.

Through these past three years, we have been Blessed to be able to donate $32,500 to the Wounded Warrior Project!!
Thank You!!!

BurgerFi® Opens in Kennesaw – July 10

burgerfi1Michael Diamond Opens All-Natural Burger Franchise BurgerFi® in Kennesaw on July 10

The BurgerFication of the Nation® continues to spread through the metro-Atlanta area with BurgerFi® opening its doors on Wednesday, July 10 in Kennesaw. The fast-casual restaurant offers a menu of all-natural, farm-raised beef, specialty hot dogs, fresh-cut-daily french fries that are cooked when an order is placed, as well as desserts, craft beer and wine. This is the third BurgerFi® to open in the Atlanta area.

BurgerFi® was born from a fast-casual concept that evokes the hamburger stands of the 50s and 60s, when Americans enjoyed the all-American meal of a cheeseburger, fries and a Coke.  Picking up where the other “better burger” franchises left off, BurgerFi® differentiates from other restaurants of today by focusing on fresh, healthier choices and environmentally sustainable practices all in an urban setting. The 90 plus-seat Kennesaw location gives guests both indoor and outdoor seating options,  with an upstairs, open deck. The covered deck keeps guests cool with a huge fan while they dine, and is the perfect place to relax at any time, day or night.

BurgerFi® Kennesaw offers more than just great food – it lends a unique dining experience where guests can feel good about the fresh, all-natural options they are eating. The restaurant can be enjoyed by everyone from students and families to those doing business in the area and those that come to enjoy all of downtown Kennesaw’s offerings. The menu and atmosphere make for the perfect weekend meal with the family or a quick late-night bite.

“I am excited to bring the next BurgerFi® restaurant to Kennesaw,” said Michael Diamond, franchise owner of the Kennesaw location. “We think the residents and students in the area will love the all-natural approach to our menu, and they can always expect the freshest food when dining with us.”

All BurgerFi® burgers are cooked the moment a guest places his or her order. The made-to-order menu also includes a variety of specialty items like Wagyu Kobe beef hot dogs, hand-cut French fries and onion rings made daily, specialty toppings, frozen custards, natural cane sugar sodas, craft beer and wine and more. In addition to serving meat, the restaurants keeps vegetarians in mind by offering  the VegeFi quinoa burger made from fresh, natural ingredients including lentils, mushrooms, zucchini and carrots.

BurgerFi® Kennesaw is in the heart of downtown Kennesaw at 2844 South Main Street. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Parking is available by the building, as well as street parking and in the Depot lot behind the restaurant. For more information, call 770-635-2800.

Development coming to Downtown Kennesaw

mdjlogoFor years, the City of Kennesaw has worked toward the goal of developing a viable downtown — according to the Marietta Daily Journal the goal is in sight.

http://www.mdjonline.com/view/full_story/22845897/article-Kennesaw-moving-forward-on-plan-to-enliven-downtown?instance=home_top_bullets.

Dinner at the Depot – Tonight!

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Dinner at the Depot is back tonight in downtown Kennesaw from 5pm-8pm!  Come out and enjoy the beautiful weather and variety of foods!  Bring the kids and have fun on the large bounce house and face painting provided by Big Shanty Barbershop.  The following trucks will be on site:  Alisha’s BBQ, Fatty’s, Champion, Mobile Marley, Tex’s Tacos, Yum Yum, and King of Pops

Big Shanty Festival Tomorrow

generallocomotiveIt’s time to celebrate. Parade starts at 9:30. Flash Mob right after. Then stay and shop over 250 arts and craft booths, have a hamburger, a corn dog, watch our local talent entertain. See old friends, make new ones. Downtown Kennesaw! Thanks to the City of Kennesaw, the Kennesaw Business Association and all of our Festival sponsors. Enjoy!