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Big Shanty Festival
April 21, 2012 @ 12:00 am - April 22, 2012 @ 12:00 am
Kennesaw hosts the thirty-sixth annual Big Shanty Festival, named after the original moniker of this former railroad town. Visit the Southern Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, to see the General engine—star of the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862, made famous by a Disney movie starring Fess Parker as a Union spy. There will be a parade, crafts, and a Civil War encampment. Event Site