Taste of Kennesaw proves wholesome treat
September 10, 2013 by Lisa
Last weekend, September 7, saw a tasteful event taking place right here in Kennesaw, as the 2013 Taste of Kennesaw event proved a success for organizers and participants.
With Main Street closed for the event, attendees spent the weekend basking in the late summer sun. Early estimates suggested that more than 20,000 people were heading into town to sample the delightful food served by over 40 local restaurants.
Particular highlights were the baby back ribs from the ever-popular Dogwood Terrace, and the steaming hot bowls of shepherd’s pie from Donovan’s Irish Cobbler of Woodstock. The three buck price point probably helped move things along quickly too.
It was the first time Donovan’s had appeared at the event, with owner Tim Donovan saying:
“We have never been to an event this large before.”
All across the event though, local businesses and local entertainment made the day an action-packed one. With the central stage on Main Street playing host to the acts, the crowd were treated to a selection of songs. Headlining were Sons of Sailors, a tribute act to Jimmy Buffett.
It was not just music on offer though, with displays of martial arts, dancing, and fitness shows among many other highlights.
Organized by the Kennesaw Business Association and city officials, the event also acts as a local fundraiser for schools, volunteer organizations, and other charitable concerns.