Downtown Kennesaw becomes a street party with 40 restaurants’ tastiest fare on Saturday September 10, for the 10th annual Taste of Kennesaw from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. So many great choices–the problem is wanting to try it all!

Sup Plumbing Taste of KennesawThe streets will be blocked off with crowds enjoying music and dancing from the Depot stage to Main Street. Sample plates of the best dishes, appetizers and desserts will be available for $4 or less.. Plus a Beer Garden and food trucks offering Sno-Cones and ice cream, pizza and exotic fare, lemonade and iced tea.

Local high school culinary arts students compete in Carrabbas’ Cooking Challenge in the morning. You can watch them preparing the dishes for the judges and the award to the best team. Last year’s winners, Kennesaw Mountain High School students, will defend their trophy provided by Carrabbas. Teams win cash for their school culinary arts programs.

The restaurants also compete for prizes for Best Entree, Appetizer, Dessert and booth decor.

All the money raised at the event goes to support local high school and community Christmas charities such as Shop with a Warrior, Shop with a Mustang and the Jerry Worthan Christmas Fund among others.

“In the past 9 years, the Taste of Kennesaw raised $100,000 for local charities for children,” said Michael Everheart, chairperson of the event.

Don’t miss your favorite local music and the dancing on stages around the festival. Will hometown star of So You Think You Can Dance Zack Everheart put in a surprise appearance for some tap dancing magic? There will be lots of family fun on tap!

Scott Thompson will play acoustic guitar starting at 11 a.m. The kids from the School of Rock will be onstage from 5:30-7:30 pm performing. The band Mustang will play hits from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s from 6-8 p.m. on the Depot Stage. Come rock and roll, dance and swing while you enjoy the evening–and it’s all free.

Check our Facebook page for more details–see you there! Enjoy another great community event put on by the Kennesaw Business Association and its 350 plus local business owner volunteers.