Saddle up your horse, fill your canteen, check your compass and set your course for a rip roarin’, rootin’-tootin’ good time with loads of FREE storytelling, folklore, music, dancing, crafts, poetry and entertainment. Gather ’round a campfire or ride in the comfort of a hayride wagon as you journey through time to meet rustic cowboys and frontiersmen, mountain folk, Native Americans, Civil War soldiers and fearsome pirates of the Caribbean. Observe living history, marvel at colorful, costumed personalities and listen to a variety of storytellers share their experiences. Surprises, thrills and treasures are sure to abound everywhere you turn.

A variety of ethnic foods and regional dishes will be available for purchase, as well as entertainment provided by groups representing different cultures.

Children attending Folk Tales by the Rails are encouraged to dress in their favorite costume or character for a contest that will take place Folk Tales by the Rails near the Depot stage at 5:30 p.m. Finalists will be chosen in the crowd and will be judged by audience response. Prizes will be awarded. At 6:00 p.m., the City of Kennesaw will announce winners of the Incredible Pumpkin Trail decorating contest.

Also near the Depot stage, Emmy┬« nominated puppeteer Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy,” will perform two FREE shows of The Zany Zoo at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Among the myriad members in this merry menagerie are the antics of a frog on roller skates, a weightlifting bear, a juggling dog, a bumblebee ballerina and a belly dancing bunny… delights for both the young and the young-at-heart!

Hours:
4pm to 9:30pm

Date:
November 14, 2009

Address:
Near the Depot
2828 Cherokee St.
Kennesaw, GA 30144

For more information, call (770) 422-9714.

Note: This event was originally scheduled on Saturday, October 10, but was rescheduled due to the forecast of inclement weather.

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