Editor’s Note: 2015 was the last year for the Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ and Music Festival.

The great barbecue of the South is the focus of the Annual Whole Hawg Happenin’ – a BBQ & Music Fest taking place on the Marietta Square on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 11am to 6pm. The best metro Atlanta area restaurants and caterers will be on hand offering samples of their tasty bbq and other dishes while a variety of bands will be playing throughout the day. Attendance is free and tastes of BBQ range from $.50 – $5.00. The family friendly BBQ event features:

  • Tasty BBQ and food
  • Live entertainment
  • Food demonstrations
  • Beer Garden
  • Large Kids Corner featuring fun activities
  • And more fun and excitement

Sunday, September 27, 2015

11am – 6pm

Marietta Square
50 Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060

Admission to the whole hog happening is free, food prices range from $0.50 to $5.00.

Participating Food Vendors:

  • Williamson Bros
  • Nicks Smokehouse
  • Jim ‘N Nicks
  • Big Shanty SmokehouseJohnny’s Pizza
  • The Marietta Local
  • Kingwood BBQ
  • Incredible Falafel
  • Willy Grilly’s
  • Little Jimmies Italian Ice
  • Come N Get It
  • Cajun Johns
  • Wolf Creek BBQ
  • Rusty Nutz Boiled Peanuts
  • Greek Tavern
  • Coco Bongos
  • Granny’s Old Fashioned Lemonade
  • Deep Fried Brownies
  • Yogli Mogli
  • Food Trucks
  • And more to come…

Live Music Schedule:

Gas South Entertainment Stage – Glover Park Bandstand

  • 11am till 11:30 am – East Cobb Band
  • 1 pm to 3 pm – Hurricane Wilson
  • 3:30pm to 4 pm – Walker High School Band
  • 5 pm to 6 pm – Red Clay

West Park Stage – in front of Marietta Pizza Co.

  • 11 am to noon – Kirk Smith
  • 1 pm to 5 pm – Men in Blues

East Park Stage – by Government Buildings

  • 12:30 pm-1:30 pm – Kickin Edgar
  • 3 pm to 5 pm – Hoosier Daddy
  • 5:30 to 6:15 pm – Peachy Pyron


For more information, please call MaryClaire Andres at (404) 388-6975.

The Best BBQ Festival in Georgia
The Best BBQ Festival in Georgia
A huge selection of bbq dishes from the area's best restaurants
A huge selection of bbq dishes from the area’s best restaurants
Tastes of BBQ range from $.50 to $5.00
Tastes of BBQ range from $.50 to $5.00
Delicious Ribs
Delicious Ribs
Sam from Sams BBQ 1
Sam from Sams BBQ 1
Kids Zone
Kids Zone
BBQ Sauces from Williamson Bros.
BBQ Sauces from Williamson Bros.
Smoked and Grilled BBQ
Smoked and Grilled BBQ
Grilled Corn and BBQ Ribs
Grilled Corn and BBQ Ribs
Live Music
Live Music
Atlanta Hawks in the Sports Zone
Atlanta Hawks in the Sports Zone

For more information, please call MaryClaire Andres at (404) 388-6975.

Vendor Applications



  1. I really need to know the name of the stand that had the fruit-filled homemade tarts at the fest today. I brought one home and just ate it and it was not good. It was INCREDIBLE!!! I really want more! Can someone let me know how I can buy them. I would eat these everyday if I could afford to. Seriously. 🙂


  2. Hi, my name is Nick and with my brother Steven started King of Pops a local Atlanta company making handcrafted all-natural popsicles. I’m not sure whether you have any other vendors for the Whole Hog Happenin but we would love to be a part of it. We have gotten quite a following in the Atlanta area over the last couple of years as well as national press and accolades. We try to be at all of the major festivals and events in Atlanta and I think that we would be a great fit at your festival and keep everybody happy and cooled off with our delicious pops. We have been at quite a few events in Marietta to great success, you can check us out at kingofpops.net or facebook.com/kingofpops.

    Thanks for your consideration

  3. I’ll be sending my vendor form and check in the mail tomorrow. Is there someone that’s suppose to approve me first. I’ll be representing Camp Bow Wow Woodstock which is a Premier Doggy Daycare, Boarding, Training, In-home pet care and grooming. We’ll be opening in Woodstock off of Hwy 92 on Aug 30th. Thanks!

  4. I am still raving about not only the quality of her product, but also the kindness of the woman who was selling Shea Butter at this festival. My son, my friend and I happened upon her booth and struck up a conversation about her product, we casually mentioned my son had a sunburn on his back and as we were walking away she had sent one of her associates to bring us a VERY generous sample to apply to his sunburn. I was absolutely stunned.


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