Welcome to The Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ
The Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ and Music Fest is an annual food and music festival focusing on the great BBQ of the South. This family-friendly event is now being held on the Marietta Square. Admission is FREE and parking is FREE. See more details on the event here. The Whole Hawg Happenin’ BBQ and Music Fest would like to thank Superior Plumbing for being the 2014 Presenting Sponsor!
New this Year
The Red Hare Brewery Corn Tournament and the Budweiser Tailgating area. To sign up for the tournament, arrive that day and find the Red Hare Brewery officials along Church Street to fill out a registration. The Budweiser Tailgating area will feature multiple big screen TVs and more.
In Partnership with the following organizations: The Marietta History Museum, Gone with the Wind, The Earl Smith Strand Theater and The Marietta Cobb Art Museum.
Official Check In Sponsor: Yelp.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR 2014 VENDORS:
Site Layout! Non food vendors and Sponsors need to check in with the info booth upon arrival to locate their numbered spot! Click here for Restaurant MAP FOR WHH 2014 and Vendor list.
Unloading Parking Pass – 2014 UNLOADING Parking PASS
Rules and Reminder’s for Sunday-Food and Non-food Vendor Set Up
6th Annual Whole Hawg Happenin 2014 —SPONSOR AND NONFOOD VENDORS
Set-up Instructions….GPS Address to use is #4 Depot Street, Marietta, GA 30060
Please make sure to read all of the included instructions to make the morning set up go as smoothly as possible for everyone. I am attaching a copy of our logo for you to promote the event.
Site layout will be posted on the website on Sat. Last minute changes. You may also check with the info booth when you arrive on site the day of if you have any questions.
Setup time is 7 am-10:30 am, with the following stipulations:
All vehicles must be out of the Square by 9:30 am at the latest!! If your vehicle is not removed by 9:30 am, you will not be asked back to participate next year.
Every vehicle that enters the Square for setup is required to have an entrance pass placed in the dashboard with the vendor name, contact name and ON SITE cell phone number. Car passes will be on the website for download on Saturday. We do not have a special area for parking for vendors. These are to have you the festival set up area.
Set up ends at 10:30AM. Each sponsor or non-food vendor must be set up and ready. ABSOLUTELY NO CARS WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE FESTIVAL AREA AFTER 9:30 AM. IF YOU ARE A SPONSOR OR NON FOOD VENDOR, YOU WILL HAVE TO PARK OUTSIDE THE FESTIVAL AND UNLOAD AND CARRY YOUR ITEMS IN. THIS IS FOR FESTIVAL SAFETY. We start having people arrive at 10:30 am ….even though we don’t officially open until 11 am.
Please use common sense when determining your set up time.If you have large equipment or lots of items, PLEASE arrive EARLY so you have plenty of time to setup.
Please note that there will be barricades and event workers at all the entrance points to the Square. They will have a list of who is allowed to enter in through each gate. YOU WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE FESTIVAL FROM THE ENTRANCE POINT marked on your map. Please only approach the festival from this gate to not cause any traffic holdups. This will be posted on the website on Friday regarding what entrance you can enter thru. No one is to enter thru Cherokee St, Powder Springs Street, Lawrence Street or Mill Street. These are reserved entrances for Farmers Market and for BBQ Contestants.
ALL GREASE MUST BE REMOVED FROM YOUR AREA SO PLEASE BRING CLEANING SUPPLIES, BUCKET, BLEACH….WHATEVER IT TAKES. YOU WILL NOT BE CHECKED OUT UNTIL IT IS DONE.
THERE WILL BE SOME VOLUNTEERS THAT WILL HAVE FOOD TICKETS. YOU WILL NEED TO HONOR THESE FOOD TICKETS AT THE VALUE OF 1.00 PER TICKET. THE TICKETS CAN BE BROUGHT TO THE INFO BOOTH AT CHECK OUT TIME IN ORDER TO GET YOUR MONEY BACK FROM US FOR THEM.
IF YOU LEAVE WITHOUT BEING CHECKED OUT BY ONSITE COORDINATIORS, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED BACK NEXT YEAR. PLEASE NOTE THE FIRE MARSHAL RULES THAT ARE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE….NO COOKING WITHIN TEN FEET OF THE TENT. NO EXTRA TENTS—ONLY THE TENTS THAT YOU HAVE PURCHASED THRU US ARE ALLOWED. NO HOT GREASE ON SIDEWALKS. ALL GREASE AND COALS MUST BE DISPOSED OF IN PROPER CONTAINERS VIA GREASE TRAP OR HOT ASH CONTAINERS ON ROOT STREET.
Upon arrival, park your car as close to your booth as possible, unload your belongings, and move your vehicle immediately. Please do not begin setting up until your vehicle is out of the festival area. You will need to include the attached parking form in your dashboard of your car. We need this to be able to be seen from the outside.
There is free parking available at the Mill Street parking lot and the Cobb County parking deck located off Cherokee Street and Waddell Street and a parking deck on Lawrence and Haynes Street. There are courthouse parking lots behind Roswell Street, but they are privately owned and therefore may not be free.
You must bring your own extension cords (20 gauge or higher),power strips, brooms,dustpans, garbage bags/cans. There will be trash dumpsters on site for you to dispose of your trash at the end of the festival. Trash trucks are on Hansell Street on the right (at the end of Root Street) and on the opposite alley next to Eddie’s Trick Shop off of South Park Square by the Art Museum parking lot.
Set up time is in the morning only. Only if you have been approved under special circumstances by Maryclaire Andres, the Event Coordinator, are you allowed to arrive before 6:30 am for set up. We have sign people and tent people that will be working all night and they need to complete their duties first without any interruption.
There will be 2 water spigots located inside Glover Park next to the bandstand. These are available for everyone to use, but you must bring your own jugs/buckets for transport back to your booth.
Ice will be available for purchase at the festival. The ice truck will also be located on Roswell Street. Ice is a 40 pound bag at 7.00 a bag and there will be a dedicated person selling ice from 7:30 am and all day.
Beer, wine and soft drinks will be sold at 4 concession areas and no one else is allowed to sell these items. All sponsors and nonfood vendors MUST stay in their booth, or right outside their booths unless you have paid for Roaming Rights and you are wearing the Roaming Badge. City staff will be checking this throughout the day. If you want to purchase Roaming Rights …cost is 400.00 per 3 people (3 badges). You will need to let Maryclaire Andres know at maryclaire@dmm- adv.com by Friday morning if you want to.
Break down begins at 6:00 pm, no exceptions! Power will be cut at 6pm, and you MUST break down. You are not allowed to leave early if you sell out.
Vehicles are not permitted in the festival until 6:30pm or later (if there are still people in the streets.)
Please be advised to look at the map. Before the event, you will need to check the website www.wholehawgbbqfest.com and see what entrance you are to enter and exit from. We will have it up Sat. Sometimes there are last minute changes to the map due to conditions outside of our control. Please check the layout that is posted Sat on the website or Sunday morning to see the most updated map before you leave to come to the square. This is rare to happen but we recommend that you check.
Please contact me, Maryclaire Andres at 404-388-6975 with any questions. If you can’t reach me by phone, email me at Maryclaire@dmm-adv.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate you being a part of the event! We couldn’t be successful without you! See you all SUNDAY!