July Event Roundup

We are past the 4th, but July still has much to offer with the best of summer’s harvest, nature trails, dining on the Riverwalk, a Red Skelton performance, parade and festival fun, the Knox County Fair featuring the Xtreme Roughstock Rodeo, tractor pulls, amazing 4H exhibits, great food and more!

Did someone say sweet corn?  Visit your favorite vendor at the Farmer’s Market for a dozen ears and enjoy delicious corn on the cob from one of the best crop years that Knox County has seen.  Our award-winning melons are coming into season, and you won’t want to leave without picking up a juicy and refreshing cantaloupe or watermelon!  The market offers a wonderful selection of produce from summer’s harvest and is open on Saturday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and Wednesday, 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Escape to the woods at Ouabache Trails Park and learn more about the “Web of Life” during the Second Sunday Nature Walk.  The guided walk offers a new theme every month.

Who wants to cook after the weekend?  Come down to the Riverwalk and visit with friends, sample from your favorite food trucks, and enjoy live music for an evening of al fresco dining! 

R-E-D spells F-U-N when Red Skelton comes to back to life during a fabulous and fun family weekend.  From Brian Hoffman’s memorable impersonator performance to the clown parade and follies, to the donut eating contest, magic acts and bathtub races, the Red Skelton Festival offers a great weekend for everyone!

Summer is not summer without attending the Knox County Fair and it is back this year with an impressive line-up of entertainment.  Starting on Saturday evening with the Xtreme Roughstock Rodeo, the fair showcases 4H exhibits from Knox County’s youth, carnival rides, favorite foods from civic organizations and a chance to catch up with old friends.

Don’t let this month slip by without attending one or ALL of these events!

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