First Friday in Downtown Mount Vernon Features Agriculture

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
South Main Street, Mount Vernon
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Agriculture will descend down the 100 block of Main Street starting at the First-Knox’s parking lot during the First Friday event. The 100 block of Main St. will be filled with machinery, animals, displays, agricultural activities, and agriculture vendors and organizations. All booths will have a short hands-on activity or display to teach kids and their parents about how our food gets from the farmers field to the grocery store.

Kids and parents can learn how a cow is milked, sit on tractors and learn about how they are used in the fields around Knox County, and talk with farmers and ask answer questions on what it takes to bring our food from fields to dinner plates. Local orchards will have apples on hand for the picking, maple syrup producers will show us the process on how syrup is made and have maple cotton candy, and the Bee Keepers Association will show us how bees pollinate our plants to make food. Guest can also visit vendors from the farmers market, learn about soil erosion, ethanol vehicles and corn products, why the farm bill is important to us all, by-products from the Cattleman’s and Sheep Improvement Association, food safety, cooking demos, Celebrity Pie Throwing Contest, pedal tractor races, and much more.

This event is brought to you by Knox County’s Agricultural industry to help us all understand the importance of agriculture in our community and beyond. We hope you will visit the Ag block at Vine and Main Street during First Friday on September 1st.