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  Upcoming Family Events in Knoxville
By Jeaneane Payne

Movies on Market Square, no watermelon seed spitting, Boomsday festivities, family race adventure in Sequoyah Park, down on the farm, and the Tennessee Valley Fair are all events the entire family can enjoy now through September 17.

Pick the Flicks for Movies on Market Square

It's time for Knox County Public Library's Movies on Market Square. On September 7, the 9th season of fido-friendly outdoor movies launches its fall line-up. Every Friday night from September 7 - October 12, the public and their beloved four-pawed companions are invited to a free, family movie presented by PetSafe.

No Spitting Watermelon Seeds: New children's book by Knoxville author
What's more fun than eating watermelon in the summer? Spitting the seeds, of course. Knoxville writer, Martha Rose Woodward, takes the reader on a journey of the life cycle of watermelon with rhyming verses that teach as well as delight, while having fun with the rule in her new book: No Spitting Watermelon Seeds.

Boomsday: The largest Labor Day fireworks show in the Nation
The 25th annual Boomsday Festival will draw over 400,000 visitors to Knoxville's riverfront for an exciting day of celebrating Labor Day in America. On Sunday, September 2, 2012 Neyland Drive at Volunteer Landing will feature live music, great food, and the biggest boom in the nation. Festivities start at 1:00 p.m. and end with the largest Labor Day fireworks show in the Nation which begin at 9:30 p.m.

Mabry-Hazen House hosts 5th annual Boomsday, Bluegrass & Barbeque event
The Mabry-Hazen House will host their 5th annual Boomsday, Bluegrass, and Barbeque Celebration on Sunday, September 2, 2012. On a cool hilltop setting attendees will enjoy a great view of Knoxville's premiere fireworks show, good food and live music provided by WDVX.

Great Amazing Race Adventure set for Sunday, September 9, 2012 - Family Fun at Sequoyah Park
A fun family event is scheduled for Sunday, September 9 at Sequoyah Park in Knoxville. The Knoxville leg of the Great Amazing Race for Youth is said to be more fun than a 5K.

Kids in grades 1-12 can team up with a parent, grandparent, sibling or mentor and compete against other teams in a series of fun challenges patterned after the show The Amazing Race. Whether you run, jog, walk or watch, it'll be an experience you will never forget. It's way more fun than a 5K and will be held rain or shine.

Down on the Farm at the Fair
This September, elementary aged students from throughout East Tennessee have a unique opportunity to learn more about life on a farm and the importance of agriculture.

On Tuesday, September 11, the Tennessee Valley Fair will host Down on the Farm at the Fair at Chilhowee Park. Designed especially for children, (Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade) this free educational event offers 8 interactive stations. During each tour, students will learn about farming, crops, cows, rabbits, poultry, sheep, insects and more.

Tennessee Valley Fair: September 7-17, 2012
Nearly 140,000 people from every county in East Tennessee will attend the Tennessee Valley Fair between September 7-17. Thrilling rides, tasty corn dogs, the aroma of onions frying, funnel cakes, concerts, over 3,000 contests, agricultural exhibits, and much more fill 11 days at the Fair.

Published August 10, 2012

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