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SonFest 2018 at The Mount Vernon Nazarene Univeristy

by Sam Miller

 

What's The Buzz About?

Free parking, free games, some of the best christian music played on two stages, food trucks with tasty grub, memorabilia, and so much more are offered at the SonFest Music Festival every year, who wouldn't want to go? This event is great for friends and family to celebrate life through melodies and fun games that result in some of the best memories and pictures. The festival will be on September 24th, 2018 and is located at The Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio and lasts 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. with gates opening at noon so attendees can set up their picnic blankets and lawn chairs.

Admissions:

$20 for General Admission in advance

$25 for General Admission at the gate

$15 For Groups of 10+ in advance

Children ages 3 and younger are free admittance

Once an attendee has recieved a stamp at the gate, they can leave and come back as needed.

The Do's, Do nots, and What You Need To Know

SonFest is a place for visitors to enjoy great music and play games, that being said, there may be rules that apply that people may not be aware of. For visitors planning on enjoying the inflatable game set - ups, a waiver must be signed, those who are under 18 years of age must have a parent signature prior to play. If an attendee happens to get a bump, bruise, or cut, there will be a first aid tent available! Visitors are more than welcome to bring necessities for enjoying the festival including sunscreen, frisbees, blankets, chairs, etc. Absolutely NO alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, outside food / drinks (no coolers), weapons, or skateboards are permitted. In the case that rain may come, SonFest will still go on! If there is a possibility of dangerous weather, feel free to call the Mount Vernon Nazarene Concert line at 740-397-9000 ext. 4550.


If you love attending the SonFest Music Festival, consider moving to Mount Vernon, Ohio! Click HERE to find Mount Vernon, Ohio's homes for sale. Want to move close to the area? Check out Knox County, Ohio's homes for sale HERE.

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

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Downtown Drone Flyover of Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

Lace Up Your Walking Shoes

Have you ever been stuck on trying to find something to do with your free time on a sunny afternoon when you want to enjoy the beautiful weather? If you're looking for something to do, take a walk through downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio. In the drone footage above, we begin hovering above the historic Public Square, providing you with a fantastic birds eye view of downtown Mount Vernon and its extraordinary charm. This lovely town is decorated with many shops, places to eat, and plenty of park benches to take a moment of rest and watch people take a stroll down the sidewalks. As simplistic as it may seem, walking the sidewalks of downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio not only gives you a breath of fresh air, but it displays the charisma of local, small businesses and certain personality of the beloved small town.

Window Shopping, Good Food, and Happy Faces

Walking South from the Public Square, you'll find the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel (renovated in 2016) where guests from all over come to stay and admire it's classic beauty. Off to the right are First Knox National Bank and PNC that are housed in beautiful architecture. The Mount Vernon Nazarene University expanded to Main Street with its Buchwald Center and Hunter Hall are where you'll find students communting to their classes, enjoying coffee at the Happy Bean Coffee Shop, or studying in the pretty landscaped Buchwald Plaza. Central Ohio Technical College also is located on Main Street and is easily identifiable with large insignia of "COTC" on the side windows of the building. Grab a quick bite to eat at La Paloma or The Alcove Restaurant and Lounge where you'll be treated with kindness and utmost care. Paragraphs Book Store is a local treasure that has all kinds of fantastic reads to thumb through, endless reccommendations from their staff, places to sit down and read, and they carry unique gifts for loved ones!

Things To Do and Places To Visit

Recently, the Woodward Opera House has been under renovation and will soon provide the community with a new opera house theater as well as two venues that will be of great use for performing arts as well as many other benefits to the community. You can schedule a tour to discover the history that lies beneath the walls of the exceptional 4 story building and have a look for yourself! If you walk down further South, The Kenyon College Wright Building is home to SPI spot that welcomes people of all ages. Entice your inner child by visiting SPI to find interactive experiments, scientific explanations, and explore their spacious building that's packed full of excitement and fun things to learn. Their goal is to bring the community together, by peaking curiousity of others and providing substantial opportunity.

Aerial Views

 From East Chestnut Street to East High Street, find stunning panoramic views that capture the Mount Vernon Memorial Building and Saint Vincent De Paul's signature green roof across from Mount Vernon's Police Department. Find The Knox County Courthouse Clocktower and the Memorial Theater building standing proud on the streets of East High Street surrounded by luscious greenery and historic buildings. No matter how far you walk, you're sure to find facinating history in your surrounding environment which makes Mount Vernon, Ohio a great place to be!

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty, 740-397-7800.

If you love downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio, make sure you check out Mount Vernon, Ohio's homes for sale by clicking HERE.

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The Knox County Ohio Fairgrounds

by Sam Miller

The 19th Century Hiawatha Park and Resort

Each year, thousands of vistors stop by from all over the state to take part in the Knox County Fair located in Mount Vernon, Ohio. However, many may not know that the fairgrounds land located North of Mount Vernon, has been a popular attraction since 1895 when it was previously known as The Lake Hiawatha Park and Resort. Many guests would come to vacation at the retreat to enjoy activies like bowling, croquet, riding ponies, gambling at the casino, or enjoying the view of the pond, while renting rooms / suites varying between $10 - $16 a month. 

The History of The Knox County Fair

Beginning in 1847, the first Knox County Fair was held at a local resident's home, with the successful turnout it was then was moved to the county courthouse, and after that, the next 40 Knox County Fairs were hosted on property North of Coshocton Avenue. It wasn't until the late 1920's that the fair was then moved to its current location on Fairgrounds Road when it was purchased by the Knox County Commissioners after The Lake Hiawatha Park and Resort closed its doors in 1918.

Present Day Entertainment

Attendees who visit the fair now, look forward to the daily scheduled events that include the Demolition Derby, Rough Truck, a musical performance, tractor pulls and various types of entertainment. While enjoying your stay, you'll notice the heavy focus on the importance of agriculture and celebration of adolecent accomplishments, especially when you take a walk over to the 4-H booths to see competitions that end with prize winners and happy faces. Head over to the draft horse barn and see the gentle and giant creatures with their magnificent beauty, or visit the other numerous barns to see friendly goats, furry rabbits, and talkative poultry. Take a moment to shop with local merchants to discover locally crafted products, trinkets, and micellaneous goodies and make sure you don't forget to stop at a food vendor or two to purchase some of the tastiest food and mouthwatering lemonade.

A Birds Eye View

Below, we've shared with you our custom drone footage that highlights the signature red roofed barns as well as beautiful panormaic views of the horse track, riding arena, and glimmering pond. You'll find rolling hills off in the near distance that surround the neighborhood of the Knox County Fairgrounds and captivating birds eye views of this Knox County, Ohio treasure. 

The Knox County Ohio Fairgrounds is located at 601 Fairgrounds Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050.

If you love attending the annual Knox County Fair, consider moving to the area! Click HERE to find all homes for sale in the Dan Emmett School District, or click HERE to find all homes for sale in Knox County, Ohio.

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

The Heart of Ohio Bike Trail

by Sam Miller

 

 

16 Miles Of Outdoor Exploration

Whether it's walking, biking, running, or inline skating, The Heart of Ohio Trail (HOOT) could be your new favorite pathway leading you to better health and more awareness of the gorgeous nature surrounding it. This trail is maintained by the Heart of Ohio group and includes several bridges including the newest being a 182 - foot overpass that was once a railroad bridge on Lytle Road in Centerburg, Ohio. The trail holds a calm soundtrack from Dry Creek Stream and tends to be the background music for visitors through many locations of the 16 mile trail.

Connecting Communities

Find the start point of the Heart of Ohio Trail in either Mount Vernon, Ohio at the C. A. & C. Depot located at 1 Columbus Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050 or in Centerburg, Ohio on Huffman Road, Centerburg, Ohio, 43011 with parking located at 2750 Huffman Road, Centerburg, Ohio, 43011. The majority of the trail is paved, making for a smooth treck on your adventure towards strength and fitness. New improvements have been made to the path including the paved section of the trail from Huffman Road and North Clayton Street that was completed back in October of 2016 and now there is a connection between the Heart of Ohio Trail and The Kokosing Gap Trail in Mount Vernon, Ohio after crossing Main Street! Below, we've shared with you a video displaying the new connection, captured by our custom drone footage, providing a very unique perspective.


If you love exploring the Heart of Ohio Trail, check out the homes for sale in Centerburg, Ohio by clicking HERE, or find Mount Vernon, Ohio's homes for sale HERE.

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty, 740-397-7800.

 

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The National WACO Biplane Annual Reunion

by Sam Miller

 

Ready, Set, Liftoff!

Each year, typically in the month of June, the National WACO club flies in to gather together at the Wyncoop Airport on Granville Road in Mount Vernon, Ohio. This gathering is comprised of those who are current owners of WACO planes, past owners, and admirers who have a passion for the Waco Aircraft Company and these dazzling aircrafts. Pilots and owners put in countless hours of restoration and maintenance to preserve the pristine condition of their biplanes. The national WACO club is considered the oldest aircraft club in the United States and was founded in 1958.

 


How Did This Become?

It all began with a group of gentlemen in the same place at the right time in Buffalo, NY where they discovered their passion and drive for constructing the ideal biplane became a unanimous ideal. In their 28 years of business in Troy, Ohio, the WACO Aircraft Company produced 62 different civillian biplanes that are still admired, owned, and cherished by people today

 

The 59th Reunion

Plans are set for the next National WACO club homecoming, scheduled for the dates of June 21st, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of 2018 at the Wyncoop Airport located at 9051 Granville Road in Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050. Membership is open to anyone with a passion for the WACO aircraft, whether it be a previous / current owner of a WACO aircraft, employee, or someone who simply appreciates the beauty in their engineering. This is a relaxed get together of pilots flying their beloved aircrafts in and marvel at fellow club member's prized possessions. 

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

If you love attending the National WACO Biplane Reunion, you can make Mount Vernon, Ohio your new home! Click here to find homes for sale in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

 

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Drone Flight Above The Memorial Ball Field of Howard Ohio

by Sam Miller

Batter Up!

Just a drive down the road from East Knox Schools, located on Pipesville Road is the Memorial Ball Field in Howard, Ohio. This ball field hosts ball games to girls ages 5-16 with all skill sets and began construction in 2014. Future plans for this amenity include an additional softball field, a pavilion with a concession stand, and a playground for kids to play and stay occupied while their older siblings take a swing at their skills on the dirt.

Elevated Views

We have shared custom drone footage below that captures the Memorial Ball Field in a unique perspective including a very cool lift off taken from the pitcher's mound as well as 360 degree views around the field that captures the surrounding landscaping.

A Round Of Applause

Many thanks are due to those who've contributed donations and hard work to what has become the Memorial Ball Field of Howard, Ohio!

Thank you to:

The Knox County Commisoners Office

Private Individual Donors

The Community Foundation

Smalls Sand and Gravel

Productive Excavating

Carson's Fence

Knox Concrete

Mow and Go Lawn Services

DK Hathaway Construction

Danville Feed and Supply

United Aggregates

and Sherwin Williams

Thanks to the generous community donations and hard work, this dream has been turned into a reality. Anyone interested in contributing to the future plans for the Memorial Ball Field in Howard, Ohio, please feel free to contact Kevin Patrick at 740-627-6773.

If you love visiting the Memorial Ball Field in Howard, Ohio, considering making Howard, Ohio your new home. Click HERE to find homes for sale in Howard, Ohio. Click HERE to find homes for sale in the East Knox School District.

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

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Panoramic Drone View Of Danville Ohio

by Sam Miller

Small Town Atmosphere

The Village of Danville, Ohio is home to just over 1,100 people and provides a small town atmosphere for visitors and inhabitors to enjoy day by day. Danville, Ohio is just 15 miles Northeast of Mount Vernon, Ohio and provides plenty of small businesses to shop from and delicious restaurants to dine in and make memories. Each year, events such as the Danville-Howard Turkey Festival draw in visitors from surrounding towns during its 3 day event for those to enjoy delectable fair foods, tractor pulls, laser tag, a 5k run and walk, car show, live entertainment, and so much more. Danville, Ohio has plenty of things to do and miles of trail to walk, run, and bike on while exploring nature all around.

A Different Perspective

Located in Eastern Knox County, Ohio, we've captured a unique 360 degree panoramic view of downtown Danville, Ohio that showcases the small town atmosphere with its local businesses and surrounding neighborhoods in a different perspective not likely seen like this before.


If you love the Village of Danville, Ohio, consider making it your new home! Click HERE to find homes for sale in Danville, Ohio and check out homes for sale in the Danville Ohio School District HERE.

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

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Drone Flight Over Columbia Elementary School in Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

Time To Tiger Up!

Columbia Elementary School in Mount Vernon, Ohio has a mission to cater to each students' specific needs, grades K-5, and want to provide them with hands on experiences to better prepare them for the global marketplace. Their dedicated staff helps with leading each child down the path of excellence by pushing them to their very best potential. Columbia Elementary School strives to be the very best elementary school around and motivates students to "Tiger Up". To tiger up, one must focus on life dreams and goals, put in hard work, strengthen their inner character and leadership skills, pay it forward, and make sure to have fun while doing so. Big or small, Columbia Elementary loves to celebrate their students' successes.

Alternative View

We have shared with you our custom drone footage that captures Columbia Elementary School in a very unique way. Start off viewing a quick glance of the school with Ariel-Foundation Park and its Rastin Tower in the background. Find surrounding homes and neighborhoods and up close, elevated views of the building and different perspectives of the playground.

If you love Columbia Elementary School, consider moving to the school district! Click HERE to find homes for sale in the Columbia Elementary School District and find Knox County, Ohio homes for sale HERE.

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

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Drone View of Memorial Park in Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

There Is Always Fun Things To Do

If you've grown up in Mount Vernon, Ohio, you may have spent a lot of time at Memorial Park. Home to dozens of softball and baseball games each year, Memorial Park is a gathering place for families, sports fanatics, and Mount Vernon visitors who seek to have outdoor exercise, entice their inner skater, practice freethrows, and fine tune tennis skills.

Elevated Views

Our custom drone footage below captures unique views of Memorial Park's softball and baseball fields, brand new tennis courts, playgrounds, and a really neat shot of the skatepark. Check out the flowing Kokosing River beside the Kokosing Gap trail, the basketball courts, and a quick glance of the practice fields parallel to Memorial park and across from the Mount Vernon High School and Mount Vernon Middle School.


If you love visiting Memorial Park in Mount Vernon, Ohio, consider making Mount Vernon your new home! Click HERE to find homes for sale in Mount Vernon Ohio.

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

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The Kokosing Gap Trail Bridge in Mount Vernon Ohio

by Sam Miller

Soar Above the Kokosing Gap Trail

Traveling East towards Gambier, Ohio is a 1.5 mile marker, the Kokosing Gap Trail bridge. Our custom drone footage below captures the gorgeous point of view above the bridge and highlights the gentle rippling river and bright green forestry. Hover just above the river and fly below, above, and beside the bridge for a perspective you've likely never had before. The Kokosing Gap Trail is open to the public 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and has park benches for resting and taking in the beautiful environment every half mile down the path.

If you love visting the Kokosing Gap Trail, consider making Mount Vernon, Ohio your new home. Click HERE to view Mount Vernon, Ohio homes for sale.

This feature article is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio by Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty 740-397-7800.

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