MOUNT VERNON — Main Street Mount Vernon (MSMV) is partnering with Knox Community Hospital to host October’s First Friday, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, from 6-9 p.m., in downtown Mount Vernon.
With special guest Six Miles to Nellie on the main stage, sponsored by Knox Community Hospital, MSMV welcomes the popular classic car cruise-in around Public Square, sponsored by Donley Ford Lincoln.
WNZR is proud to host DOGtoberfest, a costume parade that is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. The parade will start at WNZR’s Big Blue truck in front of Public Square, travel around the Square, down South Main Street and back up Main Street to the Square. Each dog and owner will be announced at the corner of South Main Street and Gambier Street. Pre-registration is from 6-6:30 p.m. at Big Blue. The first 50 dogs to show up in costume will receive a doggy goody bag provided by Complete Care Animal Hospital. Pet owners are encouraged to also wear costumes. All dog owners can register their dogs to win one of two special prize baskets from Pawsitive Journey, each valued at $60.
There are several food concessions that will offer ice cream and desserts in addition to sandwiches and other delights. Flapper’s Bar & Grille along with Herald’s Appliances & Electronics will offer a friendly game of cornhole for any takers that, along with our many exhibitors, will fill Public Square with something for everyone!
On South Main Street local balloon artist Rex Naylor will offer family-friendly entertainment, sponsored by Paragraphs Bookstore and SPI. Also on the South Stage Sarah Goslee Reed will perform, sponsored by VerMac Industries.
Main Street Mount Vernon is grateful for the support of First Friday media sponsors in KnoxPages.com, the Mount Vernon News, WNZR, and WQIO/WMVO. WNZR will broadcast live from downtown during the event.
Traffic will be closed one block north of Public Square, around Public Square and on South Main Street down to Ohio Avenue at 4:30 p.m. The rain location for the band is the CA&C Depot, 1 Columbus Road. If you have questions, please contact Main Street Mount Vernon at 740-393-1481.