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Scenes from the 2018 Grainger County Tomato Competition Saturday, July 28, 2018.
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Are you a fan of sunflowers? What about Shakespeare or comedian books?

East Tennessee’s choices in July will attraction to these pursuits and extra.

From a Pink Floyd laser present to an occasion devoted to Bigfoot, check out our occasion highlights for July.

Shakespeare on the Sq.: July 11-Aug. 11

Market Square Mall, April, 1960.

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Shoppers on Market Square Mall, October, 1961.

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Getting ready for Christmas on Market Square Mall, November 22, 1961.

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Shoppers browse through Market Square Mall, March, 1962.

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Shoppers in Market Square Mall, March, 1963.

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Brad Day reads a sign on Market Square Mall, December, 1978. The sign reads

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The project on Market Square, taken from Union Ave. looking toward the TVA Towers. January, 1986

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Statues on Market Square Mall, April, 1979.

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The caption on this March, 1961 photo simply states

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Lowen Ingebrigtson, 3, plays in the fountains on Wednesday, June 6 at Market Square. Lowen was cooling off and beating the heat with other children against the backdrop of  the Market Square Farmers' Market.  The fountain is called an interactive water feature in landscape architecture parlance and re-circulates water from a 1,500-gallon tank according to Bob Whetsel, Knoxville's director of public service.

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Market Square, April, 1960.

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The Knoxville Market House on Market Square Mall is

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Watson's on the Mall, pictured Nov. 19, 1978, at Market Square Mall.

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A butcher shop located inside the Knoxville Market

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Market Square is pictured Dec. 23, 1962. (NEWS SENTINEL ARCHIVE)

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Carrie Simpson sells produce at the Knoxville Market

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The Market House is razed on Market Square in this

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First day of ice skating on Market Square Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Skating hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Families and friends enjoyed skating in the heart of Downtown Knoxville in Market Square.

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Market Square Mall gets decked out for Christmas on

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Vendors sell produce on Market Square Mall on April

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Marilyn Dew walks past some painted silhouettes of figures dancing and playing music, reminiscent of a Mardi Gras scene, on Market Square Tuesday afternoon, which is officially Mardi Gras day, in downtown Knoxville, Tenn. Dew was visiting her daughter, Susie Dew, who owns World Grotto on Market Square. The figures were in the window of a building being rennovated. Jeff Adkins/NEWS SENTINEL ----02/28/2006.Market Square is pictured Sept. 9, 1960, after the fire-damaged Market House was razed. At left is Watson's Department Store. (NEWS SENTINEL ARCHIVE)Market Square is pictured Dec. 14, 1960, after the fire-damaged Market House was razed. (NEWS SENTINEL ARCHIVE)

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Pedestrians make their way up Union Ave. past Market Square following 4+ inches of snowfall overnight in the Knoxville area on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

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The band Chambers performs during an action event held by Climate Knoxville on Market Square. (Photo by Wade Payne, Special to the News Sentinel)

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Earth to Old City and Preservation Pub owners Scott and Bernadette West pause in the upper story of one of their new properties Monday at Market Square. The couple, along with Bernadette West's mother, Rosemarie Trent, are now the largest single property owners on Market Square. 

Photo by Paul Efird, Knoxville News-Sentinel staffCecilia Petersen rides with a whirlygig during a Patriotic Bike Parade Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Market Square. Sponsored by the city's Office of Special Events, the rain-shorten parade attracted dozens of riders in red, white, and blue. (PAUL EFIRD/NEWS SENTINEL)

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The east side of Market Square is being transformed by Earth to Old City and Preservation Pub owners Scott and Bernadette West. The couple and Bernadette's mother, Rosemarie Trent, recently bought property three doors from the Pub (which is the second building from the left) from Frank Gencay. 

Photo by Paul Efird, Knoxville News-Sentinel staffSnow falls down the ally behind Market Square in downtown Knoxville on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2009.

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Market Square and the Market House, right, are pictured April 4, 1960. (NEWS SENTINEL ARCHIVE)A bicyclist rides across Market Square Mall on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. The national weather service is predicting a possible accumulation of  5 to 9 inches inches of snow.

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The Band of Humans performed 3/18/06 on Market Square as part of the Great American MeatOut sponsored by the Vegetarian Society of East Tennessee and the Market Square District Association.021507buildbox.mc#
J. Miles Cary The Knoxville News Sentinel staff
Thursday February 15, 2007
Under Construction

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Residences at Market Square
24 Residential Condominiums with private balconies, large windows and open ceilings. Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville with private attached parking. 
Owner: Kinsey Probasco Hays and Cardinal Enterprises  Location: 440 Walnut Street
Size: 37,000 square feet of Residential Condominiums and 8,000 square feet of Retail.
Cost:  $9,000,000   Completion: Fall 2007.

 
Thursday  February 15, 2007

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Chad Huskey enjoys a snack of Funnle Cake on Market Street Friday.

Friday was the first day of the Dogwood Arts Festival's Market Square Art Fair.   In addition to the over 50 artists displaying their work there were food vendors  and entertainment.  The annual Market Square Art Fair from Friday April 9 to Sunday April 11.   This year is the 50th anniversary of Knoxvilles annual celebration of the natural and cultural beauty of East Tennessee.
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Knox County School Superintendent  James McIntyre, left, accepts a gift of DVD copies of the documentary

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The World Grotto, located in Market Square, downtown Knoxville on Tuesday September 1, 2009. The business, which has been open for five years, will be closing on Saturday after a final evening of entertainment.

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B.J. Clark's painting of the Market House on Market Square captures a scene from her childhood.in this 1963 photograph, men stand around the newly-installed zero milestone marker in Knoxville's Market Square. Used by the American Automobile Association (AAA) at the marker that denotes the

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Samantha Chaligoj, right, has her photograph taken with Tony Hollis, left, and Mikael Merchant during Sundown in the City. 

The 2011 Sundown in the City free concert series kicks off at Market Square on Thursday, April 21, 2011. JC and the Dirty Smokers started on stage to be followed by Randy Houser. The concert series started in 1998 and has drawn crowds up to 10,000 people.

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Best of East Tennessee
Best Boutique
clothing and accessories
Bliss  
This is the Bliss store on the Market Square Mall in downtown Knoxville.

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The Christian non-profit 4 Market Square is in the final stages of renovation. The $6.5 million dollar project financed through the Cornerstone Foundation will house Cafe 4 and The Square Room. It currently is the home of the Knoxville Fellows Program.Kevin Browning clears slush from the side walk in front of the Tomato Head Restaurant on Market Square Thursday.

A blanket of ice across East Tennessee this morning has shut down schools, delayed the opening of businesses and is causing hazardous driving conditions.

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Team Magic School Bus, from left, Ross Rowland, Adam Roddy and Sovica Djurdjevic come across the finish line on Saturday, March 27, 2010 during the Red Bull Chariot Race on Market Square.Hannah Myers, 17, of West High School, is lifted into the air during a performance on Market Square in honor of the “The Big Event.”
Blue Mother Tupelo performed at Market Square on Feb. 14, 2008 to lunch-goers and other fans on Market Square. The concert was to support Saving Little Hearts, a group devoted to raising awareness of children’s birth defects. Founder Brad Coulter has a 5-year-old son born with a heart defect. From left, the band consists of Ricky Davis from South Knoxville, Eric Keeble of Walland and Davis’s wife Micol Davis.Photo of Market Square building to compare with photos in the Knox County Public Library's 2007 Knoxville Remembered calendar.

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Local United Way campaign chair John Lansing (cq), president of Scripps Networks, speaks before unveiling a $11.8 million campaign goal during the United Way of Greater Knoxville's campaign drive launch on Market Square Friday, Sept. 11, 2009.

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Carter Elementary School second grade students Whitney Russell, 8, left, and Tara Terry, 7, make spin art at the Akima Club booth April 16, 1986 during the Dogwood Arts Festival at Market Square. Whitney is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Russell of Kodak. Tara is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Terry of Straw Plains.

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Evan Dunn, left, and Grant Cothran sample a variety plate of beans and rice during the Hola Festival's healthy beans and rice cook off at Market Square on Thursday, September 16, 2010.

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Lissa McLeod gives a demonstration on fire breathing at the Market Square stage on Monday, Nov 30, 2009. With McLeod is   Holidays on Ice mascot, Jello. The two are guests  during a press conference announcing Market Square's new year's eve celebration, First Night Knoxville.

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0723mayfield.jrf3--zone--L to R Brandon Edmondson, Halls, receives a spoon from Lisa Miller, for a free trial scoop of Mayfield Icecream at Market Square Mall on Friday afternoon. Mayfield Dairy Farms introduced four new flavors: Savannah Carmel, Coconut Cake, Peanut Butterific, and Chocolate Cream Pie.A large clock counts down the remaining hours to New Year's Day at the First Night festivities at Market Square.

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Bill Page plays for tips with his dog, Jake, Thursday, June 17, 2010 on Market Square. Page was cited by KPD May 7 for obstructing the sidewalk on Gay Street in front of an empty building next to the Regal Riveria 8 Theatre.

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The Sandsation Dancers, from left, Kippy Greene, Mia Brasseaux, instructor Sandy Larson, Cathryn Chipley, and Melody Deakin perform a belly dance routine on Market Square Friday, July 10, 2009.  Larson teaches a belly dance class through the Knoxville Arts and Fine Crafts Center and brought her class out to perform during the lunch hour.

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Reruns Consignment Boutique employee Jenna Hancock (cq) makes a sign to raise awareness of breast cancer prevention on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 at Market Square. According to Hancock, the store changes its window decorations every few weeks and will be using the sign to promote National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Market Square Mall is shown during the Dogwood Arts

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Musicians, from left, John Mills, Matt Metz, Ben Townsend, and Greg Horne play a tune titled Cory Thompson performs during opening ceremonies of the Dogwood Arts Festival April 9, 1999 at Market Square.

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Steps in the construction of Knoxville's Holiday on Ice at Market Square. 
 
Photo by Larsen Jay, special to the News Sentinel Gus's restaurant on Market Square.

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From left, Purvi Patel, Nisha Mistry, Juhi Patel, Selena Patel and Priya Patel perform at the Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square. They are students with Arya Dance Acadamy, located at Dance Center West in Knoxville. 2011Two year-old Devin VanTilburg of Sevierville plays in the Market Square water fountains during

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Market Square vendors, circa 1944. 
An undated photo of the Kern Building on Market Square which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Among the businesses in the building are the Hotel St. Oliver which the estate of developer Kristopher Kendrick recently sold for $1.53 million to a group led by Ethan Orley of New York and Philip Welker of Nashville.30 Market Square, a loser in the Keep Knoxville Beautiful's 2006 Orchids & Onions awards.Best of East Tennessee
Best Hot Dog
Dave's Dog House
David Forsythe owner.

David Forsythe owner of Dave's Dog House fixes a hot dog for a customer on Market Square Mall in downtown Knoxville.


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A costumed character for the Taiwan cultural booth greets guests at Knox Asian Festival at Market Square on Sunday, August 26, 2018.

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Harry Dog Streets Esquire, festively attired and fashion coordinated with owner Elane Streets of Oak Ridge, waits for Saturday's first-ever Mardi Growl Dog Parade to begin on Market Square.

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A dancer with Bellet folkl—rico Sol de Mexico gets ready backstage before performing for the HoLa Festival at Market Square on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

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Stephanie Hall photographs herself with the Haitian flag and is participating in the HoLa Festival's Parade of Nations at Market Square on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

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Minnie and Mickey Mouse characters from Walt Disney World in Orlando make an entrance during the opening ceremony for the Dogwood Arts Festival April 3, 1998 at Market Square. The dignitaries and officials looking on, from left, Bob Neel, executive director of the festival; Mayor Victor Ashe; Nancy Thompson, festival co-chair; News-Sentinel editorial cartoonist and festival co-chair Charlie Daniel; U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr.; County Executive Tommy Schumpert; and Bobby Denton, festival president.

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In a view from the Arnstein Building, the Market House

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Jim West, left, leaves Oodles Uncorked Monday afternoon. West is the father of Scott West, who appeared today before U.S. District Court on charges involving marijuana and money laundering. 2006 Saul Young/News Sentinel 7/17/06

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Karen Reynolds performs a song during the 2nd annual Rockin' Womyn's Music Festival on Sunday on Market Square. More than ten acts performed at the festival put on by the Lambda Student Union with proceeds going to support the Family Justice Center.

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While walking with his father Darrien Thomson (cq), right, Hayden Brackeen, 2, looks on as Elvis impersonator Jeff Martin performs Wednesday at the Market Square Farmers' Market. Martin has become a regular to the market.

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Bakery goods vendor Dave Gwin, left, fills an order for customer Mark Hall at the Market Square Farmers' Market, Wednesday. The historic square was originally donated to the city 150 years ago to provide space for an open-air market so area farmers could sell their produce directly to the public.

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John Craig is the Market Square District Association president and is planning a New Year's Eve celebration on Market Square that will include ice skating, a ball drop, and fireworks. He is pictured here at Market Square on a sunny Thursday afternoon.

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Lauren Turner, 5, left, and Jessica Cole were among several dancers who braved cool weather to perform during the Dogwood Arts Festival April 10, 1989 at Market Square. The dancers are from Victoria Bolen's Dance Station West in Farragut.

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Workers from Fulmer Concrete Co. put the finishing touches to an interactive water fountain that is part of the $8 million Market Square redevelopment project on Nov. 21, 2003 in downtown Knoxville. The project is headed up by Kinsey Probasco & Associates of Chattanooga will be dedicated on Tuesday.

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marketsquare5.MP#8616    MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL      The federal government sold five Market Square buildings at auction Wednesday including buildings that are home to Preservation Pub, Oodles and World Grotto. Looking at some of the buildings from inside the Chamber's office at 17 Market Square where the auction took place.

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Bill Page receives kisses from his dog Jake, a 2-year-old Labrador and shepherd mix at Market Square Mall.The Tennessee Dance Theater performs during the Dogwood Arts Festival April 16, 1980 at Market Square.

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Mahasti Vafaie, owner of Tomato Head restaurants, poses for a portrait in Market Square on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Vafaie opened Tomato Head 20 years ago as a lunch spot. While others have come and gone, the 46-year-old who emigrated to TN when she was 14 has over the years gradually built the Market Square restaurant into one of Knoxville's favorites serving unique, made-from scratch, locally grown food.

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The Gypsy Hands Dance Troup performs during the New Year's eve on Market Square celebration on Monday.

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John Vandergriff, and his grandmother, Jewell Webster, lean against the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial and enjoy a free scoop of Mayfield Icecream at Market Square Mall on Friday afternoon. Mayfield Dairy Farms introduced four new flavors: Savannah Carmel, Coconut Cake, Peanut Butterific, and Chocolate Cream Pie.Ashley Hood, 3, from Maryville enjoys opening day of the 27th annual Dogwood Arts Festival April 11, 1987 at Market Square.

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Camden Haehn, 3, cools off in the Market Square fountain while his mother, Cherilyn Haehn, and friends have a picnic nearby. The family lives off Rutledge Pike in East Knox County.

A dancer with Bellet folklórico Sol de Mexico performs on stage at the HoLa Hora Latina’s annual HoLa Festival at Market Square on Sunday, September 30, 2018.

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A visitor carries a small bouquet of flowers at the opening day of the 2018 Market Square Farmers' Market in Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

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Sweet potatoes sit on a table at the opening day of the 2018 Market Square Farmers' Market in Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 
A crowd gathers to watch the stilt walkers and Kuumba Watoto dancers during the start of the Kuumba Festival on Market Square on Friday night.

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Mahasti Vafaie, owner of Tomato Head restaurants, purchases some produce from Caleb Colvin of Colvin Family Farm at the Farmers Market in Market Square on Wednesday, June 30, 2010. Vafaie opened Tomato Head 20 years ago as a lunch spot. While others have come and gone, the 46-year-old who emigrated to TN when she was 14 has over the years gradually built the Market Square restaurant into one of Knoxville's favorites serving unique, made-from scratch, locally grown food.

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Knoxville's third annual Mardi Growl, a parade which proceeds goes towards the Young-Williams Animal Center in Knoxville, took place on Saturday, February 13, 2010.  Dogs and their owners walked from the new Downtown PetSafe Dog Park on the corner of Summit Hill Drive & Central Avenue to Market Square.

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James Bond plays a whistle while Casey Russell listens on Market Square as the cicadas help him bring the day to an end. The Local artist Brad Selph finishes up his view of Market Square during the Knoxville Opera's Rossini Festival held Saturday. The event features opera performances, wine tasting, artists and plenty of Italian food.

04/08/06Joseph Woods, also known as, Black Atticus, recites his poetry at Market Square Tuesday. Members of BlackSunshine Arts 'N' Entertainment, an organization representing poets and performers, hold a poetry slam at the World Grotto & Gallery. 
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

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Buildings on Market Square seized by federal government in the Scott West drug case. A Sunday business centerpiece about local banks and others who have filed claims to get their money before the government auctions the buildings, perhaps at the end of the year.

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(This is a historical photo submitted by Wanda Sobieski) Mrs. L. Crozier French, 1851-1926,  is pictured here on Market Square Mall speaking on the issue of women's right to vote.  Mrs. French was President of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association Inc., and Founder, Knoxville Equal Suffrage Association.

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The Tennessee Women's Suffrage Memorial at the entrance to Market Square is pictured on July 20, 2009. The Memorial was unveiled in August of 2006 and was sculpted by Nashville's Alan LeQuire. The Memorial depicts Tennessee sufragists Lizzie Crozier French, center, Anne Dallas Dudley, left, and Elizabeth Avery Meriwether.

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The Tennessee Woman Suffrage Memorial was unveiled in Market Square following a parade and program commemorating the movement.

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Chris Shuts and Ashley Valois of Jefferson City enjoy a quiet moment at the opening night of Sundown in the City on Market Square in Knoxville Thursday night. Jeff Adkins/NEWS SENTINEL ----04/13/2006.

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People line the windows and terraces of the buildings on Market Square during Sundown in the City, Thursday, Apr. 22, 2010.

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Mark Kovalcson and his wife Tami Hall take in the music of Aftah Party as they perform at Sundown in the City on Market Square on Thursday, May 20, 2010.The band Little Feat performs at the opening night of Sundown in the City on Market Square in Knoxville Thursday night. Jeff Adkins/NEWS SENTINEL ----04/13/2006.

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A group of people watch Sundown from the second story of Preservation Pub on Market Square.

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Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership at 17 Market Square in Downtown Knoxville Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2010

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Students from Victoria Bolen's Dance Studio West perform on Market Square April 10, 1992 during the Dogwood Arts Festival.

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New Year's Eve celebrants Kenny and Kristi Long, left, and Jeff and Angie Brown discover a camera is pointed at them while they celebrate at Market Square on Sunday, December 31, 2017.

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Karley Thomas holds onto an ornament that had fallen from the Christmas tree located on Gay Street during Knoxville's First Night celebration on Market Square Mall on Saturday, December 31, 2011. Photo by Justin FeePerformer LiL iFFy walks on stage at the Preservation Pub during the New Year's Eve celebration at Market Square on Monday, December 31, 2012.

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A ball drops at Market Square to count down the start of the new year on Monday, December 31, 2012.

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Scruffy CIty Hall at 32 Market Square on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2013. Scott West and his wife, Bernadette West opened the new venue over the weekend. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Anti-nuclear weapons activist Sister Megan Rice greets costumed supporter Will Collins during a break in her federal trial on May 8, 2013, at Market Square. Rice and two other activists were found guilty by a federal jury on trespassing and destruction of property charges for the July 28, 2012, intrusion at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant.From left, Ella Gozdieski, 7, Josie Wells, 8, and, Chase Gozdieski, 8, all of Gage Talent, play in Market Square in shirts by EM Tanner Designs.

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Morgan Fleming, left, and Jamie Shoemaker have a snowball fight at Market Square in downtown Knoxville on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. The winter storm on Wednesday brought six inches of snow to the Knoxville area. Downtown residents walking on Market Square Mall in downtown Knoxville early Thursday Feb. 13, 2014.

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City of Knoxville public grounds maintenance workers use machinery to remove snow from sidewalks in Market Square in downtown Knoxville on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. The winter storm on Wednesday brought six inches of snow to the Knoxville area. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Butch Morrow, a downtown resident, walks his Labradores Sophie, left, and Jack, right, on Market Square downtown Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.  (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

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In an April 21, 2005 photograph, a large crowd turns out to see Hector Qirko Band and Steve Winwood perform during Sundown in the City at Market Square.  (Jeff Adkins/News Sentinel)

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The Knoxville Youth Health Board stages an anti-smoking demonstration at Market Square on Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. Teens from the Knoxville Youth Health Board lie down on body bags every 77 seconds to represent the number of tobacco-related deaths each year in the U.S. 

(Shawn Millsaps/Special to the News Sentinel)Dewey Linkous and Delois Godsey watch a Taekwondo demonstration during the Dogwood Arts Festival April 8, 1988 at Market Square.

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From left, Subtle Clutch members Jonathan Bailey, Eli Fox, Devin Badgett and Briston Maroney perform in Market Square. The group first took to the Square stage in June of last year and play there as often as their schedules allow.Dorothy Verbick, center front, works on a chalk drawing during the 5th annual Chalk walk on Saturday, April 6, 2013 as part of the Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square. 100 chalk drawings were created by more than 150 artists. (Chad Greene/Special to the News Sentinel)A child slides down as other play at the Fun Zone during the annual Rossini Festival Saturday, April 12, 2014 on Market Square.

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Market Square side walks are decorated with art from the Dogwood Arts Festival Chalk Walk. Over the weekend Knoxville area of all ages and skill level used the downtown sidewalks as their canvas  during this years street painting festival.

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Mayor Kyle Testerman helps celebrate the lighting of the city's Christmas tree on Dec. 7, 1984, at Market Square. (Knoxville News Sentinel Archive)

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Stephanie Steinhoff, left, and Tori Branch of Johnson City pause for a photo during the

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Former University of Tennessee quarterback Sterling Henton is one of the CTE Goes Live judges and watches the performance in Market Square on Friday, May 6, 2016.

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Jim Hagerman parks his bike as Knoxville's celebrated National Bike to Work Day Friday, May 16, 2014.  Hageman rides his bike  2 and a half miles from his South Knoxville Home to work every day.  The festivities on Market Square mall included free coffee and biscuits, and the annual Best Dressed Commuters awards.

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Those biking to work enjoyed a biscuit from Pete's and coffee donated by Trio Cafe.

Dozens of Knoxville area residents rode their bikes to the Market Square Mall in downtown to observe National Bike To Work Day Friday May 18, 2012.
The Bikers gathered on Market Square, as Mayor Madeline Rogero presented a  awards to best-dressed bikers.
Those biking to work enjoyed a biscuit from Pete's and coffee donated by Trio Cafe.

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Gluten-free baked goods are seen for sale at the Mama C's booth at the opening day of the 2018 Market Square Farmers' Market in Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

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Christie Smith, 9, found the snow cones doubly delicious April 15, 1987 during the Dogwood Arts Festival at Market Square. She was visiting the festival with her Rogersville City School fourth-grade classmates.

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From left, Talayia Kelly, Zi Nzie and Marissa Sexton, members of the Boys & Girls Club, have fun while ice skating on Market Square.Local artist Brenda Howard spent Friday, Jun. 1, 2012 painting a scene on Market Square for the 7th Annual Artist on Location fundraiser for the Knoxville Museum of Art. Howard said she has painted each year and for the last three has painted scenes from Market Square,

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Collen Kispert, 8, enjoys an ice cream treat during the Dogwood Arts Festival April 14, 1984 at Market Square Mall. Colleen, the daughter of Ken and Marilyn Kispert, attended the festival with her grandmother, Jean Gillen, from Chicago, Ill.
Alli McKamey, 6, gets a hand from Premier Athletics employee Charlotte Loy while playing at Knoxville's Largest Kids Party on Market Mall Friday, Jun. 13, 2014.    (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Michelle Johnson of Johnson City (right) signs a banner that reads

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A stilt-walker balances on one leg during a performance with Kuumba Kamp drummers in Knoxville's Market Square on Friday, June 20, 2014. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Olivia Snapp, foreground left, and Shelby Reynolds, right, wait to participate in the Patriotic Bike Parade at Market Square on Thursday, June 27, 2013. Also with them are, from background left, Mike Rule, Laura Snapp, and Kristi Reynolds. The Parade is one of the many events for the City of Knoxville's Festival on the Fourth celebration. 

(SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Gov. Bill Haslam pauses for a photo opportunity with the Winterbotham children after launching his Healthier Tennessee initiative on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Market Square. With their mother, Tara, behind the lens, Sophia, 6, Savanna, 3, Zoe, 10, and Ryann, 8, Winterbotham pose with the governor. (Paul Efird/News Sentinel)

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Members of Pasion Flamenca West Knoxville, from left, Catherine Green, Sharon Mansoor, Martha Prewitt, and Lucia Androsnescu Flamenco dance for the crowd at the Hola Festival at Market Square on Sunday, September 22, 2013 

(SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL)

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A building at 34 Market Square is pictured in 2012. The building was sold on Oct. 1, 2012, for $400,000.Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Audrey Gilbert, 4, is all smiles during First Night at Market Square.

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Members of the Unity Choir perform during the lighting of the Christmas tree at Market Square Friday, Nov. 25, 2011.

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People ice skate on Market Square during Christmas festivities Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. (Photo by Wade Payne, Special to the News Sentinel)

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Tristian Neff of Kingston roasts marshmellows at fire pit on Market Square Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. (Photo by Wade Payne, Special to the News Sentinel)

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Children including Khalid Ajanka, 8, center, perform on Market Square after the annual Kuumba Festival's Junkanu parade on Friday, June 24, 2011.Tom

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Blue Coast Grill and Bar, 37 Market Square.

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A pedestrian walks by the Steamboat Sandwiches and Shonos in City buildings on Market Square, on Friday.

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The Tennessee Stage Firm presents its 29th annual summer time Shakespeare on the Sq. with two comedies July 11 by Aug. 11.

“A Midsummer Night time’s Dream” and “The Comedy of Errors” alternate 7 p.m. outside reveals on downtown Knoxville’s Market Sq.. Admission is free, however a basket is handed after every present with a prompt donation of $10 an individual. VIP seating can also be obtainable for $15 at tennesseestage.com. 

The romantic “A Midsummer Night time’s Dream” is carried out at 7 p.m. July 11, July 13, July 19, July 21, July 25, July 27, Aug. 2, Aug. Four, Aug. Eight and Aug. 10. “The Comedy of Errors,” with its slapstick comedy and mistaken identities, is 7 p.m. July 12, July 14, July 18, July 20, July 26, July 28, Aug. 1, Aug. three, Aug. 9 and Aug. 11. 

The competition consists of three indoor reveals. Matinees of “A Midsummer Night time’s Dream” on July 21 and “The Comedy of Errors” on July 28 begin at 2 p.m. on the Scruffy Metropolis Corridor on Market Sq.. Admission to every is $15 on the door. A free indoor matinee of “A Midsummer Night time’s Dream” is 6:30 p.m. July 29 on the Blount County Library, 508 N. Cusick St., Maryville.

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Knoxville’s Fanboy Expo returns in July with movie star company, panels, live shows, distributors and different actions. 

FANBOY EXPO: Paul Reubens, aka Pee-wee Herman, to switch Molly Ringwald at Knoxville’s Fanboy Expo

The occasion will go from midday to 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 13, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 14, on the Knoxville Conference Middle.

Movie star visitor highlights embody Paul Reubens, aka Pee-wee Herman, Carmen Electra, Sebastian Bach and Tara Robust.

Fanboy has an array of admission choices. Basic admission is $25 for Friday, $40 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday and $60 for all three days. VIP and movie star visitor packages are additionally obtainable. 

To buy tickets on-line, go to fanboyexpo.com/tickets.

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular: July 12

The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular present involves Maryville’s Clayton Middle for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. July 12. (Picture: Keystone Options / Getty Photos)

Pink Floyd music and lasers: The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular present involves Maryville’s Clayton Middle for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. July 12. 

The present within the middle’s Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre choreographs the band’s authentic music with multi-screen video projection, lighting results, full-color lasers and extra know-how.

Tickets are $25; particular laser-viewing glasses are $2.50. Tickets are at 865-981-8590, www.ClaytonArtsCenter.com. The middle is at 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway on the Maryville Faculty campus in Maryville.

TWRA Sunflower Competition: July 13

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The 70 acres of sunflower on the Forks of the River draw 1000’s of tourists annually and supply meals for a number of species of animals.
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Prepare for sunflowers galore.

The Tennessee Wildlife Sources Company and Legacy Parks will group up for the third Sunflower Competition from 9 a.m. to midday Saturday, July 13, at Forks of the River Wildlife Administration Space, 3140 McClure Lane.

The free occasion options about 70 acres of sunflowers at Forks of the River. At 9 a.m., guests can hear a chat by TWRA and expertise a guided tour at 10:30 a.m. 

Take observe, the sunflowers are planted each different yr attributable to crop rotation, so the fields will not be planted once more till 2021, in keeping with the occasion’s Fb web page.

KMA excursions and artwork actions: July 14

The Knoxville Museum of Artwork’s present exhibit “Design by Time” consists of this work by Sebastian Brajkovic. (Picture: Sebastian Brajkovic Studio)

If it’s the second Sunday of the month, it’s time for the Knoxville Museum of Artwork’s Second Sunday Docent Excursions and Artwork Actions.

Volunteers lead free guided excursions of the museum’s everlasting and visiting reveals at 2 p.m. Artwork actions for households or anybody of any age can be found 1-Four p.m. The excursions and actions are free as is admission to the museum at 1050 World’s Truthful Park Drive. Data: www.knoxart.org.

Summer time Film Magic: July and August

The Tennessee Theatre will present “Jaws” as a part of its Summer time Film Magic lineup. (Picture: Courtesy of Common Photos)

Typically a DVD simply received’t do it. The Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Homosexual St., presents quite a lot of films in its 21st Summer time Film Magic lineup.

This yr’s films embody Eight p.m. Friday movies and three p.m. Sunday matinees. Tickets for any film are $9 for adults, $7 for youngsters youthful than 12 or senior residents 65 and older on the theater field workplace or 865-684-1200.

The Friday present lineup is “Jaws” July 12; “Monty Python & The Holy Grail” July 19; “Ghostbusters” Aug. 2; “Saturday Night time Fever” Aug. 16; and “Unforgiven” Aug. 23. 

Sunday matinees are “The Little Mermaid Sing Alongside” July 14; “The Wizard of Oz” July 21; “North by Northwest” Aug. Four, “Singin’ Within the Rain” Aug. 18; and “The Iron Large” Aug. 25. 

‘Shiny Star’: July 19-21

Deanna Surber stars as Alice Murphy in The WordPlayers’ manufacturing of “Shiny Star.” (Picture: WordPlayers)

Knoxville Christian artist theater troupe The WordPlayers presents its large summer time present, “Shiny Star,” July 19-21 on the Bijou Theatre. 

Written by comedian-musician-actor Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, the musical is ready in western North Carolina mountains earlier than and after World Warfare II. Impressed by actual occasions, “Shiny Star” is a narrative of affection, loss and forgiveness. An eight-piece bluegrass band will accompany the actors. 

Reveals are 7:30 p.m. July 19, 2:30 and seven:30 pm. July 20 and three p.m. July 21. Tickets vary from $18 to $25.50 at knoxbijou.org, wordplayers.org, by calling 865-684-1200 or on the door. The play is recommended for adults and youths age 13 and older. 

Grainger County Tomato Competition: July 26-28

A tomato flies from a tomato war participant's hand at the Grainger County Tomato Festival Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Joe Shular, of Seymour, leans on his tractor at the Grainger County Tomato Festival Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Harrison Heins of Knoxville ducks behind a barrel at the Grainger County Tomato Festival Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Lacy Mallicoat, 11, of Bean Station gets ready to throw tomatoes along with teammates at the Grainger County Tomato Festival Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Jason and Tami Jones of Corryton look through produce at the Grainger County Tomato Festival Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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From left Brenda Graham, of Morristown and Carol Trent and Ann Inman, both of Talbot, eat ice cream in the shade at the Grainger County Tomato Festival Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Braden Smith, 11, of Rutledge throws a tomato at the Grainger County Tomato Festival Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Hunter Shackelford, of Rutledge, stacks produce at the Grainger County Tomato Festival Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Bella Borrero, 7, of Clinton, gets tomato in her eye during the tomato war at the Grainger County Tomato Festival Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Nan Scott, of Pikeville, looks at tomatoes at the Grainger County Tomato Festival Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Zaira O'Neal, 11, of Blaine, ducks behind a barrel at the Grainger County Tomato Festival Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Robby Hopkins performs at the Grainger County Tomato Festival Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Amara Sell, 6, of Blaine gets hit with tomatoes during a tomato war at the Grainger County Tomato Festival Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Garrett Patterson, 10, of Rutledge throws a tomato at the Grainger County Tomato Festival Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Tanner Phillips, of Rutledge, referees at the Grainger County Tomato Festival Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Harrison Heins of Knoxville chucks a tomato at the Grainger County Tomato Festival Saturday, July 28, 2018.

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Late July brings Grainger County’s annual celebration of its well-known crop: tomatoes. 

The Grainger County Tomato Competition will happen noon-Eight p.m. Friday, July 26, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 27, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at ​7480 Rutledge Pike,

Rutledge.

The free occasion is full of tomato-themed actions throughout its three-day period.

Some highlights embody tomato wars, by which groups throw tremendous ripe tomatoes at one another in competitors; live shows and dancing; meals distributors; historic reveals; and different actions targeted on Grainger County agriculture.

Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Convention: July 27 

The primary Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Convention will converge in Gatlinburg in July.

The occasion is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, on the Gatlinburg Conference Middle.

It would characteristic Q&A classes and shows from Bigfoot researchers and investigators together with Cliff Barackman, a co-host of the Animal Planet present “Discovering Bigfoot,” in keeping with the occasion’s Fb web page.

The convention is open to the general public, however you may want advance tickets to attend. VIP tickets are offered out, and common admission tickets stay. They value $25 and can be found on-line at gatherupevents.com/smoky-mountain-bigfoot-conference.

Terror within the Woods: July 27

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Prepare for a summer time nightmare at Ijams Nature Middle. 

Ijams, Knoxville Horror Movie Fest and FrightWorks will group as much as current the seventh annual Terror within the Woods occasion at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27, on the entrance garden of Ijams Nature Middle’s Customer Middle, 2915 Island House Ave.

Terror within the Woods could have meals vans and a beer backyard, two film screenings — “Nightmare on Elm Road” and “Nightmare on Elm Road Half three: The Dream Warriors” — and a haunted path from FrightWorks.

The films and haunted home will begin at darkish. No outdoors coolers or alcohol are allowed, in keeping with the occasion’s Fb web page.

Tickets value $15 for Terror within the Woods. You should buy them on-line at www.eventbrite.com or on the door on the day of.

Grownup Area Day: July 27

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In case you miss the enjoyable of elementary college area days, this is your likelihood to get that have once more. 

The third annual Grownup Area Day, introduced by Ladies Inc. of Tennessee Valley-Knoxville and Hexagon Brewing Co., is Four-Eight p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Suttree Touchdown Park, 901 Langford Ave. Test-in begins at three p.m.

Groups of 4 to 6 individuals can compete in Grownup Area Day’s group and particular person occasions, together with relay races, large beer pong, tug of battle, noodle javelin and an impediment course, in keeping with the occasion’s Fb web page.

The occasion will even embody beer, meals, music and awards like Greatest Dressed Crew and Kings and Queens of the Area.

Tickets value $30. You should buy them and create or be part of a group at www.eventbrite.com. Proceeds go to Ladies Inc.’s summer time camp and after-school packages.

Knoxville Neighborhood Band Live performance: July 28

The Knoxville Neighborhood Band performs a summer time live performance at three p.m. July 28 on the Clayton Middle for the Arts. The live performance is free; the middle is on the Maryville Faculty campus in Maryville. 

The band, directed by retired Heritage Excessive Faculty band director Larry Hicks, performs mild classical, festive and marching songs.

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