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Knox Township Festival offers variety of activities

A dunk tank at the Festival provides a chance to cool off in the summer heat. (Submitted photo)

KNOX TOWNSHIP –All are invited to join the Homeworth Community Group as members present the popular Knox Township Festival scheduled noon-10 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. The event will take place at the North Georgetown Community Pavilion, located at North Georgetown Fire Department.

The day will start off with the George D. Worth Color Guard, North Georgetown Post 574, raising of the flag. The national anthem will be played, along with an opening prayer.

The car show will be held 1-3 p.m. The garden tractor pull will be held at 1 p.m.

For the first time ever, a baby contest will be held at the event. It will take place at 3 p.m. in front of the Mac Trailer Stage. The online entry deadline is July 13. Pre-registered competitors need to check in by 2:15 p.m. Age groups are 6-12 months, 12-18 months, and 18-24 months. For information about the contest, contact Amy Nezbeth Wallace at 330-257-4803.

Kids’ wristbands can be purchased at the Homeworth Community Group ticket table for $5 each, and provide unlimited access to bounce houses, the Mini Golf Hole, train rides, and the famous Kiddie Tractor Pull.

Children’s activities will be a big part of the Knox Township Festival. (Submitted photo)

One of the highlights of the event will be the dueling mechanical bulls, which will be open 5-9 p.m. and challenge riders to compete with each other to see who can stay atop their bull the longest. Rides are $5 each.

Hot air balloon rides will operate 6:30-8:30 p.m. for $10 per ride.

Food vendors at the event will be serving festival food and drinks all day. The dunk tank will also be available all day –participants will be able to show off their aims.

A gun and cash raffle will also be held, with 1,000 tickets available at the ticket table until all are sold.

Providing music in the evening will be the Burning Blue Band, playing 5-7 p.m.; and the Southern Roots Tribute Band, performing 7-9-30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

The Kiddie Tractor Pull is a popular event for the kids at the Festival. (Submitted photo)

The Homeworth Community Group thanked North Georgetown Fire Department, along with so many others who helped make this event happen. “It’s a very diverse, hard-working, close-knit community, and I’m very proud to be associated with this community and town,” says Amy Nezbeth Wallace, a member of the Homeworth Community Group.

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