Knox Area Weekend To Do List, April 12-14, 2024

Do: Ritterfest 2024 Medieval Faire

When: Friday, April 5th - Sunday, April 14th
Where: Schulz Brau Brewing / 126 Bernard Ave. Knoxville 

Ritterfest (a German Knight's Festival) is the newest festival at Schulz Brau. It all started last year and they've curated an amazing line-up for this year. 

What You Can Expect: 

  • Battling Knights: Violent entertainment comes to Ritterfest with battling knights! The battles to proceed include tournament arcs, all out brawls, and family-nights for you and a buddy to go head-to-head!
  • Medieval Merchants: Are you a knight yourself? Maybe a lover of RPG? Or perhaps you just need to accessorize your fairy-life aesthetic? These merchants have got you covered!
  • Minstrels of Music: Taking the main stage! Some minstrels are returning to the castle and others are making their first journey.
  • Axe-Throwing
  • Hair Braidng
  • Fortune/Tarot Reading
  • Other Hands-on Activities 

Finally.... the FOOD and the BEER!!! Enjoy Medieval Specials from Schulzes Schnitzel Kitchen and delicious mugs of craft beer from the brewery!

All this and more in a perfect medieval setting! Rain or Shine! 

Eat & Drink: Knoxville Cheese Festival

When: Saturday, April 13th, 11am-6pm

Where: TAPestry Event Space at Barrelhouse / 621 Lamar St. Knoxville


Indulge in the world of cheese alongside seasoned connoisseurs!

Attend the third annual Knoxville Cheese Fest! Returning with a fresh name and exciting updates, this weekend-long celebration invites you to savor a wide array of local, domestic, and international cheeses while gaining insights from experts on optimal pairings with complementary foods, ciders, beers, and wines.

Renowned World Cheese Judge Michael Landis returns to share his expertise, guiding attendees through delightful pairings and offering valuable tips on where to procure the showcased cheeses.

NEW FOR 2024! Experience smaller, more concise sessions designed to reduce wait times and maximize your enjoyment of cheese and cider/beer!

This year, Friday night's pairing events offer two distinct options: one focusing solely on pairings and another combining pairings with dinner. Saturday features shorter sessions with limited ticket availability per session, ensuring smoother access to the festivities. Additionally, attendees can enrich their Cheese Fest experience by attending optional Cheese University Classes, providing a comprehensive day of cheese exploration!

Please be aware that Cheese University Classes require a separate ticket and do not grant entry to the festival itself. Join in for an unforgettable celebration of all things cheese!

 

Try: Healing Roots - Folk Medicine in Appalachia

When: Saturday, April 13th, 2pm
Where: Norris Dam State Park / 125 Village Green Circle, Norris  

Gather at Norris Dam State Park for an enlightening exploration of the historical significance of the park's indigenous flora! Ranger Holly Frerichs will lead the session, shedding light on numerous native plants and their longstanding cultural and medicinal roles spanning centuries. Discover the fascinating stories behind these plants and the communities that have relied on them, both in the past and present.

Attendance for this program is complimentary; however, you are encouraged to consider registering and contributing to Norris Dam State Park. Your donations directly support essential park initiatives, including program materials, park enhancements, and much more. 

Buy: Grande Vista Bay Lot 

Listed By: Amanda Reyes, Real Broker (631) 741-9220

Luxury gated subdivision lot, cleared and ready for construction. Build your dream home in the coveted Grande Vista Bay subdivision, with almost 12,000 acres for the community. Enjoy year round mountain and lake views from your front porch on this beautiful plot of land, just a short walk from the community's marina.

This gated community offers wonderful amenities including boat ramps and docks, underground utilities, high speed internet, clubhouse with pool and indoor / outdoor event space, and don't forget the equestrian stables and on-site fire department. Shops, county park and medical center just minutes away! Don't miss out on this gorgeous lot!

Family: Railroad Days Heritage Festival

When: Saturday, April 13th & Sunday, April 14th 10am-5pm
Where: Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum / 7747 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend

The Railroad Days Heritage Festival is a full weekend of historic fun with trains, tractors, and more!

There will be: 

  • Museum & Walking Tours
  • Historic Demonstrations
  • Craft Vendors
  • Music, Food, and Fun! 

This is a FREE family fun event. 

Watch & Listen: Foam Finger World Record Night at One Knox vs. Union Omaha SC

When: Friday, April 12th, 6:30pm

Where: Regal Soccer Stadium / 2317 Stephenson Dr. SW, Knoxville

Help One Knox break the world record for the most foam fingers waved simultaneously! They are etching their name name in the history books (again) as they take on Union Omaha SC with the help of fans. Special One Knoxville SC foam fingers will be passed out as fans enter the stadium, and at halftime, you’ll collectively wave your foam fingers to break the world record.

Tickets for this match and all home matches are now on sale online at 

oneknoxsc.com.

This event is cashless (card only) and observes UT's clear bag policy.
The parking lot opens at 4:30pm. The gates open at 5pm and kickoff is at 6:30pm

Sunday Funday: Mayapple Marketplace

When: Sunday, April 14th, 10am-2pm
Where: Ijams Nature Center / 2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville

Spring has arrived, bringing with it the perfect opportunity to dive into garden planning! Discover all you need and more at Ijams Nature Center's Mayapple Marketplace, a vibrant outdoor celebration of the season. Delight in browsing through plant nurseries, gardening vendors, locally crafted artworks, delicious food truck offerings, and beyond!

Whether you're seeking to enrich your garden with beautiful plants, adorn your living space with unique art pieces, or simply relish a delightful afternoon outing, Ijams' Mayapple Marketplace promises something for every enthusiast!

Mark your calendars for April 14th from 10 am to 2 pm, as the festivities unfold on the plaza in front of the Visitor Center. This event is open to all, free of charge, and requires no registration. Join us for a memorable celebration of spring's bounty!

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