Knox Area Weekend To Do List, January 5-7, 2024

Do: Indoor Winter Farmers Market 

When: Saturday, January 6th, 9am-12pm
Where: St. Mary's School Gym / 323 Vermont Ave. Oak Ridge  

Shop local farmers, bakers, prepared foods, artisans, and more! There will be live music and artist demonstrations. This event is free entry, free parking, and indoors so you will stay in the warmth!

SNAP/EBT benefits are doubled at the Welcome Desk, up to $20 per day for fresh produce. 

FREE Nourish Kids Club, ages 2 to 12. Children taste a veggie and get $5 in Produce Bucks to spend at the market. 

You can also order Market-To-Go items online for distrbution on Saturday morning: veggies, fruits, greens, coffee, pantry items, flowers and plants, herbs and spices, dairy, meats, and much more! 

Eat & Drink: Cobbler Time in Karns!

When: Sunday, January 7th, 5pm-7:30pm

Where: Advance Auto Parts Parking Lot / 7700 Oak Ridge Hwy. Knoxville

East Tennessee's first AND only Cobbler Food Truck will be in Karns at the Advance Auto Parts parking lot (7700 Oak Ridge Hwy) on Sunday, January 7th, 5-7:30pm.

Join the fun with tasty, freshly-made, warm fruit cobblers topped with ice cream, whipped cream and more! Add a cup of hot coffee or creamy cocoa for the ultimate Winter treat.

Their most current menu includes: 

Signature Cobblers: Peach Bourbon, White Chocolate Almond, Apple Dark Chocolate Almond, Apple Bourbon Walnut, Blackberry Caramel Granola,  Blackberry White Chocolate Almond

Classic Cobblers: Peach a la Mode, Peach a la Mode Plus, Apple a la Mode, Apple a la Mode Plus, Blackberry a la Mode, Blackberry a la Mode Plus, 

Try: Scent Mixology and DIY Candle Pouring

When: Friday, January 5th, 6pm-7:30pm

Where: AR Workshop / 150 Lovell Rd. Suite 105, Knoxville  

Join in this SCENTSATIONAL workshop experience. Create one-of-a-kind candle scents for your home or as the perfect hand-crafted gift.
The more you pour, the more you save! Your 1.5-hour DIY experience starts at $59 for two (2) candles. Each candle comes with a lid to complete the look!

Bring your favorite food or drink to fuel your creativity.

Buy: New Construction Home in Historic Old North Knox

Listed By: Quinn Epperly, Real Broker (865) 963-8462

OPEN HOUSE - Saturday, January 6th, 1pm-3pm

Beautiful NEW CONSTRUCTION Craftsman in HISTORIC OLD NORTH KNOX! Comes with seller buy-down up to $6,000 with acceptable offer, if preferred lender is used. Rarely do you come across new construction in Historic Neighborhoods and minutes to downtown! White shaker cabinets with marble counters, kitchen island, and pantry flow right into the amazing open concept living room with a shiplap covered fireplace and beautiful wood mantel. Main level primary suite with stand alone tub and incredible walk-in shower. His and her's separate walk-in closets that allows direct access into laundry room to provide convenient main level. Upstairs includes two more bedrooms with large walk-in closet in the second bedroom. Tiled penny flooring completes the upstairs full bathroom with the tiled walk-in shower. On street parking available in front of house and private rear driveway off the alleyway provides plenty of parking. Front porch and back patio provide perfect places for some outdoor entertaining and relaxing. This convenient historic North Knoxville location is just minutes from the University of Tennessee, downtown Knoxville, as well as many great local restaurants and bars! Owner/AgentGlass door in Primary Bathroom shower still to be installed. Listing does not include fridge. Credit for all closet and pantry hangings available.

Family: Pajama Storytime 

When: Friday, January 5th, 6pm-6:45pm
Where: Clinton Public Library / 118 S Hicks St. Clinton 

Wear your favorite pj's and bring your favorite stuffed animal to a special evening storytime at the Clinton Public Library. 

This program will appeal the most to Pre-K and early Elementary ages, but all are welcome!

Watch & Listen: Winter Tales with the Smoky Mountain Storytellers

When: Sunday, January 7th, 2:30pm-4:00pm

Where: Ijams Nature Center / 2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville

The Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association is back again at Ijams. Join in the rich heritage of storytelling with them as they offer "Winter Tales", where tellers share some of their personal favorite stories to warm the heart. You’ll find a multitude of telling styles and genres among their members: whether it’s traditional Appalachian tales, classical stories from foreign lands, contemporary fiction, or personal narratives, you’re never quite sure what you may find as the next story unfolds.

 Doors open at 2 pm, stories begin at 2:30. Tickets for this event are $10 for adults and $5 for kids (ages 5-12).  This event is for all ages.

This event will happen in the large events room at the Ijams Visitor Center. Dogs are not allowed at this event. 

 About the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association

The Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association comprises folks who love telling, listening to, and rejoicing in our rich heritage of stories. For more information, find them on Facebook or check out


Last Chance: Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland

When: Ending January 7th, 2024

Where: Soaky Mountain Waterpark / 175 Gists Creek Rd, Sevierville

It all ends on January 7th so don't miss out! 

This beloved drive-through light show has become a favorite family tradition for many, and this year is sure to impress! With the new location comes a longer drive route as well as captivating new additions, including majestic 25-feet-tall trumpeting angels, a star-studded pathway, and much more.  Plus, guests will explore the enchantment of the season through custom-built “Santa’s Safari” themed comical displays, featuring eventful jeep excursions, spirited keep away games with hippos, hilarious diving contests, and more safari fun with friends from the North Pole. The mischievous elves are sure to sprinkle in some surprises along the way too. After the show, visit Snowy Mountain Village inside Soaky Mountain Waterpark for loads of fun for the whole family, including refreshments, souvenirs, activities for kids


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