Knox Area Weekend To Do List, June 14-16, 2024

Do: Lavender Festival 

When: Saturday, June 15th, 8am-4pm 
Where: In and Around Jackson Square / 235 Jackson Square, Oak Ridge 

Tennessee's only Lavender Festival celebrates health, herbs and the environment, locally grown food and arts in Oak Ridge, and of course, lavender. 

Expect 130 artisans, live music, informative presentations, free children's activities, food trucks, and more. From homemade jams to fine art, you can enjoy the sounds of music floating through the square from the large Festival Tent, as well as demonstrations and presentations throughout the day. 

You won't want to miss the Tour of Gardens that takes place June 14 - 16, 2024 and the Nine Lakes Wine Tasting will be during the Lavender Festival on the 15th. An additional ticket is required for these two events. 

Check out the official website to learn all the info:

Eat & Drink: Bourbon Pairing Dinner

When: Friday, June 14th, 6pm-8:30pm

Where: Ancient Lore Village / 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville 

Step into a world where time slows down and indulge in an evening of exquisite flavors and timeless tales. Join in at Ancient Lore Village for an unforgettable Bourbon Pairing Dinner featuring the renowned Four Roses Bourbons. Nestled amidst enchanting landscapes, this culinary journey promises to be like no other. Savor the rich flavors of carefully selected bourbons expertly paired with delectable dishes, each crafted to delight your senses and evoke a sense of indulgence. As the sun sets, let the stories of ancient lore weave through the air, adding a touch of magic to an already extraordinary evening. Your presence will make this event truly unforgettable.

Appetizer: Savor Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos, blending savory and spicy flavors.

Salad: Enjoy a Spinach Salad with red onion, strawberries, and warm Bacon Vinaigrette.

Entree: Indulge in Bone-In Pork Chops with Maple Bacon Bourbon Glaze, served with Rustic Mashed Potatoes and Lemon Broccolini.

Dessert: End with a Freshly Baked Apple Turnover, topped with Sweet Caramel Bourbon Glaze and Cinnamon Chantilly.

This event will transcend time and tatalize your palate. Please make reservatations . Cost is $75 / person. 

Try: Extreme Cornhole at The Greens

When: Sunday, June 16th, 12pm-9pm
Where: The Greens / 201 Tuskegee Dr. Oak Ridge

Get ready for some exciting fun with Extreme Cornhole at the Greens in Oak Ridge! This thrilling game combines the best of mini-golf and cornhole into one unique experience. Players navigate a creatively designed course, throwing 4 cornhole bags at each hole. Challenge Dear Ole' Dad or your friends head-to-head or aim for the top score. Whether you're a seasoned cornhole pro or a mini-golf enthusiast, Extreme Cornhole promises a fantastic time for everyone!

The Greens by Gypsy Circus is a mini-golf and games attraction that includes the first brewery in Oak Ridge, Atomic City. Three unique mini-golf courses await you and your crew, as well as a variety of other games to play: giant chess, bocce ball, ladder ball, pong and more. Come grab a drink, pound a hot dog or two, and sit around the fire pit after sinking shot after shot on these exciting courses.

Buy: Gorgeous Private & Gated Mini Farm 

Listed By: Kim Cargill Wax, Real Broker (865) 206-2820

Nestled behind a private gate, this enchanting mini farm invites you into a sanctuary of peace and tranquility. Spanning 7.83 acres, this captivating property boasts a serene pond teeming with fish and picturesque views.

Enter the newly constructed home to discover an open floor plan adorned with soaring ceilings. The main level unfolds into a grand great room anchored by a cozy fireplace, while the gourmet kitchen beckons with high-end appliances and a sprawling island. Two luxurious master bedrooms grace the main level, along with a half bath and convenient laundry room.

Step onto the covered deck and marvel at the tranquil pond and water feature, creating a breathtaking backdrop for unforgettable sunsets. The expansive basement offers a sprawling recreation room, an additional master suite, two extra sleeping quarters, and a second laundry room. The oversized 2-car garage provides ample storage, while the fenced property creates a secure haven for equine companions. A charming screened-in gazebo and a sturdy barn enhance the outdoor experience.

Located just minutes from Waterside Marina, this exceptional property offers breathtaking views of Norris Lake from its inviting front porch. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this spectacular estate, where every day feels like a serene escape. Buyer to verify square footage. 2 minutes from Waterside Marina.

Family: Chalk the Walk

When: Saturday, June 15th, 9am-2pm
Where: Blount County Public Library / 508 N Cusick St. Maryville

Everyone is invited to the annual chalk competition to brighten up the sidewalks! The whole family can join in the fun with art chalk and tools provided. For those needing a break, a climbing wall will be available from 9-11 am to spark some inspiration.

Participants will be judged in age categories: 0-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-17, and 18+, with a grand prize for the overall winner. The event kicks off at 9 AM behind the library on the sidewalk along the Greenbelt. Be sure to visit the sign-up table to get your participant number for judging, which starts at 2 PM.

This free event is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. 

Watch & Listen: Vintage Base Ball - Greatest Dad Celebration

When: Saturday, June 15th, 11am
Where: Ramsey House / 2614 Thorn Grove Pike, Knoxville  

Bring your Father, Grandfather, or Father-figure for some old-fashioned fun! Join in to celebrate the "greatest" Dads with a special Vintage Base Ball showdown between the two home teams. During the 7th inning stretch, all fathers are invited onto the field for some good-old-fashioned fun!

Schedule: 11:00 AM – Knoxville vs. TBD

This is a FREE event for the entire family! Concessions will be available, with all proceeds going to the ongoing preservation of Historic Ramsey House. Don't forget to bring your own chair and a shady umbrella or tent.

About the League: The Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association brings 19th-century baseball to life with authentic rules, equipment, costumes, and culture from the 1860s. They promote values often missing in modern-day athletics and foster a sense of belonging for everyone. Learn more at Tennessee Vintage Base Ball Association.

Come out and celebrate the Dads in your life with us!

Fun with Dad: Daddy's Day Out at Hi-Wire

When: Saturday, June 15th, 12pm-6pm
Where: Hi-Wire Brewing / 2020 Barber St. Knoxville

Get ready for a day of Dad-tastic fun! Pull up your socks, slip on your sandals, and grab your father figure for Daddy's Day Out at Hi-Wire for a variety of hilarious Dad-themed games:

  • Dad Joke Competition at 2pm
  • Dress Like Dad Contest at 3pm
  • Stein Hoisting at 5pm

Wells Station BBQ will be serving up delicious eats from 12pm until sellout, and you can shop dad-approved vendors from 1-5pm. Plus, they’ll be pouring curated bourbon flights while supplies last!

They're also selling tickets for Pints for Prostates with a chance to win a trip for two to the GABF in Denver, CO from Oct. 10-13. The prize includes tickets to the GABF & Denver Rare Beer tasting, airfare, 3 nights of hotel accommodations, and $300 to spend at Denver area breweries. All proceeds benefit Pints for Prostates.

  • 1 ticket for $10 
  • 3 tickets for $25
  • 7 tickets for $50

Come celebrate Dad and make it a day to remember!

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