Knox Area Weekend To Do List, May 12-14, 2023

Do: BaCON Festival  

When: Saturday, May 13th, 10am-6pm 
Where: Tri-State Exhibition Center / 200 Natures Trail, McDonald, TN 

This festival may just have you squealin' with excitement. The BaCON Festival features the area's most delicious food, but focuses on bacon-related dishes. There is also local craft vendors and talented entertainment. 

There are TONS of food vendors and each will have multiple bacon items. Their top 3 will be on the menu boards (QR codes) around the festival. 

Here are just a few of the bacon items that will be available. 

  •  Pork Belly BLT Sliders
  •  Bacon Fried Rice
  •  Bacon Spring Rolls
  •  Bacon Stuffed Hushpuppies
  •  Bacon Wrapped Fried Pickles
  •  Buffalo Chicken Bacon Tacos
  •  Grilled Pimento Cheese with Bacon
  •  Deep Fried Bacon Hotdogs
  •  Pork Belly Burnt-ends
  •  Bacon Street Corn
  •  Dipped strawberries rolled in Bacon
  •  Cinnamon Bacon Doughnut Holes
  •  Maple Bacon Brownie Sundae
  •  Bacon Cotton Candy
  •  Deep Fried Bacon Oreos
  •  Peanut Butter Banana Bacon Waffles
  •  Bacon Shaved Ice
  •  Bacon Funnel Cake
  •  Bacon Latte
  •  Candied Bacon
  •  Chocolate covered Bacon

Admission is only $5 per person and parking is free. Tickets are available at the gate only! 


Eat & Drink: Popular Regional Pizza Making 

When: Saturday, May 13th, starting at 11am-2pm

Where: The Cutting Edge Classroom / 150 N Martinwood, Suite 402, Knoxville 

Do you love all types of pizza? Do you want to make delicious pizzas at home? This class is the perfect place to get your start. You will learn fundamentals such as types of flour, gluten development, basic fermentation techniques, proofing, forming, and baking. Mix dough by hand and learn to ferment, shape, stretch, top, and bake your pizza. 

The Menu: 

  • Chicago Deep Dish
  • Sicilian Style Pizza
  • Neapolitan Style Pizza
  • California Style Pizza

The best part is getting to eat what you make in class! 

Try: Goat Yoga    

When: Saturday, May 13th, 4pm
Where: Pygmy Harbor Farm / 2222 Robin Ben Ln. Knoxville 

In need of a good smile? Goat Yoga is a fun-filled outdoor one-of-a-kind experience. Laughter and playfulness abound as adorable pygmy goats roam as you practice yoga. 

Goat snuggles, photo opportunities, yoga, and the goats! Wear something you don't mind getting dirty. The goats may or may not climb on you!

The yoga will be perfect for beginners; a great way to get a full-body stretch, release stress, and center your mind. 

Photo Courtesy of Pygmy Harbor Farms

Buy: Fully Renovated Near Downtown Knoxville

Listed By: Luke Rivers - Real Broker, LLC (865) 233-6634

This fully renovated dream home is less than 5 miles from Downtown Knoxville. This 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom has been transformed with new electrical, plumbing, HVAC, LVP flooring, light fixtures, windows, paint, and more! 

This is a rare find with everything being NEW, an excellent location, large lot, and a barn in the backyard. 

Family: Cookie Decorating - Mom & Me 

When: Saturday, May 13th, 2pm-4pm

Where: Knoxville Arts Center / 1127 N. Broadway, Suite B, Knoxville, TN   

Make some fun and sweet memories with Mom this Mother's Day weekend. Learn the basics of cookie decorating and also tips and tricks for cut out cookies and icing. All supplies will be furnished as you make flowers and sun shaped cookies. The cost is $30 for adults plus $10 per child. 

No cookie decorating experience is necessary! They will walk you through each step! 

Call to register: (865) 523-1401. 

Photo Courtesy of Knoxville Arts Center   

Watch & Listen: A Stand Up Comedy Open Mic 

When: Sunday, May 14th, 5:30-8pm

Where: Geezers Brewery / 225 E 5th Ave. Knoxville    

Each Sunday Geezers Brewery hosts a hilarious night of laughs with an Open Mic Comedy Night! 

Come try your hand at some open mic comedy or just watch and enjoy for yourself!

This show is 18+ due to strong adult content. 

Get Crafty w/ Mom: Crocheting with Kitties!

When: Saturday, May 13th, 6pm-8pm
Where: Scruffy's Cafe / 1015 North Broadway, Knoxville     

Want to try your hand at crocheting? Or maybe you are a pro. This class is purrrrfect for you either way. 

Join the instructors as they guide you into making your own crocheted creation. Patterns, needles, yarn, and instructions are all provided. 

The best part? The cats at Scruffy's will be there to help you feel at ease, unwind, focus, and... maybe even get in the way here and there. 

All kitties are available for pre-adoption at the event. Food, drink, and merchandise will be available for purrrrchase. 

Photo Courtesy of Scruffy's Cat Cafe 


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