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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Dan Emmett Car & Motorcycle Shows (Sun. 13 Aug, 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Whether you turn the crank or the key to get here, you don’t want to miss out on the 30th Annual Antique & Classic Car Show and the 16th Annual Motorcycle Show! Antique and classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other motor vehicles are invited to be proudly displayed around Public Square in historic downtown Mount Vernon.

Registration takes place between 8:00 a.m. and Noon.  Entry fee is $10.  Over 50 awards for the antique and classic vehicles will be presented at the awards ceremony.  New this year is Motor Music at 1:00 p.m.  Free event T-shirts and dash plaques will be given to the early registrants, and there will be the same 50/50 raffle as in previous years.  The event will be held on the Square and down South Main Street.

The Motorcycle Show starts at Noon.  Motorcycles of all makes and models are invited to cruise into town to show off their wheels on Public Square.  There are six (6) classes of competition – Custom, Touring, Vintage (25 years and older), Trike, Cruiser, and Sport, will have the opportunity to participate in a judged show, with a special award for Best in Show.

If engines and paint jobs weren’t enough, live entertainment will be featured on the Square, with plenty of delicious food to keep you going all day long.

30th Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival (All day)

The 30th annual Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival celebrates the legacy of Daniel Decatur Emmett. This homegrown musician, composer, and founder of minstrelsy tradition is known world-wide as the author of "Dixie." Dan Emmett's life and career is honored through a varied format of performing and creative artists on four stages and all along South Main Street for the enjoyment of Festival goers of all ages.

Dan Emmett Flower Show (All day)

Knox County Garden Clubs sponsored Flower Show at the Living Center during Dan Emmett Arts and Music Festival


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