The Woodward

The WOodward Opera House - Oldest 19th Century Opera HouseToday, the Woodward Opera House, America's Oldest Authentic 19th Century Theater, is being restored to its 19th century appearance but with al the 21st century amenities required for operating a theater. Tours of the Woodward Opera House are available during special downtown events. MORE

Parks & Trails

Parks and Trails near Mount Vernon Ohio, Columbus Ohio area bike trails, knox county bike trails, knox county canoeing, mohican If you just want to take a walk, take a hike on our Kokosing Gap Trail and the Mohican Valley Trail which were built on former railroad beds. If you like to camp or canoe, just up the road is our great Mohican and Kokosing areas, with ample campgrounds and canoeing on some of the greatest easy-water rivers in the Midwest. MORE

Oldtime Farming Festival

otffPreserving the agricultural heritage of the Centerburg area by recalling and recreating activities common in the lives of our farming predecessors. We also strive to create a safe environment where families can have a fun and affordable entertainment experience.  MORE


ohiolinaOhiolina is a celebration of the music and culture rooted in the I-77 corridor from Ohio to North Carolina. Exhibiting a deep love of Ohio and North Carolina and all ground in between, Ohiolina aims to celebrate the unique traditions of the region: folk, bluegrass and the local culinary movements. MORE

Area Communities

Mount Vernon, Ohio
Brinkhaven, Ohio
Centerburg, Ohio
Danville, Ohio
Fredericktown, Ohio
Gambier, Ohio
Martinsburg, Ohio

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Welcome to Knox County!

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Where else can you go to find brick streets, historic homes, recreational trails, camping, elegant bed and breakfast inns, and stunning College campuses—all within reach of your home. You will be delighted when you come to our area to visit, whether it is for business or pleasure.Thank you for your interest in Knox County. If the Knox County Convention & Visitors Bureau can assist you in your travel plans, please contact us. Also, please come back and visit our updated website for current tourism information for our delightful community.

Upcoming Events

Friday September 4, 2015

Upcoming events include:
4Celebrate Recovery Launch - featuring Taming Lions
4First Friday
5Cooper-Bessemer "Old Timers Gathering"
520th Anniversary Celebration - Brown Family Environmental Center
6Mount Vernon Classic Bike Race
6Ariel-Foundation Park Free Concert
8Gardening Class - Level 1
9Fredericktown Tomato Show
10Fredericktown Tomato Show
10Survivor of Suicide Memory Dinner
10CHAUTAUQUA - Clark Gable
11Fredericktown Tomato Show
Click here  for more information about these and other Knox County Events.