Heart of Ohio TourFor more than 40 years, agricultural awareness has been the aim of the Heart of
Ohio Tour. The Tour is held the first weekend in October each year and serves
to heighten the awareness of visitors concerning agriculture in Knox County.
The organizations and businesses spotlighted open their doors to the public to
inform visitors of the workings of the business. Demonstrations of farm and
factory machinery give visitors an idea of what goes into the agri-business
industry. Business owners and operators are available to answer any questions
that may come up about their operation. Granges and other organizations often
open their doors to visitors so they can inform them about their activities.
Volunteer fire departments and emergency care units are also available to
share information about the services offered and give tours of their facilities.
The Heart of Ohio Tour is a great opportunity for a family outing in the fall,
with much to see, do and learn. Signs are posted along the tour route.
The 2013 Heart of Ohio Tour begins at the Knox County Agriculture Museum
n the Knox County Fairgrounds in Mount Vernon, and traverses southern
Knox County and will include the following stops:
(Click on link for stops for video description of each Heart of Ohio Tour Stop)
Knox County Agricultural Museum at the Knox County Fairgrounds, 601 Fairgrounds Road, Mount Vernon.Devoted to farm and home lifestyle of the 1800's and early 1900's,
the museum houses more than 3,000 items which depict the way
our forefathers lived. It is the only museum of its kind in Ohio and began its
historic collection in 1984. The museum is open during the fair, by
appointment for groups, and during the Heart of Ohio Tour each October.Tours are free of charge.