MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Barn Tour and Dance 2018 will be held Sept. 8.

The route is 17 miles long and will tour four barns. Two of the barns are working barns, one is a renovated and repurposed barn and one is brand new and built in the old way by hand with mortis, tenon and peg construction.

The Central Ohio Plein-Air Painters will be painting on site and will have a competition for cash prizes, and the Mount Vernon School Children’s Art Exhibition and Competition will provide plenty of art for viewing. A petting zoo, farm animals, a face painter and a children’s coloring corner should keep children entertained. For adults there will be a mum sale, live music, gardens, sales, exhibits, food, crafts, a dance performance by Kenyon College Dance Department, displays, the Master Gardeners of Knox County, solar information, antique and modern farm and barn raising equipment, talking with barn experts and much more.

Wayne King and the Hoedowners will perform at the Barn Square Dance which will have a raffle drawing during the intermission.

The tour will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Square Dance will last from 6:30-9 p.m.

This is the sixth biennial tour produced by the Knox County Landmarks Foundation to benefit its programs. Different barns are presented each tour on the second Saturday of September. For specific information go to, which will publish the route and details for each site Sept. 1. Maps will be handed out at all barns.

Look for the Mount Vernon News insert to be published Sept. 4 with complete details on all events, entertainment, barn histories and a map.

The event is free.



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