What To Do With Kids

If you have kids, we have things to do.

Biscuit Festival May 26, 2011

We were out of town last year for Biscuit Festival, but I am hoping to get up Saturday morning and head to Market Square. Here is a list of activities. They include the the  Biscuit Breakfast.

Hardee’s and friends provide the Biscuit buffet spread for you and yours to enjoy.

The Biscuit Breakfast will be held in our Biscuit Big Top Tent at the south end of Biscuit Boulevard, just north of Church Street.

Tickets are just $10.00 and will be available at the door starting at 8:00 am on Saturday, May 28th.


Greekfest October 6, 2010

This is one of my family’s favorite events of the year. They have dancing, yummy treats and tons of food. Bring your money and get a great meal for a great cause. 

31st Annual Greekfest  2010

October 8, 9 and 10  





The 31st annual Greekfest will take place at St. George Greek Orthodox Church at 4070 Kingston Pike from Friday, October, 8 through Sunday, October 10. The festival begins at 11:00 a.m. and continues nonstop until 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and goes from Noon until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday with all of the authentic Greek food, delicious Greek pastries, live music, traditional Greek dancing and costumes that have made this event a favorite.

Delicious homemade Greek pastries prepared by members of St. George are available to eat or take home.  The popular a la carte menu is available throughout the festival and includes traditional favorites such as roast lamb plate and roast lamb sandwich, gyro, souvlaki, pastichio,  spanakopita, Greek salad, and much more.  Cooking demonstrations are on Friday and Saturday at 2:00PM, 4:00PM and 6:00PM. On Sunday the cooking demos are at 1:00PM and 3:00PM.     Enjoy tours of the beautiful church and Byzantine iconography and are offered throughout the day and evening.  Most popular are presentations about the Greek Orthodox religion and the history of the faithful.   “Our festival gives us, as people of faith, the opportunity and good fortune to share our Orthodox faith while providing a window into our jubilant culture,” said Father John Kostas. 
The marketplace will include fine and imported costume jewelry, imported gifts, cultural art, a bookstore, an authentic taverna, pastry sale, Greek wines, coffee and frappes. Papou’s pantry will offer authentic Greek products for preparing Greek foods and Greek wines will be available for purchase at the taverna.Lazaros from Cincinnatti, OH will entertain you with both traditional Greek Bouzouki music as well as sounds from the Greek disco nightlife.

Admission is $2.00 for adults and children under 12 are free.   $3.00 weekend passes are also available.

Parking: No on-site parking available – free shuttle bus service from Laurel Church of Christ at Kingston Pike and Cherokee Boulevard and The Lower Lot of Western Plaza.



Where in the world? October 1, 2010

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Many readers ask me where I find all these great activities for kids. The first place to look is on the City of Knoxville Event list. You can find that here. Many of these events are on the calendar WAY before you can find any publicity for it. By checking the calendar, you can go ahead and put the Santa Claus parade on your calendar so you don’t miss it.

Knoxmoms.com has a great community calendar. People put their own events on the calendar, so the information is usually correct. I find the calendar a bit hard to navigate months in advance, but you can easily check it daily or weekly with no trouble.


Ijams Fall Festival September 26, 2010

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I saw that kids’ activities include face painting and tree climbing. How great would it be to tree climb in a real forest? Most of our children are so sheltered. Here is all the information for the Fall Festival at Ijams.

25th Annual Fall Plant Sale & Garden Festival
Sunday, October 3, 2010 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Ijams Nature Center

The Fall Plant Sale and Garden Festival features regional nurseries specializing in native species along with craft booths, gardening workshops, kids’ activities, live music, food and more. Proceeds benefit Ijams Nature Center’s education programs.


Corny Fall Fun September 21, 2010

Thursday is the first day of fall, and I’ve been looking forward to it for months. We had such a miserably hot summer that these cool, crisp mornings are a welcomed relief. The first activity on my calendar is to visit  Kyker Family Farms Corn Maze that opens this week on September 24th and remains open until October 30th. Visit an authentic farm adventure where you can go on a scavenger hunt in a 5 acre corn maze, wander through the meadow maze or let your little ones try out our “Tater Tot” maze. Then crawl through the straw crawl, pick your own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch and take a hayride on our working family farm. After that you can try  your hand at Corn Hole, a game for the entire family or zoom down one of two tunnel slides. Later, dare to enter “The Trail”, their haunted adventure. Whatever you decide to do, you are certain to have a good time at the Kyker Farms Corn Maze! Be sure and check out their webpage for all sorts of cute pictures.  And besides the fact that it will be so much fun, support your local farms and farmers. There is a lot of satisfaction picking a pumpkin out of a pumpkin patch instead of from a grocery bin.

The hours for the Mazes/Pumpkin Patch Thurs 4pm-dark, Friday 4pm-dark, Saturday 10am –dark. Starting October 8th visit the Haunted Trail on Friday or Saturday from dark -10pm.

Prices for admission to all three Corn, Meadow, and Tater Tot Mazes are: ages 3-5 $5.00,  6+ $7.00. The hayride and pumpkin patch cost an additional $5.00 for all ages and the Haunted Trail  is $10.00 for all ages.