We hope you enjoy your #EXPERIENCE!

With so much to do, Experience Mount Vernon is dedicated to keeping you informed on ALL the happenings in Downtown!

Continue to Downtown Experience Guide HERE!

Coming to Downtown in October!

Join us for the 3rd Annual Knox Foodies Food Truck Rally. Once again, we will be bringing new and diverse food options to you served up by your favorite food trucks! We will be offering traditional cuisine as well as Korean, German, French, Mexican, Cuban, and Asian from trucks that are slated to attend. We will have Ski-High Productions DJ’ing as well as live music.

This is a FREE event open to the public.


The Woodward Opera House is proud to welcome Stefano Maiuolo, an Italian singer, songwriter, and piano virtuoso who fuses soul, pop, and classical sounds for an enthralling musical journey that shares a consistent message of healing, hope, and love.

Thursday, October 6th

The Woodward Opera House

Stein Brewing Company Dine & Brew Free Live Music Thursdays! Featured October 6th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm is Reid Coleman! Music will be held on the restaurant side of Stein Brewing Company. You can make your reservations by calling

740-830-6760 or online at www.SteinBrewCo.com.

The Johnny Appleseed Apple Fest is back! Set for Friday, October 7th, the 2nd Annual Fest is once again sponsored by The Peoples Bank of Gambier!


Open Road Renewables Main Stage!

Appleseed Squares Performing at 5:30!

Johnny Appleseed performances from local elementary school 3rd Grade classes!

Wiggin & Pleasant Street Elementary Schools - 6pm

Mount Vernon Players present Johnny Appleseed 6:30-7pm

Columbia & Twin Oak Elementary Schools - 7pm

Wendys of Mount Vernon Kids Zone!

Half Baked Cafe Apple Pie Eating Contest!

Apple Bobbing Competition!


Ohio Rental Knox Foodies Food Trail!

Local Food Vendors with Apple Specialties!

Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area Approved Event!

Partnering with Happy Street BruWerks!

Produce from local Apple Orchards and Family Farms!


Historic Demonstrations & Performances!




Saturdays from 9-Noon on Public Square!

Voted #1 in Ohio in the 2021 America’s Farmers Market Celebration

A Downtown Abbey Tea

Join Psi Iota Xi for a traditional English Tea, the way it would be taken at Downton Abbey; this fund raiser will include a silent auction of all things royally intriguing.

Date of Event: Sunday, October 9, 2pm

Happy Street Bru Werks Sunday sessions

Join us for sessions!

Happy Street Brü Werks, 209 South Gay Street, Mount Vernon, OH from 3-5pm on these dates:

Happy Street Sundays: Oct. 9, Oct. 30

An Event by the Ohio Celtic Fiddlers

Caroline's Classic 2022

When: October 15, 2022

Where: CrossFit 1808

781 Fairgrounds Road, Mt Vernon, OH 43050

Time: 8am - 3pm

Teams will consist of male/female pairs

Divisions: Rx / Scaled / All Inclusive

All athletes will receive a shirt.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams in all divisions.

Click here for registration:


Caroline's Classic is back!! This is an annual CrossFit team competition that is a fundraising event for Down Syndrome in honor of the gym owner's niece, Caroline. Teams will compete in a series of events with a shotgun style start and a maximum duration of 50 minutes. Heats will run hourly starting at 9:00am and ending with the last heat starting at 1:00pm. The workouts, full heat schedule, and athlete briefing times will be released closer to the event.

Atlantic City Boys

An exciting mix of world-class vocals and interactive comedy with the rock-n-roll harmonies of the Beach Boys, Drifters, the BeeGees, and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Presented by the Community Concert Association of Knox County.

Sunday, October 16th

Knox Memorial Theater

Moss Rose Wednesdays

Join us at Moss Rose, 109, West Ohio Ave,, Mount Vernon Ohio, on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm on these dates:

Moss Rose, Wednesdays: 

October 19

An Event by the Ohio Celtic Fiddlers

Marching Band Jacket Jam

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

Schnormeier Event Center


Join us for one last jam of the season with the Mount Vernon High School marching band! They will play songs from their fall marching repertoire. Bring the entire family for this fun-filled event and celebrate these hard-working musicians. This is quickly becoming a closing concert tradition for the park's concert season.

Chautauqua Series- James Garfield and the United States Government

James Garfield and the United States Government* (Benjamin Frayser)

* denotes a program which can be made to be appropriate for children/young adults studying American History, Citizenship, or Government. Serving two years in the state legislature, 18 more in Congress, a Senator-elect, and President; makes for a remarkable resume to explain how, and why, the government of the United States works as it does.

Thursday, October 27, 7pm

The Woodward Opera House Presents

Fall Into Fun!

The Woodward Opera House debuts the experience and the spirit of Vaudeville with this light-hearted variety show evening of good, wholesome, family entertainment provided by our own talented community members. 

Saturday, October 29th

The Woodward Opera House