October First Friday Features Dogs and Agriculture

October 5, 6-9 p.m.

October First Friday Dog-toberfestCome out and enjoy the activity in this Ohio Main Street community!

October's First Friday is sponsored by Mid-Ohio Suzuki Honda Yamaha Kawasaki. It will feature the band Front Porch Revival from 6-9 p.m.

Just a few of the special activities include:

+ Dog-toberfest costume parade around the Square and down South Main Street, hosted by WNZR 90.9 FM, 7 p.m.

Pre-registration starts at 6:30 p.m. at WNZR's Big Blue; parade starts at 7. The first 50 dogs showing up in costume will receive a doggie treat bag with items from We Luv Pets, Knox County Humane Society, and others. Pet owners are encouraged to also wear costumes! All visitors to First Friday can stop by Big Blue and register to win our Dog-toberfest family prize basket featuring famous dog movies and a collar/leash/gift certificate from Hillside Veterinary Clinic. The Knox County Humane Society will also be set up on the Square. View the video to learn more!

+ Agricultural education exhibits from the USDA - Farm Service Agency.

More than 20 different organizations: tractors and equipment, orchard and bee info, rock climbing wall, cow milking simulator, livestock education, corn/soy/wheat, soil erosion, beef samples, Rural Life Center, sustainable agriculture, maple syrup, plants and shrubs, popcorn demonstrations, and so much more!

The whole family will enjoy a petting zoo (sponsored by Rolls-Royce Employees Charity & Civic Fund), balloon sculptor (sponsored by The Gold Exchange at Mount Vernon Coin and Collectibles), bounce house and the cornhole tournament (sponsored by Flapper's Bar & Grille, Herald's Appliances and Electronics and Page One Group).

Beautiful classic cars will also be on display at the Cruise In (sponsored by Donley Ford Lincoln of Mount Vernon). There is no registration fee. Twenty-five goody bags and door prizes will be drawn at random.

Food is provided by Flapper’s Bar & Grille, The High Restaurant and Woolson's Concessions on the Public Square with merchants and art galleries open late.

Come South on Main Street from the Public Square to Herald's Appliances and Electronics to hear entertainment provided by award-winning acoustic guitarist Brian Henke, sponsored by Vino Where You Live and Ramser Arboretum.

First Fridays' media sponsors are WQIO/WMVO and WNZR. The stations will broadcast live from First Friday and downtown businesses.

Traffic will be closed around the Square, and on Main Street north of the square to Chestnut Street and south of the Square to Ohio Avenue starting at 4:30 p.m. Rain location for the band is The [email protected] Woodward. If you have questions, please contact Carrie Crouch, HCA's downtown manager, at (740) 393-1481.

The mission of the Heritage Centre Association is to create and enhance the economic, historic and social development of the central business district and downtown Mount Vernon.

Want to be involved in First Fridays? Contact [email protected].