K-Town South: Enjoy Some Four-Wheeled Bugs Amid the Blooms

Here’s our bi-weekly look at what’s going on in South Knoxville: FINALKTownlogo_150

What: Bugs and Blooms

When: Aug. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: McLemore Florist and Gifts (106 E. Young High Pike, 577-2720)

Calling all Volkswagen Beetle owners, from Flower Power vans to the latest model in custom Vol Orange: McLemore Florist and Gifts is holding a mini (no, not that kind) festival with the Knox Volks Motor Club. “It does not matter what model—the more the merrier,” says store co-owner Karen Christian. Registration for vehicles begins at 10 a.m., and those who come to look will vote on the “bests” in categories like “Prettiest,” “Cleanest” and “Fan Favorite.” Prizes for best Bugs will come from McLemore’s gift shop—probably fall wreaths—and ordinary folk will receive door prizes. Free entertainment will be provided by a DJ from Fuller Light & Sound, and simple summer pleasures like snow cones and hot dogs will be available—along with lots of cold drinks!

Plus: Shop for Local Produce in a Historic Setting

What: Weekly Farmer’s Market

When: Thursdays through Sept. 25,
3 p.m.-6 p.m.

Where: Marble Springs State Historic Site (1220 W. Governor John Sevier Hwy., 573-5508)

Rain or shine, mosey over to the historic governor’s home to find all manner of local produce and other farm products, including honey, birdhouse gourds, homemade soap, that sort of thing.

Tip: Vendors pay $5 per day for booth space only (no electricity, must bring your own tables and tents, etc.) and can find out availability and pre-register at marblesprings.net. All prepared foods must come from a certified kitchen; those regulations are spelled out on the registration form.

And along the way…

Purchase a K-Town South long- or short-sleeved T-shirt! The new logo is available on quality tees at the Disc Exchange (2615 Chapman Hwy., 573-5710).