Future Festival Dates

Future Festival Dates

The Festival is always scheduled the second weekend of August that begins with the second Friday.

Future dates include:

August 13-16, 2015
August 11-14, 2016
August 10-13, 2017
August 09-12, 2018
August 08-11, 2019

Note: This schedule is provided as a courtesy for planning purposes. It is subject to change without notice.

Festival Sponsors

The Festival is sponsored, in part, by:

ariel logo blue

First Knox National Bank

Time Warner Cable

Our Festival Media Sponsors are:

WMVO Web

superq

ICONN 09 Logo copy

Mount Vernon News

WNZR

Friends of the Festival

The Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival is the premier event of the year in Downtown Mount Vernon. Your help is needed to help perpetuate the Festival. Please consider becoming a Friend of the Festival!

Dan Emmett Festival Video Contest

The Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival is sponsoring its second annual Video Contest! The goal for this contest is for participants to create and submit videos that promote the Festival in a positive way, showcasing any or all of the variety of experiences the Festival has to offer. The top 5 videos will be posted here on the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival website! Get out your cameras and have some fun!

2014 Video Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2014 Video Contest Winners!

Best Professional - Exit Eleven Media

Best Organization/Business - Creative Foundations

Best Amateur - Lacey Blubaugh

View them in our Video Gallery!

Buy Tickets Now!

Crystal Gayle will perform on Saturday, August 15 at 9:30 p.m., opened by T. G. Sheppard at 6:30 p.m. A limited amount of reserved seating has been set aside for both concerts. Purchase Tickets Now!

Festival Applications

The following applications are available for the Festival Contests & Shows.  Show applications will be accepted until the shows are full.

Car Show

Cheer Competition

Crafts & Trades Show

Fiddle Contest

Food Concessions

Fine Arts & Handcrafts

Flower Show

Knox Idol

Motorcycle Show & Cruse-In

Quilt Show

We Never Run Alone 5K

Youth Showcase

For a complete list of applications, please go to our Festival Applications page.

2014 Festival Results