Frugal Fun Around K-Town This Weekend

250px-knoxville_tn_skylineSo what is going on this weekend around town that is frugal and fun? A lot. Here is the list I have so far. If you know of anything else let me know!

Build a City with and Bearden Earth Fare!
This Saturday 6/27/09 lend Earth Fare a hand with all of their extra boxes after their grand opening this month. Purchase your building permit and construction hat for just $1 (proceeds will benefit Beardsley Community Farm) then stack, shift and shape your buildings out of hundreds of cardboard boxes.
There will be  snacks and refreshments courtesy of Earth Fare, door prizes and other eco friendly activities.
The fun starts at 10am and is free (apart from the $1 donation for your hard hat).
Location: Parking Lot of the new Bearden Earth Fare at
140 N Forest Park Blvd.
Knoxville, TN 37919    Thanks, Ali!

While you’re there use this 15% off coupon to on their June specials. Thanks, Knoxville Mamabelle

2009 Summer Stay-Cation Expo
Also Saturday, from 10am-5pm, West Town Mall will host the 2009 Summer Stay-Cation Expo. Come out and learn more about summer fun that is happening in and around the Knoxville area. The event is free and open to the public. Thanks Gabrielle

Knoxville Dragon Boat Races
The 7th Annual Knoxville Dragon Boat Festival is Saturday from 8am-5pm at the Cove at Concord Park. Fifty teams will compete for the title of Grand Champion and to raise money for Knox Area Rescue Ministries.
Admission is free. Come watch the race and also enjoy entertainment, kid’s activities and cultural education.

Market Square Farmers Market 9am-2pm

UT Gardens Blooms Days Garden Festival and Marketplace
This annual event features local artisans and vendors, more than 30 free workshops for adults and children, and tours of the garden at its peak. Visitors can tour the gardens and learn about some 4,000 annuals, perennials, herbs, tropicals, trees, shrubs, vegetables and ornamental grasses. Children’s activities will include an insect zoo, butterfly house, face painting, story time and sprinkler time. The festival also includes a garden marketplace in which visitors can shop for arts, crafts, garden goods and specialty plants. The event will run Saturday, June 27, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m. Tickets are $6.

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