The Watermelon Festival, put on each year by the Knox County Chamber of Commerce. The festival will start on Friday at 5:00 p.m. on Patrick Henry Square, with live music at beginning at 7:00 and a movie to follow. Saturday kicks off with the BBQ cookoff, as well as the annual Baby, Toddler and Watermelon Queen contests, which will still be a big part of the event. There’s also the traditional watermelon eating and seed spitting contests. It goes without saying, there will be a lot of watermelon to sample throughout the event!