New Knoxville's A Little Town With a Big Celebration

Staff Writer

The village of New Knoxville will once again greet the Fourth of July with a two-day celebration at New Knoxville Community Park.

The Famous Fourth fireworks display will be held on Saturday, July 1 at 10 p.m.

The Woody A. Piehl Memorial Softball Tournament will have a $600 first prize along with shirts and a trophy for the winner and $200 for second and $100 for first place.

The 5K Night Ranger walk and run will be on Friday at 9 p.m. with a flat scenic course, long straightaways down quiet country roads and through streets of New Knoxville with all proceeds benefiting the New Knoxville Community Park Association.

A library sale, raffles, inflatables, cake wheel,  pie contest, photo contest, cornhole tournament, tips, Little League games between New Knoxville and New Bremen and 2000 Club drawing will also be going on throughout the weekend celebration.

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 30

  • 5 p.m. Jr. Class Food and beverages/food Tent/Beer tent open
  • Raffles: Prizes, 50/50, Reverse raffle at Shelter house
  • 5-8 p.m. Friends of the library book sale
  • 5-9 p.m. kids inflatables/cake wheel
  • 6 p.m. Woody A. Piehl memorial softball
  • 6-8 p.m. Photo contest
  • 6 p.m.-midnight     tips
  • 8 p.m.-midnight    Shelby County Line
  • 9 p.m. 5k Night Ranger walk/run
  • 10-11:30 p.m. outdoor movie

Saturday, July 1

  • 9 a.m.  Woody A. Piehl softball tournament
  • 10 a.m.-Noon  pie and photo contests
  • 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friends of the library book sale    
  • 11:15 a.m. flag raising
  • 11:20 a.m. Way International choir
  • 11:30 a.m. Jr. Class Food & beverages/food Tent/Beer tent         Noon Hot shot and free throw contest
  • Noon pie contest judging and auction
  • raffles: prizes, 50/50, reverse raffle at shelter house
  • Midnight-9 p.m.     kids inflatables/cake wheel
  • 1 -2:30 p.m. cornhole Tourney sign-up, photo judging
  • 1:30 -4 p.m. Live Music: The little people’s band
  • 2 p.m.-Midnight    Tips
  • 3 p.m. cornhole tournament ($250 first place)
  • Little league game (new bremen vs. New Knoxville)
  • 4 p.m. BBq Chicken dinners
  • 5 p.m. reverse raffle drawing
  • Little league game (new bremen vs. New Knoxville)
  • 4-6 p.m. happy hour in beer tent
  • 8 p.m.-midnight    Live Music: No Regrets
  • 9:45 p.m. National Anthem (American Legion post#444)
  • 10 p.m. famous fourth fireworks display
  • 11 p.m. raffles drawings: NKCPA 50/50, Prize raffles
  • 2000 Club Drawing/softball continues