The Knox County Fair


On The Road with Big Blue – Knox County Fair Edition! The Big Blue Crew is getting ready for the Knox County Fair! The Knox County Fair is going on 7/22 – 7/28!


WNZR will be at the Fair all week bringing you show results and highlights of all the activities, plus we’ll feature some amazing kids and tell the stories of our Knox County 4-H participants.


Almost 1,000 Knox County youth are participating in shows and exhibits at the Knox County Fair. This year, there are 1,800 projects at the Fair, 715 kids are showing over 1,300 animal projects.


The WNZR staff supports their hard work and will be cheering them on. Listen to WNZR all during Fair week for show results and highlights of everything on the schedule. Our Fair coverage starts around 2pm each day!



We have prizes for EVERYONE in the family! Adults – you could win a HOG!

WNZR has partnered with the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Admissions Office, Kokosing Incoporated and A+ Autobrokers to purchase four Hogs at the Knox County Junior Fair Sales. Each hog will be processed by Smithhisler Meats and the meat will be given to one of our FOUR ADULT prize winners! PLUS our four winners will receive a $100 dollar Kroger gift card courtesy of Cosby Heating and Cooling!


Each adult prize is valued at approximately $800 (includes sale price, processing, gift card and the 2018 On The Road with Big Blue T-shirt)!

*Employees and immediate family members of Kokosing Inc., A+ Autobrokers, Smithhisler Meats, Cosby Heating and Cooling, WNZR and MVNU Admissions are NOT permitted to participate in this giveaway. Immediate family members are mother, father, spouse, child, brother or sister.

*A complete list of rules for On The Road with Big Blue can be found HERE or at our tent.


Here’s how the giveaway works:

At 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 28th, we begin drawing names. If your name is announced, you have 9 minutes and 9 seconds to call (740) 392-9090 or come to the WNZR Tent located near the Fair Board Office at the Knox County Fair to claim your prizes.


Names will be drawn until four (4) winners are secured. Each time WNZR draws a name, 9 minutes and 9 seconds will be given to claim the prize. Winners must be present or listening to WNZR, 90.9 FM to win.  Winners must provide proof of identification when claiming the grand prize. Only the registered winner may claim the grand prize.


Registration deadline is Saturday, July 28th at 4 p.m.


A complete list of rules is available at the WNZR Tent and HERE.



KIDS of EVERY age can WIN at the Knox County Fair!

We’ll have a Kid’s ultimate summer fun prize basket to give away EVERY day of the fair! That’s SEVEN incredible baskets. Kids (10 and under) can register at the fair or online ( Kids – you could win a summer sand bucket packed full of goodies including:

  • sidewalk chalk
  • bubbles
  • Frisbees
  • water balloons
  • beach ball
  • water shooter
  • light-up bouncy ball
  • One Children’s Bible
  • One copy of the VeggieTales DVD The League of Incredible Vegetables – a Lesson in Handling Fear
  • One 2018 On The Road with Big Blue T-shirt
  • and lots of WNZR goodies.


Kid’s Prize baskets are for kids 10 and under. Each basket is valued at $40!

We will give away a kid’s prize basket every night of the Knox County Fair.

Winners will be drawn at random every night at 7:30 p.m.


We also have an AWESOME student prize backpack for ages 11 - 17 courtesy of WNZR and the Office of Admissions at MVNU. Students can register at the fair or HERE. You could win:

  • An MVNU Cougar drawstring backpack
  • 3 T-Shirts
  • 4 frisbees
  • MVNU adhesive cell phone wallet
  • beach ball
  • mini-basketball
  • water bottle
  • MVNU sunglasses
  • WNZR sunglasses
  • a light-up bouncy ball
  • WNZR drawstring backpack
  • WNZR guitar flyswatter
  • NIV Student Bible
  • One copy of the Woodlawn DVD and “The Playbook” (This is a devotional book by Dr. Tony Evans and his son Jonathan Evans. “The Playbook" features 15 keys proven to unlock victories in daily life. Students will learn the importance of integrity, responsibility, self-control, resilience, and more.)
  • ONE ticket to Sonfest 2018 at MVNU
  • Plus lots of WNZR goodies!


This backpack is valued at over $100! We will draw for our student prize backpack on Saturday, 7/28 at 7:45 p.m. and contact the winner by phone.


Register in person or HERE. Click on the On The Road with Big Blue banner! A complete list of contest rules for On The Road with Big Blue can be found HERE.


You can also see WNZR’s complete summer 2018 calendar online. Check it out and follow us On The Road with Big Blue!


We will have special prizes ALL WEEK LONG – get them while supplies last – they GO FAST!!

  • Hand Fans from Cosby Heating and Cooling
  • Kokosing Incorporated Chip Clips
  • Frisbees from Southside Diner and Valley ATV
  • Fredericktown Chevrolet Cups
  • Magic Grip Jar Openers from A+ Autobrokers
  • Plus WNZR goodies: magnets, coasters, pens and program guides!
  • PLUS FREE temporary tattoos and bubbles for the kids!


Thanks to our On The Road with Big Blue partners for the Knox County Fair.

A+ Autobrokers, Kokosing Incorporated, MVNU Admissions, Cosby Heating and Cooling and Smithhisler Meats.


On The Road with Big Blue - Prizes and Family Fun all year long!


Thanks to our On The Road with Big Blue partners for the Knox County Fair:


A+ Autobrokers

Kokosing Incorporated

MVNU Admissions

Cosby Heating and Cooling

Smithhisler Meats



WNZR also thanks the these broadcast partners for their
 support of the Knox County Fair:


Becky Payne- Howard Hanna RealCom

Chapel Hill Golf Course

Chez Laure Salon- stylists Lori Shipley, Jeanna Springer, Sara Dilbone

Conway’s Eastside Pharmacy

Country Court Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Danville Family Dental

Didinger & Son Crop Service

Brian Van Winkle with Edward Jones Investments

First Knox National Bank, a division of Park National Bank

Foster’s Healthmart Pharmacy

Fredericktown Veterinary Clinic

G.R. Smith Hardware

Gate’s Truck and Auto Repair

Gault’s Plaza Cleaners and Laundromat

Happy Bean Coffee Shop 

Heartland Promotional Products

Herald’s Appliances and Electronics

Holmes Tire LLC

Independent Termite and Pest Control

Kahrl and Company Insurance

Knox Community Hospital 

Knox County Community Health Center

Knox County Health Department

KSAAT, The Knox Substance Abuse Action Team

The Knox County Veterans Service Office

Lanning’s Foods

Lapp Heating and Cooling

MAC Heating and Cooling

Mid – Ohio Power Sports

Miller’s Farm Market

Mohican Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Mort’s Auto Care

Ohio Rental

The People’s Bank

Pizza Dock

Pond Tire Company

Ralston Art Memorial

Revere Roofing Company

The Rooter Works Plumbing and Drains

The Office of Simona Moore CNP

Sojourners Counseling Services

The Spotlight Dance and Gymnastics Center

Starting Point

Tim’s Lawn Service

Wendy’s of Mount Vernon

Whit’s Frozen Custard

Wilging, Roush, and Parsons CPAs

Yoder Autobody and Collision Repair