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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 Sunday, July 21 through Saturday, 7/27!

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.

The WNZR staff supports their hard work and will be cheering them on.

We will be talking with Junior Fair participants and sharing their exciting stories all week.

·       Over 1,300 youth will be exhibiting projects at the Knox County Junior Fair from FFA Shop and Crop to          still projects in the 4-H booth building to animal projects in the specie barns.

·       952 youth exhibitors have 1,165 animal projects.

·       There will be over 1,600 exhibits on the fairgrounds.

·       Youth will show in over 300 different exhibits!


Do you know someone that will be showing at the Fair? Let us know how to contact them.
We would love to talk to them and share their experience on WNZR!

You will find Big Blue near the Junior Fair Board Office.

Listen to WNZR all during Fair week for show results and highlights of everything on the schedule. 
Our Fair coverage starts at 4pm each day (Sunday – Friday)!
We will broadcast from 10am – 2pm on Saturday, 7/27.
You will find Big Blue near the Junior Fair Board Office.

Thanks to our broadcast partners:

Becky Payne and Nina Campbell of Payne-Campbell Group

CES Credit Union

Chapel Hill Golf Course

​Danville Tire and Alignment

Didinger & Son Crop Service

EZ Autobroker

First Federal of Centerburg

Gault's Plaza Cleaners & Laundromat

Good Impressions Printing & Promotional Products

Griffin Insurance

G.R. Smith Hardware

Heartland Promotional Products

Hunt's Mid-Ohio Armory

Kids Garden Childcare Center

Knox Community Hospital

Knox County Career Center

Knox County Veterans Services

Knox Public Health

Lapp Heating & Cooling

​Lewis Clark Insurance Agency

​MAC Heating and Cooling

Mohican Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Mount Vernon First Naz

Pizza Dock

Ralston Art Memorial

Revere Roofing Company

Round Hill Dairy

Safety Transportation Services of Ohio

Sojourner's Counseling Services

Starting Point Pregnancy & Family Resource Center

TD Landscape

​The Weathervane Women’s Clothing Boutique

Thom Collier, e-Merge Real Estate Champions

​Traditions Engraving

Wendy's of Mount Vernon

White Pine Grove


We have prizes for EVERYONE in the family! Get registered HERE or in person at the Fair.

ADULTS can WIN at the Knox County Fair!

Adults – you could win a NEW Blackstone Gas Grill with all the accessories, plus a gift certificate for locally-processed meat! If you are 18 and older, you can register to win:

  • A Blackstone 28" Original Omnivore Griddle with Hood and 2-Burner Liquid Propane Flat Top Grill courtesy of Kokosing Incorporated, A+ Autobrokers and WNZR. A Propane Gas Tank will be included! The Blackstone Grill features include:

  • 28” griddle with x-braced hood and Omnivore griddle plate

  • The griddle top is designed with Blackstone Omnivore Griddle Plate Technology which is more fuel efficient and provides a more evenly heated surface than traditional griddle tops.

  • Two independently controlled burners make it possible to cook your main and side dishes side by side on this one griddle top.


  • Enjoy more meal prep and serving room with two side shelves that include tool hooks and a side shelf rail accessory system.


  • Patented Omnivore griddle plate with built in wind guards is designed and tested to recover faster, prevent warping, and use less fuel to maintain high heat.


  • 524 square inches of cooking space with two independently controlled cooking zones and Blackstone-patented rear grease management system.


  • 24,000 BTUs - The Omni griddle plate requires fewer BTUs to produce high heat, optimizing propane efficiency.

  • Blackstone Culinary 6-piece Stainless Steel Tool Set courtesy of MVNU Admissions. Winners will receive a complete Blackstone culinary griddle tool kit including 2 Griddle Spatulas, 2 Plastic Squeeze Bottles, 1 Pair of Tongs and 1 Angled Scraper.


  • $100 gift certificate for locally processed meat courtesy of Smithhisler Meats.


  • $100 gift certificate to Kroger courtesy of Cosby Heating & Cooling.

*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.

*Register HERE

*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:

*Please pay close attention to our Giveaway Time on Saturday Morning!*
At 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 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 Studios located on the second floor of Founders Hall on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University to claim your prize.


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.

The prize is valued at $700!
Registration deadline is Saturday, July 27 at 8 a.m.

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 HERE

Kids – you could win a prize basket packed full of goodies including:

*Sand bucket & shovel


*Water Soakers

*Glow Football

*Sidewalk Chalk

*Beach Balls


*Water Bottle



*Push Pop Fidget Toy


Each basket winner will also receive
- 1 Children's Coloring Bible and coloring pencils

- a Bible Sticker Book

- A Family 4 Pack of One-Day Passes to the Hiawatha Water Park and Pool ($32 value)
- the 2024 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 $75.
We will give away a kid’s prize basket every night of the Knox County Fair.
Winners will be drawn at random and contacted by phone. The giveaways are scheduled for 7:30pm Sunday 7/21 – Friday 7/26 and at 12:30pm on Saturday 7/27.

STUDENTS can WIN at the Knox County Fair!

Students  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 drawstring backpack that is stuffed full of goodies!
* 4 T-Shirts
* 2 Frisbees

* 2 Water Bottles

* Cougar Rally Towel

* Beach Ball

* Zippered Pouch

* Hat

* Sunglasses

* Notebook
* WNZR guitar flyswatter

* On the Go Car Charger

* NIV Student Bible 
* A Family 4 Pack of One-Day Passes to the Hiawatha Water Park and Pool ($32 value)

* TWO tickets to Sonfest 2024 at MVNU

* MVNU pennant flag, glow sticks, wrist bands and stickers
* Plus lots of WNZR goodies.

We will draw for our student prize backpack on Saturday, 7/27 at 12:45pm and contact the winner by phone. The basket is valued at over $225 dollars!

Register in person or HERE

A complete list of contest rules for On The Road with Big Blue can be found HERE

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

Hand Fans from Cosby Heating and Cooling
Water Bottles from Kokosing Incorporated
Cups from Southside Diner
Micro-Fiber Cloths from Fredericktown Chevrolet
Goody Bags from A+ Autobrokers 
Plus WNZR goodies: magnets, coasters, pens, stickers, and program guides!

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!

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