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By ground or air, patrols monitor trick-or-treaters

On this Halloween, law enforcement hit the streets and the air to make sure trick-or-treaters were safe.

"We're looking for pedestrian traffic. The safety for those people," said KPD Officer Shawn Shreve, as he patrolled the streets of East Knoxville Wednesday. He said KPD was treating Wednesday like a holiday, with patrols focusing on two things: pedestrians and an increase in cars on the road.

"Most of the time you have kids running away from their parents. They start following some friends who thought are in their party," Officer Shreve added.

Halloween events around Knoxville this weekend!

Halloween events around Knoxville this weekend!

 

Knoxville Horror Film Festival
October 25-27
Thursday at Regal Cinemas Downtown West 8 at 1640 Downtown West Blvd, Knoxville, TN and Friday & Saturday at Relix Variety Theatre at 1208 North Central Street Knoxville, TN 37917 

The 4th Annual Knoxville Horror Fest features shocking short films with submissions from around the region and the world. This three night film festival has an admission of $10 per night or $25 for a festival pass.
www.KnoxvilleHorrorFest.com

Knox County celebrates Food Week at New Harvest Farmers Market

Knox County celebrates Food Week at New Harvest Farmers Market

 

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, in partnership with the Knoxville-Knox County Food Policy Council, is celebrating East Tennessee food heritage at the New Harvest Park Farmers Market on Thursday, October 25. At 4:30 p.m., Mayor Burchett, Stephanie Welch from the Knox County Health Department and David Vandergrifffrom the UT Ag Extension Office will lead a brief discussion on the importance of local food and farmers to our economy.  

Pilot CrossKnox Race Set for October 28

Pilot CrossKnox Race Set for October 28

From the City of Knoxville

The City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Track Club will host the Sixth Annual Pilot CrossKnox 10-Miler and 4-Mile Walk at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28th. 

The race, sponsored by Pilot, is run on City greenways beginning at the Alex Haley Statue in Morningside Park in East Knoxville and finishing 10 miles later at Bearden Elementary School in West Knoxville.

Up to 53% off admission to Ripley's Haunted Adventure in Gatlinburg

Up to 53% off admission to Ripley's Haunted Adventure in Gatlinburg

 

Believe it or not, DealChicken is always up for a terrifying adventure. A world-class creepy attraction, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure tests the fortitude of Halloween lovers and ghost hunters alike. Whether you’re brave enough to take on this sinister setting alone or opting for the safety of a large group, enjoy a spine-tingling stroll through this eerie collection of oddities. At more than half off the normal ticket price, the only thing safe is your wallet.

Pageant for kids emphasizes natural beauty

Pageant for kids emphasizes natural beauty

A staple of baby beauty pageants is toddlers in tiaras, glitter, and glamour.

An upcoming pageant stressing a more natural approach.

Summer Blalock is Ms. Tennessee United States, a pageant coach, and a pageant judge.

She started competing in beauty pageants at age 8.

"I was very clumsy and very shy as a child and now that I've done pageants I've completely changed. I'm outgoing, I'm free spirited," Summer Blalock said.

Mayor Rogero to Speak at Brown Bag Green Book Series

Mayor Rogero to Speak at Brown Bag Green Book Series

Join City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero as she reviews Emerald Cities: Urban Sustainability and Economic Development by Joan Fitzgerald in Knox County Public Library's Brown Bag, Green Book program at noon on Wednesday, October 17 in the East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street.