Food, Entertainment, & Activities because we ARE Stronger Together.
Live game show contest, Knoxville Stars Talent Contest, music, motivational speaker, activities, food, onsite training(s), & connections to community resources.
Knoxville, we are good people who want our hometown to thrive. This event will help connect attendees with resources where they can access services and/or volunteer. You don't have to have money to make a difference - volunteer your time.
Is this a church event?
No, but it is Christian friendly. The faith based community works along side non-profits and businesses to serve our people. This event will help you find non-profits, businesses, or churches to connect with. We encourage volunteer participation where ever your passion lies. We are VOLS, the volunteers. Our goal is unity in achieving good things for our communities.
F.E.A.S.T. is a community outreach movement. The intent is to bring churches, non-profits, businesses and individuals together to focus on issues that affect us all. Crime, violence, poverty, mental health, addiction, and diversity/inclusion do not exist in just one zip code in Knoxville. Each area has its own share of issues.
The crime index in Knox County is climbing. If this pattern continues the pattern, within the next ten years it will mirror that of Nashville, Chattanooga, and Memphis. We have real problems that need to be addressed. Leaders don’t currently work well as a team. There is division among church denominations, ethnicities, areas of town, and many other things related to socioeconomics that divide people.
F.E.A.S.T. will not be just a one-day event. My vision is for F.E.A.S.T. to be the beginning of a movement that will have a lasting effect on Knoxville. F.E.A.S.T. is different than any other community outreach project in many ways. F.E.A.S.T will have:
ü Pre-event engagement and activities
ü Transportation to event
ü Stage play
ü Knoxville’s Got Talent Contest
ü Win Prizes
ü Family Feud Style Tournament
ü Post event collaborations
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No. This event is family friendly.
How can I be a vendor or sponsor?
My church, non-profit, or business wants to be involved. How?
How do I get to play in the game show, register for break-out sessions, compete in Knoxville's Got Talent, or volunteer?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865.315.7541
Additional links coming soon!
How will this make a difference?
This event is a movement. We hope to connect people, non-profits, businesses, churches, and resources in a way that will foster a future relationship. It is those relationships and education that creates lasting change.
What kind of topics are addressed?
Poverty, addiction, faith, diversity, inclusion, & community resources
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Eleventh Street, Clinch Avenue and World’s Fair Park Drive provide direct vehicular access to numerous parking areas:
- Fort Kid Lot (78 spaces)
- WFP North Lot (100 spaces for cars and 4 bus spaces)
- Blackstock Lot (364 spaces)
- Locust Street Garage (642 spaces).
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
email@example.com or 865.315-7541
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes: If you have a food ticket, game show ticket, or VIP seating ticket.
No: You do not need a ticket for general admission but pre-registration is appreciated.
How do I get tickets for free food?
Volunteer at a participating non-profit or visit a participating church. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 865.315.7541for more details.
What can we expect at the event?
As you drive up you will find much happening on the fair grounds. You'll see signage for the event. *As you enter the exhibit hall you will see "Connection Point". This is a station where people can get details about the day, Ask questions (IE how do I get help with addiction, I want to volunteer time/money, I need services, where's a good church) we will enter that information in a data base for follow up efforts. (To motivate them to visit connection point, there will be give aways) *Aligning the sides of the hall you will find our trade show area. That is where the business and non-profit sponsors will be set-up. *In the center roped off you will find a staging area. That area will be able to seat approximately 1,000 guest. *On stage there will be the Knoxville's Got Talent finals, a play, a skit, various entertainment acts, and we will tackling the hot topics in today's news. (Include gang violence and shootings. We are promoting unity while looking for effective solutions) *In Rooms 200A-E is where our breakout sessions will be held. There people can register and attend sessions on mental health, crime/violence, poverty, health services, and more. (Sessions are led by professionals) *There is an additonal office area that will be used to hold the Survey says game. Prize money for this game will be donated to Helen Ross McNabb. *You will find a 20,000 square foot terrace overlooking the park. There people can enjoy concessions, relax, and socialize.