2017 Knox Horsethief Days

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2017 Knox, PA Horsethief Days

This year will mark the 76th annual Horsethief Days in Knox! We are so excited to host this special event…so mark your calendars now for August 12th – 19th in Knox. These are preliminary dates…events may change.

Wednesday – Saturday Events

Food vendors, Bounce House, Basketball Toss, Backyard Obstacle Challenge
& other games, plus Live Music on the Main Street Stage!


View the official 2017 Knox Horsethief Days Schedule Pamphlet

Saturday, August 12th

8:00 a.m. – Softball Tournament @ Knox Ball Field

Pre-Registration and MANDATORY meeting required for ALL team captains is on Wednesday August 9th, 7:00pm, at Knox Fire Hall at 7:00pm. For More information please call Jason McMillen at 814-221-8310

12:00pm – 6:00pm (or until sold out) – Sons of the American Legion Post 720 Texas Style BBQ 

$8.00/plate – Open to the public – Eat in or take out!


Sunday, August 13th

8:00 a.m. – Softball Tournament

2:00 p.m. – Gokit Soap Box Racing – South Main Street, Rain Date Aug 19th

5:00 p.m. – Community Picnic

Knox Community Park – hamburgers, hotdogs, & drinks will be provided. Please bring a covered dish.

6:30 p.m. – Vesper Service – Knox Community Park


Monday, August 14th

5:00 p.m. – BINGO – Rod & Gun Club


Tuesday, August 15th

6:00 p.m. – Chili Cook-Off (cash prizes) – Rod & Gun Club


Wednesday, August 16th

5:00 p.m. –  Tractor race registration & meeting

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Community Picnic –  Rod & Gun Club in Knox

6:00 p.m. – Tractor Races – Featuring NEW EVENT: Push Mower Races

7:00 p.m – Live Music – Mis B Havin’ at the Main Street Stage


Thursday, August 17th

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Senior Citizens Free Breakfast – Knox Presbyterian Church

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Community Yard Sales – throughout Knox

5:00 p.m. to ? – Ribs & Chicken Dinner – Rod & Gun Club, Entertainment by Robin Young

5:00 p.m. – Corn Hole Tournament Registration – at 512 Main

6:00 p.m. – Corn Hole Tournament – Main Street

6:30 p.m. – NEW EVENT: Knox Community Walk – Meet at Smiles Main Street Park

7:00 p.m. – Live Music – Jam Band Jami at the Main Street Stage

8:00 p.m. – Bed Race & Obstacle Course Challenge – Main Street


Friday, August 18th

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Community Yard Sales – throughout Knox


4:45 p.m. – Lions Bike Race Sign-Up

5:00 p.m. – Lions Bike Race

5:00 p.m. – Garden Tractor Pull Registration – behind Knox Fire Hall

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Power Wheels Derby – North Main Street

6:00 p.m. – Lake Erie Garden Tractor Pulls – behind Knox Fire Hall

7:00 p.m. – Live Music –  Main Street Stage, music by Arcade

7:00 p.m. to ? – Legion Riders Chapter 720 Bike Night (South Main Street), Entertainment by Route 8 Band

Saturday, August 19th


7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Edenburg Lodge Breakfast (Buckwheat/Pancake/Sausage)

located at the Knox Lodge Building, 2nd Floor on State Street (door next to Knox Video)

7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.Breakfast at Knox Rod & Gun Club

9:00 a.m. – Firemen’s Hot Sausage – Main Street on Wednesday & Saturday

10:00 a.m. – Lions Chicken BBQ Knox Fire Hall


9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Street Sales (Crafts/Food/Vendors) – Main Street

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Vendor & Craft Sales – Old Sharp Shopper Lot (behind Fire Hall)

9:00 a.m. – Jeep Invasion – located behind Knox Fire Hall

10:00 a.m. – Bingo – Knox Rod & Gun Club

11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – John Winkler Memorial Car Cruise & Tractor Show – Main Street

11:00 a.m. – Edenburg Lodge BBQ Pulled Pork & Ribs –Located at the Knox Lodge Building, 2nd Floor on State Street (door next to Knox Video)

12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Bingo – SMILES (Old Bank on Main Street)

4:00 p.m. – Corn Hole Tournament – Rod & Gun Club, open to the public, registration begins at 3:30 p.m.

4:30 p.m. – Line Up for Power Wheels, Pedals, & Paws Parade – meet by Knox Borough Building

4:45 p.m. – Power Wheels, Pedals, and Paws Parade

5:00 p.m. – Recognize Citizen of the Year & Baby Contest Winners Announced

Before & After Parade – Live Music – The Keister’s, Main Street Stage

5:30 p.m. – Firemen’s Parade – Main Street

After Parade – Ice Cream Social – Knox United Methodist Church

7:00 p.m. – Keystone Soccer Scrimmage – Keystone High School (concessions available)

After Dark – Fireworks – Keystone High School Football Area

Horsethief Events



Clarion County Rod & Gun Club

Knox Borough American Legion Post 720

American Legion Auxiliary

Sons of the American Legion

Servicemen’s Club of Knox

Bill’s Service

Farmers National Bank

Good Tire

Heeter Enterprises

Knox Auto Supply

Knox Country Farm Supply

Knox Lions Club

Knox Sunoco & Subway – WFH Inc.

Knox Volunteer Fire Dept

Mac’s Bar & Grill

McEntire-Weaver Funeral Home

Rhea Building Supply

Sharp Shopper

Swartfager Welding

Tom’s Riverside



American Legion Riders Chapter 720

Baylor Rentals

Beel’s Insurance

Berteotti Insurance & Financial

Bill Kersey Auto Body

Blauser Plumbing & Heating

Burford & Henry Real Estate

Clark Vinyl Graphics

Corny’s Sales & Service

Dale Myers D.M.D.

Dave Deloe Contracting

Edenburg Lodge

Edenburg Presbyterian Church

Edenburgh Presby Women’s Aux.

512 Main Printing

Frye’s Garage

Gary Weaver Tree Service

Hobbiest Paradise

Joe, Susan, & Will Rupert

K.G.C Federal Credit Union

Knox Bakery

Knox Civic Club

Knox Fitness

Knox Scale Modelers

Lewis Barber Shop

Matt Higgins – State Farm Agent

McCleary Business Machines

O’Neil’s Service


Pizza Shop

Reddinger Electric

Ritner Pools & Spas

Seidle Chevrolet – Buic – G.M.C.

Shear Cheveux

Sportsmen Outfitters

Terry Kahle

Wentling’s Corners Community Club

Wolf’s Auto Outlet

Wolf’s Camping Resort