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Handicap Parking available during Dan Emmett Festival

MOUNT VERNON – The 2017 Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival it going on this weekend in downtown Mount Vernon. The Festival activities will result in several changes in the normal parking pattern.
Limited handicap accessible parking will be available on a first come first serve basis in several locations. North Main Street between the Square and Chestnut will be available for accessible parking on Thursday through Saturday. The city parking garage has three levels, one entrance from Gay Street between High and Chestnut Streets. Two additional levels are available off of Chestnut Street to Blackberry Alley (normally one-way from the Square, but made two-way during the Festival). There is also limited accessible parking on West High Street between the Square and Mulberry Street on Thursday through Saturday. The Dan Emmett Antique and Classic Car show has been moved back to the Square, so accessible parking will only be available in the city parking garage on Sunday.

The 2017 Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival runs August 10th – 13th in Downtown Mount Vernon with various activities each day. This year’s Festival is made possible through the contributions of Ariel Corporation and First-Knox National Bank. For additional information, contact the Festival at (740) 392-FEST (3378) or email at

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