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Friday at Horsethief Days: Car Show, Wine/Shine/Craft/Cider Festival, and More

Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 12:08 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

horsethief car cruiseKNOX, Pa. (EYT) – Friday’s major events at the Knox Horsethief Days festival are the Car Show, Bike Night, and live music on Main Street.

Below are the highlights for the day:

– Food: Knox Fire – Hot Sausage/Brown/Asian/Church/Fly By Night

– 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. John Winkler Car Show/Bike Night
– 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sons of Legion Brisket BBQ at Legion Hall, open to the public, Music: Lonesome Bob 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
– 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Inside Wine/Shine/Craft/Cider Festival at Knox Volunteer Fire Co. Hall
– 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Music: Billy and The Neptunes 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Main Street Stage

Main Street will be closed from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Throughout the week, there will be yard sales, live music, games, and food – just to name a few exciting events and activities.

There is something for everyone!

Knox Horsethief Days runs through Saturday, August 17.

Thanks to the sponsors, all spectator events are completely free.

Food will be also available at the Knox Fire Hall and Edenburg Church.

The Firemen’s Parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, followed by an ice cream social at Knox United Methodist Church, and then fireworks at dusk.

Horsethief Schedule

Friday, August 16:

– Food: Knox Fire – Hot Sausage/Brown/Asian/Church/Fly By Night

– 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. John Winkler Car Show/Bike Night
– 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sons of Legion Brisket BBQ at Legion Hall, open to the public, Music: Lonesome Bob 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
– 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Inside Wine/Shine/Craft/Cider Festival at Knox Volunteer Fire Co. Hall
– 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Music: Billy and The Neptunes 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Main Street Stage

Street Closed 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 17:

– Food: Mason Breakfast pancakes/sausage at Mason Hall 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m./Knox Fire Sausage/Edenburg Church/Brown/Asian/Fly By Night/Mason BBQ Ribs and Pulled Pork in Alley from 11:00 a.m. until the parade

– Games all day at Edenburg Church

– 8:00 a.m. Street Sales on Main Street
– 8:00 a.m. Lion’s Broom Sale and Raffle All Day, Pull Winners at 5:00 p.m.
– 9:00 a.m. Tractor Show & Hit and Miss on Main Street
– 10:00 a.m. Jeep Invasion behind Fire Hall
– 12:00 p.m. Cornhole Tournament
– 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Music: Robyn Young
– 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bingo at SMILES
– 3:00 p.m. Scavenger Hunt Main Street
– 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and one hour after the parade, Music by Gravel Lick
– 5:00 p.m. Little Firefighters Winners Main Street Stage
– 5:00 p.m. Recognize Citizen of the Year
– 5:30 p.m. Fireman’s Parade
– After parade, Knox United Methodist Church Ice Cream Social
– 6:30 p.m. Soccer Scrimmage at High School vs. Redbank
– Peak Pyro Fireworks (Kellners) at dark

Street Closed 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

History of Horsethief Days

Knox gained its reputation as the Horsethief Capital of the United States through the operations of Sebastian “Boss” Buck, who was touted as the most notorious horse thief in US history. He and his gang continuously moved a string of stolen horses along a trail from Kentucky to Maine.

Clarion County was renowned for its horse thieves in the 1800′s. The county had this reputation because it is the only locale in the eastern U.S. where a man was hung as a horse thief. Horse thieving relates to the Buck family because one of the most famous of the thieves was Buck. Although he was a known horse thief, he was never convicted of this crime. Boss was not hung as a horse thief, but he did spend about five years in jail for counterfeiting.

Horsethief Days originated back when Sebastian (Boss) Buck started stealing horses and altering their appearance, so when he sold them that the real owners wouldn’t discover that the horses that Boss was selling were theirs. Boss wasn’t an educated man, but he was the planner of all the schemes and had the intelligence, power, and daring, to be the leader of the horse thieves.

According to bossbuck.blogspot.com, Buck lived up to certain standards that kept him in the good graces of those who looked upon his livelihood with scorn. He would not permit the theft of a horse from a person who could not afford to lose the animal.

Like Jesse James, there are innumerable stories in circulation as to his acts of kindness, his generosity as well as his desperation.

It is said that Buck did not sanction cruelty or murder on the part of his clansmen. Horse stealing and counterfeiting seemed to be his vocation. At Eagle Furnace, Bear Creek, and just west of Parker’s Landing were three distinct counterfeiting plants under the direction of Buck.

For more details, visit http://knoxborough.com


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