Downtown Mount Vernon, OH

AUGUST 13–15, 2021

Special "Kick-Off" event—Thursday, Aug. 12

We are eager to welcome Adam Brouillette, Manager for Columbus’s Chalk the Block. He and his entourage of 20 professional chalk artists will take over South Main Street as they bring their incredible artistic skills to our festival. Come and see how they use the elements of art including, line, shape, space, value, texture, and the incredible use of color…using only chalk.

All artists will be in the downtown area beginning Friday, August 13th, and will finish on Saturday, August 14th. You are welcome and encouraged to come and watch them prep their spaces. Stay as long as you like but be sure to come back on Saturday or Sunday to see the final illustrations.

Come and experience something new, fresh, and different. Experience the visual arts in a form and expression brand-new to this community. This will be a GREAT family activity for all to enjoy!

Chalk The Block


Food, food, and more food!

Your taste buds will be tantalized as the square will be filled with a large variety of food trucks. Grab a sandwich, snack or a drink and saunter through our downtown of imagination while listening to music filling our local streets.



Artisans and visitors will enjoy showing and viewing creative crafts and artwork on the square. Come and see the final products related to problem-solving in the world of creativity and imagination. Our crafters and fine artists will be located in the mix of the activities the festival has to offer. Visitors to the festival are encouraged to stroll past this area to locate that special gift.

Image by Providence Doucet

Music Maker Square

Enjoy the sounds of local performers from our Music Maker Square stage. All performers will be located on the balcony of The Grand Hotel, enabling audience members to sit on the square to enjoy the musical abilities of young and old. Come and relax, grab a bite, peruse the arts and crafts, and see the incredible abilities of the chalk artists while being serenaded.