2017 Kingsport City Schools 8th Annual Back to School Expo

Published on July 27, 2017 at 2:32 p.m.

WHAT: 2017 Kingsport City Schools 8th Annual Back to School Expo 

WHEN: Tuesday, August 1 from 3 - 6 p.m.

WHERE: Kingsport Farmer’s Market, 308 Clinchfield Street, Kingsport, TN 37660

Kingsport City Schools and Kingsport Times-News are hosting the 2017 8th Annual Back to School Expo, on Tuesday, August 1 from 3 - 6 p.m. located at the Kingsport Farmer’s Market. There will be 80+ vendors on-site for parents/guardians, students of Kingsport City Schools, and the Kingsport community to enjoy.

In addition, there will be free carousel rides, putt-putt, pets available for adoption, face painting, live entertainment, demonstrations and various free activities for students. First time vendors include Bristol Motor Speedway’s pace car, Remember When Photo Booth, Beach Hut, Kettle-Licious Kettle Corn and Shabby Allies funnel cakes. H&R Block will offer a chance to win a $500 gift card for back to school shopping.

The event will kick-off at 3 p.m. with the National Anthem and Dobyns-Bennett High School fight song performed by the Dobyns-Bennett High School Band Ensemble and the presentation of colors by the Dobyns-Bennett High School Air Force JROTC Color Guard. Various entertainment will continue until 6 p.m., hosted by 90.3 FM WCSK Radio, including: Dobyns-Bennett Cheerleaders and Spirit Shakers; demonstrations by the Dobyns-Bennett AF JROTC and Bushido Martial Arts; performances by Once Upon a Party, Holloway Dance School, Center for the Performing Arts and the Tri-Cities Talent 2016 National Dance Champions.

Parents/guardians will be able to pick up information needed to get their child(ren) started back to school. They will also have the opportunity to sign up for programs and activities for this fall in locations throughout Kingsport.

Vendors range from Kingsport City Schools services and school programs; health, nutrition and safety-related services; animal welfare/pet adoption; financing for college; tutoring, library/literacy programs; pre-school programs; wellness activities; arts, sports and recreation activities; children’s services and various others providing interactive activities, demonstrations and prizes.

For more information on the event and/or a complete list of vendors for 2017, visit k12k.com.

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a high school program of choice and an alternative learning program; with total enrollment over 7,700 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.

KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE).

For more information on KCS, visit k12k.com, listen live on WCSK 90.3 FM, The Voice of KCS, read our blog, We Are KCS, download our mobile app for Apple / Android devices or call (423) 378.2100. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Twitter (@KCS_District), LinkedIn (Kingsport City Schools) and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).