Sports Animal SportsFest

99.1 The Sports Animal is proud to present the inaugural Sports Animal SportsFest on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 at Knoxville Expo Center!

Join us on Saturday, August 7th at the Knoxville Expo Center for Sports Animal SportsFest! Come out for a grand event focused on all things sports. Witness VFL​s, professional athletes and sports commentators give insight into the world of sports like you’ve never seen before. Meet your favorite sports celebrities, get autographs, sports memorabilia, & more.

Notable sports figures scheduled to appear at SportsFest:

  • SPECIAL GUEST: VFL QB Heath Schuler (signing autographs!)
  • VFL Lady Vol Basketball Player Michelle Marciniak
  • Winningest High School Coach in TN History Gary Rankin
  • VFL QB and 99.1 The Sports Animal Show Host Erik Ainge
  • VFL Basketball Player Steve Hamer
  • Play-by-Play Announcer for UT Football and Basketball Bob Kesling
  • VFL Basketball Player Burt Bertelkamp
  • Former Lady Vols Athletic Director Joan Croanan
  • Former Belmont College Basketball Coach Rick Byrd

Featuring activities, vendors, & food. Tickets are on sale now!

Sports Animal SportsFest 2021
Saturday, August 7th, 2021
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Knoxville Expo Center

Thank you to SportsFest’s sponsors:

Title Sponsor – VisitMySmokies

Co-Sponsor – U.S. Army

Co-Sponsor- BodyArmor

Stage Sponsor – Budweiser

Auto Sponsor – Harper Volkswagen

Bag Sponsor – VolShop

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