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  • Oaks Farm
    In 2011, WBIR-TV reported that local racecar driver Trevor Bayne dropped by Oakes Farm to see his face carved into the cornfield. The farm had adopted Bayne as that year's maze theme, shaping the field to look like his face and his racecar when viewed from above. On the ground, however, the maze was a tangle of curves and dead ends that often took guests 90 minutes to solve, longer if they neglected to learn ancient Greek in order to ask the minotaur directions. The farm updates its agricultural labyrinth annually to reflect a new motif, but it never fails to entertain explorers with its routes and interactive games. Just as delightful are the hayrides that ferry visitors to and from the pumpkin patch, the smell of autumnal sweets from the Cornfections stand, and the echoes of laughter from inside the Mine Shaft—a giant slide in the farm's Back 40 entertainment area. These attractions, alongside animal exhibits, pedal karts, and open zones for freeform play, draw families to the seasonal hotspot. In the days approaching Halloween, however, the farm endeavors to make patrons flee with its haunted attractions and pop quizzes for school children.
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    8240 Corryton Rd.
    Corryton, TN US
  • Unearth the Power
    Rick Verastegui is a jack-of-all-trades. As a kid, Rick could be spotted marching around his yard holding a trashcan above his head, imitating either bodybuilder Charles Atlas or the neighborhood's most muscular garbage man. Although he eventually set the trashcan down, Rick never lost his passion for health. He carried that into adolescence and adulthood, earning a black belt in karate, playing football, and becoming a certified personal trainer. In between all of that, Rick found time to earn his master's degree in business, plus degrees in Spanish, government, and economics?all of which he taught at some point. Still, fitness remained an integral part of his life. Rick expanded on his already lengthy resum? by becoming a nationally certified massage therapist, a skill he practices extensively at Unearth the Power. Rick also provides weight-training, stretching, and bodywork services, all while using his diverse background to connect with clients.
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    10255 Kingston Pike
    Knoxville, TN US
  • Lisa Foster Floral Design
    Lisa Foster, who has more than 20 years of floral-design experience, cut ties with her former flower shop in 2004 in order to realize her dream of opening her own design studio, Lisa Foster Floral Design. Though she worked out of her home for the first few years, she gained so many clients—128 brides in 2008—that she knew she had to open a storefront to keep up with the demand. By 2010, Lisa was arranging blooms for more than 200 brides as well as gussying up birthdays, anniversaries, or anticipated video-game releases with red roses, yellow sunflowers, and white orchids. Lisa is committed to making her clients' celebrations special, and so she only creates custom arrangements that are never "cookie-cutter" designs. She also wants to make events as stress-free as possible. This is why she rents out special-occasion equipment, such as crystal trees, candelabras, and wandering minstrels, and offers her brides links to her favorite trusted vendors on her website.
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    6622 Kingston Pike
    Knoxville, TN US
  • Statement Media and Designs
    Anytime Fitness, which boasts 1,689 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and strength-training machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or browse the gym's private line of nutritional supplements.
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    6739 Kingston Pike
    Knoxville, TN US
  • Ski-Scuba Center
    Ski Scuba Center is an aquatic activity hub where undersea sojourners purchase gear and learn to reach new oceanic depths. With more than 50 years of diving experience among them, instructors prepare flippered feet to scuba, swim, and lifeguard, edifying water-goers and offering certification during private and group classes. The Center also sends its snorkel constituents to Florida and the Caribbean on scuba trips and presents a number of tips on equipment-servicing treatments, such as filling tanks with air and feeding sugar cubes to well-behaved goggles.
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    2543 Sutherland Ave.
    Knoxville, TN US
  • Knoxville Soap and Candle
    More than 20 local artisans gather to display their handmade wares at Knoxville Soap, Candle, & Gifts. Their all-natural, bar- or ball-shaped soaps are fully biodegradable and made in Tennessee. Handmade candles give off sweet scents such as cupcake, brownie, and chocolate cake, recreating the smells of a baker's warm kitchen or nightly bath in leftover batter. Upon request, staffers can wrap these and other gifts—such as earrings, necklaces, and scarves—in complimentary wrapping paper any day of the year.
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    4889 N Broadway St
    Knoxville, TN US
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