Knoxville — As many students return to school, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is throwing his annual back-to-school bash at the Knoxville Expo Center as a way for kids to receive free school supplies and celebrate the start of another school year.

Shoney's of Knoxville will be at the event taking high-quality ID photos and fingerprints as part of the restaurant's "KidCare Photo ID" program.

There will also be free food, activities, and several vendors.

According to Knox County's website, more than 4,000 people attended the free event last year, and Mayor Burchett is looking forward to another great event this year.

The Knoxville Expo Center is located at 5441 Clinton Highway.