Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Heritage Days, Duke Energy sponsor

Posted: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Festivities celebrating Huntington’s 57th Heritage Days, The ’70s: 200 Years of Freedom, will relate to the 1970’s, and will be held at locations throughout the community, Wednesday, June 16 through Sunday, June 20. Duke Energy is the official sponsor of Heritage Days 2021. Download a copy of the Heritage Days 2021 brochure by clicking here.

SATURDAY, JUNE 12

Little Miss, Junior Miss Heritage Days
Huntington County girls are invited to become contestants for the Little Miss and Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant to be held Saturday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. The pageant is open to girls age five to 12, and is part of Huntington’s Heritage Days celebration.

Two divisions will be judged including Little Miss Heritage Days for girls, age five to eight, and Junior Miss Heritage Days, age nine to 12. The objective is for girls to learn stage presence and gain self-confidence. Tickets to attend are $5.

Registration will be online, and a $30 entry fee will be mailed upon registration. For more information and registration forms visit: http://form.jotform.com/210923550895056

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16

Poor Jack Carnival
Poor Jack Amusements Company will be the midway carnival for Heritage Days 2021. It will be located on Cherry and the adjacent streets from June 16 through June 20. The carnival will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 and Thursday, June 17; Friday, June 18, 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 19, Noon to 11 p.m. with the final day being Sunday, June 20 from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $1.50 each or 20 for $25. For those purchasing a wristband for Friday and Saturday, the cost is $20 (all day), and for Sunday, June 20, from 12 Noon to 5 p.m., the cost is $15.

THURSDAY, JUNE 17

Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe Breakfast
Thursday, June 17 brings the Heritage Days 52nd Annual Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe Breakfast at 8 a.m. It will be located at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, 3011 W. Park Drive, and is sponsored by the Chamber. This yearly activity names the new Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe. Reservations for the $20 per person event are required by June 10 with the Chamber of Commerce.

Poor Jack Carnival
Poor Jack Amusements Company will be the midway carnival for Heritage Days 2021. It will be located on Cherry and the adjacent streets from June 16 through June 20. The carnival will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 17; Friday, June 18, 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 19, Noon to 11 p.m. with the final day being Sunday, June 20 from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $1.50 each or 20 for $25. For those purchasing a wristband for Friday and Saturday, the cost is $20 (all day), and for Sunday, June 20, from 12 Noon to 5 p.m., the cost is $15.

Rotary Strawberry Feed
The PAL Club, 2099 Riverside Drive, will be the location for the Rotary Strawberry Feed, Thursday, June 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. as part of Huntington’s Heritage Days celebration.

Tickets are $6 for adults with children five and under admitted for free. Tickets are available from local banks and Huntington Rotarians. They may also be purchased at the door the evening of the event.

Come and enjoy strawberries and fellowship at the Rotary Strawberry Feed!

FRIDAY, JUNE 18

Poor Jack Carnival
Poor Jack Amusements Company will be the midway carnival for Heritage Days 2021. It will be located on Cherry and the adjacent streets from June 16 through June 20. The carnival will be open from Friday, June 18, 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 19, Noon to 11 p.m. with the final day being Sunday, June 20 from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $1.50 each or 20 for $25. For those purchasing a wristband for Friday and Saturday, the cost is $20 (all day), and for Sunday, June 20, from 12 Noon to 5 p.m., the cost is $15.

Downtown Heritage Days Car Show
Heritage Days will once again include two vehicle shows as a part of the celebration for 2021. A downtown Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, sponsored by MetroNet, will be held Friday evening, June 18 from 5 to 9 p.m. The Huntington County Disaster Team Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be held Saturday, June 19 at Huntington North High School from 3 to 8 p.m.

The Friday evening vehicle show is being organized by Chris and Erin Covey of the Heritage Days steering committee of the Chamber of Commerce. The show is open to all cars, trucks, tractors and motorcycles with registration taking place at the intersection of Jefferson and Washington Streets from 3 to 6:30 p.m. The vehicle entry fee is $10.

Cars will enter downtown at Jefferson and Park Drive. Bikes will park on Market Street between Cherry and Jefferson Streets.

The event is a fundraiser for the Downtown Business Association. For information contact Chris or Erin Covey at (260) 418-8262. The entry form is available by visiting here or in the Chamber office, and can be mailed to Chris Covey, 1993 Miami Trail, Huntington, IN 46750.

Heritage Days Brat Tent
The Heritage Days Brat Tent will be sponsored by the VFW Post 2689, 220 West Park Drive, for 2021. Brats, hot dogs, chips and beverages will be served under the Brat Tent, Friday, June 18, from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, June 19, 5 to 8 p.m. Also on Friday, June 18, live entertainment sponsored by the VFW will be provided by the Mountain Dew Boys from 7 to 11 p.m. with a $2 cover charge from 6:30 p.m. on for ages 15 and up. DJ Keith Hartley will be on hand from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. The tent itself will be sponsored by Huntington Chevrolet. Duke Energy is the corporate sponsor of Heritage Days 2021, The ’70s: 200 Years of Freedom. Contact the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce for more information, (260) 356-5300.

Duck Race
Junior Achievement will hold a “Duck Race” Friday, June 19 at 5:15 p.m. Corporate sponsor is Novae Corp. Ducks will enter the Wabash River at the Jefferson Street Bridge and travel to the island by Kiwanis Park. Tickets may be purchased from any board member or message on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JAHuntington. One duck, $5; 5 ducks, $20 Duck Pack; 15 ducks, $50 Quack Pack. Winners will be announced at 6 p.m. at the downtown Friday night car show in the DJ area. Top prize, $500; 2nd place, $250; 3rd place, $100; 4th place, $100; 5th place, $50.

SATURDAY, JUNE 19

Women of Moose Breakfast
The annual Biscuit, Sausage and Gravy Breakfast will once again be part of Heritage Days. Sponsored by the Women of the Moose Lodge, the breakfast will be held at 390 Frontage Road and is open to the public on Saturday, June 19 from 7 to 10 a.m. The cost includes sausage gravy with biscuits and potatoes and coffee. Milk and juice are extra. A Bloody Mary bar will also be available. Duke Energy is the official sponsor of Heritage Days 2021.

Ranch Riding Clinic and Ranch Riding & Trail Show
The Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club will be the site of a Ranch Riding Clinic held by Shannon Hush on Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a Ranch Riding & Trail Show beginning at 3 p.m. The cost of admission is adults, $10; children, free. An Open Pleasure Show will be held on Sunday, June 20 at 9 a.m. It is open to the public and concessions will be available.

Heritage Days Parade
The Heritage Days Parade 2021 will be held Saturday, June 19 at 10 a.m. The Heritage Days celebration is June 16 to 20. The theme is: The ’70s: 200 Years of Freedom. The parade proceeds from Huntington North High School, follows MacGahan Street to Jefferson Street, proceeds through the middle of downtown Huntington, completes at Etna Avenue. For more information contact the Chamber office.

Poor Jack Carnival
Poor Jack Amusements Company will be the midway carnival for Heritage Days 2021. It will be located on Cherry and the adjacent streets from June 16 through June 20. The carnival will be open from Saturday, June 19, Noon to 11 p.m. with the final day being Sunday, June 20 from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $1.50 each or 20 for $25. For those purchasing a wristband for Saturday, the cost is $20 (all day), and for Sunday, June 20, from 12 Noon to 5 p.m., the cost is $15.

’70s Photobooth
The Viragos in partnership with Juliet G Photography will be hosting a ’70s themed photobooth. $5 for a polaroid, $10 for polaroid and digital copy. Come show off your groovy side! Photos will be taken in the parking lot next to Jiffy Lube, W. Park Drive. 

Huntington County Modelers Club
Huntington County Modelers will show you how to fly Radio Controlled airplanes and helicopters on Saturday, June 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. Experienced pilots will help you learn to fly at 4524 W 800 N (old Northwest School).

Come out and watch the show and learn more. Check out the Facebook page for more information: Huntington County Modelers.

Risen Savior Celebration
The Risen Savior Church, 404 Grayston Avenue, invites the public to join them on Saturday, June 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. for food, fun and the celebration of freedom and reconciliation as part of Heritage Days 2021. For information call (260) 312-8054.

Huntington County Disaster Team Car Show
The Huntington County Disaster Team Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show is being organized by Max Kaylor and his team of the Heritage Days steering committee. It will take place at Huntington North High School, 450 MacGahan Street, from 3 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 19. Registration will be from 3 to 6 p.m. with a $10 fee. The show will take place on the west side of the high school with entry from MacGahan Street.

For more information contact Max Kaylor (260) 224-3535. The form is available from Kaylor or by visiting the Chamber office. Checks and pre-registration forms can be mailed to Huntington County Disaster Team, 829 Oak Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

Heritage Days Brat Tent
The Heritage Days Brat Tent will be sponsored by the VFW Post 2689, 220 W. Park Drive for 2021. Brats, hot dogs, chips and beverages will be served under the Brat Tent, Saturday, June 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. DJ Keith Hartley will be on hand from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.  The tent itself will be sponsored by Huntington Chevrolet.

Kids Zone/Hot Air Balloon Festival
Saturday, June 19, the Kids Zone will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at Huntington North High School. Lake City Bank will sponsor train rides, McDonalds of Huntington will provide pony rides and a petting zoo, Huntington Library Bookworm and games, Archery Tag and bounce houses will also be present.

The Beacon Credit Union Kiddie Tractor Pull - Pulling for Riley will be at 5 p.m.

The Hot Air Balloon Festival will follow from 5 to 10 p.m. with the Balloon Glow at dusk. Food vendors will be on site.

SUNDAY, JUNE 20

Open Pleasure Show
The Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club will hold an Open Pleasure Show on Sunday, June 20 at 9 a.m. It is open to the public and concessions will be available.

Poor Jack Carnival
Poor Jack Amusements Company will be the midway carnival for Heritage Days 2021. It will be located on Cherry and the adjacent streets from June 16 through June 20. The carnival will be open the final day on Sunday, June 20 from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $1.50 each or 20 for $25. For those purchasing a wristband Sunday's price is $15.

Bear Hunt
A Heritage Days “Bear Hunt” will be held at the Izaak Walton League grounds on Hauenstein Road. The event is for families and their children. Sponsored by the Izaak Walton League, the “Bear Hunt” will include stuffed bears hidden throughout the club’s grounds. Families can purchase a “hunting license” for each child “hunting bear” for $5. Lunch is also part of the price which includes a hot dog, chips and drink. Each child can take the bear home that they find on the “Bear Hunt.”

Huntington County Modelers Club
Huntington County Modelers will show you how to fly Radio Controlled airplanes and helicopters on Sunday, June 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. Experienced pilots will help you learn to fly at 4524 W 800 N (old Northwest School).

Come out and watch the show and learn more. Check out the Facebook page for more information: Huntington County Modelers.

JeFFFest
JeFFFest is the grand finale of Heritage Days each year and will have a new location for 2021. The event will be located on Franklin Street in front of the new Huntington Entrepreneurial and Arts Center (HAEC), 32 E. Franklin Street, on Sunday, June 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The event is free to attend and music, food and fine art will be sponsored by the LaFontaine Arts Council. The Todd Harrold Trio, featuring Harrold, Eric Clancy and Bob Bailey will provide musical entertainment for the evening.

Food items may be purchased from local vendors with tickets sold that evening in $1 increments. Those attending should bring lawn chairs.

A silent auction of fine art will begin at 6 p.m. Those entering artwork for the auction will need to purchase their canvases for $5 at the HAEC beginning May 1. Days and times to purchase canvases will be Wednesday to Friday, 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays, 12 to 4 p.m. Competed artwork should be returned to the HAEC by June 16. The framed art will be on display at the HAEC prior to the auction.

Artists can also call (260) 358-0055 to arrange another pick-up/drop-off time if the stated hours do not work for them.