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Heritage Days to be celebrated June 18 to 22

Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Heritage Days will once again be celebrated in Huntington, June 18 through 22, with Markle Health & Rehabilitation as its sponsor. Beginning with the Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe breakfast on Thursday morning and ending with JeFFFest on Sunday evening, it is sure to be a time of fun with activities for all!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday evening when the carnival will begin and continue through Sunday. Children and adults will enjoy a time of fun on the rides at the carnival. All tickets and wristband will be purchased at the carnival ticket booths during Heritage Days. No advance ticket sales will take place at the Chamber of Commerce office.

The Rotary Strawberry Feed will be Thursday evening at Heritage Hall in Hier’s Park. Friday will be filled with many activities from the ABWA Brat Tent, car show downtown, a LaFontaine Center open house, Amity Lodge Fish/Tenderloin Dinner, an evening of fun and dancing at the LaFontaine Center Ballroom and the beginning of the Hot Air Balloon Festival.

Saturday will begin with a breakfast at the Moose Lodge, 5K run, the 51st annual Heritage Days Parade, Fun Zone in the afternoon for kids and Kiddie Tractor Pull downtown, a Cornhole Challenge in the afternoon also downtown and Historic bus tours by the Huntington County Historical Society and car show at Huntington North High School. A Strength Competition and Huntington’s Got Talent will be sponsored by the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA.

A dog walk will take place at Splash Park and motorcycles will participate in a fundraiser Poker Rally. The Hot Air Balloon Festival will continue and a balloon glow and bed race will take place at HNHS in the evening. Emergency vehicles will also be at HNHS for viewing by the public. Vaudeville at the Forks will also take place at the Historic Forks of the Wabash on Saturday afternoon and evening.

Sunday the WITO Women’s Fun Shoot will be at Roush Lake Shooting Range, the Youth for Christ Golf Challenge will take place at Norwood Golf Club, tours will be held at the Historic Forks of the Wabash Park, Two EE’s Winery will host A Taste of Two EE’s and JeFFFest will conclude Heritage Days on Sunday evening in downtown Huntington.

More information about these activities will follow in the coming weeks and will be detailed on the Heritage Days brochure. To participate in the parade, bed race, cornhole tournament or any of the activities or for additional information about these activities, call the Chamber office at (260) 356-5300 or visit the website at