Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Vehicles, Kids Zone, Brats, part of Heritage Days

Posted: Friday, March 12, 2021

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. Duke Energy is the official sponsor of Heritage Days 2021.

Friday evening in downtown Huntington promises to celebrate Huntington’s heritage with a festival atmosphere. As part of the Heritage Days theme for 2021, The ’70s: 200 Years of Freedom, the evening will include some ’70s music. The carnival will also be in operation, and the Brat Tent will be sponsored by the VFW, and take place on their parking lot at the corner of Park Drive and Poplar Streets. Beverages, brats, music and fellowship will be available at the Brat Tent.

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. Dash plaques and goody bags will be given to the first 75 vehicles registered. Awards will take place at 8:30 p.m. to the top 25; best of show; best car, truck, motorcycle; best paint; best engine and best interior. 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 www.huntingtoncountychamber.com or in the Chamber office, and can be mailed to Chris Covey, 1993 Miami Trail, Huntington, IN 46750.

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.

The Disaster Team receives no federal, state or government funding. All funding is private or raised by members of the Disaster Team through car shows and other events.

Ten trophies plus two Participant Choice and one Team Choice trophy will be presented for pre-1970s vehicles. Ten trophies plus two Participant Choice and one Team Choice trophy for 1971 to present vehicles will be given for vehicles from 1971 and to present. Five motorcycle trophies will be presented. Participants must be present to win awards which will be announced at 7 p.m. DJ Dick Smart of Smart Productions will provide music during the show. For more information contact Max Kaylor, (260) 224-3535. The form is available at www.huntingtoncountychamber.com 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.

Kaylor and the Huntington County Disaster Team will man the car show at Huntington North, while the Heritage Days Kids Zone takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. also at the high school. The Kids Zone will include many free fun activities including train rides sponsored by Lake City Bank, bounce houses, pony rides and petting zoo, Archery Tag and more. The Huntington County Modelers’ Club will also be on hand presenting flying model airplanes and helicopters.

Beacon Credit Union will once again sponsor Pulling for Riley Kiddy Tractor Pull at 5:30 p.m. also in the Kids Zone at the high school. Registration begins at 5 p.m. with four weight classes: 0-44 Feather Weight, 45-59 Light Weight, 60-74 Medium Weight and 75-100 Heavy Weight part of the Kiddy Tractor Pull. Registration is only the day of the event and awards will be given for the top three in each class.

The Hot Air Balloon festival will also be taking place around 6:30 p.m. followed by a balloon glow at dark at the high school. Emergency vehicles and food vendors will be present. DJ Dick Smart of Smart Productions will play music also for this event.

Many other events will also be a part of Heritage Days including Little Miss Heritage Days pageant, the Chief’s Breakfast, Rotary Strawberry Feed, parade, Huntington Mile, American Legion celebrating 100 years, a Humane Shelter event, JeFFFest and more. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at (260) 356-5300 or visit the website at www.huntingtoncountychamber.com for more information about any of the above events, for entry forms or information about Heritage Days 2021.