The Town of Huntingdon hosts its 29th Heritage Festival Saturday, September 24, with free, family-friendly activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is on Huntingdon’s historic town square.
Start the day at 8 a.m. by joining the 2022 Huntingdon Bicentennial Classic Medals Run to Remember which begins at Billy M. Cary Park. All money raised will be donated to St. Jude Hospital.
The Carroll Bank & Trust Main Stage will host bicentennial trivia from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. which will focus on Huntingdon’s 200-year history. From noon to 1 p.m., The Outlaw Apostles will take center stage with free, live music for all festival-goers to enjoy. Headlining the event from 1:30 to 3 p.m. is Levon, a band consisting of three best friends: Michael David Hall on lead vocals and guitar, Jake Singleton on harmonies, bass, and percussion, and Ryan Holladay (a Camden native) on guitar, mandolin, and harmonies.
Huntingdon Animal Clinic Children’s Stage is offering entertainment for all ages. Starting at 11 a.m. gather for Story Time with The Dixie’s Miss Trudy Radford followed by Ray Moore’s Magic Show at 11:30 a.m. The Huntingdon High School’s science club will be demonstrating science experiments at 12 p.m., and at 12:30 p.m. there will be a Disney Character Dance Party. Carroll County Library will close the entertainment on the stage with Story Time at 1 p.m.
Don’t miss The Dixie’s 6th Annual Dixie Summer Camp Artist Reception from 1 - 2 p.m. hosted in the Ballroom Gallery. This artist reception features a group exhibition of student work created during this summer’s sessions of Art, Photography, and Pottery Camp. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served.
There will be a Car Show on West Main Street by Billy M. Cary Park. They will have hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks, a 50/50 drawing, and of course lots of beautiful old cars. Mudslingers Pottery Studio will also be providing pottery demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Huntingdon’s Historical Museum is open from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. On display will be newspaper clippings, furniture, knickknacks, and other items that tell the story of Huntingdon’s rich history.
There are many more activities for families to enjoy including inflatables, train rides, face painting, balloons, screenprinting, arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, food, snow cones, ice cream and Mudslingers pottery. Many local shops will also be open for the public’s enjoyment!
Please join us in celebration of Huntingdon’s rich history. For more information about the Heritage Festival, contact Huntingdon City Hall at 731-986-2900.