Special Events & Festivals


Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Parkview Samaritan helicopter descends on the Huntington North High School parking lot on Saturday, June 22, to be a part of the Heritage Days activities. The public was allowed to view the copter up close and crew members explained about its services.

Enjoying the ride

Photo by Steve Clark.

Leah Eichorst (left) and Vanessa Eichorst enjoy a camel ride at the Hoosier Camel Encounter area at Huntington North High School as part of Heritage Days activities on Saturday, June 22.

Fine machine

Photo by Steve Clark.

Cheryl (left) and Don Potter admire a vehicle at the Huntington County Disaster Team Car and Truck Show at Huntington North High School on Saturday, June 22, as part of Heritage Days activities.

Pulling for Riley-Kiddy Tractor Pull

Photo by Steve Clark.

Hayden Wagers grimaces as he participates in the Pulling for Riley-Kiddy Tractor Pull on Saturday, June 22, at the Kids Fun Zone at Huntington North High School as part of the Huntington Heritage Days Festival. The event was sponsored by Beacon Credit Union.

Mayor concentrates at trivia contest

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (right) and his wife, Barb, concentrate as they write an answer to a question in the Huntington County Trivia Contest sponsored by the Huntington County Historical Museum on Saturday afternoon, June 22.

Trying his luck

Photo by Steve Clark.

Leeland Gayheart (front) gets some help from his father, Rigoberto, at a fishing game at the Poor Jack Amusements area during Heritage Days activities on Saturday, June 22.

Chiefs' float

Photo by Steve Clark.

The float holding the Chiefs of the Flint Springs Tribe makes its way down the Huntington Heritage Days Parade route on Saturday morning, June 22.

Moon Cats prowling

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Several members of the Moon Cats do their thing in downtown Huntington during a sock hop sponsored by Lake City Bank on Friday evening, June 21.

Checking it out

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jerri Hayes (left) and her husband, Marshall Hayes, of Huntingotn, bet a look a the atricked out 1923 Ford T-Bucket shown by Bill Connett, of Ossian, on Friday afternoon, June 21, at the Heritage Days Car, Truck & Bike Show in downtown Huntington.

Dishing it up

Photo by Steve Clark.

Annette Carroll, a member of the Huntington Rotary Club, fills a bowl with strawberries during the Rotary Strawberry Feed on Thursday, June 20, at the Huntington PAL Club. Hundreds of people turned out for the Rotary Club’s annual Heritage Days dessert event, featuring all-you-can-eat strawberries, shortcake, ice cream and whipped cream.

Niederman is newest Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe

Jeremy Nix (left) the 2018 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe, announced Pathfinder Services President John Niederman as the 2019 chief at the 51st annual chief's breakfast on Thursday morning at the Historic Forks of the Wabash.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

John Niederman was anything but visionary when he was rendered nearly speechless by being named the 51st winner of the Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe on Thursday morning at the annual chief’s breakfast at the Historic Forks of the Wabash.

Called a visionary force by the past chiefs in the presentation leading up to his announcement as the 2019 chief, Niederman admitted he didn’t see the honor coming.

56th annual Heritage Days kicks off county’s festival season

Members of the Heritage Days Steering Committee met with representatives from Gerdau Huntington Facility, which is sponsoring this year’s event, on Thursday, June 13, at Gerdau. Pictured are (front row from left) Devon Henderson, steering committee; and Gerdau representatives Eric Hills, quality manager; Dianne Metzger, quality engineer; Rich Card, plant manager; Kendall Mickley, controller; Jeremy Lambert, routine facilitator; and Ron Buford, maintenance facilitator; and (back row from left) Pat Johnson and Brittany Fishburn, steering committee; Paula Kimmel, Heritage Days publicity chair; Steve Kimmel, executive director, Huntington County Chamber of Commerce; Malcolm McBryde and Samantha Garcia, steering committee; and Angie Garcia, office administrator, Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. Not pictured is Jason Fields, steering committee chair. Heritage Days will take place Wednesday, June 19, through Sunday, June 23, with the theme, “The ’60s: “Yesterday.”
Photo by Steve Clark.

The start of Huntington County’s summer festival season kicks off this week with the 56th annual Huntington Heritage Days, June 19 to June 23, with Gerdau Huntington Facility serving as the festival sponsor.

Heritage Days gives residents, former residents and visitors a great reason to enjoy being with their families and having fun together, says Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Steve Kimmel.

Historical society to host trivia contest June 19-22

The Huntington County Historical Society will present its second annual “What Is It?” contest during Huntington Heritage Days at the Huntington County Historical Museum from June 19 to 22.

The public is invited to visit the museum and attempt to identify 20 historical objects on display. The contestant who identifies the most objects will win a $20 museum gift shop voucher.

The contest will be held June 19 through 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and June 22, which will be an open house, from noon to 4 p.m.

2019 Heritage Days Festival Schedule of Events

JUNE 19-22
12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT IS IT? - The Huntington Historical Society, 315 Court St. Identify 20 historical objects on display.

Heritage Days Little Miss and Junior Miss hopefuls

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The Little Miss and Junior Miss Heritage Days pageant will be held on Wednesday, June 19, at Crestview Middle School at 7 p.m.