PHIL DIRT AND THE DOZERS
The Oak Hill Festival of Flags was started in 1992 by an organization initially brought together to preserve an old school building. Those efforts evolved into a weekend festival that celebrates the sacrifices of Americans and the patriotic spirit that resonates through the hundreds of unfurled American flags lining the streets, homes and businesses.
The festival features a crafts and vendor area, rides and games, as well as contests and free entertainment.
On Friday, May 26, 2017 at Noon, the official opening ceremonies will take place. The Boy Scouts of Oak Hill will present the colors, Rick Noel will perform the National Anthem, Jackson County Veterans will ring the Bicentennial Bell 25 times, one for each year of the Festival.
Also on Friday is the annual Karaoke Contest, with cash prizes.
On Saturday night, May 27, 2017, the headliner is the up and coming country group, Post Monroe. Opening for them this is year is Oak Hills's own Dan McCarty. Dan takes the stage at 6PM, with Post Monroe beginning at 8PM. Reserved seating is being sold. Contact (740)418-3306 for more information.
Saturday's daytime events at the Festival include a Pretty Baby Contest, a Dog Show, as well as musical entertainment by The Oak Hill Community Choir. From noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, the Oak Hill Police Department will be providing free child fingerprinting and safety demonstrations, and a Dunk Booth, with the Police Chief and other officers taking turns in the barrel.
Some of Sunday's events include Community Church Service at 11 a.m., a baton corps exhibition, performances by the Oak Hill High School Marching Band, D M Davis Choirs, and the evening highlight features Phil Dirt and The Dozers. This group performed at the first Festival in 1993, and many other times throughout the 25 year history of the Festival. The Grand Parade kicks off at 4PM.
There will be a Pancake Breakfast at the Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, on East Main Street from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 29th. Pancakes, Steve Evans Sausage and juice are on the menu. Proceeds from the event benefit of the Festival of Flags.
The Oak Hill Festival of Flags Car Show will also take place on Memorial Day, May 29. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon. Judging begins at noon. The car show is open to all model and year vehicles. Trailered vehicles are also welcomed. Car clubs are invited to attend.
A new event this year on Monday is a 5K Run and Walk, in memory of Ponney and Marilyn Cisco. Registration begins at 8AM, with the run beginning at 8:30AM. The race is sponsored by the Jackson Rotary Club.