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 25, 2018 at 5:30PM, 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 of OIF/OEF will ring the Bicentennial Bell 26 times, one for each year of the Festival.
Also on Friday is the annual Karaoke Contest, with cash prizes.
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. A Bicycle Rodeo will be held from 12:30PM to 2PM, sponsored by Vinton County National Bank, and prizes will include bicycles for the winners. The Oak Hill Police Department Dunk Booth, with the Police Chief and other officers taking turns in the barrel from 5PM to 9PM.
Adam Calvert and his band of talented musicians will present their high energy show on Saturday at 7PM, with little bit of something for everyone. Adam performs classic country, new country, a little rock, some originals and songs that everyone can relate to.
Sunday's events include Community Church Service at 11 a.m., featuring Southern Gospel Group New Freedom. In the afternoon we present a baton corps exhibition, performances by the Oak Hill High School Marching Band, and musical entertainment by Gary Everett. The Grand Parade kicks off at 4PM.
Headlining our Sunday evening is the Eagles Tribute Band, 7 Bridges. Billboard Magazine rates this group as "the best Eagles Tribute band in the world"!
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 28th. 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 28. 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.