2017 Full SCHEDULE of ACTIVITIES
Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
WYGS Gospel Sing
Hauser High School
7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sand Creek Soul
8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017
Heritage Classic Cross Country Meet
9:00am - 10:30am
Yellow Trail Pioneer Village
9:00am - 3:00pm
Heritage Classic Trophy Ceremony
11:30am - Noon
12:00 & 1:30
Kiddie Tractor Pull Sign-Up Starts
Dr. Hope Medicine Show
Kiddie Tractor Pull Heats Start
Main Stage Jackson Street
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sounds of Summer A Beach Boys Tribute
Main Stage Jackson Street
8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017
9:00am - 9:15am
12:00 - 1:30
Annual Heritage Days Parade
3:30 - 5:00
Parade Trophy Presentation
5:30pm - 5:45pm
(**) = Rain Location: Hauser High School Gymnasium
2014 Performance by Clayton Anderson hand the crowd on their feet all night
Red Roots will perform as the headliner at the Friday night Gospel Sing at Hauser High School Gymnasium. Other groups set to perform include the Medora Pentecostal Church Choir, and Destiny.
Following the Bluegrass Jamboree on Friday night in the bandstand, Hope's own Possum Glory Train will perform their own blend of bluegrass -- sure to please!
It's a Wild, Wild Life at UTOPIA Animal Rehabilitators. On Saturday, learn all about this worthwhile not-for-profit organization as they introduce you to many of their "guests" -- up close and personal. Captivating for all ages.
You've know him and loved him for years! Larry Crane is back at Heritage Days. From 1976 until 1991, Larry appeared alongside John Mellencamp as guitarist and main contributor to the Mellencamp sound. He will perform on the Main Stage Saturday night (6:30 - 8:00 pm) with his own brand of Heartland Rock as well as Mellencamp classics you've always cherished.
The ever-hilarious Clowns of Mill Race will keep you entertained with their zany antics on Saturday.
Our Pioneer Village is one of Heritage Days' most popular attractions! SATURDAY ONLY, families can experience an entire zone dedicated to our pioneer roots. Play old fashioned games, watch craftsmen as they practice the Forgotten Arts, try your hand at craft-making, learn to milk a goat, and more!
Verlan Brock will perform on the bandstand Saturday night. Brock's blend of songs about our nation and the working class are straight from the hills and coal mines of Harlan County, Kentucky.
Justin -- The Artistic Horse -- will dazzle and amaze onlookers with his remarkable ability to paint. Justin will be located near the Pioneer Village on Saturday. Perhaps "Mr. Ed" (the talking horse of vintage TV show fame) is a distant relative? Stop by and say hey... or perhaps "HAY!"
One Night Rodeo is the headliner for 2013 year's Saturday MAIN STAGE concert on Jackson Street. An American contemporary country band founded in Bradenton, FL, ONR is composed of Cory Hildreth (lead vocals, keys, guitar, and mandolin) and Duane Allison (bass guitar, vocals).
Thirteen years and over 2,000 performances in their career has prepared ONR for their own launch into Country music stardom. Opening for superstars such as Rascal Flatts,
Keith Urban and Montgomery Gentry is nothing new to this group of seasoned
musicians who worked long and hard to get here. One Night Rodeo most recently won the Great American Country and Music Nation's Next GAC Star competition. The band released their first single and video,
'Alive and Living', which has maintained its spot in the Top 20 Country Countdown on GAC TV.
It wouldn't be Heritage Days without the fireworks finale. Saturday's full day of activities is capped off by the annual fireworks extravaganza. One of the "biggest small town fireworks displays around". Best viewed from Jackson Street, this year's display is sure to delight both the young and young at heart.
Gordon Bonham brings together a mix of styles from the Mississippi Delta to the back alleys of Chicago, from big Texas shuffles to jumpin' West Coast swing. After several years of tearing up the road, Bonham brings it all together in Indiana, the Crossroads of America. Gordon will be the final performance on the bandstand for this year's Hope Heritage Days. Don't miss his set starting post-parade at 4:00 p.m.
Vinyl Harvest played in Hope for the first time this past summer at one of the Fun Fridays Cruise-In events. By popular demand, they will return to the bandstand with their mix of old blues & rock...with a little twist of country on Sunday starting a Noon. Welcome back, Rudy Franco, Alan Resnik, Bill Nash, and Richard Garrett.
Everyone loves a parade. And while we may be partial, the Hope Heritage Days parade is one of the biggest and best around. With upwards of 100 to 150 units, the annual event includes a pre-parade flyover! (How many small town events have flyovers?) Bring your lawn chairs and stake your claim curbside as this enormous procession winds its way through Hope. The magic begins at 2:15 pm.