With the pandemic being nearly over we are happy to announce we are back bigger and better for 2022! This year’s dates are June 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2022 at the Memorial Park in Centerburg, Ohio. Thursday is a light attendance so you may park in the park that day. A parking field will be available just past the park on state route 314 and a shuttle will be available to transport you safely to the park. You can also find alternate parking in town and walk down the sidewalk or the trail that runs in back of the park. We have a new “bigger and better” ride company, Chicketti Family Amusements. There will be lots of great rides for all ages!  We have back the Build A Bear event. Kids can make their own bears and there will be special little shirts with the festival logo  to make them collector’s items! Check it out! Our beer garden is back this year.  You may enjoy an adult drink or two but please adhere to the rules for this area. It is near the stage you can listen to the bands and relax. Check our other pages to see the amazing lineup of FREE entertainment and other events.  Lots of yummy “fair food” will be available. Also remember it is always FREE admission and FREE parking!

 

Heart Of Ohio Tradition

Come Celebrate our 16th Year With Us

Celebrating our 17th year!! The Heart of Ohio USA Days Festival is a wholesome, family, fun filled event. Held near the end of June, each of the three days is filled with entertainment from well known local and national bands, rides, festivities, games, food and something to appeal to all ages. See the rundown of events below.

Fun For The Whole Family

With food concessions, crafters and amusement rides the entire family can have fun. A huge fireworks display is held on Saturday starting at dusk. Best of all, there are no admission or parking fees!

Day 1 – Thursday June 16th

Kid’s Night!

5:00 pm- Rides, Midway, Food and Crafters Open!

7:00 pm- Little Miss Liberty/Uncle Sammy Pageant!

7:30 pm- For the Kids!  Remy and Friends! Magic! Illusions! Balloon Sculptures! Ventriloquism!  Juggling! Kids in the audience will be asked to assist with some tricks! Get there early to get a seat!

(Beer Garden not in operation on this date!)

Day 2 – Friday June 17th

5:00pm Rides, Midway Food and Crafters Open! Beer Garden Opens!

Oldies and Bubblegum Night!

6 pm –  Acoustic Horizon

8 pm – The Ohio Express featuring original King of Bubblegum, Tim Corwin!

  • You are sure to enjoy Acoustic Horizon! First formed in 2019, Kevin Gault and Tim McCauley began performing an acoustic blend of songs from the decades of the 60’s and 70’s to the delight of audiences around Ohio. From the Beatles to America, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Jimmy Buffett and many, many more. They will guide you on a musical journey through the past, with strong vocal harmonies and solid arrangements that are sure to please.
  • If you remember the late 60’s “Bubblegum music” you will love the “King of Bubble Gum Rock”, Tim Corwin! He began with a band in Mansfield known as Sir Timothy and the Royals. Lead singer Corwin performs with Jeff Burgess on keyboards, Warren Sawyer on rhythm guitar and keyboards, John Baker on lead guitar and Bill Hutchman on drums. The group soon recorded an album called “Beg, Borrow and Steal”, with the title song being their first chart hit. They went on to record their biggest hits “Yummy Yummy Yummy” and “Chewy Chewy” of which both went gold in 1969. Other chart hits include “Down at Lulu’s”, “Goody Goody Gumdrops” and “Mercy”.  They are also in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! You are sure to be tapping your feet and clapping your hands and most likely singing along to these classic hits!

Day 3 – Saturday June 18th

Country & Hard Rock Night!

11:00 am- Big Parade (theme and Grand Marshal to be announced)
12:00 pm- Midway Opens!
12:15 pm: Recognition of Grand Marshal followed by Flag Raising & and CHS Band Concert!
1 pm to 5 pm: Princess Party with Ariel & Snow White! This will begin on stage at 1 where they will sing their signature songs, have some activities with the princesses,  then retire to the shady area next to the stage for pictures. Have the kids wear their favorite princess gown!

12:00pm: Tractor Pull Registration opens, ages 4 to 12! On blacktop in food court area 1:00pm: State of Ohio sanctioned tractor pulls begin!

5:00 pm- The beautiful Jamie Sagle takes the stage with her original music!

6:00 pm- Matt Simmons Country Band!

8:00pm- Hard rock with Rumspringa!

10:00pm- Fireworks Extravaganza!

  •  Country fans are in for a treat with the Matt Simmons Band! They are a country band from Utica, Ohio consisting of four pieces, vocals, lead guitar, drums, and bass. Matt has recently moved and now is a Centerburg resident! The four band members have graduated or are currently attending the Ohio State University and met during their time spent in Columbus.  During college, the lead guitar player, Michael Higgins and Matt Simmons joined together and began doing duo shows all over central Ohio. After a few years they added bass player Gabe Morrison and drummer Josh Higgins. The band currently play venues all over Ohio and are constantly growing year by year.  A few of the shows they have done include the Hartford Fair, Fairfield County Fair, and Backwoods Wing Night at the Backwoods. In 2019 the group began promoting original music including their single,” Bud I’m Weiser”. The band has a traditional country sound that has gained them popularity throughout central Ohio.  Their influences are Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn, Luke Combs, Travis Tritt and many more. Get to the park early and get your seat for this show!  If you like country music this band is for you!
  • At 8 the stage will be rocking with the rising stars of central Ohio, Rumspringa! Rumspringa is a 4-piece hard rock band out of Columbus, Ohio. Inspired by the music giants of decades past such as Led Zeppelin, Van Halen and AC-DC.  Rumspringa delivers a sound that is exciting and energetic, all while remaining true to their rock and roll roots. With their debut album coming in 2022, they will be playing a mix of their original music along with covers by the classic hard rock bands that inspired them to pursue their dreams.  The band members are Matthew Warren on lead vocals, Cody Schrecengost on lead guitar, Jimmy Weaver on bass and Jaxson Tackett on drums. You are in for an evening of excitement when these guys take the stage!  Rock on!