Rapunzel visits with an enthused little                                    Princess in Training!


We have exciting news for 2023!  We are giving the community a big gift this year to show our appreciation for your continued support as we work to keep this festival alive and well! We are giving everyone totally FREE RIDES all day, every day for every person! We have a new “bigger and better” ride company, Albanese Amusements.  We have all the usual things. Princess Party, Kid’s State Sanctioned Tractor Pull, parade, craft show, and new this year, a Cruise-In! This year’s dates are June 22, 23, and 24, 2023 at the Memorial Park in Centerburg, Ohio. Thursday is a light attendance so you may park in the park that day.  For Friday and Saturday please park at the high school 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.   Lots of yummy “fair food” will be available. Also remember it is always FREE admission and FREE  shuttled parking! All info will be updated and possibly changed if things occur which create the needs to do changes.

Festival Staff & Committee Members

The officers of the 2023 Heart of Ohio USA Days are: President Ben Landis, Vice President Adam Mayberry, Secretary Candy McCracken, Treasurer Sonja Hendrickson.  Members areKathy Blackstone, Laura Eagleston, Glen Goodwin, Daniel Hardwick, Heather Lannigan, Brandy Lepka, Pat and Betty Loudermilk, Tom and Sue Marshall, John Moore, Vonda Price, Rick Shultz, Anna Smith, Amy Tatz, and Jon Wolf.  We can definitely use more members!  Contact Candy at candylhendrickson@hotmail.com! (Be sure to put in an L after Candy, it’s easy to miss! Like Uncle Sammy says,  “We Want You!”


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 22:

Kid’s Night!

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

7:00 pm-Return of the Baby Crawl/Toddler Track Meet! On the stage. Trophies and cash prizes for crawlers up to 2 and toddlers 2 and 3!

7:30 pm-Little Miss Liberty/Uncle Sammy Pageant!

8:00 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!


Day 2 – Friday June 23:

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

Country Night!

6 pm –  Six Miles to Nellie featuring Courtney DeKosky! See info below!

8 pm – At It Again See info below!

  • Bringing the sound of generations of storytelling through music, Six Miles to Nellie features lead vocalist Courtney DeCosky; songwriter/guitarist Jeffrey Williams; bassist Michael Wolfe; drummer and vocalist Les Harmeyer; singer/songwriter John Schnabel; and Robert Shipley on keyboards.
  • At It Again is central Ohio’s premier country band playing today’s country mixed with some hits from the past.  This boot-kickin’ group consists of Shane Langley on lead vocals, Mike Allen on lead guitar, Bruce MacLaughlin on bass guitar and Austin Thorpe on drums. The guys enjoy putting on a good show as well as watching the Hardwicks dance during their performances. They look forward to seeing you Friday, June 23rd at 8 pm for a yee-haw of a night!

Day 3 – Saturday June 24:


10:00 am- Big Parade !(theme and Grand Marshal to be announced) Cruise-In autos will ride in parade and park in the grass outfield at the park!

11:00 am- Rides, midway & food opens!

11:30 am- Recognition of Grand Marshal followed by Flag Raising & and CHS Band Concert!

12 pm to 4 pm- Princess Party with Jasmine and Cinderella! This will begin on stage at 12 where they will sing their signature songs, have some singalong and dance activities with the little princesses,  then retire to the shady area next to the stage for pictures and meet the princesses personally. Have the kids wear their favorite princess gown!

12:00pm- Tractor Pull Registration opens, ages 4 to 12!

12:30 pm- Karate Demonstration on stage!

1:00 pm- State of Ohio Sanctioned Tractor Pulls begin at the stage. Bleacher seating available.

4:30 pm-Eclectic Campfire with Malcom Spence singing the best songs of the last 40 years and covering most music genres in the process! His material consists as pop,  rock and country from the 50’s through 80’s!  Known as the “Man of a Thousand Songs,” you are sure to hear some favorites!

6:00 pm- An Hour with Sinatra featuring Josh Williams! You will hear the crooner’s most famous songs and don’t miss the grand finale of his rendition of “My Way”!

7:00pm- The Sensational Soul Brothers Band! From the soles of their white socks to the tops of their famous fedoras, the Sensational Soul Brothers Show and Revue gives you a show you will remember for a long time to come! It’s just like the Blues Brothers are right there on stage!  You’ll hear “Jake” and “Elwood” do the famous hits like Soul man, Hold On, I’m Comin’, and Rubber Biscuit with some other great songs like Jailhouse Rock, Gimme Some Lovin’ and Respect!  Performing the great R & B and soul classics from the 1980 original Blues Brothers film as well as several songs from the Blues Brothers 2000 movie, their 1978 concert tour and their appearances on  Saturday Night Live. They add their own original comedy bits while staying true to the great music of that era and they throw in a couple of surprises at every show including lots of audience participation!  The group is from Dublin, Ohio featuring Malcolm Spence as Elwood and Lonnie Freeman as Jake and the bands are the Sound of Chicago Horns and the Memphis Stax Rhythm. This is a really big SHOW! Get there early to get your seat!

10:00pm- Fireworks Extravaganza! Best fireworks show in the five county area!! Seating in roped off grassy area along 314 and at bottom of the hill in front of “the rock”.