NOTICE!! Our country has gone through a lot in the past two years, first with a global pandemic and now Ukraine at war with Russia. Our prayers are with all of the nations, those who are sick, those who have been lost… Thank you for your support of our local businesses and for your past patronage of USA Days! Practice good sanitary habits and if you have any COVID symptoms, please stay home.
State of Ohio Sanctioned Kids’ Tractor Pull!
Back this year to the Heart of Ohio USA Days Festival on June 18th will be the the State Sanctioned Pedal Tractor Pull for kids ages four through 11. Registration begins at noon and pulling competition begins at 1 pm. Ribbons will be given to all participants and trophies to the top three places in each age group. All children pull for free. The top three will then be able to participate in the State of Ohio Pedal Full finals at the Hartford Fair in Croton in August. The top winners there would go to the National Pulls at the Corn Palace in South Dakota this September. Our first year we had a four year old who went to the Nationals! Last year we grew with many more pullers so we hope to see this event grow every year!
Adults 12 and above may also pull once the children are finished but this is at a $5 fee each with “bragging rights” as the prize!
This great event is special due to it being sanctioned by the State of Ohio which does ensure the winners get to pull in the state and possibly national finals! Open to both boys and girls, get there early to watch the fun and cheer for your favorite! Good luck kids!
New this year Chicketti Family Amusements will supply various carnival rides for the smaller kids up to adults! There are also midway games and many fun things to see and ride! Wrist bands may be purchased for $25 and the kids can ride all evening! Keep an eye our for ticket presales soon and you can save $5 each! We have many exciting rides and unique attractions to bring more interest to our shows, such as the Casino ride and our extravagant Gondola style Ferris Wheel. It has enclosed glass pods for families to enjoy. There will be rides for all age groups! We are excited to welcome this great group who strive to give us a fun experience but also a safe one!
Main Street Decorating Contest!
Remember our Main Street Decorating Contest! Again this year all residents and businesses on Main Street are invited to decorate patriotically so visitors to our USA Days Festival will drive through our wonderful village and be treated to lovely decorations! We will hand deliver the flyers with all the info but basically you just need to decorate (we will find you!) and our judges will pick the $100 winner in both home and business! Judging will take place on Wednesday, June 15th and the sign will be put into place on each winner. Let’s make Main Street festive!
Little Miss Liberty/Little Uncle Sammy Pageant!
With the Heart of Ohio Women’s Club disbanding, do not fear! We will still have the Annual Little Miss Liberty/Little Uncle Sammy pageant! It is for boys and girls ages 4, 5 and 6. In April forms will be going home with preschool, kindergarten and first grades in Centerburg Schools. Forms will also be available at the local post office, library and hometown market. We will be starting a bit earlier this year with the festival being pushed back a week sooner. Kids get money from grandparents, mom and dad, family, parents’ co-workers, neighbors, friends, etc. The boy and girl with the most money claim the titles, will be crowned and then ride in the parade on Saturday, June 18th. They will also ride in the Farm Festival parade. All entries get gift packages, the only difference is the tiara for winning girl and Uncle Sam hat for winning boy! Some people put out cans for donations. We do not advise this, it does not work well or generate anything substantial, plus many have been stolen or emptied. The pageant will be held at 7 pm at the park on Thursday, June 16th. Last year’s winners crown the new ones. The parade is 11 am on Saturday, June 18th, at the Church of Christ. This is fun and the kids always look adorable in their red, white and blue/patriotic outfits! Questions, message us or call Candy at 740-501-6144! All money raised helps keep the festival coming, this year all new rides and the best fireworks in the area!