Heritage Day 2018
May 5th – 9 am to 6 pm
The 12th Annual Heritage Day Celebration is a free celebration of our Fannin County Heritage. The Car and Truck Show, as well as the Motorcycle Fun Run, will begin to register at 8:00 am. Vendors will be in place at that time and the opening ceremony will begin at 9:00 am. with the Boy Scouts of Troup 52 presenting the flags. Then a welcome by Mayor, Roy Floyd and Fannin County Judge, Spanky Carter. Immediately after the opening, we begin a day filled with Historic Presentations, lots of musical entertainment. Dan Weeks and his motorcycle will again be jumping higher than the downtown buildings as the crowd holds its breath. Many new vehicles will be on display from Bonham Chrysler and Bob Utter Ford Lincoln Kia. Burton Gilliam, “from the movie Blazing Saddles“, will be on hand to visit with the crowd at the Bonham Chrysler area.
Vendors will be showing handmade knives, glass art, Scentsy products, massages, blacksmith creations, specialty coffee, hand-made jewelry, pick a duck and numerous civic organizations will be showcasing their organizations.
This year at 1 pm. in front of the Fannin County Museum of History on W. 1st. Street the 1966 Katy Caboose that was placed in front of the Museum in 2016 will be officially opened to the public. Directors of the Fannin County Museum of History will have a Grand Opening which will include a ribbon cutting and tours of the caboose during our Heritage Day Celebration. A miniature train exhibit will again be in Fannin County Historical Commission building at the east end of the depot on W. 1st Street.
Entertainment will be varied with BISD choirs, IW Evans Square Dancers. George and Margie will bring music with a Cajun twist. One Way Music Ministry, a five-member band from Leonard, will present gospel music. The Foreman Brothers are original songwriters from Telephone Texas. They will present their own music in a Country and Western style.
The Garden Tractor and Mini Rods Pull off will begin at 3:00 pm. in the area to the west of the Fannin County Museum of History. Check out all the action and see who has the ability to pull the heaviest load. There is no admission charge.
Join us for a day of celebration and fun for all ages.
Heritage Day will start at 9:00 am and continue until 6:00 pm. Plan to join us in downtown Bonham on Saturday, May 5th for this fun-filled day of family entertainment.
– Pre Event Schedule –
8:00 am Car/Truck Show Registration, 3rd and Main St.
Sponsors: First United Bank & Utter Family-Ford, Lincoln, Kia
8: 00 am Motorcycle Fun Run Registration 200 W. 5th Street
Sponsors: Pat’s Pump Service & Weichert Realtors-Solid Ground
– Event Schedule –
9:00 am Event Opening – Flag Ceremony –Scout Troop 52
Miniature Train Display opens, Museum Depot – 100 W 1st St. – All Day –
9:10 am Welcome – Bonham Mayor, Roy Floyd and
Fannin County Judge, Spanky Carter
9:15 am Motocross Jumps & Monster Truck Rides –
Monster Truck rides – all day
Sponsors: Bonham Chrysler & TMC Bonham
9:30 am Historical Presentations –
by Norman Young and Mary K. Ashley Wilson
10:15 am Musical Entertainment – George & Margie
12:00 pm Motocross Jumps
12:30 pm Musical Entertainment – Bonham ISD Choirs
1:00 pm Caboose Grand Opening Celebration and Tours – 100 W 1st St.
1:00 pm Musical Entertainment – One Way Music Ministry
2:00 pm Dancing – I W Evans Square Dancers
2:30 pm Motorcycle Awards – Main Stage,
must be present to win
3:00 pm Motocross Jumps
3:00 pm Garden Tractor Pull Begins – 100 W 1st Street
3:30 pm Car & Truck Show Awards – Main stage,
must be present to win
4:00 pm Musical Entertainment –
Foreman Brothers Music – KFYN sponsor
Sponsors: First United Bank, Bonham Chrysler, Brookshire Grocery, Fannin Bank, KFYN, Pat’s Pump Service, Utter Family Ford, Lincoln, Kia, Weichert Realtors-Solid Ground, Bonham Tourism Association, Sanitation Solutions, TMC-Bonham
Supporters: Fannin Federal Credit Union, Fannin County Leader, Floyd Enterprises, Massey Music, North Texas E-News, One House DJs/Tony Cruz
Applications for Booths, Vendors, Car and Truck Show, and the Motor Cycle Fun Run can be found below. Applications may be printed and mailed to 327 N. Main Street, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or taken to the Bonham Visitor Center, 327 N. Main Street.
All application information can also be picked up at the Bonham Visitor Information Center 327 N. Main, Monday through Saturday.
Be part of the fun!
If you would like to be a part of the entertainment on the stage please contact, Emily Porter, 903-640-6698. We are currently filling times on the stage.