Heritage Day 2019
May 4th – 10 am to 10 pm
This year at the 13th Annual Heritage Day Celebration
As always it is a free celebration of our Fannin County Heritage. This year we have many new events and the fun continues all the way until 10 pm. New this year we have a Dog Show, CornHole Tourneyment, Parade and so much more! As always there is 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. 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 high as the downtown buildings as everyone holds a collective breath. Many new vehicles will be on display from Bonham Chrysler and Bob Utter Ford Lincoln Kia. Burton Gilliam, “from the movie Blazing Saddles” and “Back to the Future Part III”, 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. Heritage Day will start at 10:00 am and continue until 10:00 pm. Plan to join us in downtown Bonham on Saturday, May 4th for this fun-filled day of family entertainment.
2019 Heritage Day Schedule
Friday, May 3rd –
7:00 pm Garden Tractor Pull – Main Street and First Street
Saturday, May 4th –
8:30 am Car/Truck Show Registration begins, Main Street – Sponsors: First United Bank & Utter Family- Ford, Lincoln, Kia
8:30 am Motorcycle Fun Run Registration begins – Sponsors – Pat’s Pump Service & Weichert Realtors – Solid Ground
10:00 am Dog Show Registration at Main Stage
10:00 am Miniature Train Display opens – Runs all day, East end of Depot- 100 W. 1st St. and Center
10:00 am Flag Ceremony- Scout Troop 52
10:10 am Welcome by Mayor Roy Floyd
10:15 am Motocross Jumps Dan Weeks
10:30 am Dog Show – Presentation of Awards follows
11:30 am Bethlehem Baptist Children’s Choir
11:45 am Bethlehem Baptist Choir
12:00 Motocross Jumps Dan Weeks
12:15 Bonhi and L.H. Rather – State Choir Contest Winners
12:30 Bonham Community Band
1:30 Jeff Walton
1:40 Norman Young
2:00 Motocross Jump-Dan Weeks
2:15 Princess Contest Winner, Duchess Contest Winner, and Queen Contest Winner
2:40 Awards for Motorcycle Fun Run
3:00 Awards for Car and Truck Show
3:00 Start line-up at Power Creek Park for Heritage Day Parade
3:00 Garden Tractor Pull starts
4:00 Heritage Day Parade Starts
5:00 Start CornHole Team Tournament
5:00 Zane Dockery – sponsored by Juba Pizza
6:15 Bois ‘d Arc Red – sponsored by Juba Pizza
7:30 Da Ja Vu Vinyl – sponsored by Juba Pizza
8:45 Barefoot Nation– Kenny Chesney sounds – sponsored by Juba Pizza
New this year… Heritage Day Dog Show
Calling all dogs! The Bonham Heritage Day Festival is looking for the Cutest, Largest, Smallest, Biggest Tail Wager, most Awesome Old Timer, Ugliest, Best Costumed, and the Trickiest. So, get your owner and run out to get registered for the Heritage Day Dog Show on May 4thon the downtown square. You must have had your rabies vaccination and be on a leash or otherwise contained. If your owner is under sixteen, he or she will have to be accompanied by an adult for you to show us how awesome you are. Just think how proud you will be and how great your owner will feel as you walk the stage.
Registration ahead of time is highly recommended. Download Dog Show entry forms here or they are available at the Bonham Visitor Information Center, 327 N. Main. The day of the event Saturday, May 4thregistration for the Dog Show will start at 9 am on the Main Stage of the Heritage Day Event. Your owner will also need to sign a release for you to be able to strut your fabulous self. So, arrive in plenty of time to get your paperwork done.
The Heritage Festival is looking forward to everyone having a barking good time for the first annual Heritage Day Dog Show.
1st Annual Cornhole Tournament
New this year is the competitive team sport of Cornhole. It consists of teams of two players tossing beanbags across onto the opposing team’s target. The tournament is open to all ages with an entry fee of $20 per team. $500 Cash prize for first, $200 second place and $100 for third. Play starts at 5 pm on 5th and Main street next to the stage. Enjoy live music, food and drinks. Entry form coming soon. Applications are available at Bonham Visitors Center, and Juba Pizza or Click HERE to Download the Entry Form. Deadline for registration is Thursday, May 2nd. The registration fee is $20 per team and is due when registration is turned in. Cash or check will be accepted for the registration fee.
Bands, Bands and more Bands!
We have four bands scheduled for Saturday evening, the first band up will be Zane Dockery who will entertain us with Texas Country. Then we change to the Jazz sounds of Bois ’D Arc Red. Next up will be Déjà Vu Vinyl who will have us jumping to Rock and Roll. We close with Barefoot Nation who will entertain us with tributes to Kenny Chesney.
New! Heritage Day Parade Is Coming
Another new event for Heritage Day this year is our Parade. The parade will start from Powder Creek Park and come up Main Street to the square. The parade will continue around the square and back down Main Street ending at Power Creek Park. Our Heritage Day Parade will be led by a Bag Pipe Band from Sherman. It will consist of vintage cars, Dog show participants, Monster Trucks, and Fannin County Fair Winners as well as anyone else who would like to decorate a vehicle and participate in the parade. Parade entry forms are available at the Bonham Visitor Center 327 N. Main or on the www.visitbonham page. Please register to get a place in the parade and to participate in cash prizes that will be given. Registration is free but must be turned in by Thursday, May 2, 2019. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best-decorated bicycle, the best-decorated car, and the best-decorated animal transport. The animal transport could be a wagon, stroller, cart or just carried with both the person walking and the dog in costume. Come and join us for our first Heritage Day Parade Heritage Day Parade Entry Form 2019.
Motorcycle Fun Run
This year we are having another Motorcycle Fun Run in the morning. Registration starts at 8:30 am at Star and 5th Street $15 per person. Ride Begins at 9 am. Drawings for cash prizes of $100, $50, and $25 on the Main Stage at 2:30 pm. Download the flyer HERE.
1st Annual Jerry Robinson Memorial Tractor Pull
The Lone Star Garden Tractor Pullers Association is hosting the First Annual Jerry Robinson Memorial Tractor Pull and it starts Friday evening at 7 pm and Saturday at 3 pm. See powerful stock and modified riding lawn mowers tug and pull all the way to victory looking for the elusive “Full Pull”. The excitement takes place across from the Fannin County Museum of History just south of the Bonham square. Check out all the action and see who has the ability to pull the heaviest load. There is no admission charge. Download the flyer HERE!
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. Join us for a day of celebration and fun for all ages.
Many thanks to our Sponsors for the 2019 Heritage Day Festival
First United Bank, Clayton Homes, Fannin Bank, Texoma Medical Center, Bonham Chrysler, Fannin Federal Credit Union, McCraw Oil Company, Kwik Check Foods Store, Inc., Dobbles Plumbing, Brookshires, Pat’s Pump Service, Utter Family Ford, Lincoln, Kia, Juba Pizza, Tractor Supply, Weichert Realtors, KFYN, The River, and The Warrior.
Heritage Day will start at 10:00 am and continue until 10:00 pm. Plan to join us in downtown Bonham on Saturday, May 4th for this fun-filled day of family entertainment.
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 email@example.com 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.
Motor Cycle Fun Run – Information
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.
HERITAGE DAY FESTIVAL FROM THE BEGINNING
Thirteen years ago, at a local restaurant on East Sam Rayburn Drive, Roy Floyd, Spanky Carter, Judy Teller, and a local restaurant owner begin to plan a festival that would showcase the local people, the history of Fannin County and build memories of the community for years to come. The festival has evolved over the years. The first one had a watermelon seed spitting contest, sack races and showed historical pictures gathered from citizens. The setting was a picnic on the square where people were encouraged to bring homemade ice cream and talk about events of the past.
Today we have vendors, motorcycles jumping higher than buildings, train displays, First Annual Dog Show, Car and truck show, motorcycle fun ride, garden tractor pulls, historical performances, food, beverages, children performing and thousands of people in attendance. The vision and perseverance of these people have brought us this wonderful annual event that is anticipated by young and old alike.
We honored the founders of this event with a presentation at the opening ceremony of the 12th Annual Heritage Day. Thank you, Roy Floyd, Spanky Carter and Judy Teller for your vision to make this event possible for all of us. May we continue to have it for many years and continue to see it grow and evolve.