Heritage Day 2020, May 2nd
This year at the 14th Annual Heritage Day Celebration
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, Dog Shows, 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.
As always it is a free celebration of our Fannin County Heritage. As always there is the Car and Truck Show, as well as the Motorcycle Fun Run. After a welcome by Mayor, Roy Floyd, 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.
Vendors will be showing handmade knives, glass art, products, massages, blacksmith creations, specialty coffee, hand-made jewelry, and numerous civic organizations will be showcasing their organizations. Plan to join us in downtown Bonham on Saturday, May 2nd 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 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.
Car and Truck Show – Registration and information form
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.