:The Oak Hill Festival of Flags was started in 1992 by an organization initially brought together to preserve an old school building. Those efforts evolved into a weekend festival that celebrates the sacrifices of Americans and the patriotic spirit that resonates through the hundreds of unfurled American flags lining the streets, homes and businesses.
The Festival features a crafts and vendor area, rides and games, as well as contests and free entertainment.
On Friday, May 28, 2021 at 5:30PM, the official opening ceremonies will take place. The Boy Scouts of Oak Hill will present the colors, Rick Noel will perform the National Anthem, and the Bicentennial Bell will ring 28 times, once for each year of the Festival. Our 2021 Royalty will be crowned on stage at 6PM.
Friday evening entertainment will be WANTED,a Jon Bonjovi Tribute Band. This bank was voted the "Best Tribute Band" by the Cleveland Magazine.
Saturday's daytime events at the Festival include a Pretty Baby Contest, Pedal Tractor Pull , and a Karaoke contest. The Oak Hill High School Jazz Band performs at 4PM, and the Oak Hill Police Department Dunk Booth will open at 5PM, with Mr. Werntz in the tank!
Saturday evening entertainment begins at 7:30 PM, featuring Presley & Taylor. Characterized by their individual, stellar vocal instrument, and their sibling harmonies and fresh country sounds, they will bring a new flavor to our Festival!
Sunday's events include Community Church Service at 11 AM., a Queens Tea at 1 PM, and our Grand Parade at 4 PM. Our Sunday evening entertainment puts a spotlight on local talent, with the Red Brush Band at 6:30, and Bart and the Chasers at 8 PM.
There will be a Pancake Breakfast at the Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, 205 E Cross St, from 8:30 to 11 AM on Monday, May 31st. Pancakes, Steve Evans Sausage, coffee and juice are on the menu. Proceeds from the event benefit of the Festival of Flags.
The Oak Hill Festival of Flags Car Show will also take place on Memorial Day, May 31. Registration is from 10 a.m. to noon. Judging begins at noon. The car show is open to all model and year vehicles. Trailered vehicles are also welcomed. Car clubs are invited to attend.
Chicketti Family Amusements will provide rides and games for the 2021 Festival from noon on Friday, to close of day on Monday.