FRIDAY NIGHT: A Karaoke Contest, with cash prizes, with the first place winner becoming the opening act at 7:30 p.m., on the Saturday, May 28 for four time World Champion Elvis Presley tribute artist Dwight Icenhower and the Promiseland Band. Sign up Friday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the contest beginning at 7:30 p.m. The contest is sponsored by Main Express of Oak Hill.
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, inflatables and games, as well as contests and free entertainment.
On Friday, May 27, 2016, at Noon, the official opening ceremonies will take place. The Boy Scouts of Oak Hill will present the colors, Rick Noel will perform the National Anthem, Jackson County Vietnam Veterans will ring the Bicentennial Bell 24 times, one for each year of the Festival.
Also on Friday is the annual Karaoke Contest, with cash prizes, with the first place winner becoming the opening act at 7:30 p.m., on the Saturday, May 28 for Meigs County native and three time World Champion Elvis Presley tribute artist Dwight Icenhower and the Promiseland Band. Saturday night reserved seating is being sold, contact (740)418-3306 for more information.
Saturday's events at the festival include a Pretty Baby Contest, a Dog Show, as well as musical entertainment by Kat and the Road Dawgs, Clyde Clark Band, Dwight Icenhower and the Promiseland Band. The Oak Hill Police will have a booth open from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday providing free child fingerprinting and safety demonstrations.
Some of Sunday's events include Community Church Service at 11 a.m., a baton corps exhibition, performances by the Oak Hill High School Marching Band, Community Choir, D M Davis Choirs, and Rick K and The Allnighters.
There will be a Pancake Breakfast at the Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, on East Main Street from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Memorial Day. Pancakes, Steve Evans Sausage 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 take place on Memorial Day, May 30. Registration is from 9 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.