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 24, 2019 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 27 times, once for each year of the Festival. Special recognition of Oak Hill's own Tim McCoy, along with the Christmas Decoration committee, and a tribute to founding committee member, Johanna Crabtree.
Friday evening entertainment will be Rock House,a tribute to 80s and 90s Rock, sponsored by Main Express.
Saturday's daytime events at the Festival include a Pretty Baby Contest, a Dog Show, as well as musical entertainment by The Oak Hill High School Choir. A Kids Bicycle Rodeo, Pedal Tractor Pull , Lip Sync and a Custard eating contest will round out the afternoon. The Oak Hill Police Department Dunk Booth, with the Police Chief and other officers taking turns in the barrel, from 5PM to 9PM.
Saturday evening entertainment begins at 5:30, with local favorite Red Brush Band, and at 7PM, a tribute to Classic Country with the Smokin' Ham Band, sponsored by H&H Industries.
Sunday's events include Community Church Service at 11 a.m., In the afternoon we present a baton corps exhibition, performances by the Oak Hill High School Marching Band, and musical entertainment by Gary Everett. The Grand Parade kicks off at 4PM.
Headlining our Sunday evening is the Beach Boys tribute band, SAIL ON. Wear your favorite flowered shirt, and watch out for flying beach balls!
There will be a Pancake Breakfast at the Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, on East Main Street from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 27th. 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 27. 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 2019 Festival from noon on Friday, to close of day on Monday.