MOUNT BLANCHARD — The fourth annual Mount Blanchard Heritage Day Festival will be held downtown from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gazebo.
A car show featuring classic, muscle and vintage cars will be held on Main Street. A magician will entertain viewers throughout the show.
In the past, only cars prior to 1950 were included, but this year’s show is open to all classes of automobiles. There is no registration fee, and those wishing to display a car should bring the vehicle to the Cottage on Main Street between 9 and 9:30 a.m. for registration. Prizes will be awarded.
Also new to the festival is a softball homerun derby, to be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hurricane Park. Cost of entry is $10 per three-person team of participants ranging from age 11 to 30. Bring your own pitcher or one will be provided. Signup is available this week at area businesses, or Saturday at the derby. Call David Beard at 419-348-9100 for more details.
Kimmel’s BBQ will deubt its new food truck Saturday, offering chicken or pork chop dinners including a baked potato, green beans, a roll and beverage for $9. All proceeds will benefit projects in the community. Presale tickets are on sale from beautification committee members, at the Food Center or by calling 419-306-3073. A limited amount of dinners will be available at the event.
A pie tent featuring homemade pie and ice cream will be available on East Clay Street. To donate a pie, contact Karen Beard at 330-283-7111.
Kids of all ages will enjoy the cake walks on Main Street. Contact Cindy Amburgy at 419-306-9109 to donate a cake.
Over 25 vendors will line South Main Street, offering an array of handcrafted and retail items.
Additional free activities include: A presentation of famous people by the Hancock Historical Museum; historian Ginny Motter discussing the history of Mount Blanchard inside the Hurricane Pub restaurant; and a petting zoo provided by the Magic Makers 4-H Club.
Back by popular demand will be vintage car races and games at Island Park.