Concert Details

All evening entertainment performed on the First State Bank, Merchants Bank and NCB Bank is free of charge.

Seating is not provided. Bring your own lawn chairs. Lawn chairs are to be taken home each night and cannot be set up prior to 6 AM the following morning. Any chairs remaining after the festival closes will be confiscated.

VIP access is permitted with appropriate pass and only available to Corporate Sponsors and invited guests.

Alcohol is not permitted at any time during the festival.

Coolers are not permitted at any time during the festival.

Parade Information

The Festival of the Bells will once again begin with the annual parade on Thursday, July 6th.

The theme for this year’s parade is “Festival of the Bells: United We Stand”.  All organizations, churches, businesses, and interested individuals are invited and encouraged to participate.

Parade line-up begins at 4:00 at the Fairgrounds.  Judging will begin at 4:30 p.m. for floats.  The parade will be uptown at 6:30 p.m.

Awards will be given in the following categories:  Best Theme, Most Patriotic, Best Religious, and Most Humorous.


Festival Finds

Festival Scavenger Hunt

Teams of 2 will register, then race to complete a list of interesting details about the festival.  Contestants must be at least 16 years of age or accompanied by an adult (minors will need a Waiver Form signed by parent).  Teams could be comprised of parent/child, friends, etc.

Winners will receive their choice of 2 VIP tickets for the Saturday evening concert, or Meet and Greet passes for 2 for Brett Young.

Registration will begin on Saturday, July 8th at 12:30 p.m. and the contest will begin at 1:00 p.m.  All contestants will need a digital camera or phone with camera.

For additional information contact Sarah Carroll, Festival Committee member, at 937-661-7534.


Pet Parade

Most Unique- 0 to 18

Most Patriotic- 0 to 18

Judges Choice- 0 to 18

Most Look-a-Like- 0 to 18

Best Group (2 or more pets)- 0 to 18

Sports Fan- 0 to 18

Most Hillbilly- 0 to 18

Anything Goes- 18 years and up

For additional Pet Parade questions contact Bertha Hamilton 937-393-1993.


Baby Parade

For additional Baby Parade information contact Tara Pendell at Main Branch of US Bank, Hillsboro.