?Heritage Days on the Old National Road,? will be held June 10-12, 2016, at the Martinsville Fairgrounds, 620 S. York Street, and the Linn Park Amphitheater, one block east of downtown Martinsville, Illinois, near Cumberland & Mill Street. 
        All events are FREE!  Highlights of the Festival will include:


1. Friday evening, "A Night of Bluegrass,"at the Linn Park Amphitheater featuring Firebox. Founded in 2008 and based out of Central Illinois, Firebox specializes in the traditional bluegrass sound, styled after the bands of the late 1940?s, 1950?s and 1960?s.     The band prides themselves in the professional attitude they take towards the music and their performance, wearing suits and ties just as they would have done in Bill Monroe?s Bluegrass Boys. Each show has a variety of songs to showcase each member?s talents. Exciting solos, 3 and 4-part harmonies, and a little bit of bluegrass history make for an entertaining and enjoyable performance.  Musical influences include greats such as Jimmy Martin, The Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, Reno & Smiley, J.D. Crowe, Jim & Jesse, Flatt and Scruggs, and many more.

2. Saturday morning beginning at 9:00: Horse Farming Demonstrations including plowing, disking, etc.

3.  Saturday & Sunday afternoons beginning at 1:00 p.m.- the Heritage Days Draft Horse, Mule & Haflinger Show will take place at the Martinsville Fairgrounds. This show will be a qualifying show for the North American Classic Draft Horse Six Horse Hitch, the Haflinger Six and the Draft Horse Cart.   Hitches from all over the country will be competing. 

4. Saturday night, "A Little Bit Of Country," at the Linn Park Amphitheater, featuring Battle Creek.  Battle Creek is first and foremost a "Country" band, but they enjoy performing and have been influenced by music from many genres. Nobody blends Country, Rock n' Roll,Gospel & Comedy like Battle Creek. It's The Grand OleOpry, a Sock Hop, Hee Haw & Sunday Morning - all rolled into one. There's something for just about everybody.

5. A Community Wide Church Service at 11:00 at the Fairgrounds with John Hobbs, president & evangelist for Maranatha Ministries Unlimited of Wilmington, North Carolina.


Other attractions will include great food vendors, artists & artisans selling their handmade creations, demonstrations by several artists including demonstrations of skills that were common in days past but which are not seen as frequently today, such as blacksmithing, goat milking, bee keeping, pottery making and wood carving. There will be barrel train rides, face painting and animal balloon-tying for children and horse-drawn wagon rides for all.

Heritage Days is a fun, family oriented weekend.  It is a wonderful opportunity to connect with our heritage while enjoying great entertainment. See the Festival Schedule for times.

            The Heritage Days Festival & Draft Horse, Mule & Haflinger Show will be held June 9-11, 2017, at the Martinsville Fairgrounds, 620 S. York Street, and the Linn Park Amphitheater, one block east of downtown Martinsville, Illinois, near Cumberland & Mill Street. 
        All events are FREE!

 Highlights of the Festival will include:

      1.  Horse & Mule Pull.  Friday afternoon beginning at 4:00 p.m. in front of the Grandstand at the Fairgrounds. 

      2.  Friday evening, "The Lloyd Wood Show" at the Linn Park Amphitheater.   An evening of fun and great music!  The pride of Indiana,               Lloyd Wood is one of the most consistently successful entertainers in the state.  Lloyd is nationally recognized for his contributions to               the country music industry. He is also a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash: the highest honor bestowed by an Indiana Governor.             Lloyd Wood and his band never fail to present an exciting country western show with the greatest country music of all times.          
           Additionally, Lloyd is an accomplished impersonator, mocking characters from Walter Brennen to Bugs Bunny and an impromtu      
            comic. You won't want to miss this great show!   A Taste of Clark County--food for sale from local establishments.
 
      3.  Saturday morning beginning at 9:00 a.m. Horse Farming Demonstrations including plowing, disking, etc. at the Fairgrounds.

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      4.  Saturday & Sunday afternoons beginning at 1:00 p.m.- the Heritage Days Draft Horse, Mule & Haflinger Show will take place at the             Martinsville Fairgrounds. This show is a Qualifying Show for the North American Six Horse Hitch Classic Series, Classic Cart, the                   Haflinger Classic Six & the Haflinger Ladies Cart.   Hitches from all over the country will be competing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

      5.  Saturday Afternoon -- Children's Activities and Corn Hole Tournament

      6.  Sunday Morning - A Church Service at the Fairgroundsfeaturing Saved By Grace.  Saved By Grace is a Southern Gospel Singing                Group which began after Ken Wise accepted Jesus as his Savior and wanted to find a way to share with others the overwhelming love              he had for the Lord. His loving wife, Carla, was delighted and ready to serve in any way.  Soon the two were singing in their local                    church.  From that  humble beginning they have traveled all over to bring the gospel through testimony and song.   Ken Wise will be                  preaching at the service which will begin at 8:30 in one of the pavillions near the horse barns.
      7.    Sunday Afternoon - Draft Horse, Mule & Haflinger Show with a miniature horse exhibition between classes of the Show.  See      
          Schedule.  Children's Activities
          
  Other attractions will include great food vendors, Heritage Market featuring artists and artisans selling their handmade creations and demonstrations by several artists, including demonstrations of skills that were common in days past but which are not seen as frequently today, such as goat milking, bee keeping, spinning & weaving, and wood carving.  There will be barrel train rides, face painting, balloon-tying, candle dipping, ice-cream churning, corn husk doll making, and old fashioned games for children, and horse-drawn wagon rides for all.  There will also be a Corn Hole Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Martinsville Fire Department is also bringing their Smoke House which is always popular with children.   All events but the Corn Hole Tournament are FREE!