Pocahontas celebrates Heritage Days

POCAHONTAS – The 29th annual Heritage Days offers music, races and magic beginning Friday.

“There’s a lot of great things going on the whole time,” said Lauri Fulkerth, Heritage Days chairman.

The event kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. with the introduction of the grand marshal, Pocahontas Mayor Richard Gruber, and a performance by the Pocahontas Community Band at the Rialto Theatre, 324 N. Main St.

Also at 7 p.m. is The Amazing Adventures of Willy the Woolly at the Kaleidoscope Factory. Admission is $10.

Then the classic rock band Saucy Jack will perform at a street fair at 9 p.m. Admission to the dance is $2 off with a Heritage Days button.

The night will end with a blast with a fireworks display at 10 p.m.

Saturday

Saturday starts with a 5k run at 8 a.m. Registration is at 7 a.m. at the Pocahontas Community Hospital.

The parade downtown will start at 10 a.m.

Right after the parade ends, there will be bed races.

“The bed races are a hit,” Fulkerth said.

The robotics races start as the bed races end. They then give way to the Lego Mindstorm Drag Race.

Cow Pie Bingo starts at 11 a.m. Participants will have the chance to bring home $500.

“The bingo is the biggest seller,” Fulkerth said.

Also beginning at 11 a.m. is an antique tractor and motorcycle show, as well as a ffarmers market at the courthouse square.

The afternoon kicks off at 1 p.m. with the Billy Wonder magic show.

It continues with a kids activities from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Those include the Kiddie Carnival, inflatable toys and pony carousel.

The Princess City Players will perform at the Rialto Theatre at 1:30 p.m.

At 3:30 p.m., the sixth annual Rubber Duck race begins.

From 5 to 8 p.m. there will be a wine and beer tasting festival under the big tent.

After the festival, rock cover band The Senders will perform from 8 p.m. until midnight at The Expo.

Saturday ends with Salty View’s Acoustic Review performing at 9 p.m. at The Zone, 230 N Main St.

Sunday

On Sunday, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Chris Cakes will be served under the tent for a freewill offering that will benefit the next Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight.

For more information, contact Fulkerth at (712)358-2573.