Haysville Bicentennial Celebration Kicks Off This Evening

Aerial view of Haysville Photo: A History of Northeast Dubois County (1970)

Aerial view of Haysville
Photo: A History of Northeast Dubois County (1970)

Haysville (NNDC) – Haysville’s Bicentennial Celebration kicks into high gear tonight and continues through the weekend.

This weekend is also officially the 54th Annual Haysville Sommerfest.

Haysville is the second oldest town in Dubois County (second to Portersville). Haysville was platted in about 1835, according to “A History of Northeast Dubois County” (1970) by Alves John Krettzer. The town was named after Judge Willis Hayes, the original owner of the town site.

Most of the activities take place at Haysville Park just west of U. S. 231. Food booths open at 5pm Thursday; the celebration continues through Sunday.

Thursday, June 30
5 p.m. – Food booths open
6 p.m. – Opening of Bicentennial Balloon Launch
6 p.m. – Beer Garden opens
6:30 p.m. – Brothers of the Brush/Ladies of the Bustle
7 p.m. – DJ/Music (Main Stage)
7:30 p.m. – Opening of the Time Capsule (Park Stage)
11 p.m. – Music ends/Beer Garden closes

Friday, July 1
4 p.m. – Food booths, Beer Garden and Food lines open
5 p.m. – Kids Inflatable
5 p.m. – WBDC Cornhole Tournament of Champions
6 p.m. – Wiffle Ball Tourney
6 p.m. – Bake off Winners
6 p.m. – DJ/Music
6:30 p.m. – Kiddie/Adult Pedal Tractor Pull and Garden Tractor Pull
7:30 p.m. – Log Sawing Contest
7:30 p.m. – Tug of War
9 p.m. – Bands on Main Stage until midnight

Saturday, July 2
7 a.m. – Run
7 a.m. – BBQ Contest (until 5 p.m.)
8 a.m. – Music
8 a.m. – Bike Race
8:30 a.m. – Wiffle Ball Tourney
9 a.m. – Kids Games (until 11 a.m.)
10 a.m. – Beer Garden Open
10 a.m. – Antique Tractor Show/Car Show
11 a.m. – Tasting Event for BBQ Contest (until 1 p.m.)
11 a.m. – Vendor Fair
1 p.m. – Band (until 5 p.m.)
3 p.m. – Local Corn Hole
4 p.m. – Food Line open
6 p.m. – Concert featuring Haywire
10 p.m. – Raffle
10:30 p.m. – Band (until 1 a.m.)

Sunday, July 3
9 a.m. – Combined Church Service
11 a.m. – Beer Garden open
1 p.m. – Parade
4 p.m. – Time Capsule and Closing Centennial

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