JOHN HENRY DAYS

John Henry Days is an annual three day celebration that takes place the 2nd weekend of July.

The festival started in 1997 and quickly became a local favorite. A Friday evening concert at the Great Bend Tunnel kicks off the event. Saturday include breakfast, a Grand Parade, Kid’s Carnival, arts & crafts vendors, live music, an evening concert, and fireworks. Sunday opens with church service at the tunnel, a car show, and "Pluck a Duck" lottery drawing.

Special Events
SUNDAY, June 26th
2:00 pm- Reception honoring Mr. Bill Dillon, Grand Parade Marshall 
At the tunnel
Light refreshments will be served.

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, July 8

11:00 am- 4:00 pm- John Henry Museum and Gift Shop open

7:00 pm- LIVE MUSIC at the tunnel

THE SONGCATCHERS

Bring a lawn chair

Entertainment is free, donations are appreciated.

SATURDAY, July 9

8:00 am- 10:00 am- BREAKFAST at Trinity United Methodist Church

9:00 am- Craft/Food vendors and activities

9:00am- 10:30 am- Parade registration

9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm- Chainsaw carving demonstration by Hobby by Heart

At boat ramp

10:00 am, 2:15 pm- Mick Stouter's Touring Musical Theater "All Aboard the Iron Horse"

Beside Post Office

11:00 am- Grand Parade celebrating the 25th Anniversary of John Henry Days 

Honoring Bill Dillon, Grand Parade Marshal

1:00 pm- Parade awards

Beside Post Office

1:30 pm- Polly Ann's Pie Baking Contest

Call, Text, or Email Michaela Wynes to sign up

304-731-7293

coarse.mufti-0y@icloud.com

Children's Pie Eating Contest

Beside the museum

6:00 pm- Mick Stouter's Touring Musical Theater "All Aboard the Iron Horse"

At the tunnel

7:00 pm - LIVE MUSIC at the tunnel

THE TAMS

Bring a lawn chair

Entertainment is free, donations are appreciated.

SUNDAY, July 10

9:30am- Church Service at the tunnel with Rev. Nathan Smith, River Valley Baptist Church

Bring a lawn chair

In case of rain, church service will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church

11:00 am- 4:00 pm- Car Show at the tunnel

Registration begins at 11:00 am following church service

Trophies awarded at 3:00 pm.

Food and craft vendors

1:30 pm- JOHN HENRY DAYS "Pluck a Duck" 

at the tunnel

Prizes to be awarded beginning at 1:30 pm and continuing throughout the car show

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JULY 7, 8, 9