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Heritage Days back in Huntington for 56th year

Heritage Days is more than just a 56 year tradition of fun, it's one of the things that keeps the community thriving.

Posted: Jun 19, 2019 7:53 PM
Updated: Jun 20, 2019 8:52 AM

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WFFT) - Heritage Days is more than just a 56 year tradition of fun, it's one of the things that keeps the community thriving.

"It's just a way of bringing a lot of people into the community. while they are here, they shop, they do commerce here. they help the local business community grow.

When you have a car show downtown, not too often do you have 5,000 people walking by all the stores downtown, so a lot of the stores keep their doors open," executive director Steve Kimmel said.

Thousands come out over the span of five days to see what Huntington has to offer.

The celebration includes rides, live music, food, and opportunity to pull in some bucks from those not from here. That benefits local business owners like Tina Hockenberry, born and raised in Huntington, she set up shop for the first day of the Farmer's Market for the fest.

"I just enjoy seeing new faces and seeing our regular vendors. It's just a family type of environment, and it's very encouraging even for small businesses like myself. I don't have a storefront, but I do it from my home and it gets my name out in the community," Hockenberry said.

You can check out the activities for Heritage Days here

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