Friday Night Lights

September 12, 2014 | 8pm-11pm

Friday Night Lights is a teen-only event hosted by Old Hilliardfest in an effort to provide teens a positive activity to engage in after a Friday night football game. We provide a DJ to mix some tunes, some dance lighting, and other activities

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Art Fair

Several dozen local artisans gather in a common area of the festival known as the Art Fair. Artwork ranges from framed prints, painting, sculpture, and more. A number of awards are presented to the artisans in various categories.

Arts & Crafts

Within the Art Fair, the festival has an Arts & Crafts area for kids. Various interactive and educational activities are provided and most include a work of art that the kids are able to bring home with them afterwards.

Street Fair

Businesses and organizations from around town line the streets of Old Hilliard to mingle with the festival attendees and sell their products throughout the day; including churches, school clubs, non-profits, small businesses, and more.

Great Food

A handful of selected food vendors cook up some of their amazing recipes for the community to enjoy while checking out everything there is to offer at the festival. Come out and taste some awesome food at this year's Old Hilliardfest!

Live Music

The festival has three stages of amazing music that plays continuously throughout the day. The Main Stage features paid acts, the Community Stage features local talent, and the Art Fair Stage provides a nice ambiance to the Art Fair.

Car Show

Owners pop the hoods and allow community members to enjoy the beautiful esthetics of some amazing beauties. The Car Show is open to the public to enter vehicles and awards are presented at the conclusion.

Sunflower Show

To recognize its botanical beauty, Old Hilliardfest has an annual Sunflower Show. Community members are encourage to bring their impressive Sunflowers and enter them into the Sunflower Show. Awards will be presented.

Games & Rides

Games, jumpies, and rides, oh my! The festival includes a number of carnival games, a collection of amazingly fun jumpies, and fair rides for the community to enjoy. You'll have some awesome fun with our games and rides!

Success stories:

  • Oriental Martial Arts College Testimonial
    Rick Davis
    Hilliard Oriental Martial Arts College
    http://www.omacworld.com/

    "The Oriental Martial Arts College (OMAC) has attended, rented booth space and conducted a demonstration at the Old Hilliard Fest for the last several years. We have been especially pleased with the professionalism of the festival committee and our festival contacts. For us, the festival is a lot of fun and an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our Hilliard martial arts school. Last year...

  • Hayden Run Kennels Testimonial
    Janice Landshof
    Hayden Run Kennels
    http://www.haydenrunkennels.com/

    "Hayden Run Kennels appreciates the opportunity to participate in the Old Hilliardfest Art and Street Fair. We find it is a great way to connect with our community through visiting our current customers, as well as, meeting and talking with new perspective customers needing our pet care services. The Old Hilliardfest Art and Street Fair is a super fun, family oriented event that our business...

  • Hilliard Community Music School Testimonial
    Jim Williams
    Hilliard Community Music School
    http://www.hcmschool.com

    "As a business owner, I much prefer meeting people face to face and Hilliardfest has been a unique and fun way to do that. The students and teachers really enjoy performing. We're thankful for the opportunity and always look forward to that weekend."...

  • The Dream Thieves Testimonial
    Alex Vaughn
    The Dream Thieves
    http://facebook.com/TheDreamThieves

    "We had a lot of fun getting to be a part of Old Hilliardfest last year and getting to see a community come alive through the arts. Everything from the cuisine, to the rides, to all of the musicians involved made the festival an absolute joy for us to be at. We found everyone to be very welcoming and had an exciting time headlining the...

  • Change It Up Charlie Testimonial
    Thom Reed
    Band Leader of Change it up Charlie
    http://changeitupcharlie.com

    "The Old Hilliardfest was a grand time, we had a great turn out and could really feel the community support! We look forward to playing one of new Favorite fests again soon!"...

  • Allegro Studios Testimonial
    Jodi Quint
    Director of Allegro Studios
    http://allegro-studios.com

    "Old Hilliardfest is a great way for me to get to know the community and I'm sure for the residents of Hilliard to get to know all the wonderful local businesses and events available right here, close to home. Allegro has had a booth at Old Hilliardfest for more than 5 years now and it is always one of the best ways to meet new...

  • Kaela’s Creations Testimonial
    Kaela Rae Vance
    Owner of Kaela's Creations
    http://kaelascreations.com

    "Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of Old Hilliardfest the past two years. Each year the festival improves and I expect next year to be even better! The staff was helpful and knowledgeable and could be seen working on different things all day long. The variety of the art and street fair vendors was pretty evenly spread out - so...

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