About Old Hilliardfest

A few words about the festival

2013 Old Hilliardfest Art & Street FairThe ThisWeek Community Newspaper referred to Old Hilliardfest as Hilliard's "Flagship Festival".

Old Hilliardfest is a street fair that takes place in downtown Hilliard, Ohio on Main Street each fall, the second Saturday in September. The main festival takes place from throughout the day, featuring live music, great food, kids games and jumpies, carnival rides, a sunflower show, a car show, an Kid's Fair, and of course, various local businesses and organizations.

The Street Fair portion of the festival takes place on Main Street in Old Hilliard, where various vendors line each side of the street, and each side of various intersecting streets. The core of the festival is located at Main Street and Center Street, extending towards Norwich and Madison on Main Street and towards the Makoy Center and next to First Responders Park on Center Street. We work with the city each year to ensure a clear traffic flow pattern around the festival on various side streets. Check out our map for more info.

The festival is hosted by the Hilliard Civic Association, which is a non-profit organization with 501(C)(4) tax status and does not receive any financial backing from the City of Hilliard. The organization is staffed completely with unpaid volunteers and operates only on the revenue generated by vendor booth fees and generous in-kind and cash donations from various local businesses, organizations, and individuals.

Get involved by

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Becoming an Old Hilliardfest Vendor.

Old Hilliardfest provides ways for all sorts of vendors to get involved in the festival. We have spaces available for artists, businesses selling products or organizations distributing information about their services and activities, and we have plenty of space for food vendors as well. More...

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Performing at Old Hilliardfest.

Each year the Old Hilliardfest organization scouts out great talent to share with the community at the annual street fair. This talent ranges from professional musicians and groups to local community groups and students. More...

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Volunteering at Old Hilliardfest.

The annual Old Hilliardfest Art & Street Fair is a non-profit organization, there are no paid positions. The entire festival is staffed by volunteers and wouldn't be possible without the generous support of those volunteers. More...

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Becoming an Old Hilliardfest Partner.

Our event can only become a reality through the partnerships and sponsorships of generous community members and groups, through both in-kind and financial contributions. More...

Old Hilliardfest Art & Street FairPartnerships & Sponsorships

Our partners provide in-kind assistance to Old Hilliardfest, while our sponsors provide financial backing of the festival. All of these individuals and businesses are appreciated alike, without them all we would not be able to host this festival each year.
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Old Hilliardfest Art & Street FairVolunteering with Old Hilliardfest

The Old Hilliardfest Executive Board would not be able to present such a festival without many hours of time dedicated to planning and execution by countless volunteers.
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Old Hilliardfest Art & Street FairOld Hilliardfest Internships

If you’re interested in becoming more involved with Old Hilliardfest and want more responsibility than a volunteer, but not quite as much responsibility as the board members, you might consider an internship with Old Hilliardfest.
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Old Hilliardfest Art FairCharming Art & Street Fair with local artisans & organizations

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.
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Old Hilliardfest Arts & CraftsFun Arts & Crafts for all of the kids

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.
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Old Hilliardfest FoodAwesome Food provided by various local vendors

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!
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Old Hilliardfest MusicTons of live Music on three stages

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.
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Old Hilliardfest Car ShowCar Show with many unique rides from all eras

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.
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Old Hilliardfest Sunflower ContestEnter your winner into our 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.
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Old Hilliardfest Games & RidesTons of fun 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!
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