Folk Festival to feature full schedule

The 125th anniversary of the construction of the Adobe House will be the centerpiece of this year’s Folk Festival on Saturday.

The annual event will include many of the traditional activities from years past that celebrate the pioneer heritage of the Hillsboro community.

Returning from last year are several new activities, including a classic car show, antique tractor display, a quilting demonstration, and games for children.

Following is a schedule of events planned for the day. The asterisk (*) indicates the event will last the whole day, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Commercial building (fairgrounds)

— Antique & Collectible Flea Market, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

— Grannie’s Mustard*


Adobe House

— “Birthday Party” for the Adobe House to mark the 125th anniversary of its construction, 2 p.m.


At the ponds

— Canoe rides, 1-3 p.m.

Ball diamond area

— Boat making & racing*

— Three-legged races and sack races, every 15 minutes*

— Candy in a haystack*

— Picture-frame making*

— T-shirt decorating*

— Football toss*


Tent near Visitors Center

— Rod Koons, contemporary Christian music, 9 a.m.

— Nelson Funk and the Prairieland Bluegrass Band, 10 a.m.

— Daydreams’ Edge, folk-rock band, 11 a.m.

— Roadhouse Revue, acoustic blues band, noon

— Lonn Richards and the Schnigglefritz Band, 1 p.m.

— German Singers, 3 p.m.

— Rene Aaron and Mary Aaron, father-daughter blues, jazz and folk music.


(Unless otherwise posted, 9 a.m. until gone!)

Scout House

n Zwiebach, green bean soup, bierrocks, German sausage sandwiches, pies, cinnamon rolls, tea and coffee. (Meal begins serving at 10:30 a.m.)

4-H Building, fairgrounds

— Zwiebach, green bean soup, German sausage on a stick, pies, cinnamon rolls, tea and coffee. (Meal begins serving at 10:30 a.m.)

— Lions Club: Funnel cakes, snow cones, soda pop.

Visitors Center

— Cinnamon rolls, coffee & tea


Heritage Park

— Milk separating, 10:30 a.m.

— Butter churning, 10:45 a.m.

— Baking zwiebach (morning)

— Making New Year’s Cookies (morning)

— Outdoor-oven baking*

— Rope making*

— Scroll saws (morning)

— Corn shelling 10-10:30 a.m.

— Blacksmithing*

— Sausage stuffing 11 a.m.

— Horse-drawn wagon rides*

— Carving*

— Kites* (weather permitting)

— Kettle popcorn making*


Foods building (fairgrounds)

— Quilt Show and demonstration, plus antique sewing machines

4-H Building (fairgrounds)

— Food & Wichita Toy Train Club*

Commercial building (fairgrounds)

— Antique & Collectible Flea Market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Memorial Park Drive

— Classic Car Show, registration 8 a.m. to noon, awards at 3:30 p.m. Also antique motorcycles!

Ballfield perimeter

— Antique tractors*

Municipal airport

— Airport fly-in, 7 a.m. to noon; airplane rides – free for kids, modest charge for adults


Memorial Park

Folk Run & Walk, check in 6:45 to 7:30 a.m., 7:40 a.m. departure for starting lines

Municipal golf course

— Fun & Folk Fest Golf Tournament, tee off 8 a.m. shotgun start


— Friesen Dutch Mill*

— Pioneer Adobe House*

— Horse-drawn wagon rides*

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