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Car shows are returning to 2022 Heritage Days

Heritage Days will once again include two vehicle shows as a part of the celebration for 2022. A downtown Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show, sponsored by MetroNet, will take place on Friday, June 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. The Huntington County Disaster Team Car and Truck Show will be held on Saturday, June 18, from 3 to 8 p.m., at Huntington North High School. Huntington University is the official sponsor of Heritage Days 2022, celebrating 125 years in the community.

Friday, June 17, in downtown Huntington will celebrate Huntington’s heritage with a festival atmosphere including food available for purchase at local restaurants and from food trucks. The June 17 vehicle show is being organized by Chris and Erin Covey and overseen by Busted Knuckles Auto Club. The show is open to all cars, trucks, tractors and motorcycles. Registration will be at the intersection of Jefferson and Washington Streets from 3 to 6:30 p.m. There is a vehicle entry fee.

Cars will enter downtown at Jefferson Street and Park Drive. Bikes will park on Market Street between Cherry and Jefferson Streets. Dash plaques and goody bags will be given to the first 75 vehicles registered. Awards will be presented at 8:30 p.m. to the top 25, best of show, best car, truck and motorcycle, best paint, best engine and best interior. The event is a fundraiser for the Downtown Business Association. For information contact Chris or Erin Covey at 418-8262. The entry form is available  at or in the Chamber office. Completed entry forms can be mailed to Chris Covey, 1993 Miami Trail, Huntington, IN 46750.

The Huntington County Disaster Team Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show is being organized by Max Kaylor and the Heritage Days steering committee. It will take place on Saturday, June 18, from 3 to 8 p.m.. at Huntington North High School. Registration will be from 3 to 6 p.m.  There is an entry fee.

The Disaster Team receives no federal, state or government funding. All funding is private or raised by members of the Disaster Team through car shows and other events.

Awards will be presented in the pre-1920 and 1971-to present categories. Also, one award will be given by the Huntington County Disaster Team, two paticipant’s choice and 15 additional. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 vehicles registered. Participants must be present to win awards, Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. DJ Dick Smart of Smart Productions will provide music during the show. For more information contact Max Kaylor at 224-3535. The form is available at or by visiting the Chamber office. Checks and pre-registration forms can be mailed to Huntington County Disaster Team, 829 Oak Street, Huntington, IN 46750.
Kaylor and the Huntington County Disaster Team will staff the car show at Huntington North.. Food vendors will be on hand and Schwan’s ice cream will be available for purchase.

The Heritage Days Kids Zone takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the high school The Kids Zone will be staffed by Christian Life Tabernacle. It will include free fun activities such as bounce houses, pony rides and a petting zoo (sponsored by McDonald’s of Huntington), Archery Tag and games by the Huntington City-Township Public Library. The Huntington County Modelers’ Club will present flying model airplanes and helicopters.

Beacon Credit Union will sponsor Pulling for Riley Kiddy Tractor Pull at 5:30 p.m. also in the Kids Zone. Registration begins at 5 p.m. There will be four weight classes: 0-44 Feather Weight, 45-59 Light Weight, 60-74 Medium Weight and 75-100 Heavy Weight. Registration is the day of the event. Awards will be given to the top three in each class.

Hot Air Balloon festival will also be taking place at 6:30 p.m. followed by a balloon glow at dark at the high school. Emergency vehicles and food vendors will be present. DJ Dick Smart of Smart Productions will play music.

Other Heritage Days  events include Little Miss Heritage Days pageant, the Chief’s Breakfast, Rotary Strawberry Feed, Ducky Run, Modelers’ Club event, parade, JeFFFest on Sunday, June 19, on Franklin Street, and carnival rides. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 356-5300, or visit the Heritage Days website at for more information and entry forms.