Ohio Rural Heritage Association – A Southwest Ohio Tradition Celebrating Our Rural Heritage

Ohio Rural Heritage Festival

August 22-24, 2024

Join us in Ripley, Ohio for Fun, Food, and Entertainment.

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Festival Events

Thu 08/22
Thu. 5 PM ~ Vendor Market Opens (Main Street)
Thu 08/22
Thu. 6 PM ~ Princess Pageant (Main Stage)

Application deadline: August 15, 2024 ~ Download form and submit to Michelle Merrill


2024_Princess_Pageant_Application.pdf --- Click to View
Thu 08/22
Thu. 7 PM ~ Queen Pageant (Main Stage)

Application deadline: August, 10, 2024 ~ Download PDF form and submit to Candice Stivers-Williams


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Fri 08/23
Fri. 8 AM ~ Vendor Market Opens (Main Street)
Fri 08/23
Fri. 10 AM ~ Mr. & Mrs. Shining Star – Special Needs Pageant (Main Stage)

No Entry Fee. Download PDF entry form and submit to Michelle Merrill by August 17, 2024


2024_Mr_Ms_Shining_Star_Pageant_Info.pdf --- Click to View
Fri 08/23
Fri. 4 PM – 6 PM ~ Music by Steve Free (Main Stage)
Fri 08/23
Fri. 6 PM ~ Parade (U.S. 52 -> Front Street)

4:30 PM Registration & Line-Up at RULH Elem ~ Grand Marshal - In Honor of Our Veterans

Fri 08/23
Fri. 8 PM-Midnight ~ Music By Shuffle (Main Stage)
Sat 08/24
Sat. 8 AM ~ Vendor Market Opens (Main Street)
Sat 08/24
Sat. 8 AM ~ Bob Groh Memorial Car/Truck/Motorcycle Show (Main Street)

Registration 8 AM - Noon, Awards at 1 PM

Sat 08/24
Sat. 9 AM ~ Baby – Toddler – Child Pageant (Main Stage)

Registration at 8 AM. Click PDF link for details.


2024_Baby_Toddler_Child_Pageant_Info_Reg_Form.pdf --- Click to View
Sat 08/24
Sat. 12 PM ~ Junior Miss Pageant (Main Stage)

Application deadline: August 17, 2024 ~ Download PDF form and submit to Michelle Merrill


2024_Junior_Miss_Pageant_Application-1.pdf --- Click to View
Sat 08/24
Sat. 1 PM ~ Music by Calvery’s Grace Gospel Group (Main Stage)
Sat 08/24
Sat. 1 – 4 PM ~ Rocket Building Workshop

The Ripley Ohio Association of Rocketry NAR Section #851 will offer a rocket building workshop for 20 participants, age 10+ (kids/adults). A parent or guardian must sign permission slip for those under 18. A $5 kit ($20 value subsidized by Rocketry Assoc.) must be purchased in advance at the festival booth - only 20 kits available.

Sat 08/24
Sat. 3 PM ~ Music by Zollie Gardner (Main Stage)
Sat 08/24
Sat. 4 PM ~ Golden Girls 50+ Pageant (Main Stage)

Download PDF form and submit to Michelle Merrill


2024_Golden_Girls_Pageant.pdf --- Click to View
Sat 08/24
Sat. 4 PM – Rocketry Demonstration

The Ripley Ohio Association of Rocketry NAR Section #851 will demonstrate several different types of sport rockets - Location to be finalized. Participants in the Rocket Building Workshop will launch their rockets at the Rocketry Demonstration. Friends and family members are encouraged to watch their rocketeer fly their rocket.

Sat 08/24
Sat. 5 PM ~ Mr. Ripley 18+ Pageant (Main Stage)

Download PDF form and submit to Michelle Merrill


2024_Mr_Ripley_Contest.pdf --- Click to View
Sat 08/24
Sat. 6 PM ~ Duck Race (Ripley Boat Club)

2024_Duck_Race_Flyer.pdf --- Click to View
Sat 08/24
Sat. 8 PM – Midnight ~ Audio Graffiti (Main Stage)
Sat 08/24
Sat. 9 PM – Grand Prize Raffle Drawing

2024_Grand_Prize_Poster.pdf --- Click to View
Fri 10/18
Fri. 5:30 pm – Historic Ripley Ghost Walk

*** RESCHEDULED FOR 2024 ***

Marketplace

A variety of shops and booths.

Pageantry

Beauty of all ages on parade.

Entertainment

Music and other entertainment.

Food

Numerous festival food vendors and food trucks.