Food, fun at Pork Rind Heritage Festival


By Merri Hanjora - mhanjora@limanews.com



Maddilyn Helmin and Allison Howard play water wars during a past year’s Pork Rind Heritage Festival in Harrod.

Maddilyn Helmin and Allison Howard play water wars during a past year’s Pork Rind Heritage Festival in Harrod.


The Lima News file

Jeremy Higbie prepares pork rinds during a past festival.

Jeremy Higbie prepares pork rinds during a past festival.


The Lima News file

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Pork Rind Heritage Festival

WHEN: 5:30 p.m.-midnight today, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday

WHERE: Downtown Harrod

ADMISSION: Free

Today

5:30 p.m.: Festival opens

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Lima Bean Chorus - main stage

6:30 p.m.: Pork Rind Princess/raffle announced, main stage, presented by the Auglaize Township Historical Society

7 p.m.: Harrod Community VBS Program, main stage, presented by Harrod Methodist Church

8 p.m.-midnight: The Bull Dogs - main stage

9 p.m. Bike Give Away / Pig Drop - main stage, presented by Pork Rind Heritage Festival Committee

Midnight: Festival closes

Saturday

11 a.m.: Festival opens

Noon: Parade

1-1:30 p.m.: Johnny Appleseed Parks Animal Show - main stage

1-4 p.m.: Annual cruise-in car show, south end of Main Street. Cars are encouraged to participate in parade.

1-4:30 p.m.: Annual Harrod Cruise-In Car Show - south end of Main Street. To participate call Ferlin Pins at 419-234-1719. Presented by Auglaize Township HIstorical Society/sponsored by Triple R Construction.

1:30-3:30 p.m.: Touch-A-Truck - Harrod Volunteer Fire Department

1:30-4:30 p.m.: Jive Turkey’s - main stage

4:30-5 p.m. Annual Harrod Cruise-In Car Show Awards Ceremony - main stage

5:15 p.m. Bike Give Away / Pig Drop - Main stage, presented by Pork Rind Heritage Festival Committee

6 p.m. Historical Society Raffle Winners Announced - main stage. Tickets sold at red building in RR Heritage Park or prior by ATHS Members or Local Fire & Rescue Members.

7 p.m. Bessy Bingo - Lawn in front of Harrod Volunteer Fire Department, presented by the Harrod Methodist Church.

8 p.m.-midnight: Another Round - main stage

Midnight: Festival closes

HARROD — The 30th annual Harrod Pork Rind Heritage Festival is this weekend.

The festival committee has added new events this year.

“Actually we’re doing a pig drop where you buy these (rubber) pigs and there’s a number on them and when you drop them you win, what is like a 50/50,” said Frances Bowsher, vice president and in charge of vendors.

Other new events include a free bike giveaway and an animal show by Johnny Appleseed.

“We are famous for the world famous pork rinds and those come from Rudolph Foods in Westminster. And so everybody just comes back for those,” said Bowsher.

Entertainment is ongoing throughout the two-day festival, starting with the Lima Beane Chorus performing on the main stage.

“We have two great bands, a band coming in from Indiana called The Bull Dogs will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight (today). They play all ‘50s and ‘60s music. The band Another Round, from Wapakoneta, will be playing from 8 to midnight on Saturday,” said Bowsher. “The Jive Turkeys will play from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday as well.”

The historical society will announce raffle winners at 6 p.m. Saturday. They are giving away a smart TV, three guns and a lawnmower. Tickets will be sold at the red building in Railroad Heritage Park.

Maddilyn Helmin and Allison Howard play water wars during a past year’s Pork Rind Heritage Festival in Harrod.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/06/web1_pork-rind-RP-016.jpgMaddilyn Helmin and Allison Howard play water wars during a past year’s Pork Rind Heritage Festival in Harrod. The Lima News file
Jeremy Higbie prepares pork rinds during a past festival.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/06/web1_pork-rind-RP-014.jpgJeremy Higbie prepares pork rinds during a past festival. The Lima News file

By Merri Hanjora

mhanjora@limanews.com

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Pork Rind Heritage Festival

WHEN: 5:30 p.m.-midnight today, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday

WHERE: Downtown Harrod

ADMISSION: Free

Today

5:30 p.m.: Festival opens

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Lima Bean Chorus - main stage

6:30 p.m.: Pork Rind Princess/raffle announced, main stage, presented by the Auglaize Township Historical Society

7 p.m.: Harrod Community VBS Program, main stage, presented by Harrod Methodist Church

8 p.m.-midnight: The Bull Dogs - main stage

9 p.m. Bike Give Away / Pig Drop - main stage, presented by Pork Rind Heritage Festival Committee

Midnight: Festival closes

Saturday

11 a.m.: Festival opens

Noon: Parade

1-1:30 p.m.: Johnny Appleseed Parks Animal Show - main stage

1-4 p.m.: Annual cruise-in car show, south end of Main Street. Cars are encouraged to participate in parade.

1-4:30 p.m.: Annual Harrod Cruise-In Car Show - south end of Main Street. To participate call Ferlin Pins at 419-234-1719. Presented by Auglaize Township HIstorical Society/sponsored by Triple R Construction.

1:30-3:30 p.m.: Touch-A-Truck - Harrod Volunteer Fire Department

1:30-4:30 p.m.: Jive Turkey’s - main stage

4:30-5 p.m. Annual Harrod Cruise-In Car Show Awards Ceremony - main stage

5:15 p.m. Bike Give Away / Pig Drop - Main stage, presented by Pork Rind Heritage Festival Committee

6 p.m. Historical Society Raffle Winners Announced - main stage. Tickets sold at red building in RR Heritage Park or prior by ATHS Members or Local Fire & Rescue Members.

7 p.m. Bessy Bingo - Lawn in front of Harrod Volunteer Fire Department, presented by the Harrod Methodist Church.

8 p.m.-midnight: Another Round - main stage

Midnight: Festival closes

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.

Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.

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