Lanesville Heritage Weekend

3 full days of free family fun and heritage

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Festival History

Lanesville Heritage Weekend was first celebrated in 1976 and originally founded as the Lanesville Bicentennial Celebration for our great nation’s Bicentennial year. The first festival was called Lanesville Bicentennial Weekend. The Committee received two $500 federal grants to start the festival.

The Lanesville High School Chapter of FHA decided that they wanted to organize a Bicentennial Celebration.  FHA Advisor, Linda Steder and Student Council Advisor, John Richert,          sat down to begin discussion plans.  It was immediately          evident that the it would take a lot of resources to      successfully put on a festival with all the activities on              their wish list.  LHW founding President Richert, met with community leaders, churches and civic organizations to    discuss how Lanesville could start a festival.

Smoke Plume from Tractor
Lanesville Heritage Logo
Weekend Full of Fun

Festival Attractions & Events

8 Mile Run, 5 Mile Walk, 2 Mile Kid’s Run

Antique & Feature Tractor Exhibit

Community Center Building

Festival Contests

Craft and Food Booths

Farm Toy Show

Feature Gas & Steam Engine Exhibit

Heritage Food Building

Midway Rides

Festival Parade

Traditional and Sawmill Demos

Truck and Tractor Pulls

Vintage Farm Machinery Exhibit