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16th Annual 

Jay County Heritage Festival

Saturday, September 22nd  11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday, September 23rd 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Free Admission!!!

Where:  903 East Main Street

               Portland, Indiana


Schedule of Stage Events

Saturday, September 22nd

12:00-12:45     Opening;  Erica Frazee

1:15-2:15        Jay Community Band

2:15     Lions Clubs:  Portland, Pennville, Dunkirk, & Redkey

3:00-4:00        George Lopez

4:00     Cincinnatus League & Rotary Club

5:00-6:00        The Cross Connections

(Southern Gospel Group)

Sunday, September 23rd

12:00-1:00      Opening; Christianaires

1:00     Optimist Clubs:  Portland Morning & Portland Evening

1:30-2:30     Mountain Laurel

(Bluegrass Gospel)

2:30      Kiwanis Clubs:  Portland & Dunkirk

3:00-4:00       Thein Snipps


Free activities, crafts and games for the kids.  Crafters, vendors, historic displays demonstrations and wagon rides.


Saturday:  ham & beans with cornbread

Sunday:  Chili & crackers

Both Days:

Brat w/wo kraut



Footlong hotdog w/wo Spanish Sauce


Coffee, tea, lemonade

Coke Products, water

cotton candy

caramel corn

Ice Cream booth:  dishes of soft served ice cream, sundae’s, pie, & floats


Museum Hours

The Jay County Historical Museum will be closed on Mondays.  

The museum is open from Tuesday through Friday at 10 to 4:00 PM. 

Monday and Saturday the museum is open by chance or by appointment.