OAKHURST — Mountain Heritage Days kicks off on Friday night, Sept. 18 with live music, vendors, silent auction, activities and more at Fresno Flats Historic Village and Park, starting at 5 p.m. The Bryan Vickers Band rocks the neighborhood from 6 – 10 p.m. Entrance to the park is free.
On Saturday, Sept. 19, grab your portable chair, some potable water and a sunhat, as the 19th Annual Mountain Heritage Days Parade steps off at 10 a.m. The parade leaves the staging area located next to Yosemite High School and proceeds down School Road, turning right onto Road 426 and ending at Golden Oak Drive.
Judging criteria is based on overall appearance, performance, presentation, and relevance to the historical theme or category chosen. Judging will take place between the two white chalk lines drawn on the pavement in front of the judges stand on Road 426, approximately one mile from the start of the parade. Trophies and awards will be handed out at the Awards Ceremony at 2 p.m. at Fresno Flats Park.
Other post parade excitement includes touring historic Fresno Flats Village, along with the museum and print shop. Be on the lookout for DIY broom making and gold panning, and watch the blacksmith at work or the weavers spinning wool. There’s a wine and cheese reception, BBQ dinner with live music, plus a wealth of vendors, featuring food and craft booths.
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Mountain Heritage Days is an arguably perfect way to spend a weekend and organizers have worked feverishly to make sure there’s literally something for everyone in the family to enjoy. This day and all the great stuff going on in the park would not be possible without the help of volunteers and sponsors, and it’s a use-it-or-lose-it sort of event. Plan to join in the community fun, and spend the day in and around Fresno Flats park with your friends and family.