Country Day was started in 1937 by a small group of Cedar Hill citizens to renew old friendships. 
In the beginning it was called the Old Settlers Reunion. A few years later it came under the supervision of the Cedar Hill Volunteer Fire Dept.

As time went on, the event grew and many former citizens of the area returned home for a few short hours each year to renew their friendships. In later years it was taken over by the Chamber of Commerce and now is under the supervision of a group of concerned citizens known as The Friends of Country Day, Inc. In early 2000, Country Day on the Hill was incorporated in a need to reinforce the already strong structure of the nonprofit organization. It has grown in the last few years to crowds estimated between 8,000 and 10,000 visitors on the streets of our Historic Downtown Cedar Hill, Texas, and is an annual fall festival event of which Cedar Hill is very proud of. It is sponsored by the Country Day Committee, City of Cedar Hill, generous businesses and private citizens.

This annual fair is held on the second Saturday each October.

As we now celebrate the 80th annual Country Day on the Hill, and Old Settlers Reunion, in this continually growing city of Cedar Hill, various event names have been tried but the spirit, love and fellowship has endured. This downtown historic site welcomed our early settlers each Saturday and gave them relief from the hard working days on the farms. It is a day of celebration and we invite everyone to join us and give thanks. Parades, competitions, games, demonstrations, church gatherings, musicians and some great food have filled the square year after year. We want to express our gratitude to the members of the Country Day committee and event partners for a spectacular job in 2015. Your generous volunteer dedication is greatly appreciated. The support of Mayor Rob Franke, Mayor ProTem Christopher Parvin, Councilmen Daniel Haydin, Clifford Shaw, Wallace Swayze, Stephen Mason and Jami McCain is sincerely appreciated each year. City Manager Greg Porter, Assistant Manager Melissa Stephen, and their warm wonderful administrative staff have always been a great support of the event. The Cedar Hill Police Department under the supervision of Police Chief Steve Rhodes, Assistant Chief of Police Steve Lafferty, Assistant Chief of Police Rodney Thompson, and Lt. Charles Reiss provides the great security support at the event. The Fire Department “Fire Safety House” is a huge part of Country Day, our thanks to Chief John Ballard, Fire Marshall Reginald Alexander and EMS Chief Kevin Cunningham. The Country Day committee has been praised for its success and part of this success is due to the efforts of the Cedar Hill Parks and Recreation team of Clifton Felts, Shawn Ray and Carolyn Skeels. Their superb crew makes it all happen each and every year. Our thanks are extended to the City of Cedar Hill, City Street Department, Main Street, and the Cedar Hill ISD for their extensive support throughout the years. Many thanks also go to our local businesses for their generous sponsorship and support that enable Friends of Country Day to continuously provide the finances necessary to produce this beloved festival. Please join us for the 80th annual Country Day on the Hill in the Downtown Historic District Saturday October 14th, (9:00AM to 6:00PM) and for Old Settlers Reunion Friday October 13th (5:30PM to 8:00 PM).

2017 Country Day on the Hill Map

2017 Country Day on the Hill Worker Bees

Friends of Country Day Executive Board

Chairmen: Jessica Hahn
Secretary: Londa Spillman
Treasurer: Nita Watson
Arts and Crafts: Adrienne Christie
Logistics: David Bushart
Publicity: Alicia Zinn
Liaison: Patty Bushart

Country Day General Committee

Arts and Crafts: Adrienne Christie
Entertainment: Stacia Woodlan, Jessica Hahn and Risa Douglas
Old Settlers Reunion: Jessica Hahn
Parade: Cedar Hill Parks and Recreation, Carolyn Skeels and Shonda Johnson
Children’s Corner: Michelle Emmert and Sharon Ashley
Miss Country Day Pageant: Stacia Woodlan
Angela’s Hometown Talent: Zula B. Wylie Public Library Staff
Publications: Alicia Zinn
Property and Logistics: David Bushart
Main Street: Patty Bushart

Country Day Event Partners

Lions Club Fish Fry: Members of Lion Club, and The Cotton Patch Restaurant
Masonic Blood Drive: Bob Head and Clark Stephenson
Pet Show: Stacey Copeland of Camp Bow Wow
Horseshoe Pitch: Scott James
First United Methodist Church Mission Fun Run: Debbie Gallagher, and Rev. Jeff Garrett
Chili Cook Off: 

The Old Settlers Reunion

is Friday October 13, 2017 will draw many seniors and their families to the Cedar Hill Downtown Historic District. This fun filled afternoon is held under the Main Tent on Cedar street, at Broad & Houston St.

5:30 - 8 PM

Proceeds benefits Bridges Safehouse and the Cedar Hill Food Pantry.


The Cedar Hill Parks & Recreation Parade

2017 Theme: One vision, many dreams.

sponsored by Cedar Hill Parks and Recreation Department

This year there is a $100 gift card prize to be awarded to the winner of each of these categories: 

Mayor’s Award Float

Best Business Float

Best Use of Theme

Spirit Award

Beat of the Band.

If you are interested in participating here is the application to fill out:

Email questions to:

Little Miss Country Day Princess Pageant

Sponsored By:

Directed by Stacia Woodlan

Little girls from the age of 0 months through 9 years will have their moment on stage with Mommy or Daddy under the Main Tent on Country Day.

This event packs the area with wonderful parents and grandparents. Even a few proud great grandparents! Stacia Woodlan of Stacia’s School of Dance will direct the pageant.



If you would like to be a sponsor, please call: 214-789-8165 or click here for more information.


City of Cedar Hill


Resource One Credit union


Frost Bank


Ashley’s Private School

Cedar Hill Economic Development Corp.

Jessica's Flowers Gifts & Garden Tea Room


NEMA 3 Electric, Inc.


Mrs. Robin Phillips & Family

Waste Management

White Rhino Coffee House



Cedar Hill Parks and Recreation

Methodist Charlton Medical Center


Babe’s Chicken Dinner House

Cotton Patch Café

David’s Seafood Grill

Dr. Donald H. Phillips, MD

Dr. Shelly Clark D.D.S.

First Baptist Church of Cedar Hill

First Choice Communication

Jaynes Memorial Chapel

Jeter & Sons Funeral Home

KDA Contractos Inc

Stacia’s School of Dance

Wylie Family Methodist Family Health Center Cedar Hill

Zinn Creative Services

Zula B. Wylie Public Library


Cedar Hill Fire Department

Cedar Hill I.S. D.

Cedar Hill Masonic Lodge

Cedar Hill Police Department

Cedar Hill Street Department

Cedar Hill Lions Club

Christopher J. Parvin, P.C.

Majestic Car Spa


Brookdale Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill Dairy Queen

Citizen National Bank

Dr. Brandon K. Florence. DDS

Kathy Thorn - Salon on the Square

Mike Stanton Insurance

Salon 67


Aunt Agatha’s Attic

Cedar Hill Barbers

Cedar Hill Chamber of Commerce

Cedar Hill Museum of History

Corner Squares Quilts

Distinct Elegance

Dr. John R. Valant, DDS, MSD

Houston Street Outfitters

Sam's Pizza, Pasta & Subs


Wise Guys Old School Barber Shop

Thanks to all the 2017 Sponsors!