Country Day on the Hill 2018 has been CANCELLED due to forecasted rain and high winds

All events scheduled for Friday & Saturday, Oct. 12-13 are cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

October  12 & 13 of 2018 will be the 81st edition of Country Day on the Hill celebrations in Cedar Hill. Country Day events, including the Old Settlers Reunion on the Friday evening before the festival on Saturday, have become a fall tradition in southwest Dallas County. The second weekend in October is a time for reconnecting with long-time friends and neighbors, a time when families meet to enjoy the small town values that are being reinforced from generation to generation. Everyone is welcome when the streets in Historic Downtown Cedar Hill fill with food, fun, music and so much more.



FRIDAY, October 12, 2018

Old Settlers Reunion - CANCELLED due to Rain/Wind forecast

5:30 pm

• Beans & Cornbread Dinner by Cotton Patch Cafe

with dessert & drinks by Jessica’s Flowers and Gifts and Garden Tea Room. Served by: Volunteers

Directors: Jessica Hahn, Jan Salazar, Teri Cate. Chairs donated by Mrs. Robin Phillips & family.

Adult ticket $5 Child ticket $3. Ticket sales benefit Bridges Safehouse, and Cedar Hill Food Pantry.

5:30 pm

• Entertainment – Zula B Wylie Public Library

6:30 pm

• 2018 "King & Queen of the Hill" crowning.

6:45 pm

• BINGO with prizes from generous community donations, businesses & CDOTH. Caller, Craig Root.

SATURDAY, October 13, 2018

81st Annual COUNTRY DAY ON THE HILL - CANCELLED

6:30 am

• Masonic Lodge No. 1380 Country Day Breakfast - First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 602 West Beltline Rd. Entrance on Houston Street.

Vendors set-up begins

7:45 am

• First United Methodist Church Annual Missions 5K Fun Run

8:30 am

Free Shuttle Service all day - From Cedar Hill High School to Jeter & Son Funeral Home, Cedar St. and Church St.

HANDICAP PARKING at Jeter & Son Funeral Home, shuttle carts to downtown square.

9:00 am

Vendors open and day’s events begin.

9:15 am

• Opening Ceremony: Craig Root, Main Stage, Texas & Houston St.

Presentation of the Colors: Cedar Hill High School

Pledge of Allegiance: Craig Root

National Anthem: First United Methodist Church Choir of Cedar Hill

Invocation: Greg Porter, City Manager.

Welcome: Mayor Rob Franke.

Introduction of City Council, Sponsors, Board Members, and Event Directors.

10:00 am

• Country Day Parade – Parade Theme: Share the Love

• Sponsored by City of Cedar Hill Parks & Recreation

• Parade MC by Mr. Craig Root

11:00 am

Opening of Days Entertainment

CHILDREN’S CORNER, Main St.= Sponsors: CDOTH, Property Owner: Wylie Family. Christopher J. Parvin, P.C., CHILDREN’S CORNER offers all day fun from 11 am until 5 pm, petting zoo, pony rides, clown and magician show with lots of FUN & GIGGLES!! All for FREE! Directed by Randy Phelps (Love Your City Theater) and Mrs. Martha Ford.

• Bessie Coleman Theater & Choir - CHILDRENS CORNER, sponsored by David’s Seafood Grill, hosted by Zula B Wylie Public Library.

• Masonic Blood Drive - First Baptist Church parking lot corners of Main & Cedar St. Sponsor: Cedar Hill Masonic Lodge No.1380 and Carter Blood Care.

• Outer Circles - Main Stage. Texas & Houston Streets.

• Cedar Hill Fire Safety House - Corner of Texas and Main, Cedar Hill Fire Dept.

• CDOTH Golf Cart shuttles, Sponsor: Methodist Charlton Medical Center

• Horseshoe Tournament Registration - Patton Stable, Texas St. Booth A-9 to register.

• Choo Choo Express Kiddie Train (Free) – Board on Main Street, next to Dr. Donald Phillips Parking Lot. Sponsor: Shelly K. Clark DDS, Pediatric Dentistry.

• Angela’s Home Town Talent Stage Welcome, sponsored by David’s Seafood Grill, hosted by Zula B Wylie Public Library.

11:05 am

• Bessie Coleman Choir - Angela’s Hometown Talent Stage, sponsored by David’s Seafood Grill, hosted by Zula B Wylie Public Library.

11:30 am

• Blue Monarch - Angela’s Home Town Talent Stage, sponsored by David’s Seafood Grill, hosted by Zula B Wylie Public Library.

• Tianta Harrison, Songstress - Stacia’s Stage, Cedar Street.

• Love Your City Theater - CHILDREN’S CORNER, Main St.. Directed by Randy Phelps.

11:45 am

• Trinity Drumline - Angela’s Home Town Talent Stage, sponsored by David’s Seafood Grill, hosted by Zula B Wylie Public Library.

12:00 pm

• Little Miss Country Day Pageant - Directed by Stacia Woodlan, on Stacia’s Stage, Cedar Street. Sponsor: Methodist Family Health Center.

• RAQAD – CHILDREN’S CORNER, Main St.

• Outer Circles - Main Stage, Texas & Houston Streets.

• Horseshoe Tournament - Patton Livery Stable, Texas St. Booth A9

• Tri-City Animal Shelter - Pet adoption visit. Booth A-20, Main St. Near Angela’s Hometown Talent Stage.

• Pet Show Registration at Camp Bow Wow, Booth A19 next to Angela’s Hometown Talent Stage.

12:15 pm

• Bray Elementary School - Angela’s Home Town Talent Stage, sponsored by David’s Seafood Grill, hosted by Zula B Wylie Public Library.

12:30 pm

• McGrew Crew - Angela’s Home Town Talent Stage, sponsored by David’s Seafood Grill, hosted by Zula B Wylie Public Library.

• Fit for Mom 4 - CHILDREN’S CORNER, Main St.

12:35 pm

• Robyn Fleming - Angela’s Home Town Talent Stage, sponsored by David’s Seafood Grill, hosted by Zula B Wylie Public Library.

1:00 pm

• Toty and Andy the Clowns - CHILDREN’S CORNER, Main St.

• Camp Bow-Wow Dog Show – Angela’s Hometown Talent Stage, David’s Seafood Grill & Catering, sponsored by Camp Bow Wow – Stacy Copeland, MC by Mr. Craig Root.

• Asirvadam Indian Dancers - Stacia’s Stage, Cedar Street.

1:30 pm

• The Haze…Reloaded - Main Stage corner of Texas & Houston St.

• Stacia’s School of Dance (Group # 1) – Director, Choreographer and Instructed by Stacia Woodlan.

2:00 pm

• Houston Street Outfitters Fashion Show – Directed by Owner Gina Douglas, Stacia’s Stage, Cedar Street.

• Kids In Action (Trinity) - CHILDRENS CORNER, Main St.

• Windchime Court Violin Studio - Angela’s Home Town Talent Stage, sponsored by David’s Seafood Grill, hosted by Zula B Wylie Public Library.

2:30 pm

• The Haze…Reloaded - Main Stage corner of Texas & Houston St.

• Stacia’s School of Dance (Group # 2) – Director Choreographer and Instructed by Stacia Woodlan.

• Carson Haizlip, Magician - CHILDRENS CORNER, Main St.

• LP Dance - Angela’s Home Town Talent Stage, sponsored by David’s Seafood Grill, hosted by Zula B Wylie Public Library.

2:45 pm

• Zula B Wylie Storytellers - Angela’s Home Town Talent Stage, sponsored by David’s Seafood Grill, hosted by Zula B Wylie Public Library.

3:00 pm

• Asirvadam Indian Dancers - Stacia’s Stage, Cedar Street.

3:30 pm

• Stagedoor School of Dance, Midlothian - Stacia’s Stage, Cedar Street.

3:50 pm

• Village Tech Dane Dancers - Angela’s Home Town Talent Stage, sponsored by David’s Seafood Grill, hosted by Zula B Wylie Public Library.

4:00 pm

• Will-O-Creek – Country Music, Main Stage.

• Toty and Andy the Clowns - CHILDREN’S CORNER, Main St. Wylie Lot on Main St.

4:45 pm

• Last call on Choo Choo Express Kiddie Train/ Pony Rides/ Petting Zoo

5:00 pm

• Children’s Corner closes.

5:15 pm

• Will-O-Creek - Country Music, Main Stage corner of Texas & Houston St.

6:00 pm

• 81st Annual Country Day on the Hill ends.

The Old Settlers Reunion

on Friday October 12, 2018 will draw many seniors and their families to the Cedar Hill Historic Downtown District. This fun-filled late afternoon event is held under the Main Tent on Cedar street, at Broad & Houston St.

First is the delicious meal for only $5 (including one bingo card) then bingo and more bingo (additional bingo cards for only $1)!

5:30 - 8 PM

Proceeds benefit Bridges Safehouse and the Cedar Hill Food Pantry.

 
 

The Cedar Hill Parks & Recreation Parade

2018 Theme: Share the Love

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: cchrec@cedarhilltx.com

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.

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Vendors

Cedar Hill Downtown Historic District

Arts and Crafts, Civic groups, business and individual space may be rented.

Contact Rocky Parker By Phone 903-312-2433

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Sponsors

If you would like to be a sponsor,
please call: 214-789-8165
or click THE BUTTON

 

DIAMOND

 
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PLATINUM PLUS

 
 

 

PLATINUM

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GOLD PLUS

Oncor

Cedar Hill Parks & Recreation

Charlton Methodist Medical Center

 

GOLD

David's Seafood Grill & Catering

Zula B. Wylie Public Library

Jaynes Memorial Chapel

Cotton Patch Cafe

Dr. Shelly Clark, DDS

Dr. Donald H. Phillips, MD

Methodist Family Health Center, Cedar Hill

Jeter & Son Funeral Home

Stacia's School of Dance

Wylie Family

Babe's Chicken Dinner House

First Baptist Church of Cedar Hill

 

SILVER

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.

KDA CONTRACTORS, INC.

 

BRONZE

Kathy Thorn, Salon on the Square

Citizens National Bank

Mike Stanton Insurance

Salon 67

Brookdale Cedar Hill

Cedar Hills Senior Living

 

FRIENDS

Dr. John R. Valant, DDS, MSD

Sam's Pizza, pasta & Subs

Sims

Cedar hill Chamber of Commerce

Aunt Agatha's Attic

 

2018 Country Day on the Hill Worker Bees

Friends of Country Day Executive Board

Chairman: Jessica Hahn

Secretary: Londa Spillman

Treasurer: Monica Francis

Arts and Crafts: Adrienne Christie

Logistics: David Bushart

Events: Tinky Golhke

Liaison: Patty Bushart

Country Day General Committee

Arts and Crafts: Adrienne Christie

Food Vendors: Rocky & Sheila Parker

Entertainment: Stacia Woodlan & Jessica Hahn

Old Settlers Reunion: Jessica Hahn

Old Settlers Reunion: Jan Salazar & Teri Cate

Miss Jimmie Main Stage: Risa Douglas

Parade: Cedar Hill Parks and Recreation

Children’s Corner: Martha Ford & Randy Phelps

Miss Country Day Pageant: Stacia Woodlan

Main Stage: Stacia Woodlan

Angela’s Hometown Talent: Zula B. Wylie Public Library Staff

Property: David Bushart

Photography & Website: Corky Brown

Logistics: David Bushart

Main Street: Patty Bushart

Country Day Event Partners

Fire Safety House: Cedar Hill Fire Department

Lions Club Fish Fry: Members of Lions Club & Cotton Patch Restaurant

Masonic Blood Drive: Bob Head, Clark Stephenson & the Masonic Lodge

Pet Show: Stacey Copeland of Camp Bow Wow

Horseshoe Pitch: Scott James

First United Methodist Church Mission Fun Run: Debbie Gallagher

Masonic Country Breakfast: Bob Head, Clark Stephenson & the Masonic Lodge

Country Day Volunteers: Jassen Hahn, Nancy Dean, Craig Root, Santhia Collins and the First United Methodist Church Choir

History

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

The event grew as many former residents  returned home  to renew their friendships. For several years the event was taken over by the Chamber of Commerce and is now managed by a group of  volunteer residents known as The Friends of Country Day, Inc.

Country Day on the Hill now brings up to 10,000 visitors to the streets of  Historic Downtown Cedar Hill, Texas. It is sponsored by the City of Cedar Hill, generous businesses and private citizens.

In the 1800s, businesses in Cedar Hill  welcomed  early settlers each Saturday and gave them relief from the hard working days on the farms. Country Day commemorates those early days and the relationships that helped form the community. 

Today we invite everyone to enjoy the parade, competitions, games, demonstrations, church gatherings, musicians and some great food on the square. It's all made possible by volunteers on the Country Day committee, support from the City and local businesses. The support of Mayor Rob Franke, Mayor ProTem Stephen Mason, Councilmembers Daniel Haydin, Clifford Shaw, Wallace Swayze, Chad McCurdy and Jami McCain is sincerely appreciated. City Manager Greg Porter, Assistant Manager Melissa Cummings, and the wonderful City staff help make the fun safe and convenient.

The Cedar Hill Police Department, under the supervision of Police Chief Steve Rhodes, Assistant Chief  Steve Lafferty, Assistant Chief  Rodney Thompson, and Lt. Charles Reiss, provide security 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 Cedar Hill Parks and Recreation team is led by 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, 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.

Jessica Hahn, Chairman of Friends of Country Day

214-789-8165