Country Day on the Hill 2018

Saturday, October 13 in Historic Downtown Cedar Hill

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.


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Events schedule - 2018
Old Settlers Reunion, Friday October 12
Country Day on the Hill Saturday October 13

Friday, October 12th, 2018
Old Settler Reunion on Cedar Street

5:30 pm - Start serving dinner, sponsored by Cotton Patch and Jessica's Garden Tea Room
6:20 pm  Announce King and Queen 2018, followed by speeches.
6:30 pm Bingo starts, Craig Root caller
Bingo prizes donated by private citizens, Country Day on the Hill and local businesses.

8:00 pm Bingo ends

Saturday, October 13th 2018
6:30 am
Vendors start setting up

Country Day Breakfast, until 10:00 am by Masonic Lodge No 1380. located  at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Use Houston Street entrance.

7:54 am Start of FUMC Annual Mission 5K Fun Run hosted By First United Methodist Church

8:30 am
Free Shuttle Service All Day start 8.30 am to 7:00 pm, from Cedar Hill High School To Jeter and Son Funeral Home at Cedar & Church Street
Handicapped Parking with shuttles to downtown, Jeter and Son Funeral Home

9:00 am Country Day on the Hill vendors open from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm, directed By Rocky and Sheila Parker

Arts and Crafts vendors open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, directed by Adrienne Christie

9:15 am
Grand Opening on Miss Jimmie Main stage at Houston and Texas streets

10:00 am
Parade starts from Cedar Hill High school, entering downtown on Houston St., sponsored and hosted by Cedar Hill Parks & Recreation.

Following the parade, Angela’s Hometown Talent Stage shows off our local young talent. Located on the First Baptist Church parking lot Cedar & Main Street, sponsored by David’s Seafood and Grill. Hosted by Zula B Wylie Public Library staff.

11:00 am
Live music, all day, begins on Miss Jimmie Main stage, Texas & Houston. New band starts at 1:30 pm and third band begins at 4:00 pm.

Choo Choo Express free Kiddie Train Ride starts. Trains run continuously until 5:00 pm. Sponsored by Dr Shelly K. Clark DDS Pediatric Dentistry. Boarding location is on Main Street next to Dr Donald Phillips Parking lot.

Children’s Corner opens, free pony ride and petting zoo until 5:00 pm, directed by Randy Phelps and Martha Ford

Masonic Blood Drive van in FBC parking lot

Princess Pageant begins at noon, directed By Stacia Woodlan of Stacia's School Of Dance, Main Stage on Cedar St. Sponsored by Methodist Family Health Center Cedar Hill

Registration opens for Pet Show, talent begins at 1 pm. Located on the FBC parking lot Cedar & Main Street. Hosted by Stacey Copeland of Camp Bow Wow

Pet adoption begins on FBC parking lot, hosted by Tri City Animal Shelter.

Cedar Hill Fire Safety House at Texas & Main, hosted by Cedar Hill Fire Dept.


Love Your City Theater performances directed by Randy Phelps of Trinity Church

Clown Show by Andy and Tody   (2 shows  1 - 2 pm and 4 - 5 pm)



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:

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.



Cedar Hill Downtown Historic District

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

food vendors seeking an application need to contact Rocky Parker By Phone 903-312-2433

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If you would like to be a sponsor,
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Cedar Hill Parks & Recreation

Charlton Methodist Medical Center



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













Kathy Thorn, Salon on the Square

Citizens National Bank

Mike Stanton Insurance

Salon 67

Brookdale Cedar Hill

Cedar Hills Senior Living



Dr. John R. Valant, DDS, MSD

Sam's Pizza, pasta & Subs


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: 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: Valerie _, Jassen Hahn, Nancy Dean, Craig Root, Santhia Collins and the First United Methodist Church Choir


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.

Country Day Happens on the second Saturday each October.


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 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, 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.

Jessica Hawn, Chairman of Friends of Country Day