Founded in 1889, the small village of Harrod in Allen County, Ohio became famous because of the railroad. Though the railroad is long gone the small town has survived and is a great place to call home. Visit www.auglaizetownshiphistoricalsociety.com for historical details and their Facebook page for lots of historical photos.
The American Huey 369 Organization (some 13,500 plus members and growing) was formed for the specific purpose of Preservation, Education and Paying Tribute to ALL Veterans / Patriots. Together with a museum & hanger, 3 restored Vietnam era Hueys that fly and plans in place to build “The National American Huey History Museum” (a 30,000 square foot facility) our members will educate ALL generations to the history of the American made Icon “The Huey”.
American Huey 369 and 803 / Warrior 11 are currently housed at Montgomery Aviation (FBO) Hangar 11 on the Grissom Aeroplex, 1697 Hoosier Blvd. Peru, IN. This is also the home of the temporary American Huey 369 Museum as plans are moving forward to build the “National American Huey History Museum” (NAHHM) just to the east of our current location and near Grisson Air Force Base.
AMERICAN HUEY 369 HAS BEEN RESTORED AND FLYING SINCE JULY 2007 AND 803 / WARRIOR 11 HAS BEEN FLYING SINCE JULY 2009.
AMERICAN HUEY ”369” IS INCORPORATED AND IS A 501C3 NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION.
Parking is free and is located throughout town at various locations marked by parking signs. Additional Parking is valuable behind the Harrod Fire Station, The Harrod Village Park, The Allen East Community Center and the Harrod Methodist Church
HANDICAP PARKING IS AVAILABLE OFF 2nd STREET IN THE RAILROAD HERITAGE PARK. SPOTS WILL BE MARKED WITH TEMPORARY SIGNS.
The festival is organized by the festival committee made up of non- paid volunteers that our from the local community.
JOIN US IN HELPING PLAN
To join the committee please email us though our contact us page. We would love to have you!
We would like to thank all the people who have helped make the festival a success over the years!
KANGAROO CAVE BOUNCE ABOUTS
wristband/ unlimited bouncing
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday, June 9th
1:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 10th
$5.00 ALL DAY
Located behind the RR Heritage Park
Pork Rind Festival Parade
June 10 | Noon
Begins at Harrod Fire Department, turns right on Walnut Street, left on 7th St., left on Main Street, ends at Veterans Park. Groups and businesses who would like to participate contact: John Schmiedebusch (567) 204- 0015 or or Rhonda (419) 234-2269
Following the 2017 Parade will be a Ceremony at the Harrod Veterans Memorial park for the 20 Anniversary Celebration.
Harrod Cruise-In Car Show is held in conjunction with the Pork Rind Heritage Festival in Harrod, OH with all proceeds going to the Auglaize Twp. Historical Society.
Cars are encouraged to participate in the festival parade with line up beginning at 11 a.m. at the Harrod Fire Department, 123 N. Walnut St., Harrod, OH 45850. Car Show parking immediately following the parade at South end of Main Street. To register cars, please enter via 4th & Oak Streets.
JUDGED SHOW w/ over 2ft tall trophies!
Top 15 Best of Show
Historical Society Choice
Doug Bailey's Choice
Dash plaques to first 50 participants
$10 entry fee
Contact Ferlin Pinks 419.234.1719
The Pork Rind Heritage Festival began in 1989 during the Village of Harrod, Ohio Centennial celebration. As the first year of the festival was started to celebrate the village it then was turned into an annual celebration with the support of Rudolph Foods as a corporate sponsor. Each year the festival has grown into a bigger and better celebration.