Hillyard Festival underway despite rain


by Whitney Ward & KREM.com


Posted on August 2, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 2 at 6:20 PM

HILLYARD, Wash. -- The 102nd Hillyard Festival is well underway despite Friday’s rain.

 More than 100 vendors at the Hillyard festival are hoping for a successful weekend. They are trying to keep a positive attitude despite the negative impact rain could have on customer turnout.

The majority of vendors are also small business owners who rely on community events to maintain their bottom line.

“As a small business owner, I am not appreciating this. But in the Northwest, we desperately need  the rain. It’s been hot and dry for way too long,” said vendor, Patricia Alberts.

The festival runs through 10:00 p.m. Friday. It starts back up at 10 Saturday and again on Sunday.

Here is a list of activities for the weekend:


12:00 p.m.  Hillyard Festival Opens

1:00 p.m.  Beer Garden Opens (closes at 10)

5:00 p.m.  National Anthem

7:00 p.m. Open Mic Karaoke

8:00 p.m. Frank from Armed & Dangerous Show

9:00 p.m. Fire Dancers


7-9:00 a.m. Hillyard Festival Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Hillyard Festival Opens

9:30 a.m. Hillyard Hi-Jinx Parade

12:00 p.m. Motorcycle Show

3:00 p.m. Kid Karaoke

6:00 p.m. Armed & Dangerous Perform

7:00 p.m. Christy Camrie on stage

8:00 p.m. Sammy Eubanks on stage

At Sun Down: Fireworks


9:00 a.m. Like Father Like Son

10:00 a.m. Hillyard Festival Opens

12:00 p.m. Lions Club Bingo opens

1:00 p.m. Like Father Like Son