The village of Port Hope is getting ready for its 35th annual 4th of July Festival, the weekend of July 2-4th. The festival is yet another sign of getting back to normal, with crowds expected at its flea market, tractor show, fireworks, a tractor pull, and parade.
Port Hope – Friday, July 2nd
The Port Hope Festival festivities begin Friday, July 2nd at 8 am at the Port Hope Activity Center with the antique tractor show featuring Allis Chalmers tractors and farm equipment. At 6:30 pm, the modified tractor pull competition starts. Admission is $10. The Port Hope Lions Club Lunch Wagon will be on hand for food and treats all day.
A huge flea market begins operation over at the Port Hope Historical Center (the old lumberyard). Great place to find treasures and unique items. Admission is $4.
Port Hope – Saturday, July 3rd
The day starts at 8 am at the Port Hope Historical Center, the old lumberyard with a flea market. Admission is $4.
Back at the Port Hope Activity Center, a huge range of activities starts at 8 am with a 5K Run and the Antique Tractor Show reopens. Children’s activities begin at 10 am with a petting zoo, pony rides, activities and games, and a barrel train ride.
The Port Hope Festival continues with its tradition of feeding its visitors well. Breakfast will be served all three days at the Activities Center. They served up pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, sweet rolls, and fruit in years past. A BBQ chicken dinner will be available starting Saturday afternoon, and of course Port Hope’s delicious bean soup is always welcome, especially if there is a chill in the air from the lake.
The day closes with a fireworks display.
Port Hope – Sunday, July 4th
The Port Hope Festival continues with the flea market and food concessions. The festival concludes its final event with a parade starting at 2 pm.