The FESTIVAL OF THE BELLS
Canceled for 2020:
Due to Covid-19 Restrictions
See You in 2021!!
It is with deep regret and heavy hearts that the Festival of the Bells will be canceled for 2020 and scheduled to return in 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought restrictions that would not allow us to have a safe and healthy experience at the Festival. Protecting people in our community and visitors to our community during the Festival is our top priority. The health and safety of all is paramount. We are currently working with agents, managers and vendors to create a great event for 2021 and are hopeful that community members, Festival attendees, and artist are understanding and cooperative with our decision.
Festival of the Bells Committee
Rick Williams, Committee
Beverly Carroll and Tom Zile, Co-Vice Presidents
The Festival of the Bells, celebrated each 4th of July weekend in Hillsboro, Ohio, is an outgrowth of a successful 1976 Bicentennial celebration of the founding of our country. When local citizens were searching for a permanent name for a yearly celebration, it was noted that at one time Hillsboro was famous for the production of steel alloy bells, which were shipped around the world. Thus the name Festival of the Bells was established. The Festival has continued to provide three days of family friendly events, a variety of vendors and crafters, rides, games, and quality entertainment. Past performers have included well known Christian artists (sponsored by the local ministerial association and area churches), and chart-topping country musicians.