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Annual Old Settlers' Days Celebration

The community of Highmore holds Old Settlers' Days annually the third weekend in June. It is set for June 17-18-19, 2022.


The HHS All-school reunion committee was hoping to have the reunion this summer, 2022, but they have decided to wait at least another year or until 2025 to have another reunion. They have a list of who paid last year and your money will be held on file for the next reunion. You may contact the committee if you have another preference.


Old Settlers' Weekend is a community effort, put on by volunteers from a variety of groups, organizations and businesses. Each year, we seek individuals to assist us with the tasks it takes to make Old Settlers' Weekend a great experience for all. This takes many amazing volunteers. Even an hour is enough. If you have any questions or want to volunteer, please send us a message on Facebook.

The community of Highmore comes together each year to offer a variety of different events. Our goal is to make Old Settlers' Weekend fun for the whole family.

2022 Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 16

  • 7 p.m. Music on the Porch at the Hyde Out Bed and Breakfast by Highmore Area Council of the Arts

Friday, June 17

  • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Rolls and Coffee, Senior Center

  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. lunch at Senior Center

  • 4 p.m. Class of 1972 Reunion in South Park

  • 6 p.m. Class of 1982 Reunion at Golf Course

  • 6:30 p.m. Farmers Union Bull Bash (gates open at 6 p.m.; calcutta at 6:30 p.m.; bull riding starts at 7 p.m.)

  • 7 p.m. Coronation of King and Queen, Hyde County Memorial Auditorium

  • 9 p.m. until 1:30 a.m. Bad Habits Band at Chahl's Bar and Grill

Saturday June 18

  • 8 a.m. 5K Road Race/2-mile Walk (register by 7:45 a.m. at South Park; route: starts and ends at South Park; participation fee: $10 includes t-shirt)

  • 10 a.m. Class of 2002 Reunion at Chahl's Bar

  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Art Show (at 118 Commercial Ave north of Vilas Healthcare)

  • 10:30 a.m. parade (floats line-up east of Highmore Health; theme is "Make a Splash 2022; travel west to commercial avenue, north to first street, turn west to Iowa Ave and South to the school; floats are to enter on the west side of nursing home; no one allowed to enter from the south on Ash Ave.; no preregistration needed; parking available for horse trailers north of Lutheran Church on 4th street)

  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Vendor Fair at HydeOut Bed and Breakfast (Contact Beth at the HydeOut Bed & Breakfast to sign up)

  • 11:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch at the Senior Center

  • 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Inflatables in the South Park

  • 12 p.m. and throughout the day Class of 1967 Reunion, East Wing of Auditorium

  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society Museum Display

  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Highmore's First School open (4th street, north side of high school)

  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Bingo at Senior Center

  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Open House at Historical Society Museum, First Schoolhouse open north of the Highmore School

  • 4 p.m. Bean Bag Tournament at Chahl's bar and Grill

  • 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Car Show on Commercial Ave, Registration 2:30 (Preregister online; no fee)

  • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Rib Cook-off Meal at the Fire Hall (Learn more)

  • 9 p.m. No Name Band at Chahl's Bar and Grill

Sunday June 19

  • 10 a.m. Venture Communications Golf Tournament

  • 10:30 a.m. Interdenominational Worship Service at Auditorium

  • 4:00 p.m. Doubleheader Baseball

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