Scenes from the 2022 Festival of the Bells


Two girls enjoy a ride Thursday evening at the Festival of the Bells.

Two girls enjoy a ride Thursday evening at the Festival of the Bells.


Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

Festival of the Bells President Rick Williams, pictured here Thursday evening, is stepping aside from his festival duties after 34 years.


Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

A man gives a blacksmithing demonstration Saturday at Pioneer Day held during the Festival of the Bells.


Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

Two boys get a lesson in rope making during the Highland County Historical Society’s annual Pioneer Day, held this year in conjunction with the Festival of the Bells.


Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

This No. 32 C.S. Bell was on display at the Festival of the Bells new location in a green space owned by the city of Hillsboro of West Main Street. The bell was refurbished from a church in Williamstown, Kentucky by local resident Tim Koehl and is currently owned by Angel and Jim Mootz.


Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

A youngster takes a turn on a bungee cord game at the festival.


Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

Part of the crowd in the city of Hillsboro’s new green space is shown Friday evening at the Festival of the Bells.


Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

Festival attendees wait their turn in line for a ride at the Festival of the Bells.


Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

Brushcreek Township was one of several local communities that had a display at Pioneer Day at the Festival of the Bells.


Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

The four local young men to the right were honored Saturday for recently joining the U.S. military.


Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

Two girls enjoy a ride Thursday evening at the Festival of the Bells.

Festival of the Bells President Rick Williams, pictured here Thursday evening, is stepping aside from his festival duties after 34 years.

A man gives a blacksmithing demonstration Saturday at Pioneer Day held during the Festival of the Bells.

Two boys get a lesson in rope making during the Highland County Historical Society’s annual Pioneer Day, held this year in conjunction with the Festival of the Bells.

This No. 32 C.S. Bell was on display at the Festival of the Bells new location in a green space owned by the city of Hillsboro of West Main Street. The bell was refurbished from a church in Williamstown, Kentucky by local resident Tim Koehl and is currently owned by Angel and Jim Mootz.

A youngster takes a turn on a bungee cord game at the festival.

Part of the crowd in the city of Hillsboro’s new green space is shown Friday evening at the Festival of the Bells.

Festival attendees wait their turn in line for a ride at the Festival of the Bells.

Brushcreek Township was one of several local communities that had a display at Pioneer Day at the Festival of the Bells.

The four local young men to the right were honored Saturday for recently joining the U.S. military.

Two girls enjoy a ride Thursday evening at the Festival of the Bells.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2022/07/web1_Page-1.jpgTwo girls enjoy a ride Thursday evening at the Festival of the Bells. Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

Festival of the Bells President Rick Williams, pictured here Thursday evening, is stepping aside from his festival duties after 34 years.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2022/07/web1_Page-2.jpgFestival of the Bells President Rick Williams, pictured here Thursday evening, is stepping aside from his festival duties after 34 years. Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

A man gives a blacksmithing demonstration Saturday at Pioneer Day held during the Festival of the Bells.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2022/07/web1_Page-3.jpgA man gives a blacksmithing demonstration Saturday at Pioneer Day held during the Festival of the Bells. Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

Two boys get a lesson in rope making during the Highland County Historical Society’s annual Pioneer Day, held this year in conjunction with the Festival of the Bells.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2022/07/web1_Page-4.jpgTwo boys get a lesson in rope making during the Highland County Historical Society’s annual Pioneer Day, held this year in conjunction with the Festival of the Bells. Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

This No. 32 C.S. Bell was on display at the Festival of the Bells new location in a green space owned by the city of Hillsboro of West Main Street. The bell was refurbished from a church in Williamstown, Kentucky by local resident Tim Koehl and is currently owned by Angel and Jim Mootz.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2022/07/web1_Page-5.jpgThis No. 32 C.S. Bell was on display at the Festival of the Bells new location in a green space owned by the city of Hillsboro of West Main Street. The bell was refurbished from a church in Williamstown, Kentucky by local resident Tim Koehl and is currently owned by Angel and Jim Mootz. Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

A youngster takes a turn on a bungee cord game at the festival.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2022/07/web1_Page-6.jpgA youngster takes a turn on a bungee cord game at the festival. Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

Part of the crowd in the city of Hillsboro’s new green space is shown Friday evening at the Festival of the Bells.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2022/07/web1_Page-7.jpgPart of the crowd in the city of Hillsboro’s new green space is shown Friday evening at the Festival of the Bells. Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

Festival attendees wait their turn in line for a ride at the Festival of the Bells.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2022/07/web1_Page-8.jpgFestival attendees wait their turn in line for a ride at the Festival of the Bells. Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

Brushcreek Township was one of several local communities that had a display at Pioneer Day at the Festival of the Bells.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2022/07/web1_Page-9.jpgBrushcreek Township was one of several local communities that had a display at Pioneer Day at the Festival of the Bells. Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette

The four local young men to the right were honored Saturday for recently joining the U.S. military.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2022/07/web1_Page-10.jpgThe four local young men to the right were honored Saturday for recently joining the U.S. military. Jeff Gilliland | The Times-Gazette