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Heartland Community Open House


Thank you for joining us and making Heartland’s 2014 Open House event a fun and memorable experience for everyone. Click here to see photo’s from the 2 fun packed days.

Join us for a FREE air show, Xcaliber tractor pull, and lots of fun for the whole family at Heartland’s annual Open House – Friday & Saturday, July 4-5. Each year during open house we invite people to come see what Heartland is all about. No admission charge for events including tours of Heartland, Dave Dacy Air Show, Xcaliber professional truck & tractor pull, car & tractor show, a 5k/10k road race, live entertainment, threshing demonstrations, strongest farmer competition, inflatable games, kids’ pedal tractor pull, petting zoo, and so much more. Plus, Saturday includes a free dinner and professional fireworks display. Come join us for some good old fashioned family fun and see what the Heartland Community is all about.

Date: Friday, July 4th – 12noon to Dusk (race at 7am)

Saturday, July 5th – 9am to Dusk (plus fireworks)

(*No Alcohol Permitted / Shirts and Shoes Required)



Info About Heartland & Open House Events

Admission is free. At the Main Entrance Information Tent you can get an overview of the ministries and businesses which form the Heartland Community. The Heartland Creamery is on hand with free cheese samples, and be sure to REGISTER TO WIN a free night’s stay at the Ozark Lodge. Also register for open house events such as Car & Tractor Show, Pedal Tractor Pull, or Strongest Farmer Competition.

July 4th Schedule

7am….. 5K/10K Races Begin
Noon….. Open House Field Opens
12pm….. Tours throughout the Day (approx. 1.5-2 hours long)
1-3:07pm….. Dave Dacy Air Show
3:15pm….. Registration for Teen Strongest Farmer Competition
3:30-5pm….. Teenage Strongest Farmer Competition
3:30-8:30pm….. Xcaliber Tractor Pull
4pm….. Kyle Torrence
5:15pm….. Music by The Homestead Pickers
7pm….. Music Under the Entertainment Tent

July 5th Schedule

9am….. Open House Field Opens
9am-1pm….. Xcaliber Tractor Pull
10am….. Tours throughout the Day (approx 1.5-2 hours long)
11am….. Antique Car & Tractor Show Contestants in Place for Judging
12pm….. Registration for Little Tikes Tractor Pull (limit 100)
12pm….. Hymn Time Under the Entertainment Tent
1-3:07pm….. Dave Dacy Air Show
3:15pm….. Registration for Adult Strongest Farmer Competitions
3:30pm….. Awards for Car & Tractor Show Winners
3:30pm….. Grandpa John Under the Entertainment Tent
3:30-5pm….. Little Tikes Tractor Pull
3:30-5pm….. Adult Strongest Farmer Competitions
5-7pm….. Free Dinner
5:15pm….. Music by The Homestead Pickers
7:30pm….. Music & Heartland Program Under the Entertainment Tent
Dusk….. Professional Fireworks Display over the Lake

Plus other things to do throughout the day including inflatable games, children’s games and face painting, petting zoo area, teen and adult games.

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5k 10k Road Race

OpenHouse_5kracePre-Registration and Entry Fees

Registration before June 27: $15.00 / Registration after June 27: $20.00

Register by MailRegister Online

Race Route and Prizes

The runners will register at the Ozark Lodge & Steakhouse, 400 New Creation Road, Newark, MO 63458. The runners will be transported to the starting point for the race which will begin at 7:00am at the PWSD #1 Shelby County water tower on Heartland Drive (Route E), Newark, MO with the 5k race finishing near the Ozark Lodge & Steakhouse (the 5k is a point to point race; 10k is an out and back).

– Awards: Cash prizes of $150, $100 and $50 for the top three finishers in the men’s and women’s divisions. First place medals for men and women in the following age groups: 14 and Under / 15 – 19 / 20 – 29 / 30 – 39 / 40 – 49 / 50 – 59 / 60 – 69 / 70 – 79 / 80 +.

– Scenic hilly route on Heartland Drive (Route E).

– Pre-registrants get a FREE t-shirt (free for all registrants before June 27; after June 27 if extras available).

Open House 5/10k from Heartland Community on Vimeo.

Professional Air Show

Professional Air Show

We are excited to welcome the Dave Dacy Air Show team back to Heartland for the 2014 Open House! Two days of performances (weather permitting) will take place from 1-3:00pm featuring:

  • Misty Blue Opening with American Flag Circled by Aerostars
  • Susan Dacy – Big Red
  • Mike Vaknin – Extra 300
  • Doug Dodge, Machaira
  • Erik Edgren Comedy
  • Vlado Lenoch – P-51D Mustang
  • Skip Stewart – Prometheous
  • Aerostars Formation Show
  • Dave Dacy – Tony Kazian Wingwalking

Plus, we’re excited to welcome pilots and their F4U Corsair, P51 Mustang “Baby Duck”, and the Flying Tiger P40 Warhawk.


Dave Dacy & Tony Kazian – Super Stearman Wingwalking Team. With Veteran Airshow Performer and ICAS A.C.E., Dave Dacy at the controls of the Super Stearman and second generation Wingwalker, Tony Kazian providing real wingwalking excitement … with no ropes and no cables … this duo is always a front page story!

Vlado Lenoch – North American P-51 Mustang. Heritage Flight Program Qualified, “Heritage Pilot of the Year” and ICAS A.C.E. Vlado Lenoch, demonstrates the tremendous capabilities of the P-51 Mustang in a fully aerobatic routine.

251aSusan Dacy – “Big Red” Super Stearman. Commercial Airline Captain, Susan Dacy, takes you back to that “Golden Age of Aviation” in a high energy, low level, barnstorming aerobatic routine …with attention getting smoke and noise.

Doug Dodge – “Machaira”. Airport Manager and aircraft systems designer and builder, Doug Dodge performs an incredible high energy, low level aerobatic routine in Machaira, a unique, “one of a kind” aircraft he designed and built.

Michael Vaknin – Extra 300. Member of the 2011 U.S. Aerobatic Team and a dynamic performer, Michael Vaknin displays ultimate precision in a high energy, fast paced, aerobatic routine.

Erik Edgren – T-Clips Comedy and Aerobatics “Old School”. A dedicated pilot and performer, Erik has flown in a variety of aircraft, and focuses his routine on the “ever popular” comedy performance.

Phil Dacy - Airshow Announcer

Open House Airshow from Heartland Community on Vimeo.

Heartland Tours

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Hop on the tour bus for a free driving tour around the Heartland Community and over to the Heartland Dairy. See the 60-stall carousel milking machine in action, and make a quick stop at the Goat Dairy. Upon your return, you can visit the Heartland Ford Museum and Solid Rock Café, and browse through the New Creation Country Store featuring Heartland apparel, Creamery cheeses, our own candles, gifts, fuel, and more. Or, request a drop-off at the Mission House Thrift Store and see what we have to offer.

Tractor Pull

OpenHouse-2086 Xcaliber Truck & Tractor Pull

Come enjoy a professional truck and tractor competitive pull by Xcaliber Pulling, FREE ADMISSION, Friday 3:30-8:30pm and Saturday 9:00am-1:00pm. Plenty of smoke and noise, as Xcaliber Pulling brings us a pull with some real “horsepower”! Classes which are competing both days are as follows:

  • 6400lb Limited Pro Stock / 6100lb Super Stock Tractors
  • Modified 2 Wheel Drive Trucks
  • 8500lb Limited Pro Stock Tractors
  • Pro-Stock Diesel 4×4 Trucks
  • Modified 4×4 Trucks
  • 8500lb Diesel Super Stock Tractors (class is being co-sanctioned with the Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pullers Association)


Car & Tractor Show

Pre-Registration and Entry

Deadline for Pre-Register: June 30 / FREE to Enter: One Registration Form per Vehicle

Car Show Registration Form Tractor Show Registration Form

JMS-3032Categories and Prizes

CAR SHOW: Mustangs – all models / Corvettes – 1953-present / Street Rods – any to 1948 / Street Rods – 1949-present / Muscle Cars – 1960-present / Cars Stock – 1900-1954 / Cars Stock – 1954-1965 / Cars Stock – 1966-present / Truck – all makes, all models / Motorcycles – all makes, all models

TRACTOR SHOW: all models 1975 and older

100_9529Have vehicles in place by 11am. Prizes will be awarded at 3:30pm for First, Second, Third Place in each category. Registration is free! Please submit a separate registration form per car or tractor registered.

Children's Games & Activities


There is plenty of old fashioned fun for the children to enjoy! Children especially enjoy the barrel train rides, and inflatable games. They can also play games, have their face painted, play lawn jenga, checkers, horse shoes, washers, ladder golf, and other more. We also have some fun planned for the adults—watch as your neighbors compete in the “Strongest Farmer” competition. Bring your lawn chair and settle in to enjoy the day together.OpenHousebarreltrain-1820

OpenHouse_7698Pedal Tractor Pull

Register your kids or grandkids to take on some weight of their own in the Kids Pedal Power Tractor Pull. Sign-up for this free event (sponsored by Heartland Christian College) on the day of the event is open to the first one hundred 3-12 year olds.

Petting Zoo

A popular spot at our Annual Open House is the Petting Zoo filled with calves, kids, ducklings, and rabbits for OpenHouse-1207children to experience hands-on. (Heartland also has exotic animals on display – wild zebras, camels, peacocks, and elk make their home in the fields near the Heartland water tower.)

Strongest Farmer Competition

Strongest Farmer Competition


DSC_2936DSC_2973A little friendly competition among neighbors for the title of “Strongest Farmer”. This year we will add a Teen Strongest Farmer event on Friday; men’s and women’s competition will be held on Saturday. Past events have included water bucket carry, bale toss, corn scooping, hedge post toss, feed sack stack, and wheelbarrow race. Open registration to the first 10 competitors (time to be announced). Free registration; prizes to the winners in each category.

Strongest Farmer from hlandtv on Vimeo.

Pitmaster BBQ Competition

Pitmaster BBQ Competition

bbqIMG_1709All meat will be provided for the categories registered and is included in the registration fee. You must cook with the meat provided. This approach levels the playing field for all competitors, both professional and amateur alike.

Meat cuts are as follows… Chicken: Quarters  |  Ribs: Baby-Back/Loin Ribs  |  Pork: Pork Butt  |  Brisket: Whole Brisket |  People’s Choice: Pork Butt.

BBQ Registration & Rules



Plenty of concessions will be available to purchase snacks throughout the day – sandwiches, roasted corn on the cob, nachos, kettle corn, ice cream, lemonade shake-ups, soda and more.

Free Dinner Saturday Night

Dinner is on us Saturday, July 5th from 5-7:00pm. Join us for BBQ pulled pork or beef sandwiches, good old fashioned baked beans, and soft drinks. Then, sit back and enjoy some great entertainment and dessert, followed by a professional fireworks display over the lake.


Threshing Demonstrations


Join us at the north end of the Open House field to see the antique steam engine in action. No gas will be running this machine! It will be full steam ahead as you watch farmers demonstrate how to thresh the way your grandpa used to do it.

Under the Big Top

Throughout the day, the Entertainment Tent is available for shade and visiting. We will also feature music including a special show by The Homestead Pickers each evening. Other artists include Kyle Torrence, Grandpa John, a Hymn Time, and Heartland’s musicians and children’s performance.

OpenHouseHPPressHomestead Pickers


Live, from Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, Heartland welcomes The Homestead Pickers back to our 2014 Open House. They are a special collection of four seasoned performers, musicians, comedians, actors, storytellers, and composers with many years of experience entertaining audiences both in Branson, and around the United States as well as tours of Ireland. Their performing home is on the main street of Silver Dollar City.

Their eclectic blend of fiddle, banjo, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and unique vocals depict the early days of American music, bluegrass, gospel, and even some Irish tunes with humor. They’ve performed for governors, senators, preachers, and presidents. The Homestead Pickers have thrilled millions over the years with their antics and top-notch musicianship and they continue to be the highest rated attraction at Silver Dollar City.

Please join us for a free performance (time to be decided) in the Entertainment Tent.


Stick around at the end of the evening for dessert, followed by a BIG fireworks display over the lake. There is a great view from the north, down past the threshing field.



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