This past weekend, the Edmond and surrounding communities came together for the season finale event of Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd with one of the largest attendances
of the season.
The local festival is a hit for all of the community and continues to grow each season. Because of the support of the community, so many local businesses have thrived.
“Heard on Hurd has been an incredible community experience for us”, said Heather Brehm, owner of Wicked Hangry. “We’ve been a part of HOH since 2015 & we have been blessed to watch the event grow under the amazing support and enthusiasm from Citizens Bank & everyone…including the adorable fur babies, that come out to enjoy it”.
Festival goers thoroughly enjoyed the stage lineup which included local talent Ben Brock, stepmom and J + The Bishops who rocked the stage and filled the streets. Kids and adults of
all ages enjoyed crafting glow-in-the-dark slime to raise money for the Ida Freeman PTO, strategically battling on the inflatable Spartan Wars laser tag course and tossing bags for the 3rd annual cornhole tournament hosted by Café Evoke.
The dedicated theme for October’s event was “Keep it Local”. Numerous businesses located in downtown Edmond stayed open late and offered special deals and discounts along with the mobile vendors.
“As a mother-daughter small business, Heard on Hurd is a chance for us to spend time together. Our whole family comes out to help setup and enjoy the evening”, said Lauren Bieri, co-owner of Sand Rose Soap Co. “We feel a strong connection to the community as we source local ingredients, produce and sell our products all here in Edmond. My favorite part of being a vendor is telling our story and seeing fellow Okies get excited when they see our Oklahoma-shaped soaps”.
The October event also marked the ceremonious lighting of the Citizens Bank of Edmond Christmas lights. It is our annual tradition to light our Christmas lights for the last Heard on Hurd and keep them on until the first event of the new season in March.