The festival also included "Fox & Friends" meteorologist Maria Molina, who covered the event for the Fox News Channel. Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade signed his book, George Washington and the Secret Six.
The parade, which has been held for more than 40 years, draws people from around the nation. Andy Guthrie, from Columbus, said he attends every year to visit his in-laws, who live in the heart of Centerville.
“There must be 17 of us,” said Dan Bukey, Guthrie’s father-in-law. “It’s so much fun to have all our family here.”
The Fox News Channel highlighted the Americana Festival as part of its July Fourth edition. A story aired in the morning and can be viewed on the Fox & Friends website.
“It makes me feel proud, just that (Americana) is getting coverage,” said Angela McNamara of Centerville.
The Wright B Flyer made an appearance and six Air Force Warhead planes flew overhead.
Festivities continued into the evening, with fireworks, a street fair, and a car show. There also was a 5K run.
“It’s a great event, nice people, easy to park, wonderful food up here, and a good afternoon,” said Mike Murphy, who showed his 1968 Camero SS at the car show. “And this year, the weather couldn’t be nicer.”