STERLING, Colo. – Heritage on the Plains will be a four-day celebration at various locations around Sterling.

Heritage on the Plains at an event sponsored by The Overland Trail Museum. This event starts from Friday July 1st to Monday July 4th.

On Friday there will be a barbecue contest, an outdoor concert by Rusty 44 and a beer garden at Logan County Courthouse Square.

Saturday is the Heritage on the Plains Beer and Wine Fest in downtown Sterling. This day will also include live entertainment and a barbecue cooking competition.

On Sundays, a church service begins at 10 a.m. at Pioneer Park hosted by Sterling Foursquare. At 11 o’clock. The opening ceremony begins with the Gettysburg Address which will be recited by an Abraham Lincoln impersonator.

At noon, the Colorado Vintage Baseball Association plays an authentic 1860s baseball game against the Sterling High Plains Hitters.

Overland Trail Museum curator Kay Rich said the baseball game would be a highlight of the weekend.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Rich said. “Very interactive, they involve the crown,”

During the rest of the day on Sunday, the Atomic Drifters will play hits from the 50s, train rides around Pioneer Park will be available and a blacksmith will bend iron.

On Monday, July 4, the fireworks at Pioneer Park begin at dusk.

Rich said Heritage on the Plains is an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration.

“This event offers something for everyone,” said Rich.

For more information, call the museum at 970-522-3895 or visit the Facebook page.