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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • 31st Annual Portfest Festival Schedule of events

  • 31st Annual Portfest Festival

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  • Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    6:00 p.m.  Carnival Opens
    Thursday, May 31, 2012
    6:00 p.m.  Carnival Armband Night, $15
    Friday, June 1, 2012
    Advance Tickets $15
    At the gate $20
    Kids 6 & under FREE!
    4:00 p.m.  Gates Open
    6:00 p.m.  Carnival Opens
    7:00 p.m.  Eric Lee Beddingfield
    8:30 p.m.  Charlie Daniels Band
    Saturday, June 2, 2012
    Advance Tickets only $10
    At the gate $15 after 4 p.m.
    Kids 6 & under FREE!
    Gates open at Noon
    6:00 a.m.  Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament
    10:00 a.m.  Horseshoe Pitching Tournament
    Noon – 6:00 p.m.  Free Family Attractions
    1:00 p.m.  Carnival Opens
    7:00 p.m.  Riverbilly
    8:30 p.m.  Craig Morgan
    9:45 p.m.  Medallion Foods Fireworks Extravaganza
    Jacksonport State Park
    Free Parking
    $5 Cooler Charge
    General Seating – bring your lawn chairs and blankets
    For more information, www.portfest.org
    Attractions/Activities
    Scheduled for Saturday, June 2
    **Activities are FREE with gate admission!!!
    Noon to 6 p.m.
    Arkansas Steel Children’s Tent?Rock Climbing Wall ?Big E’s Riding Academy Horse Rides
    Speedway Entertainment Remote Control Cars
    Pedestal Joust  * Giant Trikes?Petting Zoo  *  Obstacle Course?Four-Person Jumper?Moonwalk   *  Giant Slide ?Trackless Train Rides  ?Arts & Crafts/Commercial Vendors ?Arkansas State Parks Programs?Arkansas Game & Fish Aquarium
    Magician Rocky Clements ?Portfest Famous Lemonade
    Kids’ Fishing Derby
    Saturday, May 26 at 8 a.m.
    Lockwood Park Extension
    Free fishing for kids 12 and under
    Trophies in 3 categories
    Sponsored by Sonic Drive-In,
    Grady Auction & Realty and Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
    5K Walk & Run
    Saturday, May 26 at 8 a.m.
    New Location: ASU-Newport
    Eight age divisions, plaques for fastest male & female in each
    $100 for overall male & female winners and team traveling trophies
    Sponsored by Cintas Corporation and ASU-Newport
    Budweiser Buddy Bass Fishing Tournament
    Saturday, June 2 at 6 a.m.
    White & Black Rivers, weigh-in at Portfest at 3 p.m.
    100% payback big bass pot, $2,000 in cash prizes
    Sponsored by C&C Distributors/Budweiser
    Horseshoe Pitching Contest
    Saturday, June 2 at 10 a.m.
    Single & doubles tournament at Portfest
    $450 cash up for grabs
    Sponsored by ASU-Newport
    For applications or information on any Portfest-related event, contact the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce or go to www.portfest.org.

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