Taste of Portage Market Fair - Aug 22nd & 23rd, 2014

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Name: Taste of Portage Market Fair - Aug 22nd & 23rd, 2014
Date: August 22, 2014 - August 23, 2014
Event Description:

Taste of Portage Market Fair
Come enjoy  family fun at this event, now celebrating 23 years!  There will be great food, live music, kid's activities, an art and craft show along with a car show.  
Events take place at Market Square Parking Lot at the corner of Hwy 33 and Adams Street unless noted otherwise.
Click here for a printable food menu.

Friday night -

Food and Beer tent 5pm-11pm
Live Music by the Chameleon Band 7pm -11pm (classic rock)

Saturday  - music, food, beer tent, car show, craft show, sidewalk sales and kid's activities.

Food and Beer Tent 10am-5pm


Late 4 Dinner 10:30am - 1:30pm at Market Square
Dixie Sizzlers 11am - 2pm at Cook and DeWitt
Just Merl 2:30pm-5pm at Market Square

CAR SHOW (All Make/All Models) 9am - 3pm  along Cook Street (Hwy 33) new location this year
$10 show registration, enter show after 7am, awards at 2:30pm

CRAFT SHOW 9am - 4pm along DeWitt Street
SIDEWALK SALES throughout the downtown

KID'S ACTIVITIES (on Cook St near Wilz Drug)

St. John's Child Development Kids Creation Station  11am - 3pm    
Balloon Animal Creations 11am - 3pm
Kiddie Pedal Pull   1pm

KID'S ACTIVITIES - DeWitt and Cook Street (grassy area)  "Meet Frank the Frontier Buffalo's Friends"
Camel Rides 10am-3pm   $3 per ride    
Petting Zoo with over 15 animals 10am - 3pm
--possible animals at the event include assorted goats and sheep, a donkey, an exotic cow, llamas and/or alpacas, assorted poultry, macaw and a tortoise.
Mascot - Frank the Buffalo will be making an appearance from Noon - 1pm.  Bring your cameras.


Mayor of Portage, Bill Tierney, has graciously accepted our Ice Bucket Challenge! Participants can choose to have a bucket of ice water dumped over their head, make a donation toward ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) research, or both. Once the challenge is complete, the participant can then choose another person to accept the challenge. Watch the mayor get soaked and find out who he selects for the next challenge, at 3 p.m., right after the car show awards, across from the Chamber office at 104 W. Cook St.  

Craft vendors Click Here for an application!!!!   Click here for the required Wisconsin Temporary Event Operator and Seller Information form.  


Event Media:
Event Sponsors:
  • Portage Tourism
  • Business Improvement District
  • Frontier Communications
  • H & M Contracting
  • Weaver Auto Parts of Portage
  • Crawford Oil & Propane Company
  • Blau Family Chiropractic
  • Don-Rick Insurance, Inc.
  • Wilz Drug & Home Health Care
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • Wisconsin River Title Consultants, Inc.
  • Schultz Small Engine
  • Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.
  • Portage National Bank
  • American Transmission Company
  • Community Bank of Portage
  • First Weber Group
  • Hill Automotive
  • General Engineering
  • Divine Savior Healthcare
Downtown Portage along Hwy 33 and in the Market Square Parking Lot located at the corner of Hwy 33 and Adams Street
Contact Information:
Call the Portage Area Chamber of Commerce at 608-742-6242.
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