Taste of Portage Market Fair - Aug 23 & 24, 2019

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Name: Taste of Portage Market Fair - Aug 23 & 24, 2019
Date: August 23, 2019 - August 24, 2019
Event Description:

Taste of Portage Market Fair
Come enjoy family fun at this event, celebrating 28 years!  Great menu samplings in the Festival Foods Food Court, along with live music, kid's activities, an art and craft show and a car show.  
Events take place at Market Square Parking Lot at the corner of Hwy 33 and Adams Street unless noted otherwise.



Friday Night August 23rd 
Activities at Market Square in downtown at the corner of Hwy 33 and Adams Street
Music with Best Practice  6PM-10PM
Beer Tent 5PM-10PM 
Festival Foods Food Court 5PM-8PM

Saturday, August 24th 
Walking Tour of Downtown 10AM - Meet at the Chamber office (104 W. Cook St.)

Festival Foods Food Court 11AM-4PM
Beer Tent 11AM-4PM 

LIVE MUSIC at Market Square Lot 
Copper Box Band 11AM-2PM     
Swing Crew Band 2PM-4PM

LIVE MUSIC at Corner of Cook and DeWitt
WhiskeyBelles  11AM-2PM

CAR SHOW (All Make/All Models) 10AM-3PM along Cook Street (Hwy 33)
$10 show registration, enter show after 8AM, awards at 3PM

CRAFT SHOW 10AM-4PM along DeWitt Street

ART DEMOS  - 11AM-2PM at the corner of Cook and DeWitt.  Watch jewelry making, water color painting, blacksmithing and more.  Visitors can get involved with this interactive hands on area and even make their own piece of art work to take home.
SIDEWALK SALES throughout the downtown starting at 11AM

KID'S ACTIVITIES (on Cook St near Wilz Drug)   11AM-3PM 
St. John's Child Development Craft Creation Station and Face Painting     
Funny Faces Balloon Sculpting & Caricature Artist  
Inflatable Bouncy House & Slide 

CHILDREN'S THEATER SHOW (on Cook St near Wilz Drug)  

Jolie Canoli and Friends Children's Theatre Show at Noon and 1:30PM      

Enjoy live music, mime, puppetry, clowning, and shadow play in this highly interactive and memorable children's theater experience.  Jolie is the author of children's books But Mom Said No! and Bones: Learning Patient Persistence

Portage Piranha Swim Team Jail n' Bail (in front of Wilz Hometown Pharmacy) 11AM-3PM

This fundraiser for the swim team features a wide of variety of Portage personalities including Fire Chief Clayton Simonson, Police Chief Ken Manthey, Mayor Rick Dodd and many more! Donate funds to spring them out of jail!

KARATE AMERICA DEMONSTRATION at 2PM (corner of Cook and DeWitt Street)

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Event Sponsors:
  • City of Portage
  • Festival Foods
Downtown Portage along Hwy 33 and in the Market Square Parking Lot located at the corner of Hwy 33 & Adams St
Date/Time Information:
Friday evening, August 23  
Saturday, August 24
Contact Information:
Call the Portage Area Chamber of Commerce at 608-742-6242.
Free admission. Menu items priced $4 and less.
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