This highly anticipated annual event promises to provide the crowd with a weekend to remember!
Come enjoy the enticing aromas of all your favorite festival foods, from fresh squeezed lemonade, corn dogs, spiral taters to funnel cakes and deep fried desserts. As always, we have a wonderful line up for entertainment, so bring your favorite lawn chair, pick out a spot at the entertainment stage and let our performers provide some toe’ tappin tunes. And then on Sunday, traditional gospel will fill the air.
Newport AMVETS Post 75 will again graciously coordinate the opening ceremonies at the start of the festival. We appreciate our men and women from all military branches who sacrifice for the livelihood of others. What a better way to show our appreciation to those folks than to open with a ceremony in their honor! The ceremony will begin at 9:30am on the Broadway side of the courthouse lawn. We welcome you to attend and show your appreciation to our military.
As you stroll through the streets of downtown Newport, you will have opportunity to purchase many wares of local and regional crafters. Everything from coveted cookbooks full of recipes from some of the best cooks around, oil paintings, pencil drawings, children’s toys, face painting, décor, and many other handmade items will be on display. When you have wrapped up your shopping, let the kids stop by the Kiddie Land, located off the food court, and hop in the bounce house, enjoy a fast ride down one of the slides, joust your friend, and play some ball. Armbands will be available for an endless time of fun for your children. Bible Believer’s Cowboy Church will once again offer horse rides. Children and adults will be able to get a view of the festival by train; Kiwanis of Newport Train that is! When you depart your train excursion, helicopter rides for children will be available from the Kiwanis of Newport also.
We can’t forget some of the most beautiful sites you’ll see at the Newport Harvest Street Festival. It’s all the lovely ladies and babies that come to strut their stuff at the beauty pageants. Children up to 16 years of age will compete in pageants according to their age bracket. The Miss Newport Harvest Festival pageant, for females ages 16-21 years old, will be held on the lawn on Saturday.