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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Newport Harvest Street Festival
On October 7-8, the streets of downtown Newport will be filled with people, food, crafts and entertainment as an East Tennessee tradition continues! Craft vendor and food vendor applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office or online at www.newportcockecountychamber.com. This highly anticipated annual event promises to provide a weekend to remember! Attendees will be able to enjoy the enticing aromas of their favorite festival foods. There will be entertainment all weekend long, and so festival goers should bring a favorite lawn chair, pick out a spot at the entertainment stage and listen to performers provide some toe’ tappin tunes. On Sunday, traditional gospel will fill the air. Newport AMVETS Post 75 will coordinate the opening ceremonies at 9:30am on the Broadway side of the courthouse lawn. 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, with the purchase of an armband they will have hours of fun hopping in the bounce house, enjoying a fast ride down one of the slides or jousting with friends, and let’s not forget they can also play some ball. Armbands will be available for Saturday and Sunday for 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. There also will be beauty pageants on the courthouse lawn Saturday, starting at 10:30 am. Children up to 16 years of age will compete in pageants according to their age bracket. The ever-popular Miss Newport Harvest Festival, for females ages 16-21 years old, will be the last pageant of the day. New at this year's Festival will be the “The Winners Circle.” In an effort to showcase Cocke County and East TN talent, past & present, festival goers this year will experience East Tennessee’s Racing Heritage. Racing legends will provide autographs, tee shirts will be available, with an opportunity to reminisce about and with some of East Tennessee Racers. Returning this year will be the Tennessee Overhill Intertribal descendants, Pastor Jimmy Morrow, Smoky Mountain Rock and Gem Club, Wade Lane and more will take festival goers back in time. For more information on the 31st Annual Newport Harvest Street Festival please contact the Chamber of Commerce office at 423-623-7201 or via email to lramsey@cockecountypartnership.com. For photos of past street festivals please visit www.cockecountypartnership.com or visit the Newport Harvest Street Festival page on Facebook! The Cocke County Partnership is a service-based organization consisting of the Newport/Cocke County Economic Development Commission, the Newport/Cocke County Chamber of Commerce and the Newport/Cocke County Tourism Council. The purpose of the Cocke County Partnership is to enhance the county’s economic climate and quality of life for its citizens.


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