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Portage Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Summerfest at Crichton McCormick Park | Entertainment

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Portage, Pennsylvania – The Portage Area Summerfest promises summer fun with food, music and activities.

The 30th annual event will be held Friday through Sunday at Crichton McCormick Park at 100 Memorial Way in Portage.

Festival hours are Friday from 4pm to 10pm, Saturday from 8:30am to 9:30pm and Sunday from 7:30am to 8:30pm.

This family-friendly festival features music, car, truck and motorcycle shows, parades, 5K races, golf tournaments, basket raffles, children’s activities, games, and food and craft vendors.

Summerfest committee member Duaine Detrick said organizers are keen to return the festival to a three-day event following last year’s one-day event and its cancellation in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. said it does.

“We have a new board member and everyone is very excited and want to make this happen,” he said. “As far as the public is concerned, the excitement is really crazy. People are so excited to be back as a three-day Summerfest.”

Friday’s festival features food booths, handmade craft vendors, games for kids, bounce rides, and entertainment with the Night Train (5pm) and Undercover (8pm).

On Saturday, Portage’s Rotary Club will sponsor the 5K race. The race will start at 8:30 am with the starting line on the soccer field.

Activities begin at 11am and include food and craft booths, children’s games, and bingo.

New for this year is the Tuner Car, Tuck and Motorcycle show presented by TMiller Media, starting at 11am.

“This will attract a new audience to the festival,” Detrick said. That’s kind of nice.”

The registration fee is $5.

The parade begins at 2pm and marches down Main Street and Johnson Avenue.

The Home Depot Kids Workshop is available from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Saturday entertainment includes Dennis Baldwin at noon, Kelly Hylton’s 50’s Show with Elvis Presley Impersonator at 1pm, Tombstone at 3pm, Ben & Two Licks at 3pm, Elvis Presley Impersonator Featuring Kelly Hylton’s 1960’s and 70’s Show at 5:30.Afternoon Moore & Moor 6pm, Ridgemont High 7:30pm

Sunday’s event begins with a church service, and the Rotary Club serves a breakfast of pancakes and sausages.

The golf tournament begins at 9:00 AM at Maple Crest Golf Course, 350 Golf Course Road.

One of the festival’s main attractions is an antique and classic car cruise, co-ordinated by East Hills Kiwanis, starting at 10am.

“Car cruises are a big draw and if the weather is nice you can easily get 300 cars,” says Detrick.

There is a $5 registration fee.

Sunday entertainment includes Shades of June at 11am, Jim Koban at 1pm, Three of Hearts at 3pm, Bazooka Joe Acoustic at 4pm and The Fabulous Hubcaps at 6pm.

“We are looking for a wide variety of music and want to offer something for everyone’s musical tastes,” says Detrick.

Proceeds will go to Crichton McCormick Park.

“We have activities and entertainment for the whole family. There is something for everyone,” says Detrick.

“This festival has grown considerably over the years to become one of the best events in the area and the park is a gorgeous setup for hosting the festival.”

Due to limited seating, it is recommended that you bring your own lawn chair.

Admission and parking are free.

Please refrain from bringing pets into the park.

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