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Portfest is having to relocate

JACKSONPORT, AR (KAIT) --They won't be singing "Down by the Riverside" this year at Portfest because it will be high and dry and not even in Jacksonport.

The White river has not receded enough to allow remaining water at Jacksonport State Park  to be pumped out. Therefore the park itself won't be ready for the influx of Portfest attendees. A new location has been found just outside Diaz in a cleared 56 acre field down farmers road.

Newport Chamber of Commerce Director Julie Allen says they are having their first planning meeting Wednesday night and utilties and fencing should be installed in the next week or so.

Allen says she has confidence this Portfest will come off well due to the experienced people that put the event on every year. This will be the events 30th year and the first time it has ever had to relocate. The headliners for this years event include Charlie Daniels, Confederate Railroad and the Georgia Satellites. Portfest begins June 3rd. 

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