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Aquafest: chowder, swim race

Aquafestival will be held Saturday, July 6, starting at noon, along the boardwalk of Lake Memphremagog and on Main Street in Newport. Artists, crafters, food, farmers market, businesses, and entertainment. Bounce ā€™nā€™ slides for children, performance from Magician B.J. Hickman. From noon to 2 p.m. will be the annual Chowderfest competition ($5 per spoon), Moo 92 Live broadcast, sidewalk sales by restaurants and boutiques, face painting, specials, live entertainment by Summit of Thieves, book sale, crafts, and bake sale. The 5th annual Kingdom Swim will be at 7 a.m., at Lake Memphremagog in Newport. The 2013 World 10 Mile Open Water Championship is being held, as well as distances of another race of 10 miles, 6 miles, 3 miles, 1 mile, 1/4 mile, and 100 yards. For more information regarding races and registration, visit

Sat Jul 6, 2013