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The booya festival July 13-14 is a fundraiser for the Newport Fire Department. (Bulletin file photo)

Newport booya festival celebrates 60 years July 13-14


Every second Sunday in July, as tradition dictates, the Newport Fire Department hosts the annual Booya festival, which gives area residents a taste of true upper midwestern traditions. And this year the event turns 60.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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