Depot Days Festival 2018 – Newport, Arkansas
The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting vendor applications for the 21st annual Depot Days Festival to be held September 28 and 29, 2018, on Front Street in downtown Newport. The festival is a showcase of local, regional and national talent paying tribute to the rich musical history of Jackson County for which Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway 67 was recognized by the Arkansas Legislature and Governor Mike Beebe years ago.
See the outstanding line up of entertainment below. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Highway 67 Museum will be open as well from noon until 4 p.m. Music, food, vendors, crafts, the Lions Club auction and children’s activities will be available for all to enjoy. Admission is FREE to the public!
For more information on the Depot Days Festival visit their website at www.depotdays.org
Many of the area motels are booked for the Depot Days weekend but there is camping available at Jacksonport State Park, about 4 miles away from our venue.
Cathy Drew is a life long resident of the region that she loves to promote! As a matter of fact, she was born in Downtown Batesville in the late ’60s in one of the eight counties she now loves to encourage people to visit.
Drew is married to her husband of 27 years, Jeff Drew. Jeff and Cathy have a son, Jonathon (Jon) Drew and his wife Devyn Stewart and can’t leave out her grandson Jase Drew. Of course Drew can’t skip the other part of her family, the pets! Lady Bird (a stray that was welcomed into their home June 2012) and of course Howard – the puppy was compliments of Lady Bird shortly after arrival at the Drew home. They also have Kasha which Cathy inherited when your mother passed in 2016 and they adopted Bullet a stray in November of 2016 and the newest arrival Bullet a stray adopted into the family.
Drew, part of Ozark Gateway Region since 1990 while working at the ad agency (The Media Market Inc.) for the association where she helped produce their annual tabloid publication. She began work as the director of the Ozark Gateway Region June, 2000.