Join us for the 2014 Bridgeport Benedum Festival, July 10-12 at the Bridgeport City Park!

The Bridgeport Benedum Festival is gearing up for the biggest event of the century!

We're putting a new spin on our festival by incorporating an Oil & Gas Expo into the event. We will definitely be exhibiting the spirit of Michael Benedum by inviting local oil and gas producers to participate. With the option to set up booths, producers and related industries can distribute literature, exhibit displays describing procedures and products and answer questions about the drilling and extracting process.

However, the Expo doesn't end there. The Oil & Gas producers will submit five-man teams – their "Roughnecks," if you will – to compete against teams in challenges such as archery tag, sled pull, tug-o-war, mechanical bull competition and more.

Besides the Oil & Gas Expo, other new activities will include a talent contest. Five hundred dollars in monetary prizes will be awarded. Competition is open to all middle and high school students of Harrison County.

We are also bringing back some of the older games of past "Bridgeport Firemen's Fairs." Those old enough will remember activities such as dunking booth (except in this instance with local celebrities), bean bag toss, ring toss, dart throw, etc.

Of course, we will still provide long standing staples such as the best fireworks in the area, live music, food and craft vendors, Pet Parade, 5K Run, fishing derby, chicken roast, children's activities and car show.

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