Date(s) - 10/15/2023
The Elvis FANtasy Fest returns to Portage at the Woodland Park Community Building, 2100 Willowcreek Road, on October 13th – 15th, 2023. The event is an all-volunteer fundraiser for the Porter County Special Olympics. The weekend event celebrates the music legacy of Elvis Presley along with remembering his humanitarian ways by giving to the charity.
The weekend event begins on Friday, with a welcome party hosted by local tribute artist “Quentin Flagg and Friends.” There will be short show providing dance music for the get together. Elvis FANtasy Fest brings people in from as far away as Washington State and fans come from the Chicago area along with Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Iowa.
Saturday is the first round for the Ultimate Tribute Artist Contest, which is a qualifier for the contest produced by Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis during the annual celebration of Elvis’ life and music each August. It is produced by license agreement with E.P.E. Twenty one Elvis tribute artists will compete to win cash, and the top ETA will represent the Portage Elvis FANtasy Fest in Memphis.
Saturday Day – October 14th, 2023
10 AM Doors Open
10:30 AM Welcome
11 AM Contest Session I
1:30 PM PM Contest Session I
3 PM Special Guests Interview
3:30 PM Contest Session II
Saturday Evening – October 14th, 2023
7 PM Doors Open
Join us for the Great Elvis Auction prior to the start of the show.
8 PM Headliner Show
Elvis Quentin Flagg, Robert Washington, Jimmy Holms, David Lee & more
Join us for our after party at Shenanigan’s 6121 Melton Road, Portage, IN 46368.
Sunday – October 15th, 2023
10 AM Doors Open
Sunday Brunch Menu available. Food service all weekend provided by the parents of our Special Olympic Athletes.
11 AM Gospel Show
Join us for some wonderful down home Gospel music.
ETA Contest Finals
1:00 PM Top Ten Finalist
3 PM Top Five Finalist
4:00 PM Finale – Slide Show Presentation & March of the Porter County Special Olympic Athletes!
4:45 PM Contest Award Ceremony
**All times and artist are subject to change**
Special Olympic athletes and parents serve as the volunteer force to help run the event. There will be an auction with some great prize packages along with a theme basket raffle. Food is served at the event along with several dealers who sell Elvis merchandise. Parking is free.
Tickets are available online at www.elvisfantasyfest.com or can be purchased at the door. Prices range for $35 to $120 depending on the type of ticket needed.