Portal Heritage Society’s annual fundraiser, the Turpentine Festival, will be this Saturday, October 7, at the turpentine still. The festival began 42 years ago to celebrate Portal’s rich turpentine industry history.
The parade will kick off the event at 10:00 am. Festivities include a variety of vendors, food, entertainment, rides, a cake walk, raffles, and more. Festival goers can view a demonstration of how the old still works and learn about the history of turpentine. The street dance will feature The Southern Outlaw Band.