City of Newport, MN

Fire Department

Fire Prevention / Safety Tips

Recreational Fires

Booya

Night to Unite

 

City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883

Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

NEWPORT BOOYA

Every second Sunday in July marks the fire department's Booya in Newport.  For over 60 years, the Newport Fire Department has held its annual Booya.  The festivities begin on Saturday night, with a paradeof fire trucks from Newport and neighboring communities going through town. 

What will you find at the Newport Booya?

Something for everyone of all ages!  There are children's games and Bingo, a liquor raffle, beer tent, pull tabs, and refreshments.  And of course, there's Booya.  There are two flavors, regular Booya and Cajun Booya. 

The preparation of Booya often takes up to two days, generally cooked in specially designed kettles that can hold more than 50 gallons of the stew.