Fri, 10/11/2019 - 5:00pm to Sun, 10/13/2019 - 7:00pm

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.  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.

Following an Italian dinner provided by Special Olympics, a headliner show, “ELVIS, BACK TO THE FUTURE,” features four top, award winning Elvis Tribute Artists including the 2018 Ultimate ETA Contest champions. The other performers are Quentin Flagg, Jake Slater, Cote Deonath and Robert Washington.  All four have won the Portage event in the past. One of these guest will perform a special concert on Sunday.  

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 or can be purchased at the door.  Prices range for $35 to $120 depending on the type of ticket needed.

Weekend Schedule:

Friday – October 11th

5 PM Doors Open

6 PM Welcome Show

“Quentin Flagg and Friends” 

 Join us for our after parties @ Shenanigans Bar & Grill 6121 Melton Road 

Saturday - October 12th

10 AM Doors Open 

10:30 AM  Welcome 

11 AM – 1 PM Contest Session I

1 - 1:30 PM Break

1:30- 3:30 PM Contest Session I

3:30 – Special Guests Interview

4 - 5:45 PM Contest Session II

7:00 PM Doors Open

Join us for the Great Elvis Auction prior to the start of the show.

8 PM Headline Show (TBC) -  2018 EFF Champion, Jake Slater 

Join us for our after parties @ Shenanigans Bar & Grill 6121 Melton Road  

Sunday – October 13th

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 by our ETAs.

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 Contest Award Ceremony