The annual Taste of Newton and Bethel College Fall Festival will bring a festive atmosphere to Newton Oct. 16-19.
Activities start with the annual Taste of Newton downtown Thursday, Oct. 16, the Fall Festival fair on campus Saturday, Oct. 18, and worship and the final performance of the stage production Sunday, Oct. 19.
Taste of Newton opens at 6 p.m. Thursday for an evening full of tempting treats from local businesses and organizations. Main Street is closed to traffic, allowing event participants to roam among booths offering a wide variety of food.
Billed as the “largest food festival south of Chicago” by sponsor Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, booth offerings will include roasted corn, barbecue, Mexican cuisine, baked goods, dumplings, Verenike, smoked chicken, pretzels and much more. Musicians and other groups will perform on two stages throughout the evening. Entertainers include the Newton Community Children’s Choir, Sound of the Heartland Chorus, Circle 8 Square Dance Club, Newton Tae Kwon Do Center, Bethel College jazz and performing arts academy students and Newton High School cheerleaders, drum line, jazz ensemble and chorus. Admission to Taste of Newton is free, but participants should bring their appetites and spending money for the foods offered at the booths.
The signature event for Bethel’s celebration is Saturday’s Festival on the Green. Booths and exhibits will be open on the Bethel College campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 18. Booths include offerings from student- and school-sponsored groups as well as local businesses and clubs.
Festivalgoers can find information about local goods and services, used books, homemade jams and jellies, jewelry and accessories, photography, art, Kansas-made products and soaps and fragrances. Admission to the Festival on the Green is free. College and community entertainers are also scheduled to perform throughout the day.
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Visit the Bethel College website for more information on this years activities and photos from last years Fall Festival!