The fall festival in Newton combines two very popular and long-running events. Taste of Newton is October 10 and the Bethel College Fall Festival continues with special events during the weekend.
The Taste of Newton event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening and features food booths from local organizations and live musical and visual entertainment at two locations on Main Street.
On Friday, Bethel College hosts a campus visit day for area high school students and a STEM symposium that begins on Friday afternoon.
Saturday’s fall festival events at Bethel generally include traditional Mennonite fare and other food, music and other fine arts performances, children’s activities, exhibits at Kauffman Museum, and more. On Sunday the festival concludes with worship and performance on the Fall Fest stage.
Entry to Taste of Newton and to the fall festival is free. A few activities and the theatrical performances require separate ticket purchases. You can download a complete schedule of events at the Bethel College Fall Festival website.
Admission to the Kauffman Museum is FREE during the festival, Thursday through Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.