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Upcoming Events in Newton Kansas


January

30 ELVIS Tribute Show - ELVIS ELVIS ELVIS and more ELVIS Live at The FOX THEATER in Down Town Newton Ks. A Must see Show . WILL SELL OUT FAST !!!!!!CALL TODAY FOR TICKETS 316-409-3048 THIS IS BEST ELVIS TRIBUTE SHOW IN THE U.S.

Address: NEWTON FOX THEATER 518 N MAIN NEWTON Ks. , Newton, Kansas
Ph: 316-409-3048 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: newtonfox65@yahoo.com
Web: newtonfox,net
Fee: $15.00

18 Celebrate Kansas Day - 1:30-4:30pm.

Address: Kauffman Museum, 27th & N. Main , Newton, Kansas
Ph: 316-283-1612 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kauffman@bethelks.edu
Web: www.bethelks.edu/kauffman
Fee: Free

20 - 24 Square Dance Class - Square Dance Classes - Fun - Fitness - Friends
Six Square Dance Classes on Saturdays, Jan 25, 2014 to March 1, 2014
9 am to 2 pm (light lunch provided)
Newton Rec Center, Sunflower Room, 415 N. Poplar, Newton, Kansas
Casual attire, no prior dance experience needed, classes are progressive; building on what is learned previously. Couples, Singles, Families Welcome. Hosted by Circle 8 Square Dance Club, Newton, Kansas
www.circle8squaredance.com
Register by signing up at the Newton Recreation Center by phone (316) 283-7330, online, or in person. Only $30 per person (includes lunch)

Address: 415 N. Poplar Newton, KS , Newton, Kansas
Ph: (316) 772-3880 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: circleeight@hotmail.com
Web: circle8squaredance.com
Fee: $30

April

7 - 8 Home and Garden Show - Saturday, 9am-6pm; Sunday, 12pm-5pm.

Ph: 316-284-5400 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: $1.00

20 Apple Blossom Festival - Newton's first outdoor celebration of Spring. Entertainment and food for all generations, regional musicians and dancers, kidfest, crafts, and carriage rides. 5-8pm.

Address: 1200 E 7th, Presbyterian Manor grounds , Newton, Kansas
Ph: 316-283-5400 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: ndickinson@pmma.org
Web: www.infonewtonks.com
Fee: $7 meal

May

5KS0204014e009 - Newton Annual Newton Downtown Car Show - Newton's Largest Annual event! Come see over 350+ cars, trucks, hot-rods, classic cars and motorcycles in over 14 classes of competition. Fun for the whole family! Our shows attract about 12,000 visitors to the 6-block area for the big event. 130 Trophies, Cash Prizes, Dash Plaques, Great Goodie Bags. and Free T-shirts to the First 75 Entries. Visitors can tour the cars, visit displays and exhibits and dine in our Food Court. New this year is the Pin Up Contest and the Valve Cover Racing event. The Newton Downtown Car Show runs from 9 am to 4 pm.

Don't miss the Cruise Night on Friday at 6:30 PM., which is free for all cars and has become a town favorite with kids and adults lined up on both sides of the street to see the cars and hot rods in action.

Please visit our website for times and entry forms.

Address: 518 N Main Street , Newton, Kansas
Ph: 316-409-3048 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: davy@newtondowntowncarshow.com
Web: www.newtondowntowncarshow.com
Fee: Free to the Public

July

22 - 24KS0204014e002 - Newton Chisholm Trail Festival - Chisholm Trail Festival - The "Old West" at its best with live (and one or two "dead") shoot-outs, street dances, parade, historical tours and a huge fireworks display.

Address: Athletic Park & downtown Newton , Newton, Kansas
Ph: 316-283-7555 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: chisholmtrailfestival.com/
Fee: $4.00 button for adults, $2.00 button for children 5-12, under 5 free

7 - 8KS0204014e011 - Newton TroopFest - Honoring those who have and are serving our country in U.S. Military. Food and Retail Vendors, Military History Displays and Reenactments, Vintage Military Vehicle Displays, USO Style Entertainment Live on stage. There is no charge to the public for this event, but donations would be appreciated.
So come out and enjoy the music, bring your family, friends, sun screen and lawn chairs.

Address: 601 SE 36th Street , Newton, Kansas
Ph: Douglas Croft (Always call and confirm events)
Email: chairman@vchcks.org
Web: www.vchcks.org
Fee: FREE

August

27 - 31 Harvey County Free Fair - Western days are relived at the rodeo and livestock shows.

Ph: 316-284-6930 (Always call and confirm events)
Web: harveycountyfair.com

September

22 - 10 The Bison: American Icon - Kauffman Museum is the only Kansas host for "The Bison: American Icon" which is traveling the United States for five years. Explore the significance of the North America bison from the Plains Indian cultures of the 1800s, through commercial trade and development, to becoming a national symbol. For details on special programs and activities, check the website (www.bethelks.edu/kauffman/bison). Guided tours by appointment.

Address: Kauffman Museum, 27th & North Main, North Newton , Newton, Kansas
Ph: 316-283-1612 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kauffman@bethelks.edu
Web: www.bethelks.edu/kauffman/bison
Fee: $4.00/adult, $2.00/child

14 - 15 St. Mary's/Our Lady of Guadalupe Family Festival - St. Mary's and Our Lady of Guadalupe Churches are having their annual Family Festival on and it is going to be bigger than ever. Friday through Saturday will start off each day at 7:00a.m. through 11:00 am. with an ALL YOU CAN EAT BREAKFAST BUFFET followed by a Mexican Buffet for lunch and dinner. Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and soda as well as lots and lots of wonderful snacks will be available throughout the day. 7:00a.m. Friday and Saturday also marks the opening of the Giant Garage Sale (over 50 families). A whole area will be devoted to carnival games, inflatable amusement, hay maze, face painting, cake walk, etc... for the kids. Adults will have fun too. There are games and activities for you as well. We will feature and Arts and Crafts Market with varied vendors. Pull up a chair to enjoy watching the matachinez dancers and a soccer game. Friday night will feature music and dance with 3 Spanish DJ's. Saturday night's live music will feature Larry Thompson's Big Buckle Band. We hope to see you at the Festival!

Address: 421 S. Ash, Newton, Ks , Newton, Kansas
Ph: 316-215-3135 (Always call and confirm events)
Fax: 316-283-9000
Email: robert-llamas@sbcglobal.net
Web: olgnewton.org
Fee: FREE. Tickets may be purchased for carnival games and meals.

15 Bison Bash - Learn about bison at Kauffman Museum's free community event, Saturday, September 24, 2:00-4:00. Activities for all ages. Guided gallery walk of the traveling exhibition "The Bison: American Icon" at 3:00 pm. Kauffman Museum is the only Kansas host during the exhibition's five year national tour.

Address: Kauffman Museum, 27th & North Main, North Newton , Newton, Kansas
Ph: 316-283-1612 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kauffman@bethelks.edu
Web: www.bethelks.edu/kauffman/bison
Fee: Free

October

22 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Rummage Sale - American Legion Ladies Auxiliary "Annual Rummage Sale", Thousands of items, vintage Collectibles, Household items, Kitchen, Bath, Lamps of Various sizes, Small appliances, coffee makers, radios, recorders, a readers delight hundreds of books, linens, plush toys, clothing, pictures and paintings, furniture, holiday items, and much more. Come enjoy your day. Coffee donuts in the morning, hotdogs for lunch. Proceeds go to active service Veterans for items they need, for our Christmas Shop at the VA Hospital to buy gifts and pay postage for veterans families also local charities. All items donated have come from the Newton Community and we greatly appreciate that.

American Legion Hall (Inside) Rain or shine

HUGE ONE DAY SALE 8 AM. TO 5PM COME FIND BARGAINS FOR YOURSELF AND SUPPORT YOUR YOUR VETERANS.

Address: American Legion Hall, 400 S. Spencer Street Newton Kansas , Newton, Kansas
Ph: 316-283-0479 Karen (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kdkidznmore@aol.com

27 Taste of Newton - Each year, the Newton community kicks off Bethel's Fall Festival on Thursday evening, 6-9 p.m., with Taste of Newton downtown. Dozens of food booths sponsored by groups from the college, area churches, civic clubs and service organizations line the streets. Music and dance groups perform at two locations.

Ph: 800-868-2560 (Always call and confirm events)
Fee: Free

27 - 30 Bethel College Fall Festival - For over 35 years, Bethel College has celebrated education, diverse cultural traditions, special foods, fine arts, crafts, and friendship at its annual Fall Festival, held each year on an extended weekend in late September or early October. Over 5,000 people come to Newton and the Bethel campus to enjoy an array of activities. Whether you're acquainted with Bethel or not, you're invited to make yourself at home on our campus, greet old friends and make new ones, sample new foods, listen to new sounds, and enjoy Bethel tradition.

Thursday

Each year, the Newton community kicks off Bethel's Fall Festival on Thursday evening, 6-9 p.m., with Taste of Newton downtown. Dozens of food booths sponsored by groups from the college, area churches, civic clubs and service organizations line the streets. Music and dance groups perform at two locations.

Friday

On Friday, the Bethel College Admissions Office hosts prospective students and their families on campus. Classes end at noon, and the afternoon and evening include special activities for Bethel students and guests.

Saturday

Most Fall Festival activities are held on Saturday. The campus comes alive with an array of activities:

* foods of all kinds, including traditional Mennonite fare
* booths by academic departments and clubs
* music and other entertainment on three stages
* children's activities of all kinds, indoors—including a Peace Fair for All Ages—and outside—including a petting zoo and inflatable games
* Bethel athletic events, including women's and men's soccer games and the homecoming football game
* 5-K run-jog-walk for anyone wanting to join the fun
* arts and crafts by alumni and guests of the college
* full-length stage production of a drama, comedy or musical
* humorous programs in the Swiss-German and Low-German dialect
* exhibits in the art gallery and at Kauffman Museum
* craft demonstrations and special features, such as displays of antique quilts
* an auction and Market on the Green to benefit the Bethel College Women's Association
* special lectures by alumni and guests
* the latest in Bethel "logo wear" and memorabilia at the Bethel Bookstore
* walks through a prairie exhibit and along Sand Creek near the college
* alumni reunions for grads in various majors, for young alums, and for the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th and 30th anniversary classes

Sunday
On Sunday morning, the Bethel College Mennonite Church, adjacent to the campus, hosts a special worship service. Fall Festival activities conclude with a final comedy or musical performance on campus in the afternoon.

Address: Bethel College campus, 300 E. 27th , Newton, Kansas
Ph: 316-284-5252 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: alumni@bethelks.edu
Web: www.bethelks.edu/alumni/fallfest
Fee: $1-2 button

29 Buffalo Barbecue - Feast on Kansas-raised bison and support Kauffman Museum! The museum is reviving the Bethel College tradition of buffalo BBQs (served from 1936-1981) with the twist that the former "stag" event now welcomes women and children. Meat prepared by Gehring Buffalo Ranch, Moundridge, and sides by Keith's Foods, Goessel. The meal will be served on BC's Centennial Plaza (directly across Main Street from the museum). Tickets: $12.00/adult, $6.00/child (ages 3-12). Advance tickets available at Kauffman Museum or Thresher Bookstore in Schultz Student Center on the Bethel College campus. On-site tickets sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Address: Bethel College, North Newton, KS , Newton, Kansas
Ph: 316-283-1612 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kauffman@bethelks.edu
Web: www.bethelks.edu/kauffman/bison
Fee: $12.00/adult, $6.00/child (3-12)

November

27 The Amazing Goodtime Music Machine Show - A premier barbershop quartet of the Central States District is the headline attraction in the Men In Harmony Chorus show at the Fox Theatre in Newton on November 5th at 7:00 p.m. Named “The Noise Boys”, this dubious foursome came together in July of 2001, dedicated to singing well and having a good time. That dedication helped them to win the Central States District Quartet Championship in convincing fashion just three months later in October of 2001. Along with that dedication, their shared love of singing and laughter creates an exceptional bond that makes a quartet click. Quartet members include, Tenor Bemo Myers, he works with the criminally insane in St. Joseph, MO; Lead Curt Angel has placed as high as 6th place on the International Stage. Curt is from Tulsa, OK; Baritone Don Conner, also lives in Tulsa, OK where he is a professional chef; and Bass Jeff Veteto, utterly loves Barbershop singing. He has sung in 14 different quartets, including currently singing with both of his sons. He also directs both men and women barbershop chorus’. Jeff is from Springfield, MO.

With a rich background in quarteting that includes five qualifiers to international, Bemo, Curt, Don, and Jeff blend their talents into a quartet that promises to get your attention. Their many years of show experience have enabled them to create a wonderful mix of solid musical production and light-hearted humor that will be sure to tickle your entertainment fancy.

Tickets, priced at $ 10.00, are available from Willis Duerkson 316.283.3516 and email tickets@mihchorus.org OR any chorus member. Tickets will also be available at the Fox Theatre box office on the night of the performance beginning at 6:00 p.m. For more information check us out at www.mihchorus.org or on Facebook Men In Harmony Chorus.

Address: 518 North Main Street , Newton, Kansas
Ph: 316-283-3516 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: tickets@mihchorus.org
Web: www.mihchorus.org
Fee: $10.00

December

24 American Legion Auxiliary Childrens Christmas Party - Come to the FREE Christmas Party and Bring a Friend. Shawn Reida Magic Show, of course, Santa Claus, Gift Bags for all the children, Homemade Cookies and Punch. Parents don't forget your camera. Shawn will interact Magic tricks with the kids, and of course that picture with Santa. Call for more information & RSVP.
12:30 to 3 P.M.

Address: American Legion Hall, 400 S Spencer, Newton Ks. , Newton, Kansas
Ph: 316-283-0479 (Always call and confirm events)
Email: kdkidznmore@aol.com
Fee: Free

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Harvey County West Park

Harvey County West Park is approximately 17.5 northwest of Newton on 310 acres. Located on the Little Arkansas River, this heavily wooded park provides ample opportunity for enjoying the natural beauty of this area. No hunting is allowed here. There is a 16

Newton, KS Recreation

Harvey County East Park

Activities in and around the 320 acre lake include nature trails, boating, swimming, water-skiing, and fishing for walleye, channel catfish, largemouth bass, crappie and sunfish. No hunting is allowed. Camping (electrical hook-ups available)

Newton, KS Recreation

Mennonite Settler Statue

The tallest, sturdiest Mennonite in Kansas stands seventeen feet tall in the Athletic Park. He is the Mennonite Settler Statue built in 1942

Newton, KS Landmarks

Warkentin House

The historic Warkentin House is the former home of Bernhard and Wilhelmina Warkentin, built in 1887. It is a splendid example of the Victorian period in American architecture and furnishings. As a museum, the house offers a glimpse into the way the Warkentins lived, since 80

Newton, KS Famous Homes

Military Park

One of several parks in Newton, the Military Park is exceptional because it is home to Santa Fe steam engine #1880 (a Prairie class 2-6-2) and a Civil War-era cannon. It is also the location of the public library.

Newton, KS Parks

Things to do near Newton, KS

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