Taste of Newton

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35th Annual Taste of Newton – October 6th, 2022!

 

To download the 2022 Vendor Map, click here: Vendor Map 2022

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*Road Work on Main Street*

In preparation for Taste of Newton, just a reminder that there is road work on Main Street south of the train tracks. For those coming to this event from out of town on I-135, we recommend taking the exit at First and Broadway and traveling west on Broadway. or exiting at North Newton and traveling south on K-15.

For those traveling north on Main Street, we appreciate your patience! The K-15 contractor is working very hard to complete the projects as soon as possible amidst some setbacks that are out of their control.

For those in town, don’t forget that there is free bike parking at E 6th and Main thanks to Healthy Harvey Coalition!

About the Taste of Newton:

Taste of Newton is THE premier Chamber event of the year – drawing thousands to downtown Newton to enjoy the many flavors that our community has to offer.

That’s right! The event is all about food. Food trucks, local non-profits, and other food vendors are invited downtown for the evening to serve a variety of different treats that the community can enjoy. So, not only do you support local food trucks, but you also have the opportunity to contribute to non-profit fundraisers at this event.

History of Taste of Newton

The first Taste of Newton was in 1987, put on by Bethel College to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school with the local community. With vendors lined up on sidewalks, powered by extension cords that ran from within downtown businesses, the event was a hit. In the following years, the event was handed off to the Newton Area Chamber of Commerce.

To this day, Taste of Newton still aligns with Bethel College Fall Fest. This festival has celebrated education, diverse cultural tradition, special foods, fine arts, crafts and friendship for the last 50 years. To kick off their event, Bethel College sponsors 2 stages of entertainment at Taste of Newton that you can enjoy while eating tasty treats. Click here to learn more about Bethel College Fall Fest.

Entertainment

Because of the history of Taste of Newton, and our partnership with the annual Bethel College Fall Fest, Bethel College coordinates the entertainment stages! There are two stages at this event: a performing arts stage (intersection of 6th and Main) and a music stage (Broadway and Main). Different community groups will perform at these stages throughout the evening.

Vendors:

If you are a vendor in the 2022 Taste of Newton, you should receive your vendor packet in the mail within the next couple of days. This packet includes your parking pass as well as a copy of the event map. If you do not received your packet by Wednesday, October 5th, please call our office at 316-283-2560.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this event ticketed? Nope! Taste of Newton is not a ticketed event. Patrons are invited to arrive any time during event hours to get in line at their favorite vendor booth to purchase food!

Is there space to sit while I eat my food? Yes! Thanks to our partnership with the City of Newton, City of Newton Staff place picnic tables along sidewalks in the event area. Seating is first-come, first-serve.

Will restrooms be made available? Yes. Port-o-potties will be located at E 6th and Main.

Is there a place to park my bike at the event? Yes! The Harvey County Health Department has a free bike park station that is monitored at all times during the event. You are welcome to park your bike and walk around to enjoy food.

May I pass out flyers at my booth? No – the only booths allowed to pass out anything besides food at the event are Block Sponsors.