Dates subject to change. Please call ahead for specific information and additional activities. Please contact 618-783-3399 or 618-783-7188 for additional information.

14: Pickin’ in the Park. Day of Oldtime music and family fun based on the Burl Ives music legacy. Food, music, all-day jamming. Peterson Park, Newton.

11: Ste. Marie Cork and Pork Festival. Full day of fabulous home grown/processed Jasper County pork foods, plus local wines and beers. Entertainment. All proceeds go to Jasper County organizations and projects.
18: Chamber of Commerce Jeep Run.

July 25-August 1: Jasper County Fair. Come help celebrate the 150th anniversary of this Jasper County institution. Fairgrounds, Newton.

7: Chamber Cruise Night. Always a fun night. Cars, food, music. On the Square in Newton.

12: Fall Festival. Family day of food, fun and music. On the Square in Newton.

24: Scare on the Square. Bring your little (and big) ghosties and goblins to enjoy a safe, family friendly Halloween. On the Square in Newton.

12: Christmas activities for a great day on the Square in Newton. Meet the characters from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and see Santa.

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