ORIGINS OF NEWTON FEST
The idea for Newton Fest began when a group of local citizens realized there was a lack of a community celebration in Newton and wanted to work to provide a weekend of family-friendly, affordable fun. Newton Fest is meant to celebrate what is great about our community. From showcasing Red Pride to admiring Newton's artistic side, the weekend is planned by a group of local citizens and community organizations to provide family-friendly, affordable fun for everyone. The jam-packed weekend is meant for kids, teens, families and adults and organizers hope the event will encourage ALL Newton residents to get out of their homes and celebrate what is great about the community.
HONORS & AWARDS
Newton Fest wins tourism award
Newton Fest received an Iowa Tourism Award and was named the 2015 Outstanding New Event in the metro category by the Iowa Tourism Office and the Travel Federation of Iowa at its annual conference on Oct. 22.
The Iowa Tourism Awards recognize excellence in the tourism industry and are the highest honor given for tourism in the State of Iowa. The Outstanding New Event award is given to an event/festival that was first held within the last three years and has demonstrated excellence in supporting tourism in Iowa. In each award category, there is a rural winner for cities with a population of 10,000 or less and a metro winner for cities with a population of greater than 10,000.