For nearly 50 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. More than 5,000 people come to Newton and the Bethel campus to enjoy an array of activities.
Each year, Bethel College Fall Festival weekend begins with Taste of Newton downtown on Thursday evening, continues with special events at the college on Friday, peaks with the Fall Festival fair and many activities across campus on Saturday, and ends with worship and the final performance of the Fall Fest stage production on Sunday.
2017 Fall Festival Updates and Changes - October 13-15, 2017
- Please join us 10 .m., Saturday, October 14, in the projection room of the old library to officially induct Brent Martens into the Hall of Fame. Brent is unable to attend the Friday night banquet due to his football coaching responsibilities. No tickets are needed, just come to honor Brent.
- Saturday 10 a.m.- noon — Schowalter WWI Oral History Reunion, Sprungers, 2412 College Ave
- Saturday 2-3 p.m. — Panel Discussion on Schowalter WWI Oral History Reunion, Kauffman Museum
Upcoming dates for the annual Fall Festival fair on campus are:
- October 6, 2018
- October 5, 2019
- October 10, 2020 – 50th Bethel College Fall Festival!
The dates are determined by the first home football game in October, as scheduled by the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.
All events are in facilities on the Bethel College campus in North Newton, unless otherwise noted.
Whether or not you’re acquainted with Bethel, 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 at Fall Festival. Check back for a link to the current festival program.
For more information, contact the alumni office, which coordinates Fall Festival.