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.
Upcoming dates for the annual Fall Festival fair on campus are:
- October 1, 2016
- October 14, 2017
- 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.