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Fall Festival


For more than 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.

All events and activities take place on the Bethel College campus in North Newton unless otherwise noted.

Check out our Fall Festival 2022 event on Facebook at Bethel College Kansas Alumni Association ( or follow us on Twitter: @ThresherAlumni


Class reunions

Every 5 years, starting with the 10th reunion, classes gather for fellowship and refreshments at Fall Festival.

Members of reunion classes are welcome to fill out a Personal Information Form to be shared with your classmates. Responses will be printed and available in a binder at the reunion for guests to read. An electronic copy will be made available after the reunion – to request one, please e-mail

Click here to fill out a Personal Information Form

Upcoming dates for Fall Festival Saturday on campus are:

  • Oct. 14, 2023 
  • Oct. 5, 2024

The dates are determined by the first home football game in October, as scheduled by the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.


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. For more information, contact the alumni office, which coordinates Fall Festival.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.