What Newton event are you looking forward to this spring and summer?

There is so much to look forward to this summer. The one event that stands out for me is Newton Fest. Every community needs a festival like this that brings people of all ages and interests together for days of fun. Each year, Newton Fest brings exciting things to town, and I can’t wait to enjoy them again this year. Tell everyone to come to town for Newton Fest!”

Pam Rodgers, Associate Editor – Newton Daily News
Newton resident since 2014

“There are actually two things I look forward to during summers in Newton. The first is of course the 4th of July Parade. I grew up in a larger urban area and so for me this parade just represents everything I love about living in a smaller community.  Secondly are the car shows on the square. My son Mason and I love cars and we have a good time going up and dreaming!”

John Lee, Studio Owner / Photographer – John Lee Photography Inc
Newton resident since 2000

“Besides race season, I am most looking forward to Newton Fest. Growing up in a small town, a weekend focused on celebrating the community and the great people in Newton, is something I truly enjoy. With all the many activities going on throughout the weekend it’s a great way to get outside, explore the town, and meet new neighbors!”

Jordan Poock, Account Executive – Iowa Speedway
Newton resident since 2016

“I’m looking forward to Newton Fest – the schedule of events has been growing each year! Last year my husband, Doug, and I attended Newton Main Street’s Backyard BBQ and were impressed with the level of professionalism by each participant’s team. Voting for our favorite was difficult, because all of the food was so tasty!”

Jeanna Barcus, Marketing Assistant – The Vernon Company
Newton resident since 1997