Special Events

Throughout the year, Newlin Grist Mill hosts a number of special events, ranging from family-friendly festivals to reserved-seating dinners. No matter what your interests, chances are that you will find something to love with our annual events.

For information about Newlin Grist Mill’s regular program series, click here.

You can find a full calendar of events here.

Earth Day

CANCELLED for 2020

In May 2012, Newlin Grist Mill held its first Earth Day event with an amazing turnout of volunteers who worked on a variety of environmental projects. Each year, we look for groups, individuals, adults, families, and youth volunteers to help preserve the Park’s diverse ecosystems.

Tasting Through Time: A Historic Dining Experience

POSTPONED – New date TBD

Explore history through your taste-buds! Participants will enjoy a five-course dinner with accompanying drinks while learning about the culinary traditions of the past. This is a fundraising event to support the restoration of the 1739 Trimble House kitchen & pantry at Newlin Grist Mill.

Race for the Mill 5K Trail Run and Walk

CANCELLED for 2020

Come out to Newlin Grist Mill for our fourth annual Race For the Mill 5K trail run and one-mile walk. Proceeds for this event will go toward the rebuilding of the flume and waterbox that provides water to our 1704 Grist Mill.

Archaeology Festival

Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 10am to 3pm

This festival features a full day of hands-on activities. Visitors will be able to work with professional archaeologists and assist with three different excavations; sift, clean and process artifacts; and see artifact displays from around Delaware County. There will also be a variety of activities designed for kids. We look forward to having you join us and discover how archaeology is done and what we can learn from it!

Fall Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 3rd, 10am-4pm

A local favorite, this event provides fun for the whole family with demonstrations, family activities, shopping, and food! 

Tavern Night

Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 7pm to 9:30pm

Tavern Night is a one-of-a-kind evening of 18th-century food, drink, and music. Participants will enjoy the warmth of the fire as they delight in a selection of flavors and aromas representative of those found in a colonial America tavern. Period music, a live auction, and games will provide entertainment for the evening.

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Newlin Grist Mill

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Recent flooding resulted in damage throughout park. Grounds, offices, & trails are closed to public. For your safety, please do not enter park.

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