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

Saturdays in April; preregistration is required.

Newlin Grist Mill has been hosting Earth Day events for over 10 years, focusing on working on environmental projects with the help of many amazing volunteers. 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

Saturday, May 14th – First seating, 4:30-6:30pm – Second seating, 7:30-9:30pm

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.

Archaeology Festival

Saturday, September 10 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. 

Fall Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 1, 2022; 10am-4pm (demos), 11am-7pm (food festival)

A local favorite, this event provides fun for the whole family with demonstrations, family activities, shopping, and food. The 2022 event will be held in partnership with Visit Delco, PA and will include a food festival in addition to the historic programming!

Tavern Night

Saturday, November 5th – First seating, 4:30-6:30pm – Second seating, 7:30-9:30pm

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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