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 Month

Select Saturdays in April; pre-registration is required.

Each year, we bring together diverse volunteers from the community, including individuals, families, scout troops, and youth groups, to work on projects that improve habitat for wildlife, protect important natural resources, and preserve the park’s plant and animal communities.

Tasting Through Time: A Historic Dining Experience

Saturday, May 11th – 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 historic restoration projects at Newlin Grist Mill.

Race for the Watershed: 5K & Duck Race

Saturday, June 15th; 9am (5K), 10:30am (Duck Races)

Held in partnership with Concord Township, this event is a fundraiser to help raise money to restore and preserve the watershed in the park. The day will kick off with a 5K race on the trails, followed by duck races in the millrace!

Fall Festival

Saturday, September 21st; 10am-4pm

A local favorite, this event provides fun for the whole family! The festival features many different historic skills and trades demonstrations, archaeological excavations, as well as fun activities for kids of all ages.

Tavern Night

Saturday, November 2nd; 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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*** FYI – Park Access Restrictions – February 20th thru March 7th ***

Please be aware that there will be a film crew on site February 20th through March 1st. If you are visiting on those days, there will be certain trails and areas of the park closed off to visitors.

Activities like this help support our programs and projects. Thank you for your patience and understanding!