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.
Saturdays in April; preregistration 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.
Saturday, May 13th – 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.
Saturday, June 17th; 8:30am (5K), 10am-2pm (Duck Races)
Held in partnership with Concord Township, this new event will be 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 creek!
September – date TBA 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.
Saturday, October 7th; 10am-4pm
A local favorite, this event provides fun for the whole family! The festival features many different historic skills and trades demonstrations, as well as fun activities for kids of all ages.
Saturday, November 4th; 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.
The Bird Walk and Habitat Stewards programs scheduled for Saturday, 3/25 have been CANCELLED due to weather. We apologize for any inconvenience.