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

Click the link above for information on plans for our modified Earth Day programming for 2021.

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

This event will not be held in 2021 but will return in 2022!

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

This event will not be held in 2021 but will return in 2022!

Come out to Newlin Grist Mill for our 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

This event will not be held in 2021 but will return in 2022! Visit the Public Archaeology page to learn about opportunities to see excavations onsite in 2021.

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

Cancelled for 2021

It is with much sadness, we made the decision to cancel the 2021 Fall Harvest Festival at Newlin Grist Mill. Like many of you, our staff have been anticipating the return of this event all year. While the decision was not made lightly, circumstances beyond our control make it the responsible decision. We are still recovering from the flooding and currently face a shortage of staff and volunteers, and some demonstrators are choosing not to attend. The COVID transmission risk remains high in our area and the health of our staff, volunteers, demonstrators, and community is a priority. While the event is outdoors, attendees must all travel on shuttle buses to and from the festival. We hope that our community understand this difficult decision and will join us for an even better event next year. We are planning a food-themed event! 

Tavern Night

Saturday, November 6th – 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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Additional Note

The Visitor Center & Office will be CLOSED on 11/25 and 11/26 for Thanksgiving.
The grounds of the park and trails will be open as usual.
Thank you!