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Third annual downtown Fall Fest set for Tuesday

Jyda Finch uses her muscles to pedal her tractor during the Hawkeye Pedal Pull contest at the second annual Newton Fall Fest. The 2017 edition is set to take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in downtown Newton and features the Hawkeye Pedal Pull and music from Slipstream along with vendors, kid’s activities and more.
Jyda Finch uses her muscles to pedal her tractor during the Hawkeye Pedal Pull contest at the second annual Newton Fall Fest. The 2017 edition is set to take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in downtown Newton and features the Hawkeye Pedal Pull and music from Slipstream along with vendors, kid’s activities and more.

For the final Newton Farmers’ Market of the season, the third annual Newton Fall Fest is back for a community-wide celebration. Sponsored by Newton Main Street and Jasper County Farm Bureau, the event features market vendors, kids’ activities, music, giveaways and more from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in downtown Newton.

“We’re excited for everyone to come out and celebrate the final Farmers’ Market with Fall Fest,” Newton Main Street Executive Director Graham Sullivan said. “We had some great new vendors this year and hope to continue to grow next year.”

A popular event with the kids, the Hawkeye Pedal Pull contest is back and starts with registration from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. and is free to enter. The pull will begin at 5:30 p.m. and trophies and prizes from each age group, ages 4 through 11, will be awarded after the final participant. For more information about Hawkeye Pedal Pull, visit hawkeyepedalpull.com.

Community members are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy free, live music by local group Slipstream. The band will start at 4 p.m. and play a mix of covers and originals including classic 70s and 80s rock and pop with occasional surprises thrown in that will get people up dancing and having a good time.

Along with the produce and goods vendors regularly at the farmers’ market booths by ISU Extension, Newton FFA, Newton Public Library, Iowa Public Television, Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation, Newton Fire Department and more along with face painting will bring fun activities and games to kids and adults alike.

For more information about the event, visit Newton Main Street or Jasper County Iowa Farm Bureau on Facebook. You may also contact Trish at the Newton Farm Bureau office 641-792-6253 or Jasper.County@ifbf.org

Contact Jamee A. Pierson at 641-792-3121 ext. 6534 or jpierson@newtondailynews.com

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