Special Events

The City of Newton and its many valued volunteers plan a wide variety of annual events that attract thousands of people to the area.

FFAF logoThe Foothills Folk Art Festival is held each year on the first Saturday in October thanks to a partnership between the Downtown Newton Development Association and Hickory Museum of Art.

The family-friendly festival, which draws more than 5,000 visitors, showcases a variety of local and regional contemporary folk artistswhose work is for saleas well as artist demos, hands-on kids activities, two stages of live music, food from area restaurants and food truck vendors, beer gardens and more.
Get all the latest information about the Foothills Folk Art Festival at www.foothillsfolkartfestival.com or on Facebook.

The City sponsors several events each year, including the Halloween Spooktacular and Light Up the Town on the Courthouse Square. The Parks and Recreation Department coordinates a wide variety of other activities throughout the year as well.