A car show, music, parade and kids’ games are only a few of the activities scheduled for this year’s Jasper County Fall Festival to be held in Newton on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10.
Kicking off this year’s festival will be at pancake breakfast at the Grace United Methodist Church in Newton on Saturday morning starting at 6 a.m. and lasting until 10 a.m.
Between 7-7:45 a.m., a SpinCycle stationary bike exercise session followed by Newton Elite Fitness workout at 8 a.m. on the square.
Music will begin Saturday morning starting at 9 a.m. with Nash Swisher and Ryan Millsap.
Activities for kids are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and registration for a kids pedal tractor pull starts at noon, with competition starting at 1:30.
Parade entries will be judged before the parade and participants should be in place at the south parking lot of the high school by 9:30 a.m. The parade starts at 10 a.m.
The Jasper County classic car, truck and motorcycle show registration starts at 9 a.m. and continues until noon. Judging starts at noon and awards will be presented at 3 p.m. Dash plaques will be given to the first 75 registered for the show. This year’s awards include Top 10 — 1991 and newer; Top 20 — 1990 and older; Best of Show – 1991 and newer; and Best of Show — 1990 and older.
A beer garden will open at noon and stay open until midnight on Jackson Street south of the square. Entertainment scheduled in the beer tent includes 7-8:45 p.m. Moneka Fullop and from 9 p.m. until midnight, The Ash Band.
The Thoele Sisters will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. followed by the Firebox Bluegrass Band at 2:30 p.m., DJ Broc starts at 4:30 p.m., Scott Wattles and the Blue Suede Crew play from 6 to 8 p.m.
Homemade ice cream will be available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday’s activities include a non-denominational worship service at New Hope at 9 a.m. First responder touch a truck will take place from 11 a.m. to noon followed by the National Anthem and a moment of silence. At noon, the Wild Times Exotics petting zoo opens and runs until 2 p.m.
Quick and Bradley will play from noon until 2 p.m. and kids games will be available from 12:30 to 3 p.m.