Chamber Sponsored Events

The Taste of Jasper County

The Taste of Jasper County is a great opportunity to make a night out on the town to see what the area has to offer. Food, wine, candy, and local vendors are showcased at this event. It is held in early spring.

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Strawberry Fest

Started in 1994, the Jasper County StrawberryFest is a two-day festival celebrating strawberries in Jasper County. The festival is two action packed days of music, inflatables, children’s entertainment, a free movie on the square, 5k run/walk, painting, homemade ice cream from the Chamber’s ice cream booth, the Pick of the Patch Pageant, coloring contest, and great food!

The festival is located on the town square in Newton, IL where Highway 33 and 130 meet.

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Fall Festival

Founded in 1973, the Jasper County Fall Festival is a two-day festival celebrating the fall season in Jasper County. The festival is two action packed days of music, inflatables, children’s entertainment, 5k run/walk, the Parade of Bands, sidewalk chalk art contest, classic car show, hay rides, kids kraft korner, kids tractor pull, painting and great food!

The festival is located on the town square in Newton, IL where Highway 33 and 130 meet.

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Annual Banquet

The annual banquet is held in the middle of October. It is a time to reflect on the previous year, hear from the Executive Director of The Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor of Newton and the Jasper County Board. Great food and entertainment is provided. The Citizen of the Year is presented and we hold our silent auction.

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Holly Jolly Jasper County Christmas

In 2004 the idea to promote the Jasper County Holly Jolly Christmas was formed. During the Christmas Season the Holly Jolly has brought life and created a buzz at the county seat of Jasper County!! Around the Court House lawn the HOLLY JOLLY Celebration occurs in honor of Burl Ives who was the voice of Sam the Snowman in the Famous Movie Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. The activities on Friday nights include a BonFire, Hot Coco & Cookies, crafts, cookie decorating, coloring contest, children’s Holly Jolly Dash, Receipt for Chamber Bucks Program, the Gigantic Holly Jolly Giveaway and much more. Mostly the businesses around the square stay open to 7:00 and hopes the shopping is staying local that night and throughout week. SANTA appears with Mrs. Clause and several of the characters from the movie. Carolers and musicians play to create that Home town Christmas that everyone enjoys. Come to the Square on Newton this Christmas Season to enjoy the BURL IVES SPIRIT with the HOLLY JOLLY JASPER COUNTY CHRISTMAS!

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