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.
CANCELLED for 2020
In May 2012, Newlin Grist Mill held its first Earth Day event with an amazing turnout of volunteers who worked on a variety of environmental projects. Each year, we look for groups, individuals, adults, families, and youth volunteers to help preserve the Park’s diverse ecosystems.
POSTPONED - New date TBD
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.
CANCELLED for 2020
Come out to Newlin Grist Mill for our fourth 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.
Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 10am to 3pm
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. There will also be a variety of activities designed for kids. We look forward to having you join us and discover how archaeology is done and what we can learn from it!
Saturday, October 3rd, Historic Demonstrations 10am-4pm, Food Festival 11am-7pm
A local favorite, this event provides fun for the whole family with demonstrations, family activities, shopping, and food! This year’s event is co-sponsored by Visit Delco and will focus on food with demonstrations of cooking techniques, a variety of historic foods, and the trades that made it possible to put food on the colonial table. New this year will be local food and beverage artisans who continue to reflect these traditions, and the area’s top chefs will compete in food challenges.
Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 7pm to 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.