Fall Harvest Festival at Newlin Grist Mill - October 7, 2023

September 18, 2023

Visit historic Newlin Grist Mill on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 10am to 4pm to experience the site’s annual Fall Harvest Festival, back this year for the first time since 2019. A local favorite, this event provides fun for the whole family! 

The festival will feature a variety of historic skills and trades demonstrations, as well as fun activities for kids of all ages. Visitors can learn colonial dancing with the Heritage Dancers, enjoy performances by Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre, and play 18th-century games! Many favorite activities from years past will be returning, including pumpkin painting and hayrides. A Colonial Market will offer up handcrafted goods for sale, and a Tavern will feature beverages from Deer Creek Malthouse and Penns Woods Winery. 

This year’s theme, “Food Traditions Past and Present,” will highlight foods and cooking from the 18th century, along with the trades that made it possible to put food on the table in early America. Food trucks will also be on site offering delicious 21st-century eats! 

Admission to the Fall Harvest Festival is free for all ages. Parking is $5 per car. Shuttle buses between the parking area and the festival site will run every 15 minutes throughout the event. Additional costs apply for hayrides and pumpkin painting. For more information, visit or call the site at 610-459-2359. 


The Fall Harvest Festival is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of Team Toyota of Glen Mills and Univest Bank & Trust Co., with additional support from Chandler Funeral Home, Harry Tillman Automotive LLC, Hoffman’s Exterminating Co., IT Edge, R. Webb Excavating LLC, and WSFS Bank.