Newberry Main Street celebrates quarterly with an art show with a “Meet & Greet” showcasing local artists. Light refreshments are served.
Newberry Spring Festival takes place each spring at Seaboard Road and Newberry Road. This annual festival celebrates community unity and small-town living, including music, food, vendors, entertainers, and more. To learn more about the festival or information on volunteering or setting up a vendor booth, visit www.newberrymainstreet.com.
The Annual Newberry Watermelon Festival, the oldest running watermelon festival in the country, occurs in May featuring seed spitting contests, beauty pageants, and pie baking contests. Participants receive free locally grown watermelons and may enjoy evening activities such as the Hospice Rodeo. For more information, visit www.newberrywatermelonfestival.com.
To celebrate Halloween, enjoy Newberry’s Cornfield Maze from the end of September through October. Activities include a maze (haunted at dusk), haunted house, and hay ride. The scarefree Kids Area features games and other fun options. For more information, visit www.newberrycornfieldmaze.com.
Each fall, come out to the annual Newberry Fall Festival at Seaboard Road and Newberry Road. This event celebrates the American way of life and small town living with music, food, vendors, entertainers, and more. To learn more, visit www.newberrymainstreet.com.
In October, Dudley Farm Historic State Park holds a Quilt Show called “A Walk Through Time,” displaying traditional, appliquéd, vintage, and art quilts and quilted wearing apparel while playing live traditional music throughout the day.
Their events page is www.floridastateparks.org/dudleyfarm/events.cfm.
Another event at Dudley Farm Historic State Park is Cane Day on the first Saturday of December. Commemorating Miss Myrtle Dudley’s birthday, this event continues the farm family tradition of grinding sugar cane and boiling cane syrup, making this a unique old-time community gathering. Visitors may enjoy a wagon ride or tour the farm to see other traditional activities and craft demonstrations. You can even buy some syrup or farm products to take home!
Traditionally the third Saturday in December, the Annual Newberry Christmas Parade features our Watermelon Queen, local school floats, and local businesses and organizations.