august 17-august 19, 2018

Summer Daze Important Info

2019 Festival Updates


Greeting from the Sand Creek Summer Daze Committee,


   Initial planning for the 2019 Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival has been initiated and the basic structure has been set. This year’s festival will be held the same weekend, Aug 16-18, 2019. We have taken many of the popular events and will be repeating them, along with improvements to each. We will also be introducing a few more that we hope the Newton community and all who pass through the gates will find entertaining and enjoyable. Updates of these will be announced on our Facebook page.

This year’s button design is shown on our Facebook page and will be available for pre-sale this February or March. The pricing will remain the same, $4 at all pre-sale events, and $5 at the gates. Any group wishing to purchase 50 or more buttons may have a negotiated price. Ages 5 and under are free. All pre-sale events will be listed on the website throughout the year.

   We HAVE changed a few major components of the festival:

•The Fantastic Food Truck-o-rama will be outside of the north gates, so that the public can sample the delicious smells emanating from the area without having to enter the grounds. We are hoping this will pull more people into the park grounds.

•We have also eliminated all concert ticket pricing. With the support of Newton businesses, we can now allow the public free access to most all events, minus the Hard Redz Home Brewing Competition.

•We have been granted permission by the Kansas City BBQ Society, because of the success of last year’s competition (minus the rain), to host a Master Series Sanctioned Contest. This will bring in more teams who can compile points. This WILL NOT keep out the local amateurs who wish to compete, but allow for more types of meats to be judged.

•Some events have moved locations and days/times on which they will be held. This is for a more enjoyable and better flowing festival. Some of these include:

•The Saucy & Glazed BBQ Competition Public Tasting & The Seedz of Sand Creek Concert will be held Friday, August 16th in the east parking lot of the park

  • The main BBQ competition will be held Saturday the 17th in the east parking lot as well
  • The Hard Redz Home Brewing Completion will be held Saturday the 17th in the tennis court area
  • We are still looking to add sponsors, new events and volunteers to the festival family. If you are interested, please email We look forward to seeing you there this year.

Where to purchase buttons:

March 16 until July 27, 2019: ($4) Buying buttons at these events or locations will get a you an entry for a chance to win Sand Creek Charlie’s Golden Ticket!

St. Gregory's Day Parade & Irish Celebration (March 16, 2019) - Athletic Park

Newton Downtown Car Show (Saturday, May 4, 2019) 6th Street behind Midland National Bank

More T.B.A. soon


July 29 to August 15, 2019: ($5)

  • Midland National Bank (527 N Main Street | 1212 Washington Rd Locations)
  • First Bank  (128 E Broadway | 1404 S Kansas Ave | 1216 N Main, inside Dillon’s | 347A N Old Highway 81, Hesston, KS )
  • Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (616 N Main Street)
  • For multiple button discounts email a message to us on the Contact Page


Do’s & Dont's


  • Buy your buttons early.
  • Remember to bring and wear your button at all times to and inside the festival grounds.
  • Bring your phone for surprise giveaways during the festival.
  • Wear sunscreen and comfortable footwear.
  • Check out the interactive map of the festival on the mobile or regular site.
  • Check the website weekly for special added events and other fun contests.
  • Allow ample time for possible bag checks at the gate.
  • Bring cash for buttons, various concessions and memorabilia inside the festival.



  • Ride bicycles, scooters, skateboards etc. inside of festival grounds.
  • Bring coolers or outside food or beverages inside festival areas.
  • Bring pets of any kind into the festival grounds. (therapy and other medical pets allowed)
  • Bring weapons of any kind inside festival areas.
  • Drones and aerial vehicles are not allowed to fly over the festival at any time without prior authorization. (see media info below) Local authorities will be contacted.
  • Sell any item, food or otherwise not approved by the festival on or in the parking lots around the festival or inside the festival gates


First Aid

Newton Medical Center will have a first aid station set up in the north area of the festival, near the gazebo.



If you are a member of the media who wishes to film, photograph or broadcast from the festival, media badges are available and may be obtained by emailing with your request.



Do you or an organization wish to help volunteer for our community festival? Contact us at



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