Sand Creek Festival, Inc.

Sand Creek Festival, Inc.


Sand Creek Festival, Inc. is a 501c3 originated in 2017 in order to promote and establish fun, endearing and educational local community based events in the Newton, KS area.

Sand Creek Festival, Inc has supported the following charities indirectly by asking organizations and clubs to take an active part in the Sand Creek Summer Daze Festival. These charities include: Ember Hope, Heartspring, Paw It Forward, Lexi’s Lambs, the Movember Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Red Dirt Military Moms, CASA. Heart to Heart, Knights of Columbus 976 Newton, Knights of Columbus 3114 – Clonmel-Schulte, New Hope Shelter, Harvey County Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Harvey County United Way, Newton Railer Soccer Club, Jr. Railers Cheer Squad, Caring Hands Humane Society, Newton Rotary Club, Newton Mural & Arts Project and the All Together Now Playground Initiative.

Sand Creek Festival, Inc also uses its physical inventory and resources to help other local festivals and organizations which include: The Newton Kiwanis Club, Sedgwick Fall Festival, 2019 Newton High School Graduation Party,  Newton High School Prom, Harvey County Now Blues, Brews & BBQ Event, Koerner Heights Youth Group and the Harvey County United Way Chill Cook-off.


2024 Charities the Festival is Assisting

All Together Now Playground Initiative




2021-22 Committee Members

Executive Board

Chairman – Greg Hanson

Vice Chairman – Rick Toews

Secretary – Jeffery Graber

Treasurer – Rod Kreie

Member At large – Andy Harder

Marketing Committee

Andrea Braker

Carly Stavola

Rick Toews

Rachel Bachman

Elizabeth Hingst

Mollie Martinez

Toni McDowra


Sales/Sponsorship Committee

Austin Cooper

Bryan White

Arlan Newell

Greg Hanson


Saucy & Glazed BBQ Committee

Nate Regier

Jeffrey Graber


Emergency Preparedness / Event Security Committee

Andy Harder

Set-up Committee



Volunteer & Gate Management Committee

Michael Lunsford

Rod Kreie

Carson Hayes


Concessions/Beverage Committee

Lorisa Harder

Sal Lujano


Grindin’ Sand Creek Competition

Matt Hensley


Booking & Stage Setup/AV Committee

Greg Hanson

Brian Salmans

Brad Cooke

Craig Ney