The annual Bethel College Fall Festival will be this weekend on the Bethel College Campus. 

Three highlights

1. Get outside

On Oct. 14, Fall Festival Fair Day, food and craft booths as well as exhibits by student, alumni and local organizations open beginning at 9 a.m. on and around the Green. 

A Children’s Park will be just north of the Ad Building from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jerry Toews, Goessel, will have his restored band organ from the late 1800s parked nearby, with performances taking place throughout the day.


2. Music

Bethel’s steel drum band, directed by Brad Shores, will play on Centennial Plaza at 11 a.m.


Participatory music includes Kindermusik at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. (for children age 2-5 with an adult caregiver) in the Friesen-Neufeld Discovery Room in the Memorial Hall basement, and a hymn sing with the Bethel College Alumni Choir at 2 p.m. in the sanctuary of Bethel College Mennonite Church.


3. See a show

The Fall Festival theater production this year is the beloved musical "Godspell," based on the New Testament Gospel of Matthew, by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak.


The first performance 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13with additional shows at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 and 2 p.m. Oct. 15, all in Krehbiel Auditorium. Tickets are on sale at Thresher Shop in Schultz Student Center during regular business hours or starting at least an hour before each performance, subject to availability, in the Luyken Fine Arts Center ticket office.


WHEN: All Day Saturday

WHERE:Bethel College Campus, North Newton

HOW MUCH:Most events are free. Tickets are required for the musical and for sporting events.