The Sand Creek Summer Daze has been set for Aug. 14 and 15 at Athletic Park in Newton.

According to the release from the Newton Convention and Visitors Bureau, the festival will feature "musicians, fire performers, a magician, and a hypnotist."

The festival will feature hand sanitizing stations throughout the area, "with emphasis on food service and children’s activity areas."

Festival staff also will regularly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.

"John Hopkins University-approved masks will be available for purchase on-site, with proceeds going to local non-profit organizations. All activities will be held outdoors to allow for safe distancing."

The festival has partnered with the Kansas City Master Barbecue Society for the second straight year for the public barbecue tasting Aug. 14. The tasting will include craft beer, wine and live music.

Festivities on Aug. 15 will open with the 5,000-meter race, followed by children’s activities, a car show, foosball and a sand volleyball tournament. There will be entertainment stages during the day.

The evening will conclude with an ’80s dance band.

The Mythical Medallion Hunt begins Aug. 7. Clues will be listed on the Sand Creek Summer Daze Facebook page and other sites. The medallion will be hidden on public property.

Festival buttons, which include entry and all entertainment, will go on sale beginning July 27 at Intrust Bank, Union State Bank (formerly Midland Bank), Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and B&B Lumber.

More information is available at