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May 15, 2023

Our conversation today with Stephens City Mayor, Mike Diaz included Gina McIntire, Committee President for the Newtown Heritage Festival. The pair gave all the details for the festival that kicks off at 6pm on Friday, May 26, 2023 in the Newtown Commons area on Main Street in Stephens City.

In its 31st year, Newtown Heritage Festival will feature dozens of craft vendors, fair food, live music, and a parade. Souled Out & Crosswinds will perform on Friday night beginning at 6:30pm with a showing of The Sandlot at dusk.

There is a full day of events on Saturday that kick off with a tribute to veterans at the Stephens City Veterans Memorial. The rest of the day is filled with live music, a Classic Car & Truck Show, a Selfie Tour (pick up a map at the Newtown Commons Information Tent), food/concessions, craft vendors, an apple pie eating contest, and history tours. The commemorative (a spoon rest) will also be for sale - with limited quantities. The day wraps up with a fireworks display in the evening.

Find a full schedule of events, applications for the parade, and registration information for the history tours on their website: and by following them on Facebook.