Loose Caboose Festival

Join us for our 15th Annual Loose Caboose Arts and Crafts Festival!

The purpose of the Loose Caboose Festival is to provide a day full of arts, living history, entertainment and enticing foods. The annual festival provides an opportunity for this historic town to share its rich culture with the rest of the state.

The Loose Caboose Festival’s name was inspired by the infamous stand-alone red caboose that sits next to the historic Newton Depot. It is a significant and iconic piece of Newton’s history given by Senator Terry C. Burton.

If you would like to become a Arts and Craft or Food Vendor at our 15th Annual Loose Caboose Arts and Crafts Festival, click the link below to fill out an application. After completing the application, mail your application and payment to: Newton Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Loose Caboose Vendor, 128 S. Main Street, Newton, MS 39345.

We are looking forward to seeing you on March 31, 2018!

2018 Loose Caboose Festival Vendor Application

Join us in kicking off our 15th Annual Loose Caboose Festival with a FREE CONCERT featuring the band Doctor Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster on Friday, March 30th in the Historic Newton Depot Parking Lot! —6:00PM-10:00PM— With music from the 70’s and 80’s and groovy costumes, Doctor Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster will be sure to put a smile on your face and pep in your step. So put on your dancing shoes and come celebrate with us on Friday, March 30th!



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