Events and Festivals

​​​​​​The City of New Haven hosts several events each year. If you would like to donate items or volunteer your time to any of the events above, please contact City Hall at 502-549-3177.

Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival

Festival Committee Members

President - Andy Hall
Vice President - Fred DeWitt
Secretary - David Rust​
Treasurer - David Nalley

Other Members : Tammi Nalley, Ricky Reiter, Kyle Bryan, ​Christopher Cecil, Christy Price, Kim Maupin & Lois Boley

The 2023 festival was one for the record books.  With record numbers for attendance and for vendors,                                                                                                                               New Haven was put on the map.  Hearing all of the positive feedback about the 2023 festival is why                                                                                                                                      we enjoy putting the festival on year after year. Planning for 2024 has already begun and we hope to                                                                                                                              make even bigger next year.  Come out and see what true southern hospitality looks like.                                                                                                                                                       Chris Cecil

The 2024​ Rolling Fork Iron Horse Festival will be on Saturday, September 14th.  

2024 Arts and Craft Booth Application.pdf

2024 Food Booth Application (2).pdf

2024 Specialty Food Booth Application.pdf

2024 Parade Registration.pdf

Community Appreciation Day

This event will always be the 2nd Saturday in May. We will have live music and some good friend. Come out and celebrate with us!

River Day

Saturday, May 13 from 10AM to 12PM  - Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this event!  Check back for the date of our next event.  We may have another float in 2023.

Canoe and Kayakers: Your day will begin by you transporting​ your vessels to the Thompson farm where you will gain entry to the river.  We will allow an allotted amount of vessels on to the river, to avoid congestion and a safe successful trip down the mighty Rolling Fork!

Once entry by all is gained at the Thompson farm, the site will be shut down and all volunteers will proceed to various other parts of the events, No access will be allowed to Thompson Farm after that time. With the possibility of a larger turn out, please expect a staggered entry. Please understand there may be a delay as you arrive. We express that patience is maintained throughout the event.

As you arrive you will pay entry fee at gate .  The entry fee will be :  $10 per boat

Halloween Event

Check back for an update on this event.

Christmas Parade

The New Haven Christmas Parade will be on Sunday, December 3, 2023.  Start thinking of your float ideas.  Let's make it the best parade ever!