Newton, Iowa is a family-friendly town located just 30 miles east of Des Moines and is the home of the Iowa Speedway and Maytag Blue Cheese! Newton has plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities with a large dog park, trails, and parks. Throughout the year, there are several community events going on in Newton. Bowlful of Blues is held every September and features blues music all day long, plus food vendors and a silent auction. One of the biggest attractions in Newton is the Iowa Speeday, known as the "fastest short track on the planet" and is the only track that is owned and raced by NASCAR. On race days, people flock to the speedway and even camp out for the weekend. Maytag Dairy Farm is another well-known Newton place, with their Maytag Blue Cheese ranked as one of the world's best cheeses. Visitors can stop by the cheese shop that overlooks the cheese plant and farm.
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