October 11, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(Inclement weather date: Sunday, October 12th)
Market Day is a day dedicated to benefit our community and our historic association through entertainment, education, and exposure to our colonial roots.
Our annual Historic Market Day will be held on Saturday, October 11th (rain date Sunday the
Market Day is a well-attended and wonderful event featuring crafters, artisans, fine arts, entertainment and food. Over
70 crafters will present a wide variety of interesting crafts, and demonstrations will include: chair caning, quilting, and rug hooking. Our latest addition, a Farmer’s Market, will sell fresh-from-the-farm produce. Folk music, children's activities, games, horse-drawn hayrides and a colonial militia encampment will be held throughout the day. Featured this year is a Puppet Theater in the Boone Garden. Local restaurants are participating in our Festival of Foods and Open Hearth Cooking will also be demonstrated. Activities will be held in and around historic Court Street & Centre Avenue from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Historic Market Day was first held on Saturday, September 16, 1978, reviving an old tradition in Newtown, where long ago, local farmers brought their crops to town to sell. It was a day of festivities and contests that culminated with a horse race down State Street. So come and be a part of History. Stroll along charming Court Street and step back in time, while listening to the Town Crier announce activities and events.
The event sponsors are:
The Newtown Historic Association relies on the generosity of our community to produce Market Day. We have sponsorship opportunities for Activities throughout the day. The sponsors name and logo will be listed on our website and on signage at Market Day.
All proceeds from these “Market Day” festivities are used to support the Newtown Historic Association. For information, call the Association at (215) 968-4004.