NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> Market Day, the Newtown Historic Association’s annual colonial arts and crafts fair, will take place on Saturday, October 2 in the streets around the Half Moon Inn at 105 Center Avenue (Court Street and Center Avenue) , Newtown.
For more than four decades, the Newtown Historic Association has celebrated Market Day, which revives an old tradition of the harvest season in Newtown where long ago local farmers brought their crops to town to sell and enjoy. a day of festivities and contests that culminated with a horse race down State Street.
This year, more than 45 artisans, demonstrators and artists will bring a wide variety of interesting crafts, from spinning, quilting and hooking rugs to fine art, jewelry making, photography and blacksmithing.
The First Crossing Volunteers, a revolutionary war encampment of the Colonial Militia, will camp in the backyard of the Half Moon (Court Inn). Visitors are also invited to enter the halfpipe to “make a scarecrow”. There will also be a candle bath and a puppet show in the Boone Garden opposite the Half Moon. And there will be musical entertainment throughout the day.
“A Better Way Farm” will be there with its team of Belgian draft horses and its cart providing horse cart rides.
Plus, the always successful Market Day Food Festival will feature local Newtown restaurants offering delicious lunchtime treats. “Best Darn Kettle Korn” will be here again and there will be Open Hearth Cooking, which only uses colonial-era cooking methods and recipes.
This year’s Market Day draw will consist of a $ 400 gift certificate to be used towards dinner or a stay at the historic The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm in Buckingham. Tickets cost $ 11 each or 6 for $ 5.
There is free parking at The Stocking Works, 301 S. State Street, Newtown, as well as parking in town and several public parking lots.
The Newtown Library 5K Fun Run will also take place on Saturday morning at 8:30 am, so get out there and enjoy the fun run and market day with all of your friends and neighbors.
For more information call 215-968-3914, email [email protected] or visit the NHA website at www.newtownhistoric.org/events