Market Day

Market Day is October 1st, 10:00am to 4:00pm


Held the First Saturday in October and Celebrating 40 years!

Market Day is a day dedicated to benefit our community and our historic association through entertainment, education, and exposure to our colonial roots.

Market Day is a well-attended and wonderful event featuring crafters, artisans, fine arts, entertainment and food held on the first Saturday in October.  Over 90 crafters will present a wide variety of interesting crafts, and demonstrations will include: chaircaning, 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. This year we have expanded to honor the 40th year of Market Day.  The Newtown Library will hold a 5k run and Business sponsors will be set up on State Street between Court and Washington Streets.

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.

All proceeds from these “Market Day” festivities are used to support the Newtown Historic Association. For information, call the Association at (215) 968-4004 or email

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Upcoming Events

Market Day

Market Day is a day dedicated to benefit our community and our historic association through entertainment, education, and exposure to our colonial roots.


Antiques and Collectibles Appraisals

Wonder what your treasures are worth today? Bring a favorite item or two and have the experts from Stephenson’s Auction of Southampton appraise them. There is a $5.00 admission fee and appraisals are $7.00 per item or 3 for $20.


General Membership Meeting

Todd Braisted speaks on “Grand Forage 1778: The Revolutionary War’s Forgotten Campaign.” The public is invited and refreshments will be served.



The Edward Hicks Room

The Newtown Historic Association invites you back in time to experience the life of Newtown's most famous artist, Edward Hicks. The Edward Hicks Room displays many of the treasurers owned by Hicks during his lifetime. These items include a double-faced swinging sign portraying William Penn's Treaty with the Indians and Penn's Landing at Chester in 1844...learn more


We invite you to sign up to stay informed of upcoming events, educational programs and community activities. Most are held in our historic Half Moon Inn, a tavern in the early days of Newtown, and are open to the public.

Join the celebration of our past and help ensure the preservation of our future.