Market Day

Market Day 2016 is over!

Thank you to everyone who attended, and a special thanks to all our sponsors who made this event possible. We hope to see you all next year!

Announcing The Market Day Contest Winners!

10_03_16-023Button Jar
The number of buttons in the jar was 1,304.
Winning guess: Henry Piotrowski with 1,300.
Highest guess was 3,120, lowest was 116.

Marble Jar
The number of marbles in the jar was 238.
Winning guess: The Woldorfs with 242.
Highest guess was 356, lowest was 30.

“What’s It?”
The wooden ‘what’s it’ was a ballot box.
Adelaide Crompton was the only person to guess correctly.
Some of the more interesting guesses included: cigar holder, candle holder, yarn holder, compressor, candle box, tithing box, pipe holder and tobacco tray, yeast riser, butter mold, hearing aid.

Cape May Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast Gift Certificate
Congratulations to raffle winner Jeanette Rogers of Newtown!

LOST & FOUND — A piece of jewelry was found at the event on Saturday. If you are missing something, please call 215-968-4004 or email with a description, and we’ll return it to you.

Market Day 2016 Photo Gallery

market-day-logoMarket 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

General Membership Meeting

November 14 @ 7:30 pm

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


Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”

December 2 @ 6:30 pm

A very special fundraiser event with one of our members, Alisa Dupuy, of The Ladies of History Historical Productions.


Holiday Open House Tour

December 3 @ 10:00 am

This is the 54th year of this event and a splendid way to kick off the holidays. Enjoy the good cheer and tidings of the season as you visit 6 town residences and several public buildings.



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.