Market Day – What To Do

Market Day is October 2, 2021, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
No Rain Date.

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Check back for full details as we get closer to Market Day 2021!

Market Day offers entertainment & activities for all ages. While admission to Market Day is free, some activities require a small participation fee in cash. Be sure to ask vendors if they accept credit cards before placing your order. An ATM is available at the First National Bank & Trust Co at the corner of South State St and Center Ave.

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Family Entertainment

Hayride Wagon
A Better Way Belgians joins us once again with a fun hayride pulled by their popular and friendly (and very tall) Belgian Draft Horses. Take a ride around the historic streets of Newtown Borough! Sponsored by Johnson Kendall & Johnson, Insurance Consultants. ($4/per rider; cash only.)

Children’s Puppet Show
Presented by the Penn’s Woods Puppet Theatre, this puppet show will be held in the Boone Garden on Court Street. This year’s show is “Many Moons” by James Thurber, script adaptation by Robert & Susan Tafel. Added to it is a folktale from India, “The Greatest Being. ” Run time: 29 minutes. Show times are 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

What’s This Strange Thing?
Test your knowledge of historical objects and take a guess at what this year’s “Strange Thing” could be at the Newtown Historic Association table! Plus, we’ll have postcards & other items for sale, brochures to pick up, information about becoming a member, and some historical books & maps of interest.

Revolutionary War Encampment
Stop by the backyard of the Half-Moon Inn to experience what’s it’s like to camp outdoors colonial style! Presented by the First Crossing Volunteers. NOTE: Includes loud gun discharges with blank ammunition.

Candle Dipping
Light up your dreary winter nights with taper candles you dipped the old-fashioned way! In the Boone Garden.

Make a Scarecrow
Come inside the Half Moon Inn to make your own full-size scarecrow for your garden! Materials fee: $10/scarecrow; cash only.

Enjoy the Free Music
Sponsored by Holland Floor Covering, Bill Dooley and The Coyotes will perform live music at the corner of Center & Court Streets, 12:00-4:00 pm.

Enter Some Raffle Contests!
Stop by the Newtown Historic Association table to enter our popular fundraiser raffle for a chance to win a $400 gift certificate toward a dinner or lodging at “The Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm”, Buckingham, PA. Chances are $1 each or 6 for $5.

Stop by the Newtown Quilters Guild booth to discuss all things quilting and enter to win this year’s quilt!


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Farm Stands

These local farmers will be selling fresh fruits, vegetables and other homegrown items.

King’s Indian Head Farms
Charlann Farms


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Demonstrations

Come & watch these demonstrations of colonial-era trades and past times.

Countryside Gardeners — Purchase a dried arrangement for your home
Newtown Quilters Guild — enter our raffle to win a quilt
YellowHouse WorkShop — watch us do chair caning & rushing
Hunterdon County Rug Artisans Guild — watch us hook colorful rugs the old-fashioned way


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Restaurants

Stop by one of these food booths to purchase a delicious lunch.

Joseph’s Premiere Events & Catering, presented by Chef Joseph Garvey
Nina’s Waffles & Ice Cream Truck
Best Darn Kettlecorn
Local Harvest Pizza Truck
McCaffrey’s Market

Cold water & soda will be on sale at the street corners for $1 each. Proceeds support the Newtown Historic Association.


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Other Vendors

Stop by these additional booths to support our neighbors.

Used Book Sale at the Newtown Library Company
Stock up on a fresh supply of gently used books at the ever-popular sidewalk sale outside the Newtown Library Company! Damp weather may move the sale into the basement.

Flea Market & Bake Sale by Newtown Friends Home
Support the Newtown Friends Home by shopping their new flea market and purchasing baked goods from their location at Paxson Hall, across from the Newtown Library Company.

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