Market Day – What To Do

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Market Day is October 1, 2022, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
No Rain Date.

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What To Do

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

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.

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!

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
Bill Dooley and The Coyotes will perform live music at the corner of Center & Court Streets, 12:00-4:00 pm.
Joshua Howard, a Philadelphia born singer songwriter, will perform live in the Mercer Street NHA Research Center Lot from 2pm-4pm.

Enter Some Raffle Contests!
Stop by the Newtown Historic Association table to enter our popular fundraiser raffle. Two chances to win either a $200 gift certificate to The Black Bass Hotel, or to The Golden Pheasant Inn. 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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Crafters & Artisans

The following crafters & artisans have been invited to set up booths at this year’s Market Day.

Alice Lea Designs
We make our jewelry from recycled items, primarily silverplated flatware enhanced with semi-precious stone beads, wood, and shells.
By Barbara Cavanaugh, Newtown, PA

American Folk Art
Pewter & tin alloy casting
By David Nyman, Perkasie, PA

Antolini Glass Company
An artist-run glass studio that produces handmade blown glass goods. Our products range from small sculptures to tableware to custom artwork. Check out our booth for an assortment of one-of-a-kind blown glass pumpkins, acorns, and strawberries.
By Tate Newfield, Newtown, PA Website

Artful Act
Hand painted wall-art and home décor items. Handmade jewelry and Henna.
By Dhanashri Mahajan, Newtown, PA

Artierna
My watercolor illustration is the voice of inner child. I create art from stories risen in my head. It usually has themes like, “Freedom”, Gratitude”, “Meditation”, etc. Some of my artwork is cultural and inspired by animals in Japanese Art. I’m originally from Japan and lived many years in Mexico.
By Yuka Koiwa, Monmouth Junction, NJ Website

Aunt Nancy’s Peanut Brittle
Various homemade nut brittles. Peanut, almond, cashew and chocolate chip peanut.
By Chuck Files, Perkasie, PA Website

Bead Dazzling
Handcrafted gemstone and art glass jewelry featuring sterling silver wire wrapped designs. A wide variety of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and ankle bracelets. Unique dichroic glass pendants and earrings with wire designs. Swarovski crystal necklaces and earrings on sterling chain in vibrant colors.
By Marla Erlichman, Bensalem, PA Website

Better Half Artistic Designs
We create cutting boards, charcuterie boards, cheese trays, bread boards and more, using locally sourced domestic and exotic hardwoods. Our unique, functional art items can be personalized at your request. We also offer stained glass art, sometimes combining it with our hardwood creations.
By Bob and Joy Barag, Bensalem, PA Website

Blue Fox Studio
We create hand-dyed Shibori accessories and home goods. Scarves, totes, table runners, pillow covers, coverups, makeup bags, tea towels and more. Shibori is a centuries-old Japanese hand-dyeing technique using Indigo. Variations are a natural result, so each piece is one-of-a-kind!
By Sue Fox Mitrano, Titusville, NJ Website

Bob’s Buzzy Bees
We sell raw honey and other niche bee products. Weather pending, we will have live bees in our observation hive.
By Dan Burk, Levittown, PA

Bucks County Cookie Co.
Shortbread cookies and chocolate chip cookies.
By Susan Kahn, Blooming Glen, PA Website

Buttons, Bangles and Beads
Semi-precious beaded jewelry line. Kids’ line and antique buttons and beaded jewelry.
By Maggie Ellis, Point Pleasant, PA

Crafts by Susan
Items for children including hand puppets, stuffed animals, security blankets, hair bow holders that look like a princess dress, super kid capes, carries for small (matchbox) cars, portable tic-tac-toe games, and unicorn headbands.
By Susan Ebert, Bensalem, PA

Creations by Marziani
Whimsical local jewelry brand that brings found objects, locally sourced items, and handmade items to create custom jewelry as unique as you.
By Alicia Marziani, Paoli, PA Website

Designs by A
Vinyl crafts including cutting boards, potholders, ornaments, make up brush holders, coaster, etc. Custom epoxy tumblers.
By Amy Schoen, Newtown, PA Website

Different Grain Woodworking
Bread, cheese and cutting boards in face and end grain. Signs and wall art. We also make custom furniture.
By Gregg and Linda Thomas, Hatboro, PA Website

Dolores Warmkessel
Silk floral arrangements and wreaths.
By Dolores Warmkessel, Riegelsville, PA

Gladiola Jewelry
Hand-woven beaded jewelry using Swarovski crystals, fire polished Czech glass and Japanese seed beads.
By Heidi Seeman, Yardley, PA Website

Handicrafts Unlimited by Beverly
Watercolor paintings, cards and bookmarks.
By Beverly Weinstein, Levittown, PA

Handsewn Treasures
Handsewn owls, squirrels, pumpkins, pillows, upcycled wool mittens, seasonal sewn décor. All items are self-designed and made by me using both new and vintage fabrics.
By Christine Tomlinson, Langhorne, PA

Historic Photo Gallery
Fine art prints of historic photographs and patent design prints
By Sam and Bobbi Oliver, New Hope, PA Website

HomeFront’s ArtSpace/Sewing Space
HomeFront’s ArtSpace and SewingSpace programs will be selling one-of-a-kind paintings. In addition, hand-sewn items from our SewingSpace Team.
By Ruthann Traylor, Princeton, NJ Website

Hooked by Heidi
Crocheted items, hats, scarves, etc.
By Jean Glaser, Manalapan, NJ

House of Cork
My partners and I design and sell our own exclusive line of cork handbags. Our cork handbags are made of 100% natural cork. Our beautiful designs are water-resistant, stain-resistant, light weight, sustainable and vegan. House of Cork, preserving earth one handbag at a time.
By Diana Carr, Ringoes, NJ Website

Jac & Jo Designs
We are a mother/daughter crafter team that creates symbols, words, and dates by hand-folding individual pages of recycled, hard-covered books. We also upcycle paperbacks by stacking and stamping with quotes. Each product is completely handmade by us using raw materials.
By Joanne Ludwig, Newtown, PA Website

Jennifer Dash Designs
Beautiful handmade jewelry following the latest trends in fashion. Each piece is designed using the highest quality materials, such as genuine leather, Swarovski crystals, and sterling silver.
By Jennifer Dash, Jamison, PA Website

JessicAnne Art + Design
Functional Epoxy Art & unique home décor
By Jessica Mishinski, Quakertown, PA Website

JJ’s Candle Company
Soy candles, homemade jewelry, body scrubs
By Jaclyn Jiras, Richboro, PA Website

JJ’s Woodcrafts
Bird houses and feeders made from repurposed barn wood from the mid-1800’s. Each house is one of a kind, decorated from old antique hardware found in barns.
By Jack Jones, Nazareth, PA

Judy LaTorre Artworks
Original watercolors, prints and note cards of Newtown and Bucks County.
By Judy LaTorre, Newtown, PA Website

Just a Wreath Away
We create beautiful seasonal door décor! Most wreaths are one of a kind, however similar wreaths can be made for each theme depending on material availability.
By Nancy Burk, Morrisville, PA

Just Sewing Along
We are three women who love to create handmade items and pieces of art. Art quilts to be hung on walls or doors, table runners and small quilts to put on tabletops and other surfaces. Market bags, pocketbook, makeup bags, rope baskets and much more!
By Sharon Stark, Fairless Hills, PA

Kathryn Maxwell
Fine Art and illustration including watercolors, oils, and pastels. I also sell miniatures and prints of my work.
By Katie Maxwell, Philadelphia, PA Website

Lucys Hair Work
We specialize in the art of Victorian Era weaving of hair into jewelry. Table woven hair work will be demonstrated as well as the technique of hair flowers. Original hairwork will be on display as well as items made by Lucy.
By Lucy Cadwallader, Glen Rock, PA Website

Made in Morrisville
Thoughtful designed merchandise inspired by Bucks County’s history and surrounding nature. All of the designs are original by me.
By Hussam Jallad, Morrisville, PA Website

Margot’s Pottery
I love being able to create functional and unique stoneware pottery. In the last couple of years, I’ve been able to grow my wheelthrowing skills and take my pieces to new heights and breadth. I like to us carving, texture or alterations on my pieces to enhance surface design. All pieces are food safe.
By Margot Sweed, Holland, PA Website

Melissa Schulz Creative
“Inspiring Jewelry for Intentional People” implies that there is a meaning or an intention behind each piece created; whether it is a crystal or beach stone, this jewelry is always inspiring. Beach-inspired lifestyle permeates throughout the entire brand and gives you that sun-chasing feeling!
By Melissa Schulz, Doylestown, PA Website

Michael Leaver Paintings and Fine Art
My oil paintings could be described as “realistic impressionism”. I paint human figures in narrative poses focusing on mood and story, using loose, splattering techniques for textural interest, and tighter, more traditional techniques to render the figure.
By Michael Lever, Doylestown, PA Website

OverSea Creations
I am a jewelry artist/metalsmith, specializing in studio-created, sterling silver artisan jewelry and custom jewelry design. I use natural gemstones and authentic Murano glass beads from Venice (Italy – I’m Italian and Venice is my hometown)
By Raffaella Stello, Lawrence Twp., NJ Website

Penelope Plum Designs
Handcrafted indulgences featuring customizable pearl, gemstone and birthstone necklaces and earrings; fun-to-wear colorful Czech glass, copper and recycled sari fabric necklaces, earrings and bracelets; ancient Roman glass necklaces and earrings; and wet-felted wool necklaces and earrings.
By Bernadette Suski-Harding, Ringoes, NJ Website

Perceiving Light
Fine art acrylic paintings and prints. Original landscapes, seascapes, and wildlife art.
By Timothy Stanford, Langhorne, PA Website

Philip Marc Sons of Liberty
I specialize in hand painted signboards, shirts and merchandise which recreate iconic symbols that appeared during the American Revolution, which were instrumental in the formation of our country. I wish to reintroduce these meaningful symbols as a way to educate and celebrate our national freedom!
By Philip Patragnoni, Lumberton, NJ Website

Ruesch Brand
Dog Treats
By Ken Rush, Blooming Glen, PA

Sew Designed
One-of-a-kind clothing, scarves, shawls, ponchos. Hand dyed and felted.
By Nurit Bland, Doylestown, PA Website

SGB Couture
I personally sketch each new design then work samples until I am pleased with the handbag. I select all my wool yarns and materials myself (including handmade handles and all the ornaments on each piece.) I individually do all the work of hand knitting, wet felting and finishing of each handbag.
By Susan Flanagan, Lansdale, PA Website

Soleil Babies
We are a baby boutique which makes stylish, custom baby hats and accessories, founded and designed by a local, Newtown Mama! In a snapback or beanie, Soleil has your little covered!
By Alison Cea, Newtown, PA Website

Soul Safari Naturals
We are a plant-based bath and body company specializing in Artisan Soaps and Body Butters. Our products are formulated to soften your skin and awaken your senses with skin nourishing oils and butters. No animal derived ingredients. Palm oil free. Scented with essential oils.
By Nancy Evans, Langhorne, PA Website

SoyHutCandles
Hand poured Soy blended candles, wax melts, car diffusers, room sprays, Shey butter soap, lotion, bath bombs, lip butter, lip gloss, bubble candles and handmade wood décor items.
By Jacqueline Mishinski, Quakertown, PA Facebook

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
Handmade knitting items
By Robin Connell, Newtown, PA Website

Sun and Ivy Design
I sell boho themed bracelets made from semi-precious stones, clay, quartz, wood and lava beads.
By Jessica Mizenko, Levittown, PA

The Gift Broker/Creations in Silver & Stone
Handcrafted sterling silver jewelry set with rare minerals, fossil, drusy quartz and semi-precious stones.
By Claire Nowrick, Whiting, NJ

The Newtown Studio
I make stoneware pottery that is dishwasher and microwave safe.
By Blair Greiner, Newtown, PA Website

The Wearable Garden
Botanically Eco Printed Silk Scarves – I use a unique process call eco printing that involves the bundling of plant material within textiles forcing the plant design to discharge dye prints into the fabric. It is fully sustainable.
By Kathleen Lang, Lambertville, NJ Website

Thompson Creations
I make wind chimes using vintage silverware.
By Celeste Thompson, Newtown, PA

Thompson Creations
We create one of a kind functional wood crafts and hand turned wood ornaments.
By Mr.Thompson, Newtown, PA

TIKI
Fun girl, doll, and women clothing made by me in my studio in Brooklyn, New York. I cut, design, and sew these pieces. I have the fabric printed for me on washable stretch velvet. One-of-a-Kind Limited Editions.
By Linda Brady, Brooklyn, NY Website

Timber Lane Handcrafted
Handcrafted, unique wooden cutting boards and utensils
By Chris Porter, Reading, PA Website

Wandering Wildflowers
We are a family run business based out of Bucks County, Pennsylvania that handcrafted all-natural plant based soap bars and essentials.
By Michelle DeBlasio, Levittown, PA Website

Warmglass Designs
Kiln formed Glass. I make all kinds of components to assemble – pairing nature and geometry and rich colors for some dynamic plates, bowls, dishes, ornaments, suncatchers, pocket charms and more.
By Jennifer Webb, Amissville, VA Website

Windfest
Handknitted headbands, hats, mittens, handwarmers, legwarmers, bags, etc.
By Brigitte Ernst, Doylestown, PA Website

Zerhenity Handmade
Handcrafted beaded jewelry
By Rhonda Aversa, Fair Lawn, NJ Website


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Farm Stands

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

Trudi’s Retro Plants
Ruesch Brand
Chemistry for Kids
Hollow House Farm


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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
Lucys Hair Work — Victorian Hairwork used historically as a keepsake of loved ones


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Restaurants

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

Playa Bowls
The Temperance House
Cousins Maine Lobster
Best Darn Kettlecorn
Chele’s Italian
Aunt Nancy’s Nut Brittle
Bucks County Cookie Co.
Nothing Bundt Cake

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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