Market Day – What To Do

Market Day is Saturday, October 5, 2019, 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

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. Sponsored by the Newtown Business Commons Association.

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 stay at the Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast in Cape May. Chances are $1 each or 6 for $5.

The Newtown Mercantile Group will be selling raffle tickets for “The Newtown Experience” — a gift basket of services and gift certificates donated by members of the Newtown Mercantile Group. Look for their booth on Court Street and enter to win. Your raffle purchase will help support the Newtown Historic Association.

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.

Agave Artworks
Alcohol ink and acrylic paintings on tile, glass and canvas. Specialities are outdoor, floral, nature, and National Park landscapes.
By Judy Okun, Cherry Hill, NJ Website Facebook

Alice Lea Designs
We make jewelry from vintage silverware and semi-precious stones. We also use other recycled items such as hardware and shells.
By Barbara Cavanaugh, Langhorne, PA Facebook

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

Aunt Nancy’s Nut Brittle
Nut brittles, peanut brittle & cashew brittle.
By Chuck Files, Perkasie, PA Website

BarbB Jewelry
Barbara Eldridge is a self-taught metalsmith with specialties in soldering, torch-fire enameling, flass fusing, wire work and stone setting. With an eye for beauty in the unrefinde, upcycled and recycled materials, such as electrical wire, silverware, glass and pennies are some of her favorites.
By Barbara Eldridge, Lawrenceville, NJ Website

Bead Dazzling Designs
Gemstone and art glass jewelry featuring wire-wrapped designs are unique and personally hand crafted. Necklaces, pendants, bracelets, and earrings are available in coordinating sets. Designs using Swarovski Crystals and sterling silver chain make beautiful necklaces and earrings.
By Marla Erlichman, Bensalem, PA

Bucks County Cookie Co.
Artisnal cookies, scones & cakes made from scratch by hand
By Susan Kahn, Blooming Glen, PA Website Facebook

Bucks County Expressions
Bucks County fine art
By Craig Hackett, Newtown, PA Website

Chez Claire
I create fused glass objects for the home/garden and jewelry using opaque, transparent and murrini glass. All glass bowls and plates are food safe and made to be used! I enjoy creating functional art pieces! I also create jewelry with objects I find while traveling.
By Claire Tomlinson, Media, PA Website

Different Grain Woodworking
Custom-made cutting boards (both end grain and face grain), bread and cheese boards. All made with hard woods. We also accept orders for boards to be engraved.
By Gregg & Linda Thomas, Hatboro, PA Website Facebook

Dolores Warmkessel
Silk floral arrangements & wreaths
By Dolores Warmkessel, Riegelsville, PA

Each envelope in my shop is crafted by hand for holiday messages, friendly greetings, birthday wishes, special occasions, gift holders, party invitations, and much more — the possibilities are limitless!
By Elise Todderud, Newtown, PA Website

Finesse Woodworking
Handmade seasonal wood crafts
By James Thornton, Philadelphia,

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

Good Day Sun Chimes
My husband and I use recycled materials to create stained glass sun chimes. Most of our glass is from churches and synagogues and over 100 years old. Every piece is one-of-a-kind!
By Krista Kopf, Newtown, PA Website

Graceful Flowers and Gifts
Glass votives, magnets and necklaces made from mixed paper media, floral designs and photo cards.
By Grace Jacob, Yardley, PA

Handicrafts Unlimited by Beverly
Watercolor paintings and acrylic-painted decorative objects for the home
By Beverly Weinstein, Levittown, PA

Happy Creative Arts
Face painting
By Maura Kelley, Newtown, PA Website

HomeFront’s ArtSpace
Handsewn items, small art works, children’s items, 5×5 paintings, upcycled tote bags
By Ruthann Traylor, Princeton, NJ Website

Hooked by Heidi C
Crocheted hats, scarves, etc. Quilted table toppers, bibs, wooden crafts, etc.
By Jean Glaser, Manalapan, NJ Website

Jennifer Dash Designs
Handmade jewelry utilizing high-quality leather, metals and Swarovski crystals.
By Jennifer Dash, Jamison, PA Website

JJ’s Candle Company
Handmade soy candles, body scrubs, bath bombs and soaps.
By Jaclyn Jiras, Richboro, PA Website Facebook

JJ’s Woodcrafts
Custom-made bird houses and feeders made from repurposed barn wood and hardware from the mid-1800s. Each house is one of a kind. They are very artistic and unique.
By Jack Jones, Nazareth, PA

Joanna Krasnansky
Watercolors of Bucks County
By Joanna Krasnansky, Bensalem, PA

John Rufe
Will demonstrate and sell my own carved walking sticks.
By John Rufe, Newtown, PA

Kim OHara Designs
Nature-themed artisan porcelain ceramic jewelry
By Kim O’Hara, Sparta, NJ Website Facebook

Kinky Wire Designs
Unique, one-of-a-kind handmade art for your body: Statement bib necklaces, statement hair barrettes and combs, earrings, bracelets and rings. Twisted, swirly, intertwined wire, combined with beautiful glass and semi-precious stone beads, each piece is more wearable sculpture than jewelry.
By Elise Archibald, New Britain, CT Website Facebook

Lisa Marks Designs
I turn old treasures into new jewelry designs using vintage bits and pieces, such as costume jewelry, keys, hardware, buttons, handkerchiefs, etc. I try to recycle and reuse these vintage treasures to keep the memories alive.
By Lisa Marks, Pennsauken, NJ Facebook

Melvena Vintage Home
We offer vintage furniture and upcycled pieces to our customers with styles and colors that blend effortlessly into today’s homes. We search for small vintage treasures & unique home furnishings to add character & personal style to your home.
By Joanna Lance, Newtown, PA Website Facebook

Newtown Graphics, LLC
Local artist born and raised in Newtown specializing in watercolor and pen and ink artwork
By Don Watts, Doylestown, PA Website

Handmade jewelry using sterlins silver soldering tecnique, wire wrapping and stamping, with copper, aluminum & gemstones plus Murano glass from my home town of Venice, Italy.
By Raffella Stello, Lawrence Twp, NJ Website Facebook

Penelope Plum Designs
Hand-crafted jewelry featuring delicate crocheted and knitted wire, gemstones, freshwater pearls, Czech glass and ceramic pendants, hand-felted wool, antique Roman glass and repurposed materials such as recycled sari fabric.
By Bernadette Suski-Harding, Ringoes, NJ Facebook

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

Peter Pearson Stained Glass
Stained glass panels & boxes.
By Peter Pearson, Rushland, PA

Pretty Nerdy Crafts
Hand-crafted wood signs and holiday decor
By Lindsay Harner, Langhorne, PA Website

Rich Metzger Studios
Hand-carved wildlife-themed wood sculptures, specializing in fish and birds.
By Rich Metzger, Perkasie, PA Website Facebook

Sarah Cornwell Jewelry
Our designs are dainty and feminine with a focus on natural gemstones and freshwater pearls. Each piece is handmade in our home studio in Doylestown, Pa. We design and create personalized, everyday, and bridal jewelry.
By Sarah Cornwell, Doylestown, PA Website Facebook

SGB Couture
Handknit, Wet Felt handbags using 100 percent wool. I create and design each piece of work myself. I will be displaying and selling Totes, Handbags, Market bag, clutches and Crossbody handbags (new design this year).
By Susan Flanagan, Lansdale, PA Website Facebook

St Luke’s Episcopal Church
Handknit, crocheted and sewn items
By Susan Bello, Newtown, PA

Tadpole Creations
Handcrafted goods for little ones and handcrafted fabric pumpkins. Lovingly created in small batch collections with an emphasis on choosingn organic and earth-friendly materials.
By Renee D’Amico, Richboro, PA Website

The Crafty Corgi
We create wood flower arrangements and home décor that bloom forever! Wood flowers are made from a tapioca plant and hand painted. These arrangements make great centerpieces, wall accents, gifts, wedding décor and more.
By Rebecca Folk, Bensalem, PA Facebook

Unique Birdhouses
Handmade unique birdhouses, figure & sculpture from natural local reclaimed hardwoods. All pieces are one-of-a-kind.
By Andre Maiwald, East Greenville, PA

Vic Ramos
Mixed repurposed media windchimes using flatware, bells, glass, keys and lots of brass (nice tone). Crystal jewelry made including repurposed silverware. Hand built electric guitars.
By Victor Ramos, Columbus, NJ Website Facebook

Vintage Treasures
Vintage & recycled framed jewelry art; vintage styled yoyo pillows, quilts & throws; shadowboxed antique arrangements
By Eileen Magee, Morrisville, PA

Whim Jewelry
Whim Jewelry is a collection of handmade pieces with a simple, timeless, and versatile aesthetic. Materials used include gold fill, vermeil, and semi-precious stones. All materials are sourced ethically and locally when possible. Casting and metalwork are also part of the process.
By Jaime Sosonkin, Newtown, PA Website Facebook

Witching Hour Treats
Handmade children’s costume, clothing and various hair bows, headbands, etc.
By Cheryl Ramezzana, Cream Ridge, NJ

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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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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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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
The Market at Styers Orchards
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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Upcoming Events

General Membership Meeting

October 21 @ 7:30 pm

Learn about the Bucks County Recorder of Deeds, Robin Robinson’s effort to preserve the history of Bucks County landowners. She will discuss the effort to restore the county’s deed books and more. Also see a sampling of some of the more than 400 deeds in the NHA archives.


General Membership Meeting

November 18 @ 7:30 pm

Learn about Bucks County history from acclaimed local historian and columnist, Carl LaVo. His curiosity and knowledge about all things Bucks County are both informative and entertaining.


Holiday Open House Tour

December 7 @ 10:00 am

On Saturday, December 7th, celebrate the beauty of the season with the Newtown Historic Association’s 57th holiday house tour.



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.