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NHA sponsoring Annual Market Day on October 2nd

Market Day, the Newtown Historic Association’s annual colonial craft and art fair will be held on Saturday, October 2nd At the Half Moon Inn – 105 Centre Avenue (Court Street and Centre Avenue), Newtown.

For over four decades the Newtown Historic Association has celebrated Market Day.

This custom revives an old harvest season tradition in Newtown, where long ago, local farmers brought their crops to town to sell and enjoy a day of festivities and contests that culminated with a horse race down State Street. 

This year there are over 45 crafters, demonstrators and artists coming with a wide variety of interesting crafts, from spinning, quilting, rug hooking, fine arts, jewelry making, photography and blacksmithing.

The First Crossing Volunteers, a colonial militia revolutionary war encampment will camp out in the backyard of the Half Moon (Court Inn) and come inside and “make a Scarecrow” in the Half Moon Inn.

There will be a candle-dipping and puppet show in the Boone Garden.

There will also be musical entertainment throughout the day.

“A Better Way Farm” will be there with their team of Belgian draft horses and their wagon to provide horse drawn hayrides.

The ever-successful Festival of Foods will feature local Newtown restaurants offering delicious luncheon treats.

The special kettle corn vendor “Best Darn Kettle Korn” will be here again and there will be Open Hearth Cooking, which only uses colonial era methods of cooking and recipes.  

The raffle this year will be a $400 gift certificate to use toward a dinner or a stay at the historic Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, Buckingham.

Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

There is free parking at The Stocking Works, 301 S. State Street, Newtown and also street parking in town and several public parking lots.

The Newtown Library’s 5K Fun Run will also be taking place Saturday morning at 8:30am so come out and enjoy the Fun Run and Market Day with all your friends and neighbors.

For more information call 215-968-4004 and leave a message or check the website, www.newtownhistoric.org

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