Market 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.