Newtown has a rich history of colonizers, civil war soldiers, and Ye Olde town people. Market day aims to bring to life the colonial charm that once used to be a way of life for our ancestral Newtonians. It also remind us of our heritage and instills humility and gratefulness into the youngsters for the foundation our ancestors laid many years ago.
Hosted by the Newtown Historic Association, the Market Day celebration will include many fun things for the entire family to indulge in. Admission into Market Day is free for wanderer’s, and has many fun options for those willing to bring a few Benjamins; to enjoy many of the attractions & vendors, be sure to bring some cash with you as many will not take our new-fangled plastic money.
A few of the attractions include wagon rides, hands-on crafts, you can even BYOS! (Build Your Own Scarecrow), and for an added ambiance; Bill Dooley and The Coyotes start playing for the whole town at 12pm.
You can count on me hanging out by the Half Moon Inn where there will be a colonial camping experience. I hope there are enough colonial s’mores to go around! There will be rifles firing blanks, I presume to demonstrate the reality of hunting and gathering while the first settlers were just getting “settled”.
There are going to be a myriad of local Crafters & Artisans, too many to count with my fingers, so that means infinity right? These crafters will be showcasing one of a kind trinkets, soaps, jewelry, baked goods and artwork.
This Saturday should be the warmest day till we reach spring, we’ll be enjoying a high of 82 and partly cloudy skies and 69% humidity; ideal weather for enjoying a comfortable walk outside.
“Municipal parking lots are available within 2 blocks, behind the Starbucks and also behind the First National Bank of Newtown. There will be free parking at The Stocking Works, 301 S. State St. Newtown.” – Newtown Historic Association