Plans are shaping up for the 37th annual Market Day.
Market Day, the Newtown Historic Association’s colonial craft and art fair, will be held Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Half Moon Inn at Court Street and Centre Avenue.
The event aims to revive the old harvest season tradition in which farmers brought their crops to town to sell and enjoy a day of festivities that would culminate with a horse race down State Street.
Market Day will feature more than 50 crafters, demonstrators and artists selling a variety of items, including quilts, jewelry, fine arts, photography, woodcarving and more.
The raindate for the event is the next day, Oct. 6.
Here's a look at what's planned for the day, according to organizers:
- The First Crossing Volunteers, a colonial militia revolutionary war encampment, will set up in the backyard of the Half Moon Inn
- Children's activities, including face painting, colonial games and crafts
- Colonial crafts, including candle dipping
- Mercy Ingraham, who uses only old methods of cooking and colonial recipes, will do open hearth cooking demonstrations.
- Captain Billy and the Coyotes will perform live music from Colonial Era
- The Out of Tuners and the Full Moon Musicians will entertain in the Court Inn.
- A Better Way Farm will be offering horse drawn hayrides around Court, Penn, Congress and Mercer streets.
- The day's "Festival of Foods" will feature local restaurants, including Isaac Newton’s, Lee’s Hoagies and Styers Markets.
- A raffle for a $400 gift certificate to use toward a weekend at the historic Queen Victoria Bed and Breakfast Inn in Cape May, N.J. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.