Sunday, December 21, 2014

Market Day draws crafters, artists and visitors to Newtown

35th annual event recalls tradition of farmers selling their crops and enjoy a day of festivities and contests.

Market Day draws crafters, artists and visitors to Newtown

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Rosanna Colombo of Richboro cooks pear and apple cobbler in a Dutch oven over a wood fire at Market Days. Colombo is a member of the First Crossing Volunteers at the Crossing Community Church in Newtown Township. (Bill Reed / Staff)

The rain held off long enough Saturday for attendees at the 35th Annual Market Days in Newtown Borough to browse booths selling jewelry, art and craftwork, watch demonstrations of colonial chores and binge on homemade and restaurant-cooked food. 

Children tried their hand at making candles, learned about cooking over a fire and watched colonial soldiers fire their weapons.

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Chris Palmer covers Bucks County for the Philadelphia Inquirer. His previous work has appeared in the New York Times and on several Times blogs, including City Room, the Local East Village and SchoolBook (which has since been taken over by WNYC). Contact him at cpalmer@phillynews.com, 610 313 8212 or on Twitter, @cs_palmer.

Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at bfinley@phillynews.com, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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