2021 Canal Day
We are excited to announce that Canal Day will be held on October 2, 2021, from 9 am to 2 pm. This is a popular event that draws a large crowd from Newport and surrounding communities. We will be offering a full schedule of entertainment, including music and a children’s activity area. Our event is held on Second Street, from Walnut Street to Mulberry Street.
2021 Canal Day
Join us in the Newport square on October 2, 2021 from 9 am to 2 pm. Our vendors are ready for a great turnout!
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9 am -- Newport High School athletes, cheerleaders and band will kick the day off with a pep rally!
Thank you to our entertainment sponsor Sharar's Grocery and Downtown Deli. Sharar's has a full line of deli products, the area's greatest subs and sandwiches, all made to order, famous cheese dip, along with drinks, snacks and tobacco.
Are you a sucker for the classic rock songs of the 60s, 70s, and 80s? Friend of Bob is a four-piece classic rock and roll cover band from Perry County that plays all your favorite classic rock songs. Friend of Bob formed in 2011 from musicians that have been playing in the local music scene for many years, some dating back to the 70s. Their talents and experiences mesh together bringing a fun, energetic, and memorable live experience. Friend of Bob for classic rock-n-roll that's just swell!
12 pm -- Alexis Otstott, student at Newport High School, performs an acoustic set of stirring classics. This emerging artist will leave you wowed with her talent!
12:45 pm -- Friend of Bob Friend of Bob returns!
11:45 am -- Auction of three original watercolors by Kate Howell of Adair's Bridge, Clay's Bridge and Book's Bridge. Kathleen is well known for her meticulous depictions of buildings and other architectural elements. The sale of these original watercolors will benefit the ongoing work at the Newport Veterans Memorial Park.
Hourly -- Stop by the NRPS stand to fill out a chance for a free gift card! Drawings will take place every hour and you do not need to be present to win. Thank you to Amanda's Pure and Simple, Artistic Image, Bambino's Original Pizza, Base Camp Outfitters, Bitting's, Brothers Pizzeria, Buffalo Brew, Butcher's Farm Market, Chelle's Family Pet Center, Country Footwear & More, Giant, Heller's Home and Hardware, Lighthouse Health Foods, Newport Beverage, Soutner's Hallmark Cards and Gifts, Sweet to the Soul, Terror Farm and Weis Markets for donating gift cards!
Be sure to visit the free children's activity area! There will be a bounce house sponsored by Newport Assembly of God and Carpetbagger Collectibles, alpacas from Suri Alpacas of Shiloh Farm and Dream Home Realty will be doing face painting. The Newport Public Library will have a free fishing game. Newport Pharmacy is sponsoring a free fall craft. Also tour the Perry County Bicentennial Mobile Museum!
Jacobs Insurance Group will be offering a cookie decorating station, along with sponsoring a stilt walker and balloon artist from 10 am to 1 pm!
The Newport Fire Company will be offering bucket rides for a bird's eye view of Newport!
NRPS thanks the Borough of Newport and Newport Fire Police for their assistance with Canal Day.
Vendors and visitors are invited to park at the following locations:
View Canal Day Parking in a larger map.
For turn by turn directions, click on the Ps in the map.
2021 Canal Day Vendors
The Canal Day map and list of vendors is available as a PDFfile.
Delicious Food and Beverages
- Alex and Shane's Lemonade
- Bread of Life Outreach/Newport Assembly of God (newportassembly.org)
- Conrad's Catering
- Disabled American Veterans Chapter 49 (davmembersportal.org/chapters/pa/49)
- Hall's Ice Cream (www.hallsicecream.com)
- Hope Eternal United Methodist Women (hopeeternalnewportpa.org/)
- Incarnation United Church of Christ
- Newport Lions Club
- Newport Revitalization and Preservation Society
- TNT Dynamite Smoke Wagon (facebook.com/T-T-Dynamite-Smoke-Wagon)
- Westward Ho Kettle Corn
- Bounce house sponsored by Carpetbagger Collectibles (facebook.com/CarpetbaggerCollectibles ) and Newport Assembly of God (newportassembly.org)
- Stilt walker and balloon artist from 11 am to 1 pm and cookie decorating sponsored by Jacobs Insurance Group (donjacobsinsurance.com)
- Face painting by Dream Home Realty (dreamhrpa.com)
- Newport Fire Company bucket rides
- Newport Public Library - fishing game
- Perry County Bicentennial Mobile Museum (perrycountyheritagerail.com)
- Suri Alpacas of Shiloh Farm (shilohsurialpacas.com/)
Crafts, Jewelry and Collectibles
- B and R Woodwork
- Brewster Artworks (facebook.com/brewsterartworks)
- Broom Closet
- Buffalo Creek Candles and Buffalo Mountain Craftworks (facebook.com/buffalocreekcandles)
- Karen L. Clark
- Creative Gifts by Leanne
- Creek Road Soaps
- HW Bohemian Creations (etsy.com/shop/hwbohemiancreations)
- J and J Crafts and Cookies (jjcraftsandcookies.com)
- Jill's Stills
- Life's Second Chance
- Little Fox Candle Company (littlefoxcandle.com)
- Meraki Moon (etsy.com/shop/merakimoonjewelry)
- Katherine Miller Art
- Nana and Pappy'z
- Painted Decor N More
- Paparazzi - It's a Bling Thing
- Pawnee Lane Bowtique
- Perry County Council of the Arts (perrycountyarts.org)
- Rose and Rain Gems and Thrive (roseraingems.com)
- Ten Road Gifts
- Triple J Designs
- Trout Run Suds and Salvage
- The Whimsical Mercantile
Community Groups, Churches and Businesses
- 1st Pine Grove Church
- Angels on Call (angelsoncall.com)
- Artistic Image
- The Church of the Nativity (nativityandststephen.diocpa.org)
- CPRS Physical Therapy (cprsweb.com)
- Damsel in Defense (mydamselpro.net/MADHATTRDEFENSE)
- Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties (dvscp.org)
- Dream Vacations (jcsmith.net)
- Giant Food Stores (giantfoodstores.com/)
- Hamilton Health Center of Perry County (www.hamiltonhealthcenter.com)
- Harleys 4 Heros
- Historical Society of Perry County (historicalsocietyofperrycounty.org)
- Members 1st Federal Credit Union (members1st.org)
- Newport Ambulance League
- Newport Cub Scouts Pack 93 (facebook.com/NewportPack93/)
- Newport High School Football Team
- NCFCU (ncfcuonline.org)
- Operation Christmas Child (www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/)
- Paint Smarter, Not Harder
- Pennian Bank (www.pennianbank.com)
- Perry County Animal Rescue (perrycountyanimalrescue.org)
- Perry County Chamber of Commerce (perrycountychamber.org)
- The Perry County Chapter DAR
- Perry County Democrats (perrycountydems.com)
- Perry County P.R.I.D.E.
- Perry County Republican Committee (perrygop.org)
- Red Hill Church of God
- Renewal by Andersen (rbacentralpa.com)
- Scentsy (mindysmeltsandmore.scentsy.us)
- Tastefully Simple (tastefullysimple.com/web/tsommerville)
- Terror Farm (terrorfarm.com)
- Who's A Good Dog Gourmet Dog Treats (facebook.com/WhosAGoodDogGourmetDogTreats)
- YWCA of Greater Harrisburg (ywcahbg.org)