gf NRPS--Canal Day 2019

Canal Day

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. NRPS is committed to hosting a safe event for our vendors and community members. Health and safety protocols will be a priority.

The fee for a 10' x 10' space is $25. Electricity is available for $10; these spaces are limited. Download a PDF form or Word form.

Questions? Please email Laura Campbell at or call Lorri McNaughton, Carpetbagger Collectibles, (717) 567-3153.

2019 Canal Day

Join us in the Newport square on October 5, 2019 from 9 am to 2 pm. Our vendors are ready for a great turnout!

Download the poster!

2019 Schedule

9 am -- Newport High School athletes, cheerleaders and band will kick the day off with a pep rally!

Friend of Bob

10 am -- We are pleased to welcome Friend of Bob to Canal Day! Thank you to our entertainment sponsor Scarinigi Law.

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!

10 am to 12 pm -- The Louise Beard Memorial and Museum, 129 North Second Street, will be open.

12:30 pm -- Friend of Bob Friend of Bob returns! Thank you to our entertainment sponsor Scarinigi Law.

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 Bambino Pizza, Base Camp Outfitters, Bitting's, Brother's Pizzeria, Buffalo Brew, Butcher's Farm Market, Chelle's Family Pet Center, Espresso Yourself Cafe, Giant, Humble Stitch, The Jewel Box, Lighthouse Health Foods, Newport Beverage, Sharar's Grocery, Soutner's Hallmark, 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 children's crafts from Perry County Council of the Arts and Don Jacobs Insurance Services.

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.

After Canal Day, visit the Little Buffalo Festival from 12 pm to dusk. This free festival at Little Buffalo State Park features music on three stages, arts and crafts, a children's area and writer's nook! Find all of the details here:


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.

2019 Canal Day Vendors

The Canal Day map and list of vendors is available as a PDF file.

Applications are still rolling in! The following list will be updated through October 5th.

Delicious Food and Beverages

Children's Activities

Crafts, Jewelry and Collectibles

Community Groups, Churches and Businesses

Canal Day