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Available: September 14th - September 15th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Colonial Market & Fair

The annual Colonial Market & Fair at Mount Vernon features dozens of America’s finest craftspeople and plenty of family fun! Colonial-attired artisans demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares such as baskets, woodcarvings, tin and ironwork, leatherworkings, weavings, furniture, and much more.

"General Washington" will be on hand overseeing the lively Revolutionary War military drills and 18th-century entertainment including music, fire-eating, sword-swallowing, puppet and magic shows, plus hearty specialty food for sale onsite. Costumed interpreters will be demonstrating the 18th-century chocolate-making process using an authentic colonial recipe!

This weekend only, Potomac River sightseeing cruises, courtesy of Spirit Cruises and Potomac Riverboat Company, are free-of-charge.

The Colonial Market & Fair at Mount Vernon is included in regular estate admission: adults, $17; children ages 6-11, $8; and children 5 and under are admitted free.

Artisans and Performers

Fine Art and Home Goods:
Americana Floorcloths
Jack Mountain Crafters
Olde Virginea Floorcloth & Trading Co.
Theorems by SJC
White Historic Art

Glassblowing:
Gilson & Sons Glassblowers
Shelton Glassworks

Fiber and Textiles:
L.A.M.B. Handwoven Rugs
Tatted Webs
The Swift Shuttle
Weaver’s Fancy – Historical Reproduction Handweaving

Metalcraft:
ASL Pewter
Butterbridge Forge
Early American Tin Lighting
K&S Pewter

Clothing and Jewelry:
Blue Cat Buttonworks
By My Hands Enterprises
K Walters at the Sign of the Gray Horse
Sycamore Spring Clothier
Westwood Traders

Woodwork and Basketry:
Bent Harpoon Baskets & Wood
Daniel Hrinko, Boxmaker
David Morris, Cabinetmaker
Heirloom Spoons
Matthew Stein, Woodworker
R. McKinney, 1777
Storybook Joinery
Suffolk Shaker Shop
Taylor Woodworks and Theorems by Noreen
Wooden Toys and Boxes

Groceries and Botanicals:
Common Folk Farm
Dobyns and Martin, Grocers, at the Sign of the Sugar Loaf
The Shortbread Exchange

Ceramics:
Fairthorne Pottery
River Rat Pottery
Steinhagen Pottery

Other:
From Common Hands Studio (Book Binding)
J. Burkett, Naturalist
J. David Gillespie, Stonecutter
Laurel Dobbs Decoys
Line and Letter (Paper Quilling)
The Parsonage Handmade Soap
Silhouettes by Hand
Wintergreen Farm (Walking Sticks)

See these performers on the Market Stage!
Signora Carmella Bella, the Great Equilibrist & Juggler Punch & Judy: The James Rose Puppets Dr. Balthasar, Miracle Medicine for Man and Beast Mr. Bayly, Conjuring & Entertainments Professor Thompson S. Gunn, Mystic Arts of Asia, the Far East, & India

See these performers throughout the Fair Site!
Timothy the Irish Linen Worker
Silas Moore, Rat Catcher
Ship’s Company Chanteymen
Wire Harp Productions
First Virginia Regiment
Parson John and Maggie Delaney, Indentured Servant and Washerwoman