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.
Mount Vernon welcomes artisans who create and sell high-quality products that have a history of use or development during the life of George Washington (1732 – 1799), and are produced today using period-appropriate techniques and tools. Please contact the Mount Vernon’s Office of Special Events at email@example.com if you are interested in participating in this event. Click here to download an application.