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Colonial Market & Fair

September 20 & 21, 2014

Eighteenth-century fun and colonial craftsmanship come together in this popular annual event. Enjoy lively entertainment, including sword-swallowing, tight rope-walking, magic, comedy, music, and shop for furniture, glass, pottery, rugs, clothing, and more, hand-crafted by leading artisans.

The annual Colonial Market & Fair at Mount Vernon features dozens of America’s finest craftspeople and plenty of family fun! Fifty 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 on site. 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 admission.

Download the 2014 Artisan Application (PDF)