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

Buy Tickets

The Colonial Market & Fair at Mount Vernon is included in admission.

Special Event Showing On

Program Details

Fifty colonial-attired artisans demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares such as baskets, woodcarvings, tin and ironwork, leather-workings, 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. 

Time Performer
9:30 a.m. Punch & Judy: The James Rose Puppets
10 a.m. Mr. Bayly, Conjuring & Entertainments
10:30 a.m. Signora Carmella Bella, the Great Italian Equilibrist
11 a.m. Dr. Balthasar, Miracle Medicine for Man and Beast
11:30 a.m Otto the Sword-swallower
12 p.m. Punch & Judy: The James Rose Puppets
12:30 p.m. Mr. Bayly, Conjuring & Entertainments
1 p.m. Signora Carmella Bella, the Great Italian Equilibrist
1:30 p.m. Dr. Balthasar, Miracle Medicine for Man and Beast
2 p.m. Otto the Swordswallower
2:30 p.m. Punch & Judy: The James Rose Puppets
3 p.m. Mr. Bayly, Conjuring & Entertainments
3:30 p.m. Signora Carmella Bella, the Great Italian Equilibrist
4 p.m. Dr. Balthasar, Miracle Medicine for Man and Beast
4:30 p.m. Otto the Sword-swallower
Buy Tickets Shop
The Library Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant Donate Membership Calendar News E-Newsletter About

Open 365 Days A Year

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121