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

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

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

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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.

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Costumed interpreters will be demonstrating the 18th-century chocolate-making process using an authentic colonial recipe!

This weekend only, 40-minute sightseeing cruises on the Potomac River, courtesy of Spirit Cruises and Potomac Riverboat Company, are free of charge (while supplies last). Tickets are available at the ticket window near the main entrance gate.


Time Performer Location
9:30am, 12pm, 2:30pm Punch & Judy: Guy Thompson Market Square Stage
10am, 12:30pm, 3pm Mr. Bayly, Conjuring & Entertainments Market Square Stage
10:30am, 1pm, 3:30pm Signora Carmella Bella, The Great Italian Equilibrist Market Square Stage
11am, 1:30pm, 4pm Dr. Balthasar, Miracle Medicine for Man and Beast Market Square Stage
11am, 1pm, 3pm General Washington The General's Tent
11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm Professor Thompson S. Gunn & His Mystic Arts of Asia Market Square Stage
1pm to 2pm Historic Photography: Wet Plates & Fisticuffs Smith Auditorium
Schedule Varies 18th Century Cricket Bowling Green
Schedule Varies Air Balloon Bowling Green
All Day Silas Moore, Rat Catcher Marketplace
All Day Ship's Company Chanteymen Marketplace
All Day Common Stock Entertainments Marketplace
All Day First Virginia Regiment Marketplace
All Day Martin Family Band Crossroads
All Day Robert Mouland Crossroads

“General Washington” will be on hand overseeing the lively Revolutionary War military drills.


Americana Floorcloths Floor coverings
ASL Pewter Metalcraft
Authentic Native American Arts Other: 18th Century SE Woodland Indigenous Material Culture
Blue Cat Buttonworks Fiber/textiles; Woodcraft; Other - Buttons
By My Hands Enterprises Fiber/Textiles; Other: tape looms
Castle Craftsmen: Knightingales and Gilson Glassblowers Botanicals; fiber/textiles; soaps; woodcraft; other: handblown glass
Crown Point Bread Co Other: 18th c. baked goods
Daniel Hrinko, Boxmaker Woodcraft
David S. Morris Cabinet Shop Furniture
Delectable Hills Farm Soaps; Fiber/Textiles
Dobyns & Martin Other: c18 foodways
Early American Tin Lighting Metalcraft
Fairthorne Pottery Ceramics
From Common Hands Studio/The Crown & Book Papercraft; other - bookbinding
Heirloom Spoons Woodcraft
Hemlock Hollow Floorcloths Floor coverings
Herb and Vine @ Common Folk Farm Botanicals; other: herbs/herbal products
J. Burkett, Naturalist Botanicals
Jack Mountain Crafters Brooms
K & S Pewter Metalcraft
K. Walters at the Sign of the Gray Horse Jewelry
L.A.M.B. Handwoven Rugs Fiber/textiles
Laurel Dabbs Decoys Woodcraft
Line and Letter Papercraft
Locust Farm Windsors Furniture
Matthew Stein, Woodworker Furniture
Olde Virginea Floorcloth & Trading Co. Floor coverings; Furniture; Painting
Pumpkintown Primitives Fiber/Textiles; Painting; Other: stone carving
R. McKinney, 1777 Woodcraft; other: tape loom weaving/lucet cordmaking
Rebecca Francis: Weaver Floor coverings
River Rat Pottery Ceramics
Salt and Stone Pottery Company Ceramics
Shelton Glassworks Other: Blown Glass
Silhouettes by Hand Papercraft; Other - portraits
SJ Pottery LLC Ceramics
Steinhagen Pottery Ceramics
Stephen Earp Redware Ceramics
Suffolk Shaker Shop Woodcraft; Other - Shaker oval boxes
Sycamore Spring Clothier Other: Clothing
Taylor Woodworks and Taylor Designs Fiber/textiles; woodcraft; painting
The Parsonage Handmade Soap Soaps
The Shortbread Exchange Sutlery LLC Other: Food and herbal remedies
The Silly Sisters Fiber/Textiles
Ver Sacrum Other: Gourd Wares
Westwood Traders Fiber/Textiles
White Historic Art Painting
Windhil Spindle Fiber/Textiles
Wintergreen Farm Woodcraft; Other - Walking sticks
Wooden Toys & Boxes Woodcraft

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