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

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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 festivities: 18th-century entertainment including music, a balloon-launch, fire-eating, 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! Free Potomac River sightseeing cruises are available (while supplies last). 

Colonial Market & Fair takes place rain or shine. 

Schedule of Activities:

Time Activity Location
9:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m.    Puppet Show: Punch & Judy: Guy Thompson Market Square Stage
10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. Magic: Mr. Bayly, Conjuring & Entertainments Market Square Stage
10:30 a.m., 1 p.m.,  3:30 p.m Acrobatic: Signora Carmella Bella, the Great Italian Equilibrist Market Square Stage
11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m.           Entertainer: Dr. Balthasar, Miracle Medicine for Man and Beast Market Square Stage
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. "General Washington" The General's Tent
11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.  Carnival: Professor Thompson S. Gunn & his Mystic Arts of Asia     Market Square Stage
All Day Robert Mouland;  Silas Moore, Rat Catcher; Ship’s Company Chanteymen; Timothy the Irish Linen Worker; 18th-Century Camera Obscura; Parson John and Maggie Delaney, Indentured Servant; Itinerant Band, Martin Family Band Various Locations
Varies 18th-Century Cricket Bowling Green
Varies The Air Balloon Bowling Green
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Dr. Nobles, Physician and Astrologer Various Locations


Americana Floorcloths

ASL Pewter

Blue Cat Buttonworks

By My Hands Enterprises

Castle Craftsmen

Crown Point Bread Co

Daniel Hrinko, Boxmaker

David Morris, Cabinatemaker

Dobyns & Martin

Fairthorne Pottery

From Common Hands Studio/ Crown & Book

Handcrafted Baskets

Heirloom Spoons

Hemlock Hollow Floorcloths

Herb and Vine at Common Folk Farm
J. Burkett, Naturalist

Jack Mountain Crafters

K&S Pewter

K. Walters at the Sign of the Gray Horse

L.A.M.B Handwoven Rugs

Laurel Dabbs Decoys

Line & Letter

Matthew Stein, Woodworker

Pumpkintown Primitives

R. Mckinney 1777

River Rat Pottery

Salt & Stone Pottery

Shelton Glassworks

Silhouettes By Hand
SJ Pottery, LLC

Steinhagen Pottery

Stephen Earp Redware

Suffolk Shaker Shop

Sullivan Press

Sycamore Spring Clothier

Taylor Woodworks

The Georgian Kitchen

The Parsonage Handmade Soap

The Shortbread Exchange Sutlery, LLC

Ver Sacrum

Westwood Traders

White Historic Art

Windhil Spindle

Wintergreen Farm

Wm. Booth, Draper

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Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121