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

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The annual Colonial Market & Fair 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. Martha Washington will great guests on the piazza from 1:30-3:30pm, and General Washington will oversee 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.

Save the Date

2018 Colonial Market & Fair: September 15-16

Participating Vendors

ASL Pewter
Blue Cat Buttonworks
By My Hands Enterprises
Crown Point Bread Co.
Daniel Hrinko, Boxmaker
David Morris, Cabinetmaker
Delectable Hills Farm
Djuana's Quillwork
Dobyns & Martin, Grocers
Fairthorne Pottery
From Common Hands Studio
The Georgian Kitchen
Handcrafted Baskets
Hemlock Hollow Floorcloths
Herb and Vine at Common Folk Farm
Hot Dip Tin
J. Burkett, Naturalist
Jack Mountain Crafters
K&S Pewter
K. Walters at the Sign of Gray Horse
Knightingales + Gilson Glassblowers
L.A.M.B. Handwoven Rugs
Laurel Dabbs Decoys
Line & Letter
Locust Farm Windsors
Matthew Stein, Woodworker
The Parsonage Handmade Soap
Philip Marc Sons of Liberty
Pumpkintown Primitives
R. McKinney, 1777
The Ribbonry
River Rat Pottery
Shelton Glassworks
The Shortbread Exchange Sutlery
Silhouettes By Hand
SJ Pottery
Steinhagen Pottery
Stephen Earp Redware
Sycamore Spring Clothier
Taylor Woodworks & Taylor Designs
Ver Sacrum
Westwood Traders
White Historic Art
Windhil Woolens
Wintergreen Farm

Performance Schedule

Bowling Green

18th-Century Cricket (schedule varies)
The Air Balloon (schedule varies)

Music at the Crossroads

Donna Nomick, Musician (All Day)

At the General's Tent
All Day Itinerant Band
11AM Meet General Washington
1PM Meet General Washington
3PM Meet General Washington

 

Marketplace Amusements & Diversions
All Day Robert Mouland, Musician
All Day Silas Moore, Rat Catcher
All Day Ship's Company Chanteymen
All Day Timothy the Irish Linen Worker
All Day Parson John & Maggie Delaney, Irish Indentured Servant
Saturday, 10AM-2:30PM Dr. Nobles, Physician & Astrologer
Sunday, 1:30-5PM Dr. Nobles, Physician & Astrologer

 

Market Square Stage
9:30AM Punch & Judy
10AM Mr. Bayly, Conjuring & Entertainments
10:30AM Signora Carmella Bella, the Great Italian Equilibrist
11AM Dr. Balthasar, Miracle Medicine for Man & Beast
11:30AM Professor Thompson S. Gunn & His Mystic Arts of Asia
12PM Punch & Judy
12:30PM Mr. Bayly, Conjuring & Entertainments
1PM Signora Carmella Bella, the Great Italian Equilibrist
1:30PM Dr. Balthasar, Miracle Medicine for Man & Beast
2PM Professor Thompson S. Gunn & His Mystic Arts of Asia
2:30PM Punch & Judy
3PM Mr. Bayly, Conjuring & Entertainments
3:30PM Signora Carmella Bella, the Great Italian Equilibrist
4PM Dr. Balthasar, Miracle Medicine for Man & Beast
4:30PM Professor Thompson S. Gunn & His Mystic Arts of Asia

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