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Mount Vernon Re-creates Lively Marketplace with Artisans at its Colonial Market & Fair


Popular Fall Event Rescheduled for November 10-12

MOUNT VERNON, VA – Mount Vernon’s Colonial Market & Fair is back by popular demand, featuring dozens of America's historic craftspeople and plenty of family fun. This event, which was rescheduled from its original September date due to inclement weather, will occur on Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year the Colonial Market & Fair has been extended to a third day on Monday, November 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

During Colonial Market & Fair, visitors can jump-start their holiday shopping during this colonial pop-up marketplace. Colonial-attired artisans demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares such as food, woodcarvings, metalwork, furniture, and much more. Performers charm audiences with music and entertainment, including an 18th-century air balloon, a magician, and a puppet show. Mount Vernon’s historic interpreters will demonstrate how to make chocolate using an authentic colonial recipe and traditional methods.

Colonial Market & Fair is included with general admission. In honor of Veteran’s Day, Mount Vernon admits free all active duty, former, or retired military personnel on Sunday, November 11.

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