Step back in time at Colonial Market & Fair, featuring food and wares made by colonial artisans.

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Add to Calendar 09/16/2023 09:00:00 09/16/2023 17:00:00 America/New_York Colonial Market & Fair

Step back in time at Colonial Market & Fair, featuring food and wares made by colonial artisans.

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Experience an 18th-Century Marketplace

Take in the sights and sounds of the marketplace on Mount Vernon's 12-acre field.

  • Chat with colonial artisans selling traditional handcrafted food and wares.

  • Hear live music from the colonial era.

  • Watch as expert artisans demonstrate period crafting techniques.

  • See General Washington in the General’s Tent.

Colonial Market & Fair is included with general admission. Admission is free for Mount Vernon members.

Artisan Marketplace

Browse the wares available for sale at the pop-up colonial marketplace.

More than forty juried artisans from across the nation demonstrate their trades and sell their creations, ranging from handblown glass, metalwork, and reproduction 18th-century goods.

Visiting Artists & Craftspeople


  • Windhil Woolens
  • Wintergreen Farm

Luke Adams Glass Signing

Massachusetts glassblower Luke Adams will be signing his glass pumpkins in the Vaughn Lobby (near the Shops at Mount Vernon) on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Each glass pumpkin is carefully hand-crafted out of hot glass, making every piece unique in color and shape.

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Watch highlights from Colonial Markets & Fairs past.

Performance Schedule

On The 12-Acre Field

Military Demonstration by the First VA Regt of the Continental Line 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.

At the General's Tent

Meet General Washington 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
The Itinerant Band All day

On the Bowling Green

18th-Century Cricket 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Air Balloon Balloon launch schedule varies

Marketplace Amusements & Diversions

Robert Mouland, Musician  
Silas Moore, Rat Catcher  
Ship's Company Chanteymen  
Mrs. Robina Schuricht, 18th Century Painter  

On the Market Square Stage

Professor Thompson S. Gunn & His Mystic Arts of Asia 9:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Mr. Bayly, Conjuring & Entertainments 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
Dr. Balthasar, Miracle Medicine for Man & Beast 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Punch and Judy 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m.
Dr. Nobles, Physician & Astrologer 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

Music at the Crossroads

Donna Nomick, Hammered Dulcimer  


Hot Lunch Items

Homemade Chili — $5
Jumbo Hotdog — $6
Chili Dog — $9
Chicken Tenders — $6
Cheeseburger w/chips — $10
Pulled Pork Sandwich — $9
Jumbo Turkey Leg — $14
Fried Cheese Curds — $6
Bavarian Pretzel — $14
Funnel Cake Fries — $5

COLD Lunch Items

Shrimp Roll — $14
Turkey and Cheese Sandwich — $8
Chicken Salad Sandwich — $8
Ham and Cheese Sandwich — $8
Veggie Wrap — $8
Chicken Caesar Salad — $9
Pasta Salad — $5


Jumbo Housemade Cookies — $3
Kettle Corn — $3
Assorted Ice Cream Bars — $4
Assorted Chips — $2
Candy — $2
Trail Mix — $3


Soda — $2
Bottled Water — $3
Powerade — $3
FANTA Iced Tea — $3
Craft Beer Can — $6/$7
Domestic Beer Can — $5
Wine — $8

Breakfast Items

Fruit Cup — $5
Assorted Donuts— $3
Hot Coffee — $3



Face Coverings

Face Coverings

Face masks are recommended indoors for all persons, vaccinated or unvaccinated.

Face masks are required for all unvaccinated guests.

Sutler, Artisan, and Reenactor Application

Applications are due by July 28, 2023.

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9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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