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

In 2021, this event will be held on September 18 and 19.

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

In 2021, this event will be held on September 18 and 19.

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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 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Near the entrance of the fair, visit our Family Learning Team from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to pick up your Shopping List Bingo for a chance to win a small prize.

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

Artisan-Made Products

Handcrafted goods created by more than 30 colonial artisans will be offered for sale. These include:

  • Glassware
  • Jewelry
  • Pottery
  • Ceramics
  • Furniture
  • Leather Goods
  • Silhouette Portraits
  • Clothing
  • Paintings
  • Fiddles
  • Baskets

Performance Schedule

Military Demonstrations on the 12-Acre Field

10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

  • First VA Regiment of the Continental Line
  • His Majesty’s Marines
  • The 7th Regiment of Foot
  • The Guards Grenadier Company
  • Company W of the Royal Artillery 

Bowling Green

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

Music at the Crossroads

  • 9:00 a.m. - Donna Nomick, Hammered Dulcimer
  • 10:00 a.m. - Ship’s Company Chanteymen
  • 11:00 a.m. - Donna Nomick, Hammered Dulcimer
  • 12:00 p.m. - Ship’s Company Chanteymen
  • 1:00 p.m. - Donna Nomick, Hammered Dulcimer
  • 2:00 p.m. - Ship’s Company Chanteymen
  • 3:00 p.m. - Donna Nomick, Hammered Dulcimer
  • 4:00 p.m. - Ship’s Company Chanteymen


At the General's Tent

  • All Day - The Sons of Liberty, Musicians
  • 11:00 a.m. - Meet "General Washington"
  • 1:00 p.m. - Meet "General Washington"
  • 3:00 p.m. - Meet "General Washington"

Marketplace Amuseuments 

  • All Day - Robert Mouland, Musician

On the Market Square Stage

  • 10:00 a.m. - Punch & Judy
  • 10:30 a.m. - Mr. Peter Gardiner, 18th Century Conjuror
  • 11:00 a.m. - Professor Thompson S. Gunn & His Mystic Arts of Asia
  • 11:30 a.m. - Dr. Balthasar, Miracle Medicine for Man & Beast
  • 12:00 p.m. - Punch & Judy
  • 12:30 p.m. - Mr. Peter Gardiner, 18th Century Conjuror
  • 1:00 p.m. - Professor Thompson S. Gunn & His Mystic Arts of Asia
  • 1:30 p.m. - Dr. Balthasar, Miracle Medicine for Man & Beast
  • 2:00 p.m. - Punch & Judy
  • 2:30 p.m. - Mr. Peter Gardiner, 18th Century Conjuror
  • 3:00 p.m. - Professor Thompson S. Gunn & His Mystic Arts of Asia
  • 3:30 p.m. - Dr. Balthasar, Miracle Medicine for Man & Beast

Safety Measures

  • Social Distancing: We ask guests to maintain 6-feet of social distancing. Artisan tents will be spread out, and we are encouraging one-way traffic through each tent. In performance spaces, social distancing marks will be laid out to allow guests and performers to socially distance.
  • Facial Coverings: All guests, artisans, performers and staff will be required to wear facial coverings both indoors and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Hand Sanitizer: Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the estate.
  • Enhanced Cleaning: Mount Vernon's staff will provide regular enhanced cleaning in high touch areas throughout the day.
  • Online Sales: Products will be available for purchase through the artisans' websites from September 1 through September 20.

Learn more about safety protocols.

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