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

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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

Foodways

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.

Video


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 Schedule varies
The Air Balloon Schedule varies

Marketplace Amusements & Diversions

Robert Mouland, Musician  
Silas Moore, Rat Catcher  
Mrs. Robina Schuricht, 18th Century Painter  

On the Market Square Stage

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

Music at the Crossroads

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

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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 29, 2022.

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