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

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Add to Calendar 09/19/2020 09:00:00 09/20/2020 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 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

Artisans

Artisans listed as "virtual only" will not be attending the event in person; their products may be purchased online.

Gilson Glassblowers K. Walters at the Sign of the Gray Horse
Colonial Printer & Bookbindery Daniel Hrinko, Boxmaker
Crown Point Bread Silhouettes By Hand
Gen-Nis-He-Yo Trading Company Locust Farm Windsors
River Rat Pottery Shortbread Exchange Sutlery
Steinhagen Pottery Ver Sacrum
Kauffman Fine Furniture Fiddle Maker Mike
Chadds Ford Canvas Noreen's Paintings and Pillows
Handcrafted Baskets Windhil Woolens
Wintergreen Farm White Historic Art
B. Keith, Ropemaker Mr. Carroll Ross
Half Crown Bakehouse - Preorder your food Samson Historical
Suffolk Shaker Shop Hot Dip Tin
J + S Gier - Articifers J. Foster Historic Signs
Romantically Bent Sullivan Press
SJ Pottery (virtual only) Stephen Earp Redware (virtual only)
Sycamore Spring Clothier (virtual only) Performer Donna Nomick: Hammered Dulcimer
Wm. Booth, Draper Pumpkintown Primitives (virtual only)

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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