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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Free for members

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.

 

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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 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.

Artisan-Made Products

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

  • Apple Cart Creations — Fiber/Textiles/Woodcraft
  • Artist & Calligrapher — Papercraft
  • B. Keith, Ropemaker — Fiber/Textiles, Rope
  • Chadds Ford Canvas — Floor Coverings
  • Colonial Printer & Bookbindery — Papercraft
  • Crown Point Bread & Baking Co. — Food
  • Daniel Hrinko, Boxmaker — Woodcraft
  • Fighting Quaker Forge — Blacksmith
  • Gatliff, Willyard & Company — Metal/Media
  • Gilson Glassblowers — Glass
  • Herb & Vine — Botanicals
  • J + S Gier - Articifers — Leather & Horn
  • J. Foster Historic Signs — Woodcraft/Painting
  • Jack Mountain Crafters — Brooms
  • K. Walters at the Sign of the Gray Horse — Jewelry
  • Kauffman Fine Furniture — Furniture
  • Laurel Dabbs Decoys — Woodcraft
  • Locust Farm Windsors — Furniture/Woodcraft
  • Margaret L. Bickenheuser — Baskets/Furniture
  • Mr Carroll Ross — Woodcraft/Bentwood Boxes
  • Noreen's Paintings and Pillows — Painting
  • R. Mckinney, 1777
  • R.E. Shaw Hats — 18th Century Hats
  • River Rat Pottery — Ceramics, Fiber/Textiles
  • Romantically Bent — Clothing
  • Sage & Folly Historical Apothecary — Botanicals/Tea/Beauty
  • Samson Historical — Papercraft, Woodcraft, Ceramics, Leather
  • Shelton Glassworks — Glass
  • Shortbread Exchange Sutlery — Food & Herbals
  • Silhouettes By Hand — Silhouette Portraits
  • SJ Pottery — Ceramics
  • St. Paul's Yard - Printmakers — Papercraft/Prints
  • Steinhagen Pottery — Ceramics
  • Stephen Earp Redware — Ceramics
  • Suffolk Shaker Shop — Woodcraft
  • Sullivan Press — Printing/Bookbinding
  • Tanasi Design — Hornware
  • Tasha's Own Goat's Milk Soap — Soaps
  • The Generals Tailor — Tailoring
  • The Georges — Brooms/Ceramics/Metalcraft
  • The Parsonage — Soaps
  • Valerie Skinner — Papercraft/Painting
  • Ver Sacrum — Gourd Works
  • White Historic Art — Painting
  • Windhil Woolens — Fiber/Textiles
  • Wintergreen Farm — Woodcraft

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