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September 13, 2023

Step Back in Time at Mount Vernon's Colonial Market Fair

Step Back in Time at Mount Vernon's Colonial Market Fair

Event Dates: 

September 16, 2023 | 9 am - 5 pm

September 17, 2023 | 9 am - 5 pm

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of colonial America at Mount Vernon's Colonial Market Fair. Held annually at George Washington's historic estate, this event offers a unique opportunity to experience life as it was during the 18th century. Here's what you can expect at this family-friendly event:

A Journey to the Past:  Visitors will be transported to the 18th century, a pivotal period in American history. As you walk through the gates of this historic estate, you'll find yourself surrounded by period-accurate reenactors, traditional craftsmen, and bustling market stalls reminiscent of a bygone era.

Artisans and Craftsmen: One of the highlights of the Market Fair is the chance to interact with skilled artisans and craftsmen who demonstrate their traditional trades. From blacksmiths forging iron tools to potters shaping clay pots, you'll witness the craftsmanship that was essential to daily life in colonial America.

Vibrant Market Atmosphere: Stroll through the lively market where vendors in period attire offer a wide array of goods, including handmade textiles, leatherwork, and woodworking. You can even purchase unique, historically inspired items to take home as souvenirs.

Historical Entertainment: Throughout the event, you'll be treated to various forms of entertainment from the 18th century. Musicians playing period instruments, colonial games, and lively performances add to the festive atmosphere, ensuring that there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Tasty Colonial Fare: No historical experience would be complete without trying the food of the time. The Fair offers a taste of authentic 18th-century cuisine, with vendors serving up traditional dishes and beverages that will take your taste buds back in time.

Educational Opportunities: This event is not only entertaining but also educational. You'll have the chance to engage with knowledgeable historians who can answer your questions about the history of Mount Vernon and the United States during this time period.

Family-Friendly Fun: The Fair is a family-friendly event with activities and attractions suitable for all ages. It's a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn about history in an engaging and interactive way.

If you're a history enthusiast or simply looking for a unique and enjoyable experience, don't miss Mount Vernon's Colonial Market Fair. It's a chance to step back in time, discover the rich history of colonial America, and create lasting memories with your family. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan your visit to this annual event that celebrates America's heritage in a truly immersive way.


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