Even if you live in the area and have been to Mount Vernon, the Colonial Market & Fair is a fun event if you're looking to have a family day out.
'General Washington' speaks to a group of his guests describing events and answering questions
Entertainment this year includes Punch & Judy: The James Rose Puppets, Mr. Bayly, Conjuring & Entertainments, Signora Carmella Bella, the Great Italian Equilibrist, Dr. Balthasar, Miracle Medicine for Man and Beast and Otto the Sword-swallower, with shows scheduled throughout the day.
|Otto the Swordswallower during a 2012 performance|
|Chocolate making demonstration - 18th century style|
|One of my favorites - soaps. I stop at this tent every year and stock up.|
|A vendor sells a variety of herb mixtures, soup mix, jellies, teas, etc. Another one I usually stop at.|
|Artisan demonstrates how to make pottery. The vendors are friendly and offer a lot of information.|
|Musicians at Mount Vernon's Colonial Market & Fair|