Shop 'til you drop at the historic Mount Vernon Estate's outdoor marketplace.
This annual event at Mount Vernon will send you back in time with its colonial arts and crafts, music, and entertainment. Purchase your general admission tickets to tour the estate here and browse the market to your heart's content.
- WHEN: September 19-20, 2020 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- WHERE: George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate | 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway | Mount Vernon, VA
- TICKETS: $18 per person | $10 per youth (ages 6-11) | FREE for children 5 and under
- WEBSITE: Colonial Market and Fair
- PARKING: Free surface parking lots
Thirty vendors will be on hand to show you their wares. Everything from baked goods to hand-blown glass will be on display, so bring deep pockets! Wandering musicians will entertain you, and The Sons of Liberty will be playing traditional patriotic tunes throughout the day.
Dress for the weather; the entire event is held outside. Wear comfortable shoes and plan on exploring the entire estate and gardens. Be sure to follow social distancing guidelines, maintaining a distance of at least six feet from other visitors. All guests, vendors, and performers are required to wear face masks when adequate distancing is not possible. For your safety, hand sanitizer stations will be set up around the marketplace.
If you'd like to meet our first president, head to The General's Tent at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., or 3 p.m. If you're lucky, you may even get a glimpse of Martha! Children will love the Punch and Judy show as well as the costumed staff members portraying life in Colonial America.
For more information about this great family event or to plan your tour of the grounds, visit the official Mount Vernon website.
**The photos in this article are courtesy of George Washington's Mount Vernon.
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