History can be found daily at Mount Vernon, George Washington’s historic home, but this weekend, you’ll get a glimpse of an 18th century fair. Today, Saturday, Sept. 14, your family can watch sword swallowers and fire eaters with “General Washington.”
The last day of summer is Sept. 21. Or, you can look at it this way: The first day of fall is Sept. 22. Patch has found something for you to do each day as we count down until summer passes us by.
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This weekend, Mount Vernon hosts its Colonial Market and Fair at Mount Vernon. Washington will be overseeing Revolutionary War drills while artisans sell goods and demonstrate a variety of crafts. Potomac River sightseeing cruises also will be available for free. Along with the swords and fire, entertainment will include music and puppet and magic shows.
The event is included in Mount Vernon admission: $17 for adults; $8 for children ages 6-11; and free for ages 5 and under. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway.
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More Days of Summer:
- 24 Days of Summer: Time Enough for Free Music
- 23 Days of Summer: Time for Campfire S’Mores
- 22 Days of Summer: Time for Free Jazz and Blues
- 21 Days of Summer: Time for an Outdoor Movie
- 20 Days of Summer: Time for Labor Day Festivals
- 19 Days of Summer: Time for a Bike Ride
- 18 Days of Summer: Time for Outdoor Exercise
- 17 Days of Summer: Time for a Cheap Wagon Ride
- 16 Days of Summer: Time for a Free, Very Cool Rocket Launch
- 15 Days of Summer: Time for Your Dog to Dive in the Pool
- 14 Days of Summer: Time for Free Date Night With Harry and Sally
- 13 Days of Summer: Time for Monday Night Football
- 12 Days of Summer: Time for an 80s Flashback With Depeche Mode
- 11 Days of Summer: Time for 9/11 Commemorations in Virginia
10 Days of Summer: Time for Milking Cows and Feeding Farm Animals
- 9 Days of Summer: Time for Riverbank Fishing (or DIY Fishing Tall Tales)
More summer resources: