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Washington DC Photo Gallery Autumn Market Fair

Autumn Market Fair

Looking for an event that is both educational and fun for the whole family? You are heartily invited to visit historic Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run. Many talented artisians from around the area demonstrate their skills and have hand crafted goods for sale. All the volunteers you will see are in 18th-century attire. The proceeds for the event benifit the many educational programs held at Claude Moore Colonial farm. The two day fair is open to the public from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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This copper dye pot contains cochineal, a red dye obtained from insects. The pot is held over a fire to heat the dye.

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A crowd gathers to taste the hot mulled cider.

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You know it's Autumn when the scent of hot apple cider is in the air.

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Now say this 10 times as fast as your can, "A colonial pied piper pipes out pleasant sounds during a performance at Claude Moore farm park."

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Claude Moore Farm grows herbs and flowers on the property. These plants were sold at the Market Fair.

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All plants shown were grown in 18th century Virginia.

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Horticulture Manager, Debbie West has done a fine job growing plants for the farm.

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These fine ladies take a stroll through the Market fairgrounds.

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Russ Young offers tasty seasonal fruits and vegetables.

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Pickles were removed with a tong, so not to spoil the rest of the jar.

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View of the Market fair.

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For those elegant tastes there were many fine dining ware offerred.

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A young lad and gaggling geese eye each other.

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Toulouse geese are a rare breed simular to those kept in the 18th century.

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