Colonial fair In Leesburg


August 11, 1991

The town of Leesburg, Va. will step back in time 200 years at the annual "August Court Days" Saturday and next Sunday. August was time when the court was in session and a time for much socializing and merrymaking.

The streets of Leesburg will be blocked to traffic and transformed into a street fair of colonial times with a town crier announcing the day's events, wandering minstrels, mimes, troubadours, and over 100 craftspeople. A reenactment play on the courthouse lawn recalls local events in 1791. Demonstrations of colonial military life by the Maryland Militia, a children's fair, marching period bands, cloggers, and food booths are among the many attractions from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission is $4 for adults; free for children under 12. For information, call (800) 752-6118.

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