A market fair of 200 years ago is as close as McLean, Va.


July 12, 1992

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run in McLean, Va., will come alive with 18th century characters during a market fair Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Visitors can make sachets, dip candles or try woodworking. A fan painter and coppersmith will be there, a tailor will make period clothing and musicians will play period instruments. Children may play period games, join in a militia muster or enjoy a Colonial puppet show. A baker will be hawking pies, or you can buy roast chicken, bread, seasonal fruits and vegetables and period cakes. Beer, ale and punch will be available.

Admission is $3 for adults; $1.50 for seniors and children ages 3 to 12. The farm is at 6310 Georgetown Pike in McLean. Call (703) 442-7557.

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