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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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Sign for 'The Market Fair' reads: "A time when Citizens can buy and sell, eat and drink, play Games and Music, attend their Militia, exchange Gossif and News of the day and put aside the routine Chores and Cares of Life.

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These two children were excited to visit the Market Fair.

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A smiling colonial woman welcomes guests to the Market Fair. There is a British 'Union Jack' flag hangs on the left representing the time when this area was under English rule. *

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This woman untangles yarn for her next knitting project.

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SIGN - MOTHER CLUCK'S - Bill of Fare - Roast Chicken $1.50 - Pork Sausage $1.00 - Bread .50 - Cheese .50 - Clam Chowder $2.00 - Butter, Mustard, and Salt to your right next to Bakery.

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A line of adults and children eagerly wait for some tasty colonial food.

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Savory chicken roasts on an open flame pit.

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A closeup view of the fire. Roasting chickens are smoke seasoned until they are golden brown.

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Fresh chickens were skewered onto a 6 foot pole.

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These two women really appreciate the amount of work it took to make a meal in the 18th century.

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This girl sells sweet sweet rock candy, which was a treat at the time when having sugar was a luxury.

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The tavern keeper points to a sign. "Beer is proof that God loves us and Wants us to be Happy." - Ben Franklin. *

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Fiddler, Ted Borek as 'Captian Samuel Slyke' plays a lively tune for the audience. Fiddles were a popular instrument of the time for the lower classes.

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Mistress McDonald, seamstress, displayed some beautiful clothes and fabric.

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These two children fun painting 18th century prints with water colors.

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