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Market Fair, Claude Moore Colonial Farm

May 24, 2012

Market Fair, Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Let’s file Claude Moore Colonial Farm under ‘places I never knew existed in the DC suburbs except for a sign on the side of the George Washington Parkway.’

The farm itself is nice — built in the 1970s to recreate the 1770s, complete with a rustic house, rambling fields and assorted cows, hogs and sheep — but the Market Fair is really unique. The thrice-yearly fair brings in artisans from around the country to sell their wares. Sure, they’re dressed in hokey colonial costumes, but the handcrafted wood furniture, clay pots, spun textiles and historically accurate candy — that’s all totally authentic and worth doing a little shopping. Bring your appetite for $2 sausages and chicken (roasted over an open fire) and slices of fresh rhubarb and pecan pie.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 24, 2012 7:45 am

    Looks like fun!! 🙂

  2. May 25, 2012 4:09 pm

    HOKEY?!?!

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