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Spring Market Fair

McLEAN 11:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21, 2017 The first Market Fair of the season. Dance, purchase herbs and flowers or shop for the latest fashions in clothing, jewelry and lotions. Play games, watch a chil [...]

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Spring Market Fair

McLEAN 11:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday, May 20-21, 2017 The first Market Fair of the season. Dance, purchase herbs and flowers or shop for the latest fashions in clothing, jewelry and lotions. Play games, watch a chil [...]

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18th Century Chore Day

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, June 3, 2017 Chore Days cover seasonal activities on the 18th Century Farm. Join us on June 3rd, 2017 to learn 18th Century Cheese making! Regular admission fee

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Pickling Produce

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday, June 18, 2017 Salty sour pickles from the kitchen garden will bring flavor to the farm family’s meals. Help prepare vegetables from pickling as the farm wife shows you how she combines salt, w [...]

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Colonial Living Experience (CLE)

McLEAN 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm Friday, June 23,  5:00pm -   Sunday, June 23, noon This weekend, overnight immersion program will send you back to the 18th century. You will wear period cloth [...]

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18th Century Chore Day

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday, July 2, 2017 Chore Days cover seasonal activities on the 18th Century Farm. Join us in July as the farm family harvests their wheat! Regular admission fee

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Summer Market Fair

McLEAN 11:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday, July 15-16, 2017 Sit in the shade and relax, savor roasted chicken, enjoy dancing & singing or test your watercolor and writing skills. Try hands on crafts such as spinning [...]

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Summer Market Fair

McLEAN 11:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday, July 15-16, 2017 Sit in the shade and relax, savor roasted chicken, enjoy dancing & singing or test your watercolor and writing skills. Try hands on crafts such as spinning [...]

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18th Century Chore Day

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, August 6, 2017 Chore Days cover seasonal activities on the 18th Century Farm. Subjects will be posted two months ahead of time on our website, 1771.org, on the Calendar of Events Page Regula [...]

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Tobacco Harvest

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, August 19, 2017 Harvest time is here! Help the Farm Family clean the tobacco leaves, gather the cut plants and hang them on the tobacco sticks inside the tobacco barn to cure! Regular Admiss [...]

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18th Century Chore Day

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, September 2, 2017 Chore Days cover seasonal activities on the 18th Century Farm. Subjects will be posted two months ahead of time on our website, 1771.org, on the Calendar of Events Page Reg [...]

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Sewing, Spinning & Knitting

McLEAN 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, September 2, 2017 Discuss patterns, stitches and appropriate materials for 18th Century clothing, while learning basic hand sewing by making yourself a “housewife” (sewing kit), then learn t [...]

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Spinning and Dying Day

McLEAN 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Sunday, September 17, 1-4pm Come help the farm family as they card, spin, and dye wool for knitting. Compare wool processing with flax and note the differences in how they are prepared. Regular admiss [...]

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Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 7, 6 - 9 PM Our annual fundraising party will include live music, silent auction, dancing with a supper included. Cash bar available. Tickets $35 each, $25 for volunteers, $12 for ki [...]

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18th Century Chore Day

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, October 8, 2017 Chore Days cover seasonal activities on the 18th Century Farm. Subjects will be posted two months ahead of time on our website, 1771.org, on the Calendar of Events Page Regul [...]

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Autumn Market Fair

McLEAN 11:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 2017 Warm yourself by the fire and enjoy the splendor of autumn with crisp local apples and hearty breads. Stop by the Shady Pig & Turkey Tavern for a c [...]

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Autumn Market Fair

McLEAN 11:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 2017 Warm yourself by the fire and enjoy the splendor of autumn with crisp local apples and hearty breads. Stop by the Shady Pig & Turkey Tavern for a c [...]

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18th Century Chore Day: Pork Processing

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 1-4 pm Come learn about salting, smoking & preserving meat and rendering lard for winter storage. Regular admission fee Regular admission fee

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Brewing and Cider Pressing

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, November 18, 2017 Small beer & cider were the common daily drinks in 18th century Virginia. Come learn the basics of brewing beer and pressing cider. Regular admission fee Regular admiss [...]

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Wassail

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 1-4 pm Gather in the Farm's orchard to wassail (wish good health to) the apple trees with singing, dancing and chants to ensure a "howling crop." Enjoy hot spiced cider, gin [...]

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Farm Hibernation

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday, December 10 (after 4:30pm) - April 1, 2018 The 18th Century Farm closes for the 2017 season at the conclusion of Wassail. Please join us in the spring when we re-open on April 1, 2018!

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