The 2017 Bluemont Fair will be held:
Sept 16-17, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
General Admission $7.00 (Kids 9 and under are free)
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Mark your calendar! The 2017 Bluemont Fair begins in:
New in the Bluemont Fair for 2017
We are excited to announce that the Bluemont Fair is planning a new, free feature this year that is sure to engage the whole family! We are hosting a Living History field in Stone’s Field, where you can explore what life was like in our area hundreds of years ago.
We will have a tent hosting colonial reenactors, who will introduce fairgoers to pastimes dating from the days before our country was a country! Activities will include writing with quill and ink, creating block prints, and trying the games that colonial children would have played. You can dress up in colonial clothes, march to fife and drum, and even see a musket demonstration two times a day (at 12:00 and 3:00 pm).
Sharing the field will be an Indian Village, where Native American interpreters and demonstrators will describe what life would have been like for the Native Americans of the mid-Atlantic region. We will have a wigwam open for visits, as well as demonstrations of traditional segments of Indian life such as weaving, flintknapping, and storytelling. And we will have a bushcraft instructor on site to teach wilderness and survival skills.
Also in Stone’s Field this year, we are fortunate to feature Eric Zieg, a blacksmith who does interpretive demonstrations at Mt Vernon. Eric will be sharing his skill and knowledge with Bluemont fairgoers. All of the features in Stone’s Field are included with Fair admission, so plan to spend some quality time exploring the newest addition to the Bluemont Fair!
We will also be featuring a historical play on Saturday, which will be presented three times on the music stage behind the Bluemont Community Center (on Saturday at 10:50, 11:50, and 12:50). The short play offers a glimpse into the life of a young girl who lived in Bluemont and went to the Snickersville Academy during the early 1800s.
See you at the Fair!
Wondering how you can become involved in this year’s fair? Find out easily by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep in mind that the Bluemont Citizens Association awards yearly scholarships to graduating Bluemont students who have volunteered in the community. A great way to get volunteer hours is to participate in the fair every year! (To qualify for a scholarship, the student must live in the 20135 zip code or have a 554 phone number.) The more hours the student has given to our community, the larger the scholarship will be.
Pet Reminder: We love ’em too — but, for the benefit of all who attend, we have to ask that pets stay at home. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.
Have a question or suggestion that’s not addressed here? Please feel free to email the fair chairperson (email@example.com) or call and leave a message on the Bluemont Fair answering machine at 540-554-2367.
The fair takes place throughout the village of Bluemont Virginia, along Rt 734, starting at the intersection of Rt 760 and Rt 734 (Snickersville Pike). Click the map below for details, or use this address in your GPS device:
33846 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont, VA 20135