Alexandria, Va., to stage an 18th century fair


Market Square in Alexandria, Va., will be filled with hawkers and peddlers, merchants, musicians and members of the militia as Gadsby's Tavern Museum re-creates an 18th century fair from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.

You can participate in an auction, learn the latest dance steps, attend a court session, watch a militia muster, hear campaign speeches, watch a theater production, buy crafts and enjoy 18th century fare. Children can play old-fashioned games and see an 18th century puppet show.

The fair is free, but a donation is suggested. There is also a small admission fee to tour Gadsby's Tavern Museum at 134 N. Royal St. For information, call (703)838-4242.

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