Mount Vernon Fall Harvest Festival

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    Celebrate the Fall Season at Mount Vernon Estate

    Free Wagon Rides at Mount Vernon Estate Fall Festival
    Mount Vernon Ladies Association

    Each fall, Mount Vernon Estate located in Virginia along the shores of the Potomac River welcomes the season with Fall Harvest Family Days, a weekend of activities including horse-drawn wagon rides, wheat treading in the 16-sided barn, a straw bale maze, early-American games, music, and demonstrations. This year's Fall Harvest Family Days is happening October 20 and October 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is located at Pioneer Farm and included in the cost of admission to Mount Vernon.

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    Corn Bale Maze

    Corn Bale Maze
    Mount Vernon Ladies Association

    During Fall Harvest Family Days, children enjoy romping through the corn maze. They can also create and take home their own cornhusk dolls.

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    Blacksmithing demonstration
    Mount Vernon Ladies Association

    Visitors enjoy live performances by musicians and farrier (blacksmithing) demonstrations.

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    "General Washington" Meets Children

    "General Washington" meets children at the farm
    Mount Vernon Ladies Association

    Through thought-provoking tours, entertaining events, and educational programs, Mount Vernon strives to preserve George Washington's place in history.

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    18th-century Dancing Demonstrations

    18th-century dancing demonstrations
    Mount Vernon Ladies Association

    Visitors join the Mount Vernon staff in bidding farewell to the farming season with a traditional harvest celebration. They also learn 18th-century dance steps!