Mount Vernon Fall Harvest Festival 2017

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    Celebrate the Fall Season at Mount Vernon Estate

    ••• Free Wagon Rides!. Photo © Mount Vernon Ladies Association

    Each fall, Mount Vernon Estate 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. See the following photos and learn more about the fall festival.

    Dates: October 21-22, 2017, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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    Corn Bale Maze

    ••• Corn Bale Maze. Photo © Mount Vernon Ladies Association
    During Fall Harvest Family Days, children enjoying romping through the corn maze. They can also create and take home their own cornhusk dolls.
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    ••• Blacksmithing. Photo © 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. Photo © 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. Photo © 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!