September 1, 2017
It’s Bluemont Fair month! This year’s fair is the 16th and 17th from 10 A.M. until 5 P.M. We’ll match our hours to the fair hours that weekend. And while it’s a little early for an accurate weather forecast, it looks like there will be highs in the 70’s with a low chance for rain. Fingers crossed for a day as beautiful as the one in this year’s poster.
This year’s fair will include a Living History field in Stone’s Field. To show what life was like in the area hundreds of years ago, there will be colonial reenactors with activities such as writing with quill and ink, creating block prints, dressing up in colonial clothes, and marching to a fife and drum. There will even be a musket demonstration twice daily (at noon and 3:00 P.M.). Sharing the field will be an Indian Village, where Native American interpreters will describe what life would have been like for the Native Americans of the mid-Atlantic region. There will be a wigwam open for visits, as well as demonstrations of traditional such as weaving, flint making, and storytelling. There will also be an instructor teaching wilderness and survival skills. Also in Stone’s Field will be Eric Zieg, a blacksmith who does interpretive demonstrations at Mt Vernon. The features in Stone’s Field are included with fair admission ($7, with children age 9 & under free), so you may want to plan time to check out these new additions to the fair.
Another addition to this year’s fair is a historical play, 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.
There is non-fair related news this month. As many of you know, we have a booth at Blue Peacock Antiques in Winchester. However, as of today, they have moved to 116 N. Loudoun Street, which is on the popular Pedestrian Mall in the heart of Old Town Winchester. Today through the 3rd, they are celebrating their 4th anniversary. Their normal hours are 10 A.M. until 5 P.M. seven days per week.
Finally, besides the special hours listed for the fair, we will be closing at 4 P.M. tomorrow, the 2nd, and be closed on Labor Day, the 4th. Hope to see you soon!
Lynne & Bob McCann