Laugh and dance around the Maypole on Saturday, May 5th, to kick off the Annual Colonial Mayfair at Pottsgrove Manor! Crafters, vendors, living historians, and more will entertain visitors of all ages at this lively event from 11:00 am to 5:00pm.
Connect with history at the fair! Favorite activities such as joining in the Maypole dance meet exciting new additions to the day. Be sure to arrive early to be transported back in time with the colorful clothing and grace of the Germantown Country Dances while learning some historical dances yourself. Vendors and crafters, both familiar and new, will be showing off their historic skills and letting the whole family try their hand at a few. Discover dozens of different trades and crafts from blacksmithing, spinning wool, making shoes, weaving tape, and much more! Swing by the Ratcatcher to uncover the history of this forgotten trade. See and smell the many dishes being prepared by historic foodways interpreter, Deb Peterson, in our reproduction 18th century kitchen. Performances from the talented Tuckers Tales Puppet Theater and the hilarious Levram the Great will be happening throughout the day, causing both young and old to crack a smile. Kids are encouraged to make their own Mayfair crafts which they can take home. Stay the whole day and enjoy the irresistible southern cuisine of Backwoods Brothers BBQ. Everyone can wet their whistle at the new Testing Tent. Guests over 21 will be able to sample beers and drinks from local brewery, Pottstown United Brewing Company. Folks under 21 can also try some delicious craft sodas. The Town Crier will ensure that no game or show will pass you by at this a not-to-be-missed event!
The first floor of the Potts family 1752 manor house will be open for visitors to tour. Learn about the nighttime routines of the Potts family and compare a quiet evening at home to a dinner party scenario. Touch and smell the differences between bayberry, beeswax, and tallow candles. Discover in the Hands-On Room how bright candlelight truly was. The museum shop will also be open, full of books, historic reproductions, and unique gifts.
Visitors are instructed to follow the signs to park at Pottstown Memorial Park. A shuttle will take visitors to and from Pottsgrove Manor throughout the day. This event welcomes all ages and is rain or shine! There is a suggested $2.00 donation for the event.
Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422 near the Carousel at Pottsgrove and Manatawny Green Miniature Golf Course, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Pottsgrove Manor is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites.
For more information, please call 610-326-4014, or visit the website at www.montcopa.org/pottsgrovemanor. Like Pottsgrove Manor on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pottsgrovemanor.What's Nearby
Annual Colonial Mayfair
- 100 W. King St
- Pottstown, PA 19464
- Pottsgrove Manor
- Suggested $2 Donation