Dance, play, and be a part of colonial history at Pottsgrove Manor’s Annual Colonial Mayfair, on Saturday, May 4th, from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Start your spring season with the historic delights of Mayfair. Grab a ribbon and skip around the Maypole with the Amity Colonial Dancers and then take a lesson in 18th century dances. Discover the trades of the colonial life, from shoe making to tailoring, blacksmithing and woodworking. Kids can get into the spirit of the fair with make-and-take crafts and races around the Maypole. Gather the entire family and prepare to be amazed at the magic of Levram the Great. Sing and laugh with Tucker’s Tales Puppet Shows. Hear the wonders about Dr. Balthasar’s Magic Medicine and ponder if it can cure all your ails. Find the Ratcatcher roaming the grounds and stroll through the rows of vendors at the fair to discover local and handmade crafts and foods. Join the famous Dr. Benjamin Franklin in one of his historic science experiments. Indulge in a taste of history at the Tasting Tent, with beverage samples from Pottstown United Brewing Company, historic ciders from Pommel Cyder, sodas from Reading Soda Works, and historic hot chocolate, tea, and coffee. IDs will be check for samples of beer and cider. Snack on baked goods from The Georgian Kitchen or enjoy lunch options thanks to Boy Scouts Troop 7155 with baked goods from Troop 99. Entertainment shows, demonstrations, manor tours, and more are ongoing throughout the day, so be sure to listen for the Town Crier’s bell so you do not miss a moment of Mayfair!
The first floor of the Potts family 1752 manor house will be open for visitors to tour. 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 per person 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.
Annual Colonial Mayfair
- 100 West King Street
- Pottstown, PA 19464
- Pottsgrove Manor
- Suggested $2 Donation