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Conococheague Institute holds Colonial Fair and Muster Sept. 14-15

September 04, 2013

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — The Conococheague Institute will hold its ninth annual Colonial Fair and Muster on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 12995 Bain Road.

The event will feature 18th-century re-enactors, craft demonstrations and the sale of period wares. There also will be Colonial games for children, and food will be available for purchase.

First-person interpreter Jeff Greenawalt will make an appearance Saturday as George Washington.

A special feature at this year’s event will be the performance of music of the Colonial period.

The Weavers, a favorite duo from previous years, will perform Saturday and Sunday. Bill and Joyce Weaver of Boonsboro play 18th-century music of Scotland, Wales, England, Ireland and Colonial America.

New to the fair this year is the Greenwood Muse, an ensemble of five performers from York, Pa., who play a variety of instruments and also incorporate vocal music into their performances. The group will perform Sunday.

The entrance fee is $5 per person for those ages 12 and older. Admission is free for Conococheague Institute members and those ages 12 and younger.

For more information, call 717-328-3467, send an email to info@cimlg.org or go to www.cimlg.org/visit.html.

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