market fair

Colonial Market Fair

First State Heritage Park’s Colonial Market Fair

Friday October 4th - 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday October 5th - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Rain or Shine — On The Green in Dover — Free fun for the whole family!

Colonial Market Fair brings the colonial past to life in this annual, highly-anticipated special event! Walk the ground where 18th century Doverites went to market, browsing among historic trade demonstrators, local and regional vendors selling their food and wares, and talented performers sweeping you back through the centuries. This event is FREE to attend, so we hope you'll consider spending the day with us on a true historical adventure! With dozens of market stalls, demonstrations and performers, we recommend setting aside several hours for your visit. Please also wear good walking shoes and dress for the weather!

  • Living History
  • Trades & Craft Demonstrations
  • Entertainers
  • Food & Drink
  • All with an 18th-century twist!

Colonial Market Fair Performers

Stay tuned for an updated list for 2024!

Colonial Market Fair Vendors

Stay tuned for an updated list for 2024!

Other Things at The Fair:

  • 18th century games
  • Historic Cricket
  • 18th Century clothing
  • Native American handmade arrows
  • Basket weaving
  • Blacksmithing
  • Good things to eat
  • Knitting
  • Musicians
  • Quill pen writing
  • 18th Century painting
  • Weaving
  • Woodworking
  • And more!

Map and Directions