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June 24, 2003

Colonial Revelry Returns to Market Square for Fourth of July Celebration

Join us at Colonial Williamsburg for a weekend of revolutionary revelry as we recreate an 18th-century fair, at Market Square on Duke of Gloucester Street 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 4-6. Daily auctions, market booths, children’s games, historic trades demonstrations and a selection of mouth-watering treats will ensure lots of fun for the whole family.

Guests can try their hand – or feet! – at a hoop and stick race or a challenging watermelon toss, enjoy the musical entertainment of the Fifes and Drums, watch puppets perform the drama of the “Death of Blackbeard the Pirate” or take a leisurely stroll through Greenhow Store, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a special sale July 5-20. In addition to a 20 percent savings on all creamware, guests receive a wooden coin commemorating the occasion. Visit Sunday, July 12, and participate with Mr. Greenhow in a horse and wagon delivery of goods or catch up with the sea captain and learn the latest news from London. In the afternoon, enjoy a sampling of Mr. Greenhow’s finest cake.

Known worldwide as the nation’s largest living history museum, Colonial Williamsburg recently was recognized as the “Best Historic Site” by readers of Southern Living magazine for the seventh straight year. Colonial Williamsburg is located 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information or reservations, call toll-free (800) HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at

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