The Tour Houses have been selected, entertainment lined up, food purveyors chosen, and artisans’ locations put on the map. Get ready for the oldest–and best!–juried crafts fair in Virginia.
The historic village of Waterford welcomes fairgoers from around the world each October for three days of living history, food, handicrafts, and just plain fun.
Friends and families, adults and children all delight in lively performances of traditional music and dance; reenactments by Colonial and Civil War-era militia and cavalry and historical interpretations of historic village life; hands-on demonstrations of traditional American crafts by 155 renowned artisans (many nationally known), art and photography exhibits, plus the ever-popular tour of private historic homes.
It is entertainment with a purpose: the historic crafts demonstrated, the music played, the military reenactors, and, of course, the setting in this beautifully preserved National Historic Landmark District—all bring alive the history of an early American village for children of all ages.