Come shop, play, tour and make memories during this 78-year-old tradition -- the Waterford Foundation's "Waterford Fair"! The Fair is the mid-Atlantic's quintessential fall festival with demonstrating fine heritage & contemporary craft artisans, living historians, a juried art show, historic properties tour, local libations, and entertainment for all ages.
Located in the National Historic Landmark of Waterford (f. 1733), this unique village is situated in Western Loudoun County, Virginia. Noted as "DC's Wine Country", we are only 50 minutes from the District of Columbia.
Event proceeds support the preservation and education efforts of the Waterford Foundation, a 501(c)(3).
Strolling the Village, find many other performers including musicians, illusionist, gunsmith, saltmaker, perfumer, historic reenactors, and more!
Find these exceptional events – and more – at this year's Waterford Fair:
Antique Tools & Salesman Samples
8th VA Encampment
Glenn McIntyre, Gunsmith
Jeff Ball, Cemetery Host
Eugene Scheel, Mapmaker
Jim Bordwine, Saltmaker
Ancient Peoples of Loudoun
Rebecca Suerdieck, Perfume in Early Virginia
Mike Anderson, Fiddlemaker (Fri & Sat)
Waterford's Remarkable Quaker Women
Stivers' interest in art began during childhood as he copied newspaper comics in his hometown of Superior, Wisconsin. He did portraits of friends in school and during two years of service in the U.S. Navy. His formal art training began at what is now the California College of the Arts in Oakland. He started his professional career as have many of America's finest artists in the commercial art field, and spent 15 years at it on the West Coast until moving his family to the East. It was a decision that was to prove monumental in his career. Continue reading about Stivers and his work.
Traditional fair foods are offered as well as local producers, sweets, snacks, and drinks — all around the Village! Find Adult libations at the Talbott's Tavern.
Children 12 and under are FREE with an adult ticket purchase!
Download the Waterford Explorer Passport and bring it to the Fair for a good old fashioned scavenger hunt.
We love your pooch too…
…which is why we don’t allow dogs at the Waterford Fair. Conditions at the Fair are not comfortable for pets for several reasons including lack of water, crowds, heat, and no bathroom areas for pets. We ask that you leave them home so you can both have a more enjoyable day. Thank you!