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Old Mill ONLINE Sale

Welcome! To the 2020

The Waterford Fair is coming to you unmasked and in the safety of your own home! Our online platform for the Fair will be on Eventeny. Follow this link to purchase tickets, view the weekend’s schedule, and more: Virtual Fair.

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Live Stream Sales

Join the live stream sales and see the items by clicking the links below:
Mill Sale 1: Fri 10 AM https://youtu.be/-bJERq8O3uk
Mill Sale 2: Fri 2 PM https://youtu.be/4maPYsqXUHk
Mill Sale 3: Sat 10 AM https://youtu.be/LKilrTXHhJI
Mill Sale 4: Sat 2 PM https://youtu.be/1ZBmsooJnfk
Mill Sale 5: Sun 10 AM https://youtu.be/Bb3U3tCeRmY
Mill Sale 6: Sun 2 PM https://youtu.be/7XvJ34Pl4GI

Share Your Waterford Fair Memories via StoryCorps!

Help us save and share these stories by joining our StoryCorps Community “Voices of Waterford, Virginia”. Record your interview(s). They will be preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. You will need a free StoryCorps account to join the community and/or record interviews. You can also download the StoryCorps APP to make it really easy!
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MASTER ARTISANS

Virtual Workshops

Try a virtual workshop with one of Waterford’s Master Artisans! Sign up on Eventeny.
Craft School Virtual Workshops
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THE FAIR AT HOME

Fun Fall Cocktail

Kick back and enjoy this special Fall cocktail while you play online at the Fair. The Tanyard, which features two local libations: Apple Brandy from Catoctin Creek and Attitude Adjuster (hard cider) from Fabbioli Cellars, has the perfect blend of fall flavors to help us get into Fair spirit.
Tanyard Cocktail

MASTER ARTISANS

Exceptional creations

Artisans who demonstrate at the Waterford Fair are juried by professionals in the field. Their work must be made with traditional methods and display the highest quality of their craft.

Many artisans return to the Waterford Fair year after year and every year there are new artisans. Several Waterford Fair artisans also teach their craft at the Waterford Craft School.

Waterford voted in the Top Ten of America’s Favorite Towns for Craft Lovers!

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WATERFORD HISTORY

THE OLD MILL

The Old Mill is an icon of Waterford and has been utilized by the Waterford Fair since it started in 1946. It is a fitting home for the traditional arts and crafts sold there every year. This year is no exception! You can still shop the Old Mill shop online through the Virtual Fair on Eventeny!

SUPPORT ARTISANS

BUY MADE-BY-HAND

Thank you for supporting artisans who are keeping traditional made-by-hand arts and trades alive at the Waterford Fair. Not only do you help sustain artisans and natural food-producers by purchasing their products, you help them pass the torch to future generations by learning about what they do, watching their demonstrations, and taking classes from those who teach.

EXPLORE WATERFORD’S

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY

Living history is always part of the Waterford Fair. From African-American interpreters and Civil War re-enactors to period-correct entertainers, you can experience history in an up-close and personal way.

FREED’s mission is to educate the public and to promote the accomplishments of the African American Civil War Soldiers and women who supported their fight for freedom. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, D.C. features a rich collection of artifacts, documents, primary sources and technology to create a meaningful learning experience for families, students, Civil War enthusiasts and historians about the period from the American Civil War to Civil Rights and beyond.

what people love about the Waterford Fair

“I love the arts and crafts and my significant other loves the craft beer. Bonus, its a beautiful place!”

C FROM ASHBURN, VA

“This is how we get to see a little bit of America.”

M FROM SPRINGFIELD, VA

“We were told by a friend if we were ever on the East Coast the fair is a must and we agree!”

D & B FROM SANTA ROSA, CA

Justin Kauffman

Justin Kauffman

Kauffman Waterford Bureau

Waterford Bureau

2019 Artisan of the Year: Justin Kauffman

The Waterford Foundation is pleased to recognize Justin Kauffman as the 2019 Demonstrating Artisan of the Year! Since you will not be able to visit Justin in person to see his work, please take a few minutes to read his bio and visit his page.

Justin Kauffman, craftsman and owner of Kauffman Fine Furniture, was born and raised in northern Indiana. He studied Bible and Religion at Anderson University during which time his love for creating furniture began in the small shop of his wife's grandfather. He went on to study Old Testament and Biblical Languages at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, just north of Boston, while he continued to design and build furniture.

After completing two master's degrees at GCTS, he decided to pursue furniture making. He enrolled at the oldest trade school in America, North Bennet Street School, in their renowned Cabinet and Furniture Making department. It was there that he refined his craft through the study of the tools, methods, joinery, and design used during the 18th century, which was the pinnacle of American furniture. Since the opening of Kauffman Fine Furniture in 2007, Justin has been building formal period furniture for clients across the country and, over the years, has been recognized nationally as crafting some of the finest authentic period furniture being commissioned today. Justin now lives and works in Noblesville, Indiana with his wife, Audra, and sons, Daniel, James, and Joel, where he designs and builds period furniture.

Justin Kauffman

Find your favorite Demonstrating Artisans at the 2020 Virtual Fair below (click on the thumbnail to find their preferred method of contact/shopping), shop the Old Mill Online Sale (10 & 2 daily) and visit the Waterford Foundation Online Store to shop by clicking here: SHOP!

MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAMS OF

The Waterford Foundation

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Waterford Foundation

The mission of the Waterford Foundation is to preserve the historic buildings and open spaces of the National Historic Landmark of Waterford, Virginia and through education to increase the public’s knowledge of life and work in an early American rural community.

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EXPLORE YOUR FAVORITE CRAFT

Waterford Craft School

You don't have to wait until the Waterford Fair to explore your crafty side - take a class at the Waterford Craft School. Some of our instructors have been demonstrating artists at the Fair and all of them are experts in their field.

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