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Join us for the 2018 Waterford Fair!

Save the date for October 5-7, 2018! Now is the time to start planning your visit to the Waterford Fair.

  • Visit our Lodging section for recommended local lodging and deals.
  • You may start to purchase advance tickets in August 2018 (tickets are always available at the gate too).
  • Interested in getting free tickets to this year’s Fair? Become a member of the Waterford Foundation before September 5, 2018.
  • Invite your relatives to visit on this weekend to experience a unique Virginia event. Purchase a three-day pass to enjoy everything the Fair has to offer each day.
  • See the Plan Your Visit page for more information.
Participate in the Fair

Check the Participate section of our website this Spring to find out all you need to know to join with us to make a great 2018 Fair!

About the Fair

The Waterford Fair is Virginia’s Premier Arts and Homes Tour festival. Started 74 years ago to raise funds to help preserve the National Landmark village of Waterford, Virginia, the Waterford Fair continues today to support this national treasure as well as provide a forum for master artisans, artists, local crafters and food producers. In addition, the Waterford Fair allows visitors to tour historic homes, walk the village and learn about the history and special significance of Waterford.

Join us in 2018 for the Waterford Fair!     Plan Your Visit

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Meet the 2018 Waterford Fair Jurors

Demonstrating artists go through a jurying process that assesses the quality and authenticity of their work.

We thank the following professionals for assisting the 2018 Waterford Fair.

Gavin Glakas

The Principle Gallery

Glakas studied art at Washington University in St. Louis, the Slade School of Art in London, and with Danni Dawson and Robert Liberace. His work has been featured in the Washington Post and NBC News and hangs in the permanent collections of the US Senate, the House of Representatives, the Virginia State Capitol, Georgetown and George Washington Universities, and numerous other collections both public and private.

Corwyn Garman

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Cory is the Director of Exhibitions. Since he began his career with the MSV in 2004, Cory has focused most of his efforts toward fostering the Museum’s role as regional center for arts and culture. Through the years, he has logged thousands of miles traveling the Valley and beyond to bring stories and treasures from the Valley’s artisans and people to the MSV galleries.  

Kristin Muller

Peters Valley School of Craft

Kristin is the Executive Director of Peters Valley School of Craft, Adjunct Faculty at Hood College and specializes in wood fired ceramics. She maintains a studio with an Anagama hybrid kiln in Pennsylvania and wrote “The Potter’s Studio Handbook: A Guide to Hand Built and Wheel-Thrown Ceramics” Quarry 2007. 

Linda Eaton

Winterthur Museum

Linda is the John L. & Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections and Senior Curator of Textiles at Winterthur Museum and teaches in the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.

Waterford voted one of the top ten towns for craft lovers by American Craft Week!

what people love about the Waterford Fair

I enjoyed it. Great ambience. Neat crafts and friendly artisans. Loved the house tours, particularly the history associated with each one.
2017 Fair-goer
We loved it and can’t wait for next year, thank you!
2017 Fair-goer
I try to come every year, and bring new friends each time!
2017 Fair-goer
We like the historic homes and walking around town
2017 Fair-goer

Event tickets

Adult One Day Ticket
  • One day access
  • Free parking
  • Homes tours included
  • $20 at the Gate
Three Day Pass
  • Three day access
  • Free parking
  • Homes tours included
Student One Day Ticket (13-21)
  • One day access
  • Free parking
  • Homes tours included
  • $15 at the gate.
Child Tickets (12 and under)
  • One day access
  • Free parking
  • Homes tours included


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