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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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


these awesome organizations support preservation, education and conservation in Loudoun county.

We love your pooch too...

which is why we don’t allow dogs at the Waterford Fair. Conditions at the Fair are not conducive to pets for several reasons including availability 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!

You can also purchase your dog a treat the Fair to take home! Find pet treats at the Old Mill shop.

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