COVID-19 UPDATE (7/16/20): We are taking the impact of the pandemic very seriously. The Foundation Board decided to cancel the in-person Fair. Details for our Virtual Fair will be posted and communicated as quickly as we can. Thank you for your patience as we look to make the best out of an uncertain situation.

Attn Demonstrating Artisans, we have changed our booth/tent payment schedule and refund policy due to the crisis. If the Fair must be canceled due to COVID-19, artisans can choose 1 of 3 options: 1) roll the fee to the 2021 Fair (no jurying), 2) get a full refund, or 3) gift the fee to the Waterford Foundation (501(c)(3) as a donation for 2020. All other policies, procedures and schedules stand as stated. We hope this provides reassurance; we are all in it together. Thank you, and stay well!

Participate in a 76 year old tradition with 15,000+ visitors!

Demonstrating Artisan applications are currently being accepted via zapplication.org. We have several ways for artisans to participate in the Fair! Feel free to read over the information on this page to see the requirements for the different categories. We hope you to see you!

The Waterford Fair offers artisans, vendors, and producers a venue to reach a wide audience of people seeking one-of-a-kind, made by hand, items in a lovely setting that promotes history and creativity. Please follow the links below to the category of your interest. Each category has its own application and process. Have questions? Call us at 540-882-3018.

Demonstrating Artisans

Applications for Demonstrating Artisans for the 2020 Waterford Fair are now being accepted through April 30th.  If you are interested in learning more about participating as a demonstrating artisan please read the prospectus and/apply via ZAPP. Any questions please contact the fair director at:  [email protected].

Demonstrating Artisan Application

Returning Artisans

The Waterford Landmark Artisan program (WLA) is by invitation only. Artisans who have consistently juried into the Fair with a high quality art or craft and participate in an exemplary fashion for more than three years are selected and invited to return the following year without jurying.

Returning WLA Prospectus

Other Participation Categories

COVID-19 Update (7/16/20): We are taking the impact of the pandemic very seriously. The Foundation Board decided to cancel the in-person Fair. As soon as we have details for our virtual event they will be posted here. Thank you for your patience as we look to make the best out of an uncertain situation. Follow us on social media for update for the latest updates.  Please note that the application process and participation arrangements for the following categories: Fine Art & Art Mart, Dried Flowers, Baked Goods, Old Mill Shop and food & drink  have changed due to the pandemic. We will not be accepting baked goods or food & drink vendors. The Fine Art & Art Mart Show & Sale will move to a Spring 2021 date (tbd). The Old Mill Shop will be going online during the Fair weekend, 10/2-4, 2020. Fine Art/Art Mart artists and Dried Flower crafters will have the opportunity to apply to the Old Mill Online Sale. As COVID-19 circumstances are in flux, our event may need to change further. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.

FOOD VENDORS

We’re on the lookout for exceptional food trucks, stands, and carts to make the Waterford Fair a destination for delicious food and (non-alchoholic) drink.

On Hold 2020

ART AT THE FAIR

Fine Art and Art Mart combined.

On Hold – Apply

PHOTOGRAPHY

Original, digitally unaltered photographic works on exhibit. Show or sell your work with prizes given for winning pieces. (Photo credit: Shen)

ON HOLD 2020

THE OLD MILL

A wonderful variety of arts covering three floors of the historic Old Mill. Works are sold by consignment and are juried for acceptance.

Apply

BAKED GOODS

Submit your application to consign baked goods in the Old Mill Shop.

ON HOLD 2020

DRIED FLOWER BARN

Complete dried flower arrangements and individual dried pieces for customers to use to make their own arrangements.

On Hold – Apply