COVID-19 UPDATE: The Fair is still a go for October, and we expect it to be great as people come out of this crazy time. 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 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].

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.

Other Participation Categories

Check back in mid-2020 to apply for the following categories: Fine Art & Art Mart, Dried Flowers, Baked Goods, Old Mill Shop and food & drink. Please note that the prospectus and application processes are different by category and are subject to change in 2020.


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.


Fine Art and Art Mart combined.


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


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


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


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