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19 01, 2020

Become a Volunteer

By |2020-01-20T00:01:40+00:00January 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Individual and groups are invited to volunteer at the Waterford Fair. The Waterford Fair is the premier traditional crafts fair and homes tour in the Northern Virginia area. The Fair needs many volunteers to make it a success. The [...]

19 01, 2020

Become a Sponsor

By |2020-01-20T00:03:27+00:00January 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Businesses can feel good about supporting the Waterford Fair. Your business can be featured on Waterford Fair marketing materials as well as many other opportunities that can be arranged with our staff. Please contact us to find out how [...]

29 09, 2019

Living History

By |2019-09-29T16:05:03+00:00September 29th, 2019|2019 Special Event|

Visit re-enactor encampments at the Waterford Fair.  (Sat/Sun) Encampments 8th Virginia Infantry  C-7 on map U.S Colored Troops D-3 on map FREED (Sat only)  D-3 on map Strolling Patriot Daughters of Lancaster Sunday Service 8th Virginia Infantry 10:00am  C-7 [...]

29 09, 2019


By |2019-09-29T16:14:31+00:00September 29th, 2019|2019 Special Event|

Enjoy the parade from the Old Mill to the Second Street School — along Main and Second Streets! Those in 1700-1800’s costume are welcome to join the fun and walk in the parade (meet just beyond the Mill at 10:45 [...]

29 09, 2019

Silent Auction

By |2019-09-29T16:15:01+00:00September 29th, 2019|2019 Special Event|

This beautiful Waterford scene, painted and donated by Antonia Walker, longtime Waterford resident, will be presented for silent auction at Art in the Meadow, Schooley Mill Barn. The auction ends at 5pm, Sunday, October 6, 2019. No need to be [...]

27 09, 2019

5 Tara

By |2019-09-27T17:16:15+00:00September 27th, 2019|Food, Meals, Old School Outside|

Indian cuisine focusing on Northern India OLD SCHOOL AREA C-6  https://www.5taraleesburg.com/ * This merchant is helping to make Waterford and the planet a little greener by using compostable products at our event. Thank you!  

29 07, 2019

Mahlon Myers

By |2019-09-23T00:39:26+00:00July 29th, 2019|2019 Homes on Tour, Sunday Homes|

Mahlon Myers Shortly after the turn of the nineteenth century Quaker Mahlon Janney (1731-1812), son of village founder Amos, began selling lots in his “New Addition,” extending Main Street up over the hill and along Butchers Row. Mahlon Myers purchased [...]

9 01, 2019

Embassy Suites

By |2019-04-21T01:38:09+00:00January 9th, 2019|Lodging, Uncategorized|

Embassy Suites Dulles-North Reservations can be made by clicking on this link: Waterford Fair Lodging. Suites begin at $119 + taxes per night. Embassy Suites Hotel 44610 Waxpool Road Dulles, Virginia 20147 703-723-5300 [...]

6 09, 2018

Save the Galaxy IPA

By |2018-09-06T17:45:23+00:00September 6th, 2018|beer|

A solid malt backbone compliments the copious use of Citra and Mosaic hops in this extraordinary India Pale Ale. Tropical fruit, citrus, berry and pine notes intermingle to deliver a nicely balanced but assertive experience. 8.3% ABV 90 IBUs

6 09, 2018

Peach Cobbler Ale

By |2018-09-06T17:42:53+00:00September 6th, 2018|beer|

This wonderful seasonal ale incorporates huge amounts of fresh peaches sourced locally to add that perfect end of summer sweetness. 5.6% ABV Cinnamon dusted crust Sweet ripe peaches

21 08, 2018

Catoctin Presbyterian Church

By |2019-07-29T02:04:58+00:00August 21st, 2018|Homes|

15565 High Street Waterford’s Presbyterians have a long history in the Waterford area. In 1760, Amos Thompson, a graduate of The College of New Jersey [now Princeton University], was sent by the New Brunswick Presbytery as a missionary to Virginia. [...]

21 08, 2018

Samuel Steer

By |2019-07-29T02:03:40+00:00August 21st, 2018|Homes|

15483 Second Street In 1856 Waterford miller Samuel C. Means (1827-1884) purchased vacant lots 39 and 40 of Mahlon Janney’s 1814 subdivision. By January 1861, with war looming and busy with his mill on Main Street, Means sold the lots [...]

21 08, 2018

Livery Stable

By |2019-07-29T02:03:53+00:00August 21st, 2018|Homes|

15483 Second Street The Livery Stable served the transportation needs of Waterford from at least 1851 to the mid-twentieth century, when it was converted first to an antique shop and, in the 1990s, a residence. The 1851 deed mentions the [...]

21 08, 2018

The Iron Store House

By |2019-07-29T02:03:18+00:00August 21st, 2018|Homes|

40180 Main Street The ground floor of this home was built “as a ware-house” by Quaker John W. Williams (1771-1840) proprietor of a general store across the street, now the Waterford Post Office. Williams, one of the first four commissioners [...]

21 08, 2018

Pink House

By |2019-07-29T02:02:59+00:00August 21st, 2018|Homes|

40174 Main Street In 1825, Lewis Klein opened this building as a tavern. He had purchased the lot from Quaker William Hough a decade earlier for $80. Like many of its neighbors on Main Street, it was designed for mixed [...]

21 08, 2018

Jacob Mendenhall

By |2018-08-31T17:26:38+00:00August 21st, 2018|Friday Homes, Homes|

15620 Second Street Quakers Jacob Mendenhall (1788-1822) and his wife, the former Beulah Thomas, were “received on certificate from Baltimore Monthly Meeting” in 1813. The couple immediately settled into their new village, buying two quarter-acre lots from the estate of [...]

21 08, 2018

Talbott’s Tavern

By |2018-08-31T17:27:20+00:00August 21st, 2018|Friday Homes, Homes|

40162 Main Street Talbott’s Tavern is part of what is informally called “Arch House Row.” These four residences have undergone considerable change since the early 19th century: Interior partitions have been  adjusted as families intermarried, sold and resold portions, or [...]

21 08, 2018


By |2019-07-29T02:02:47+00:00August 21st, 2018|Homes|

40132 Bond Street Joseph Janney (c. 1740-about 1793), a Quaker merchant and near relative of Amos Janney, Waterford’s founder, built a log structure here between 1781 and 1784. When Janney moved to Strawberry Vale, his farm a few miles north [...]

21 08, 2018


By |2019-09-28T20:40:57+00:00August 21st, 2018|2019 Homes on Tour, Friday Homes|

Braden House Loudoun entrepreneur, miller and banker Robert Braden (1765-1827) appears to have purchased the lot on which this house stands about 1820; the house was built soon afterward of brick fired in the meadows behind the houses across the [...]

21 08, 2018

Maria Savka

By |2019-09-25T01:30:05+00:00August 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Maria Savka Animals have been my muses for quite sometime. Their fur, feathers, and wool provide wonderful texture, but it’s their personalities that shine through. I see printmaking as a chance to create different [...]

21 08, 2018

Rochford, Grace *

By |2020-05-04T01:14:41+00:00August 21st, 2018|2019 Demonstrating Artists, 2020 Demonstrating Artisan, 2020 WLA Artisans, Children's Activity, Loudoun Mutual Park, Mixed-Media, Waterford Craft School Instructor|

Grace Rochford Waterford Landmark Artisan I have always been interested in history and early American crafts. Through this interest, I became acquainted with the historical American floorcloths. I enjoy demonstrating and educating the public about this craft. [...]

21 08, 2018

Tatiana Rakhmanina

By |2019-09-25T01:27:46+00:00August 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Tatiana Rakhmanina I create hats and fascinators from scratch using a table, sewing supplies, millinery supplies. I cut the shapes from fabric and sinamay (a type of straw), then put everything together by hand [...]

21 08, 2018

Paul Pendola

By |2019-09-08T00:13:01+00:00August 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Functional kitchen art. My hand carved food safe wooden spoons, spatulas, scoops, knives, and other assorted spice and eating spoons are crafted using only an Axe, straight carving knife, and a hooked spoon knife. I use fresh felled [...]

28 06, 2018

Madeline McNeil

By |2019-09-08T02:04:39+00:00June 28th, 2018|Performer|

Madeline MacNeil’s audiences hold their collective breath as the last notes of her songs drift into the tableau of stages large and small. Since 1972, when she began performing in Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park, Madeline’s goal has always been to [...]

28 06, 2018

Douglas Jimerson

By |2018-06-28T20:12:18+00:00June 28th, 2018|Performer|

Jimerson began his career singing with the Washington Opera and gave his debut recital at Carnegie Hall in January 1996. He was well received in New York and obtained his first major accolade with a positive review of his Carnegie Hall recital by The New [...]

28 06, 2018

The Gina Clowes Project

By |2018-08-17T16:46:20+00:00June 28th, 2018|Performer|

An “absurdly talented banjoist” –Bluegrass Today Main Stage (Schooley Mill Field) | 1pm – 3pm  Saturday, October 6 Gina Clowes’ innovative and unique musicianship and songwriting, although based in traditional music modalities, breaks free from the assumed constructs and makes a [...]

28 06, 2018

Celtic Rhythm School of Dance

By |2019-09-05T17:19:24+00:00June 28th, 2018|2019 Main Stage|

Celtic Rhythm School of Dance The Celtic Rhythm School of Dance teaches and performs both traditional Irish dances and steps as well as more contemporary Irish dances. They are a perennial favorite for the Fair. https://www.facebook.com/Celtic-Rhythm-School-of-Dance-156160277750122/

28 06, 2018

Maggie Sansone

By |2018-06-28T19:33:25+00:00June 28th, 2018|Performer|

Maggie's Music celebrates over 30 years in the music industry. It features contemporary, acoustic and early music instruments in new and innovative settings from ancient to modern times with special focus on Celtic and Holiday music. [contentcards url="http://www.maggiesansone.com/" target="_blank"]

26 06, 2018

The Gina Clowes Project

By |2018-09-06T20:20:07+00:00June 26th, 2018|Entertainment, Schooley Mill|

An “absurdly talented banjoist” –Bluegrass Today Main Stage (Schooley Mill Field) | 1pm - 3pm  Saturday, October 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ameqa0QMleA Gina Clowes’ innovative and unique musicianship and songwriting is based in traditional music, yet makes a new musical statement. [...]

29 09, 2017

Waterford Cake

By |2017-11-21T17:24:04+00:00September 29th, 2017|News|

A traditional cake passed down through the years in the village of Waterford, little is known about the origins but it may be pictured in this old photo of the Waterford Country Store. Try the Waterford Cake at the ChefScape [...]

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