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 [...]
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 [...]
Made by Hand: Life in Early America – a Touch, Feel, and Learn About display of early tools used by Waterford’s early residents, for children of all ages. Know what a burl mallet was used for? What about a [...]
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 [...]
Hear Dr. Beech's Presentation entitled: US Colored Troops “Earning The Right To Citizenship.” Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Malcolm E. Beech, Sr., DBA attended undergraduate school at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. Upon graduation he accepted a marketing management position [...]
All day Saturday, meet members of Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) and the African American Civil War Museum, who bring to life at the Second Street School such real historical figures as … Hattie, a pre-Civil War enslaved woman who [...]
Join artist Allison Smith for a personal inter-generational reflection on the Waterford Fair. Smith will share her memories of attending the Fair as a kid and share insights and favorites from this year’s Fair through a critical and loving lens. [...]
Get yours while they last — only 100 made! This beautiful ornament, designed and made by Waterford Landmark Artisan, Anne Piazza, is available for purchase at the Old Mill Shop and the Waterford Craft School tent (C-6).
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 [...]
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 [...]
Traditional American Food
Healthy rice bowls (Sat only) SCHOOLEY MILL MEADOW & BARN AREA E-2 * This merchant is helping to make Waterford and the planet a little greener by using compostable products at our event. Thank you!
Pit pork, beef, ham, turkey, pork bbq, loaded bbq potato, turkey legs, crab dip bowls, fries, cream slaw, mac-n-cheese, funnel cake, and drinks SCHOOLEY MILL MEADOW & BARN AREA E-2
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!
Artisan wood fired baked goods OLD SCHOOL AREA C-6 * This merchant is helping to make Waterford and the planet a little greener by using compostable products at our event. Thank you!
Artisan chocolates and caramel RED BARN AREA C-3 & C-4 https://www.yummyworks.com/ * This merchant is helping to make Waterford and the planet a little greener by using compostable products at our event. Thank you!
Birch beer, root beer, sarsaparilla & more * This merchant is helping to make Waterford and the planet a little greener by using compostable products at our event. Thank you!
Ice cream, chips, candy, sodas and water OLD MILL & BOND STREET BARN AREA B-2 & OLD SCHOOL AREA C-6 * This merchant is helping to make Waterford and the planet a little greener by using compostable products at our [...]
Fresh roasted and brewed hot coffee, cold brew & beans by the bag. CORNER STORE B-4 * This merchant is helping to make Waterford and the planet a little greener by using compostable products at our event. Thank you!
Yannig Tanguy Artisan wood fired baked goods
Philip Valencia Hand-blown glass works
John Bailey Watermarble silk scarves
Ben May I have been making pottery for the last 20 years. From the raw lump of clay to the finished functional piece.
Cooperative Rugmakers Primitive, punched, traditional
Gary Schlappal Handbuilt and thrown ceramics, underglazes, glazes; wall forms.
Sandy Murray Sandy describes her work as drawing and painting with threads. She begins each piece with a basic pencil sketch of her idea. The design progresses as she works.
Roy Phillips I have been tinsmithing for the past 13 years. My wife and I use all hand tools used in the 18-19th century.
Zeicheng Mary Yang Enamel cloisonne jewelry uniquely designed and handcrafted with 24-karat yellow gold wire and transparent enamels, fired at 1500 degrees F, and set in 14-karat yellow gold with precious stones. [...]
John Landis Trained as an architect at the University of Virginia, John turned his attention to furniture building after becoming dissatisfied with the "hands-off" profession of architecture. John served a year-long apprenticeship and two [...]
Amee Sweet-McNamara One-of-a-kind hats made using traditional hatting and millinery techniques including blocking, wiring, buckram-work, and cut-and-pieced items. Embellishments include ribbon-work, kanzashi, soutache-and-bead embroidery and bead embroidery.
Linda Doucette I locally source wool fiber and naturally dye it using plants and lichens from my farm. I hand felt large floral tapestries using wool, soapy water and a hand held wood washboard. [...]
Jose Farinango Through the combination of several natural stones found throughout the Southwest region and various semi-precious stones, I have infused my Native American culture in modern jewelry.
Clay Savely Functional hand-built stoneware ceramics comprised of complex impressions of Appalachian ferns, leaves, flowers and tree bark inlaid in mandalas and landscape themes and then fossilized into the clay with iron oxides. Earth [...]
Benjamin Pittman All knives are 100% handmade from start to finish with great care taken to create the best possible piece. While the cutlery may be considered a work of art, they are designed [...]
Catherine O'Toole Colorful, 100% cotton, machine washable, reversible quilts and accessories.
Scott Supraner We create a unique collection of handcrafted stoneware. Each piece is embossed with original designs and hand painted with lead-free glaze. All pieces are ovenproof, dishwasher and microwave safe. Some pieces are [...]
Linda Winegar The majority of our functional and decorative stoneware pottery is created on the potter's wheel. Many pieces are enhanced with hand-embossed or carved patterns, hand-formed leaves and acorns, and sometimes semi-precious gemstones. [...]
The Hough House In 1801 Isaac Hough, a Quaker, bought lots 14 and 15 of Mahlon Janney’s early subdivision of the Big Hill. Hough sold them to local joiner Thomas Lacey in 1813. Between 1818 and 1820 tax records indicate [...]
Ephraim Schooley The oldest part of this house is the south end, which John Morrow, a weaver, built between 1821 and 1825, shortly before his death. Quaker Ephraim Schooley (1786-1867) acquired the property in the 1830s. Renowned saddler Asa Brown [...]
Charles and George Schooley House This house, of Federal design, occupies two of the 17 lots on the Big Hill that were sold in 1803 by Mahlon Janney, son of Waterford’s founder, to Thomas Hirst. Hirst sold the lots a [...]
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 [...]
Old Waod/Off the Rails This is one of several village buildings that look older than they actually are. A “1769” inscription, installed in jest by the original owner George Bentley, fooled visitors who marveled at the house’s “fine condition” for [...]
Wisteria Cottage This small brick house was probably constructed early in the 19th century. During much of its history, it belonged to the Gover family, prominent Quakers. They sold the house to Gover descendant Wellman Chamberlin in 1941. For half [...]
Loudoun B&B Contact properties individually to check rates. See the Loudoun B&B Guild website for listings of lodgings: Browse
The Inn at Oatlands Hamlet 703-777-3174 Hotel Website
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 [...]
Best Western Room rates start at $104 + taxes a night. Best Western 726 E. Market St. Leesburg, VA 20176 703-777-9400 Hotel Website
Jake Kristophel My father has been making treenware for 30+ years and I have been apprenticing with him and hope to keep the art of spoon carving alive. I enjoy creating functional wooden utensils [...]
West Coast style IPA hopped with Cascade, Columbus and Cluster hops. Flavors of citrus and pine balanced by bready malts. 7.2% ABV 67IBUs
With a robust and roasty aroma, Raven’s Roost Baltic Porter has notes of chocolate, caramel and toffee. 7.1% ABV
Kolsch is a German style light ale. Light bodied and crisply carbonated with flavors of crackery malt finished with a slight hop bitterness. It has a clean flavor similar to a pilsner. 5.6% ABV
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
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
Picnic Pak: cheese, salami and bread, fruit and water SCHOOLEY MILL MEADOW & BARN AREA E-2
BBQ, sides and drinks (Red Hot & Blue BBQ) RED BARN AREA C-3 & C-4
Healthy wraps, sandwiches, walking tacos, hot dogs, mac-n-cheese, baked goodies, breakfast and gluten free items OLD MILL & BOND STREET BARN AREA B-2
Hot dogs, sausage, pork chop on a stick, sauerkraut, pickles on a stick, dilly bean cones, ginger beer, chips, various condiments and water https://thesweetfarm.com/ OLD SCHOOL AREA C-6
Gyro (chicken, lamb, or steak), falafel, hummus, grape leaves, salad, sausage, philly steak, hot dogs, tenders, fries, chips, funnel cake, oreos, smoothies, lemonade and ice tea SCHOOLEY MILL MEADOW & BARN AREA E-2
Funnel cakes, deep fried Oreos and candy bars, fresh squeezed lemonade and bottled water. OLD MILL & BOND STREET BARN AREA B-2
Quesadillas, wraps, salads, black beans & rice, veggie chili & rice, lamb sausage, sweet and regular French fries, ice tea, lemonade and water SCHOOLEY MILL MEADOW & BARN AREA E-2
Lebanese cuisine including chicken shawarma, falafel, kafta sandwich, hummus, tabbouleh salad, fries, hot dogs, baklava and drinks OLD SCHOOL AREA C-6
Freshly made kettle corn, gelato and bottled water LOUDOUN MUTUAL PARK D-3 * This merchant is helping to make Waterford and the planet a little greener by using compostable products at our event. Thank you!
Locally raised beef and lamb hamburgers and sausages, lamb sausage breakfast sandwich, fries, cold drinks, tea, coco, hot cider, cappuccino, Americano, coffee, sodas, donuts, apple fritters and muffins OLD MILL & BOND STREET BARN AREA B-2 *This merchant is helping [...]
Jeffrey Pfoutz Honey & beekeeping.
Walker-Phillips House This house has had few owners during its nearly 200-year history. It was apparently built shortly before 1820 when David and Elizabeth Janney, members of the Society of Friends (Quakers), sold it to fellow Quaker farmer and merchant [...]
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. [...]
Janney-Means House The stone portion of the Janney-Means House is one of the oldest structures in Waterford. Tradition holds that it was built by Mahlon Janney, son of the village founder, around 1762. An early owner, Philadelphia Quaker Asa Moore, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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Grace Rochford 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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Jared Lanham I am a blacksmith that focuses on using traditional techniques to shape and join metal. I enjoy making tools, hardware, functional decorative items, and designing one of a kind commissioned pieces. I [...]
Donna & Ted Kriebel Original paintings are done on gessoed board using acrylics. A series of glazes seal the paintings and a shrink coat is applied to create cracks (the aged appearance). Oils are [...]
Justin Kauffman The zenith of furniture design and style in America was the last half of the mid-18th century and early 19th century. The designs of that period were based on Greco-Roman architecture and [...]
Karen and Craig Hagaman We came to jewelry making late in life with various 'hands-on' skills. We are very nature oriented and enjoy using natural materials in our creations. Each design is original and [...]
Jeffrey Gale I am a full time Traditional Basket Maker, living in an old farmhouse in New England. I have been a Traditional Basket Maker for over 35 years. My baskets are made by [...]
Jackson Foster After working 40 years as a graphic designer, and a lover of history, wood working and folk art, I am now re-creating historic trade and tavern signs from the 18th and 19th [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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/
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"]
Too Hot! Acoustic music as you’ve never heard it –redefining American roots music on the accordion. Main Stage | 3pm Sunday, October 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1twHgWjbRmo Jazz pianist turned roots musician, Sam Reider is redefining American music on the accordion. He [...]
Legendary autoharp player credited with introducing the instrument to new generations of musicians. Main Stage | 3pm - 5pm Saturday, October 6 & 12pm - 2pm Sunday, October 7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jktfwaUIzsI For over five decades, Bryan Bowers has been [...]
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. [...]
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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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Michael Combs My bowls are hand hewn from a single piece of Midwestern hardwood using a traditional bowl adze. They are finished with a food safe mineral oil/beeswax mixture.
Barbara Wagaman-Donough Barb Wagaman-Donough and Bob Donough design and create wooden game boards in Lancaster Co. Pa. Ridge Hollow Game Boards began in 1986, due to both an interest in playing game boards and [...]