Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show Returns Sept. 28 and 29

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Provided by Town of Occoquan

The Fall Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show is coming to downtown historic Occoquan! The event will be held rain or shine on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A 50-year tradition, this award-winning outdoor street festival features hundreds of artisans and crafters , delicious food, fun interactive activities for the kids, and a beer garden and bands in the park!

While you’re browsing the many one-of-a-kind arts, crafts, and handmade goods featured throughout the show, be sure to stop by the beer garden in River Mill Park either day, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the festival by featuring local craft brews from Water’s End Brewery and popular music by Just Wanna Play on Saturday and Mars Rodeo on Sunday. By parking at the Lake Ridge Commuter Lot, visitors can board the “Beer Garden Express” Green shuttle straight to the Beer Garden at River Mill Park.

After they have their face painted by the one and only Fairy Jennabelle, kids will want to try out the new obstacle course in the park provided by My Gym Burke. The Ordway Conservatory of Classical Ballet will showcase their talents in River Mill Park as a venue to the Ordway Conservatory of Classical Ballet from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. both days. Rockledge Assembly of English Country Dancers will perform throughout the craft show site. While down by the park, be sure to sample from the many food trucks and tents nearby and enter the drawing for the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible!

Schedule of Events

Saturday, Sept. 28
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Ordway Conservatory of Classical Ballet River Mill Park
12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Beer Garden featuring Water’s End Brewery River Mill Park
12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Just Wanna Play (Popular) River Mill Park
All Day Fairy Jennabelle Face Painting Mill House Museum
All Day OWL VFD Touch-a-Truck Mill House Museum
All Day BXRC Drawing for 1966 Ford Mustang convertible Mill House Museum

Sunday, Sept. 29
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Ordway Conservatory of Classical Ballet River Mill Park
12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Beer Garden featuring Water’s End Brewery River Mill Park
12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Mars Rodeo (Popular) River Mill Park
All Day Fairy Jennabelle Face Painting Mill House Museum
All Day OWL VFD Touch-a-Truck Mill House Museum
All Day BXRC Drawing for 1966 Ford Mustang convertible Mill House Museum

Admission is free. Off-site parking with shuttle bus service is available at the Workhouse Arts Center (9518 Workhouse Way), Lake Ridge Commuter Lot (corner of Old Bridge and Minnieville Roads), Route 123 Commuter Lot (corner of Rt. 123 and Old Bridge Road) and the I-95 Commuter Lot (off I-95 and Rt. 123). There is a $5.00 round trip shuttle fee payable at the event drop-off; kids 12 and under ride free. Accessible parking for people with disabilities is available in town.

Coming Next Spring

Next spring, Occoquan will revamp its Spring Arts & Crafts Show, creating an event celebrating the historic town’s natural beauty along the Occoquan River. RiverFest 2020 will feature a weekend of activities for all ages, including live entertainment, great food, a juried artisans’ market, beverage garden, river activities and more. It’s a lively update to one of the town’s two famous Arts & Crafts Shows. The award-winning Fall Arts & Crafts Show this year and next remains unchanged, hosting hundreds of artisans from across the U.S. and their one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items.

For more information on the Arts & Crafts Show, visit occoquanva.gov or Facebook.com/OccoquanCraftShow, or contact Julie Little, Events and Community Development Director, at (703) 491-2168 or [email protected].

Occoquan Arts & Crafts show

Occoquan, Waters End

Occoquan arts & crafts show

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