Stay and Play in Occoquan

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Provided by Town of Occoquan

The fall is the perfect time to visit Occoquan, and Prince William County is made for exploring! Become a vacation VIP and take advantage of Occoquan’s Stay and Play Craft Show Package. Visit the Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show, Sept. 23 & 24, 2023, and while you are here, explore nearby attractions in Prince William County and beyond. See below for suggested itineraries.

Hosted in the streets of Historic Occoquan, the Fall Arts & Crafts Show will feature two packed days of a wide range of 250+ artisans, makers, and creators in over 20 categories. Meet emerging and experienced artisans, indulge in festival fare, and enjoy live music in the beer & wine garden. Kids will want to stop by Imagination Alley to create their own art and watch performances from local groups.

This package includes:

  • Your choice hotel at a reduced rate with the Occoquan Craft Show room block
  • VIP Occoquan Market Tote and swag from local businesses
  • FREE, reusable bus passes for entry into the Fall Arts & Crafts Show
  • Gift cards for spending in Occoquan!

STAY: Hotel Deals just for you!

Reserve a room at any of these local hotels:

  • Comfort Suites
  • Country Inn & Suites
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • SpringHill Suites
  • Hampton Inn
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites

PLAY: Sample Itineraries

For the Art Lover

Occoquan Art Lover

Browse the many art galleries in historic Occoquan. Over 80 local artists are represented throughout the town. In addition, many of the local shops highlight artwork and artisan gifts from around the region.

​Just over the river in Lorton is the Workhouse Arts Center, a one-of-a-kind visual arts, performing arts, history, and education center.

For the Food Lover

Occoquan Food Lovers

There are literally dozens of tasty food options right in the heart of historic Occoquan.

​You can also venture just outside of town to Bistro L’Hermitage, a popular local French restaurant, or to Harbour Grille, an excellent choice for waterfront dining.

For the Nature Lover

Occoquan Nature Lover

Explore Mamie Davis Park and River Mill Park within the historic district of Occoquan or get out on the river and kayak or stand up paddleboard! The entire Town of Occoquan is also designated as a bird sanctuary.

​About 15 minutes from Occoquan is Neabsco Creek Boardwalk. This site allows hikers access to wetlands that provide a rich habitat for winged wildlife. Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge is just 10 minutes from town and boosts 642 acres with four miles of trails as well.\

For the History Lover

Occoquan History Lover

While in town, don’t miss the Mill House Museum next to River Mill Park. You can also walk the Occoquan Historical Marker Trail through town.

Nearby, visit the following historic attractions:

  • Lucy Burns Museum
  • Suffragette Memorial
  • George Mason’s Gunston Hall
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Manassas National Battlefield Park​

Come to Occoquan!

Whether you are an arts & nature lover, history buff, or foodie, you’ll love your trip to Occoquan for the Fall Arts & Crafts Show this September! Book soon–many of the special reserved room blocks expire at the end of August.

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