Town of Occoquan Holds Spring Arts & Crafts Show Finale

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By Amy Taylor

Sponsored by Town of Occoquan

Looking for something fun and free to do with the family? The Town of Occoquan is holding its 50th Spring Arts & Crafts Show. This award-winning outdoor festival features crafters and artisans from all over the country and the region. Enjoy delicious food, fun activities for children, a beer garden and a live band in the park.

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“While you’re browsing the many one-of-a-kind arts, crafts, and handmade goods featured throughout the show, be sure to make time to stop by the beer garden in River Mill Park on June 1, from 12:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m,” said Julie Little, Events and Community Development Director, in a press release. “The beer garden will feature local craft brews from Water’s End Brewery and popular music by Just Wanna Play. Be sure to sample from the many food trucks and tents nearby.”

Schedule of Events

This event is held rain or shine on Saturday, June 1 from 10:00 a. m. to 6:00 p. m. and Sunday, June 2, from 10:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.

Saturday, June 1

12pm -5pm Beer Garden featuring Water’s End Brewery, River Mill Park

12pm-5pm Just Wanna Play, River Mill Park

1pm-3pm Denny Eigell, Mamie Davis Park

All Day Fairy Jennabelle Face Painting, Mill House Museum

All Day OWL VFD Touch-a-Truck, Mill House Museum

All Day Law Enforcement United Dunk Tank, Mill House Museum

All Day BXRC Drawing for 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible, Mill House Museum

Sunday, June 2

11am-12pm McGrath Morgan Academy of Irish Dance, River Mill Park

1pm-3pm Doug Alan Wilcox, Mamie Davis Park

12pm-4pm Ordway Conservatory of Classical Ballet, River Mill Park

All Day Fairy Jennabelle Face Painting, Mill House Museum

All Day OWL VFD Touch-a-Truck, Mill House Museum

All Day Law Enforcement United Dunk Tank, Mill House Museum

All Day BXRC Drawing for 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible, Mill House Museum

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Admission and Parking

Admission to the event is free. A shuttle bus service will be available and run from the Workhouse Arts Center, Lake Ridge Commuter Lot, Route 123 Commuter Lot and the I-95 Commuter Lot on Route 123. The shuttle fee is $5 per adult and kids 12 and under ride for free. People with disabilities can find accessible parking in the Town of Occoquan. The first 300 shuttle bus riders will receive a free tote!

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New Spring Event Debuts in 2020

And while this is the last one, for those who love the Spring Arts & Crafts Show, don’t worry. The event is just getting a makeover for next year!

“Next year, Occoquan will revamp its Spring Arts & Crafts Show, creating a dynamic new one-day event celebrating the historic town’s natural beauty along the Occoquan River,” Little said.

RiverFest will be a day of family-friendly activities with live entertainment, a juried artisans’ market, beverage garden, river activities and live entertainment. “The new RiverFest will inject vibrant new activities in the spring, complementing the many other single-day events in the town, such as Discover Occoquan, the Music & Movies on Mill summer series, and WinterFest,” Little said.

The Fall Arts & Crafts Show will remain unchanged and will continue hosting artisans from across the country.

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].

Amy Taylor ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and editor. She earned her BLS in English from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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