Provided by Waterford Foundation
Summer is upon us, and with it, preparations for the Waterford Fair, Traditional American Crafts and Historic Homes Tour, are in full swing. This award-winning, three-day event was among the first to commemorate the traditional craftsmanship of early America as a way to keep those traditions alive.
Today, the Waterford Fair stands as a model of teaching excellence and the artisanship of the past – drawing some 20,000 people annually to enjoy fine craftsmanship demonstrated by over 135 master practitioners. Watching the delight on a child’s face as he or she is skillfully helped to try the potter’s wheel, weave a basket, dip a candle, or watch an antique tractor puff its way around the field, is just one of the benefits of the fair. Visitors also enjoy period music, dance, art, photography, military re-enactments, and delicious food and wine.
In 2015, for the first time in 71 years, the Fair closed due to severe weather. Fair Director Tracy Kirkman is excited to to announce “through the unwavering support of our artists, volunteers, business partners and members, we are back!” Mark calendars now for October 7-9 from 10:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m. and spend a day or two enjoying the Fair in the National Historic Landmark Village of Waterford (Loudoun County).