The 69th Annual Waterford Fair Offers Fun For All

Wine Garden featuring eight Loudoun vineyards is new for 2012
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Aug. 27, 2012 - PRLog -- Waterford, Va.—Virginia’s oldest juried crafts fair marks its sixty-ninth anniversary this year when the annual Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit, also known as the Waterford Fair, returns on October 5, 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The weekend will feature 155 artisans demonstrating a variety of traditional craftsmanship. A
tour of the village will offer guests a look into preserved homes and buildings and a walk
through Civil War and Quaker cemeteries. On Friday, a special reenactment of a day in an 1880
classroom will take place in a one-room schoolhouse.

Other exciting features of the fair include three floors of juried handcrafts for sale in a restored
brick mill; vintage barns full of different art pieces for sale, traditional music and dance, Colonial
era militia encampments, marching fife and drum corps, Civil War re-enactors including cavalry
with skirmishes and lots of activities for children throughout the weekend.

The Country Store will offer homemade baked goods, candles, tote bags, ornaments and more.
Throughout the day, enjoy sampling of local wines and cheeses. A new addition to this year’s
fair is the Wine Garden, where guests can indulge in the wines from eight local Loudoun County

Tickets at the gate are $17 per person per day, children 12 and under are free. Advance tickets
are $15 per person per day (order online Aug. 13-Sept. 22). Advance tickets at ticket outlets ibzng may
be purchased through October 4 (check web site for list of outlets). Additional fee for Wine
Garden entrance.
Advance tickets may be charged by phone through the Waterford Foundation office at 540-882-3129 or 882-3659 or online at  Or send your check (please specify dates you wish to attend), along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:  Waterford Foundation, P.O. Box 142, Waterford, VA  20197. Bus groups and groups of 20 or more are $12 per person and must be booked in advance.  Call the Waterford Foundation office for group arrangements.  Ticket orders by mail, phone or online must be received by September 22.

Waterford is located just 45 miles northwest of Washington, DC and in close proximity to Dulles International Airport.   To get there:  take the Dulles Toll Road/Greenway to Leesburg, exit left and follow signs for Route 7 West.  Continue on Route 7 and Exit onto Route 9 West to Route 662 (Clarke’s Gap Road) and follow to Waterford.  Call 540-882-3085 or 540-882-3018 for more information or visit the web at
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