Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show Returns This Fall, September 28 and 29, 2019

Thomas Om, from Newport News, paints a sailing boat in his booth at the Occoquan Arts and Crafts show, May 31.

(August 12, 2019 – Occoquan, VA)  The Fall Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show will be held rain or shine on Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown historic Occoquan. A 50-year tradition, this award-winning outdoor street festival features hundreds of artisans and crafters from all over the region and U.S., 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 make time to stop by the beer garden in River Mill Par

Occoquan celebrates its 50th annual Arts and Crafts Show downtown, May 31 and June 1. Mill Street was lined with hand-crafted arts as vendors came from throughout the region to participate.

k either day, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. We’re celebrating our 50th 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

Occoquan celebrates its 50th annual Arts and Crafts Show downtown, May 31 and June 1. Mill Street was lined with hand-crafted arts as vendors came from throughout the region to participate.

out the new obstacle course in the park provided by My Gym Burke. The town is pleased to offer beautiful River Mill Park as a venue to the Ordway Conservatory of Classical Ballet to showcase their talents from 10 a.m. to 12 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 this Fall’s drawing for the 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible!

 

Schedule of Events
Saturday, September 28
10am-12pm Ordway Conservatory of Classical Ballet River Mill Park
12pm -5pm Beer Garden featuring Water’s End Brewery River Mill Park
12pm-5pm 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, September 29
10am-12pm Ordway Conservatory of Classical Ballet River Mill Park
12pm -5pm Beer Garden featuring Water’s End Brewery River Mill Park
12pm-5pm 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 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.

Occoquan celebrates its 50th annual Arts and Crafts Show downtown, May 31 and June 1. Mill Street was lined with hand-crafted arts as vendors came from throughout the region to participate.

Occoquan celebrates its 50th annual Arts and Crafts Show downtown, May 31 and June 1. Mill Street was lined with hand-crafted arts as vendors came from throughout the region to participate.

Next spring, Occoquan will revamp its Spring Arts & Crafts Show, creating a dynamic new 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, which draw tens of thousands of visitors to the riverside town steeped in history yet vibrant with excellent restaurants, unique shops and art galleries. 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 and Crafts Show visit www.occoquanva.gov or www.Facebook.com/OccoquanCraftShow