For Artists / Opportunities

Waterford Fair, VA / 74th Annual Waterford Fair / Call for Artists

Submission fee


The 74th Annual Waterford Fair, a juried artisan exhibition with demonstrations and retail sales, will be held in the National Historic Landmark village of Waterford, Virginia, on October 5, 6, and 7, 2018. 160 heritage and contemporary artisans from across America are invited to demonstrate and sell their products at the Fair each year.

The 18,000+ visitors who attend annually enjoy strolling through the streets of our historic village, touring homes, learning about the artists and their work and purchasing their wares. Fair organizers cater to all artistic preferences and budgets. The result is a tasteful selection of high-quality, handmade products from within eleven (11) medium categories.

Our artisans appreciate the warmth of the Waterford welcome and the support they receive from our well-educated and loyal clientele, villagers and volunteers. This video produced by Visit Loudoun: Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit provides a quick peek into our wonderful event.

The funds raised by the Waterford Fair support the preservation and education efforts of the Waterford Foundation whose mission is to preserve and protect the Landmark District, and through education, to increase the public’s knowledge of life and work in an early American rural community. The Waterford Foundation is a 501(c)(3).

General Information

Take advantage of the Early Bird Registration Fee savings. Apply before 5 pm on February 20 and save $15 (reg. $45)!

Works eligible for exhibition include basketry, clay, fiber/textile, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media/other, paper and wood. Note: Artists wishing to exhibit jewelry and another medium MUST submit an additional application for their jewelry and may not exhibit jewelry unless this application is accepted. Maximum of two (2) entries per demonstrating artisan accepted.

Work must be produced by the exhibiting artist, whose manipulation of the chosen medium exhibits an excellence in concept and technique, as well as the mark of individuality. Work exhibited must be consistent with the quality shown in digital images submitted when juried. Waterford Fair reserves the right to require that any inappropriate or ineligible work be removed.

Eligible media

Craft, Multidisciplinary Arts, Visual Arts