This weekend, October 17-18, the small village of Waterford, Virginia will provide a special opportunity to step back in time and observe first-hand the rich artistic heritage and craftsmanship of this region with the Waterford Art Harvest.
Established in 1733 by Quakers, the little village is remarkably untouched by the hands of time, with most of its 18th and 19th century homes, barns, storefronts, and churches not only intact but continuously used and lived in. Because of this, the entire village of Waterford is now listed as a National Historic Landmark.
This year’s Art Harvest will have several stations set up within the historical buildings of the town: The Bond Street Barn, the Corner Store, the Old School Auditorium, as well as the Heritage Farm Exhibit at the Schooley Mill Barn which celebrates Waterford’s agricultural history.
The large gathering of artisans and craftspeople creating everything from paintings to pottery and quilting to woodworking is advertised as “the oldest and best-juried crafts fair in Virginia.”
The Waterford Art Harvest will be held from 10:00am until 5:00pm both Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18th. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.waterfordfoundation.org