Come to the Waterford Fair and return to a day from an earlier time. Tour historic houses, watch juried artisans demonstrate techniques of traditional craftsmanship, stroll through the Old Mill and vintage barns transformed into galleries for painting, crafts and dried flowers.
Since the first Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit in 1943, the number and variety of craft demonstrators has risen steadily. This is a “teaching Fair,” and so we choose traditional artisans who will inform our visitors about traditional crafts through the demonstration of their work and techniques.
Village residents open their doors and share the history of their unique homes. Docents welcome you and speak about the history, architecture and furnishings of these dwellings.
Music, Civil War, and Living History
Friends and families, adults and children all delight in lively performances of traditional music and dance; re-enactments by Colonial and Civil War-era militia. And there is music everywhere—string bands, troubadours, barbershop, gospel, classical, folk, and traditional.
Farming as it used to be
Come see antique farm equipment complete with demonstrations of early farming machinery and methods.
Hungry or Thirsty?
Food for every palate: barbeque ribs and pulled pork, vegetable wraps, artisanal sheep cheeses, homemade sodas, ice cream, kettle corn and freshly squeezed lemonade are just a few of the possibilities. And jams, apple butter, and soup mixes to take home.
You can also cleanse you palette with locally crafted wines and beers.
Art & Photography Exhibits
The Fair includes an art and photography exhibit, along with a popular Art Mart where you can purchase works of art by local artists.