Entertainment & Food
October 4, 5 & 6, 2013
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Love music? During the Fair there is music everywhere—string bands, troubadours, barbershop quartet, gospel, classical, folk, traditional. Scroll down on this page to see a schedule of the performers and times. The Fair Booklet (available at the ticket booths when you arrive) contains a map showing performance locations.
Worried about secession? In 1863, Waterford residents continued to suffer the depradations of Union and Confederate troops in the third year of the Civil War. You’ll discover this year at the Fair what villagers said and did in 1863 as they faced continued hardships. This living history display will include musters, parades, skirmishes, a wreath laying at the Union Cemetery, and demonstrations of drill and weapons firing. Visitors will learn about significant events that took place 150 years ago in Waterford, through reenactments and on signs throughout the village.
Hungry and 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. Loudoun wines by the glass is another. And there will be jams, apple butter, and soup mixes to take home. The map in the Fair Booklet (available at the gate when you arrive) will show you where food vendors are located.
The wine tasting tent so popular at last year’s Fair will be back–with eight local wineries offering tastings (a $12 winery tent ticket gets you a sample of each of these wineries’ vintages and a commemorative wine glass), plus wine by the glass and bottle. We’ll update this page when the featured producers are selected for 2013. The wineries participating in 2012 were:
We’ll update this page when the 2013 Entertainment Schedule is set. To give you the flavor of the performers you can expect, here is the 2012 Entertainment Schedule.
Old School Stage Schedule
Noon – Patent Pending
Friday – Dominion Four (barbershop quartet), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday - Mill Run Dulcimer Band (traditional old-time American folk, stringband, and gospel), noon to 5 p.m. Doug Jimerson and the Civil War Comrades (popular American Music of the 19th century), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday – Sliders (barbershop harmony), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mill Run Dulcimer Band, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Red Barn Area
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – Madeline MacNeil (hammered dulcimer and vocals) All day
Behind Old Mill
Saturday and Sunday – John McLaughlin, The Waterford Magician, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
John Wesley Church Sanctuary (Near Mill)
Saturday - Dearest Home (Civil War music). All day.br />
Sunday – Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Choir. 2 p.m.
Bond Street Barn Area
Friday – Maryland Militia encampment (18th century cooking, musket firing, military camp life) All day.
Saturday - Maryland Militia. All day. The
Swordmasters (interactive exhibition on sworsmanship). All day. Terry Bender, organ grinder, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday – Maryland Militia. All day. The Swordmasters (interactive exhibition on sworsmanship). All day.
Schooley Mill Barn Area
Friday – Ray Owen (story-teller, farm heritage show) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – Mike Hansen & Friends (traditional American folk music) 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Liberty Hall Drum and Fife Corps, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (to 3 p.m. on Sunday)
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – Bob Bellamy & Wendy Barlow (handmade dulcimer and harp). All day.
Old School Grounds
Saturday and Sunday – 8th Virginia Infantry Confederate Camp (demonstrations of Civil War camp life). All day.
Friday – Mark Jaster (mime) and Sabrina (interactive comic) from Village Center to Old School area. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Slim Harrison & the Sunnyland Band, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - John Durant (18th century gentleman playing the lute and singing period songs). All day. John Durant, Jr. (troubadour). All day. Slim Harrison & the Sunnyland Band, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday – John Durant. All day. John Durant Jr. All day.