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 depredations 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, 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 five local wineries offering tastings (a $10 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. The wineries participating in 2013 are:
We are sorry to announce that because of the federal government shutdown, the U.S. Army Old Guard will not be performing at the Waterford Fair on Saturday.
Old School Stage Schedule
Noon – Patent Pending
Saturday - The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps (15-minute performance after a march up Secons Street), noon and 1:30 p.m.
Sunday – Sliders (barbershop harmony), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tara Linhardt Band (string band) 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Red Barn Area
Friday - Madeline MacNeil (hammered dulcimer and vocals), all day.
Saturday – Madeline MacNeil (hammered dulcimer and vocals), all day.
Sunday – Madeline MacNeil (hammered dulcimer and vocals), all day.
Behind Old Mill
Saturday- John McLaughlin, The Waterford Magician, 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30.
Sunday – John McLaughlin, The Waterford Magician, 1:30 and 3:30.
John Wesley Church Sanctuary (Near Mill)
Saturday - Dearest Home (Civil War music), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.; The Loudoun Chorale (concert), 2 p.m.
Sunday – Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Choir (gospel), 2 p.m.
Bond Street Barn Area
Saturday - The Tuesday Regulars, 1 to 3 p.m.; Stonewall Brigade (demonstrations of Civil War life), all day.
Sunday – Stonewall Brigade (demonstrations of Civil War life), all day.
Schooley Mill Barn Area
Friday – Ray Owen (farm heritage show), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Mike Hansen, noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday - Mike Hansen and Friends (bluegrass, old time, western swing), noon to 4 p.m.; Jubilo (string band), noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday – Mike Hansen and Friends (bluegrass, old time, western swing), noon to 4 p.m.; Jubilo (string band), noon to 5 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – Bob Bellamy and Wendy Barlow (handmade dulcimer and harp), all day.
Old School Grounds
Saturday – 8th Virginia Infantry Confederate Camp near front entrance (demonstrations of Civil War camp life), all day; “Waulking the Wool” at the booth of the Waterford Weavers (songs by Melissa Weaver Dunning), 2 p.m.
Sunday – 8th Virginia Infantry Confederate Camp near front entrance (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.
Saturday – John Durant (18th century gentleman playing the lute and singing period songs), all day; Liberty Hall Drum and Fife Corps (marching through the village)
Sunday – Liberty Hall Drum and Fife Corps (marching through the village)