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Due to safety concerns in light of winds and rain brought on by the impending tropical storm, the Town has made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Fall Arts and Crafts Show, including both Saturday and Sunday.

Things to do

SATURDAY, Sept 23 

10am-5pm -- Arts & Crafts, Live Demos  

10am-5pm -- Imagination Alley

11am-1pm -- Paint & Sip   

12pm-4pm -- Concert in River Mill Park

12pm-5pm -- Beer & Wine Garden

 2pm-4pm  -- Paint & Sip   

SUNDAY, sept 24 

10am-5pm -- Arts & Crafts, Live Demos 

10am-5pm -- Imagination Alley

11am-1pm -- Paint & Sip   

12pm-4pm -- Concert in River Mill Park

12pm-5pm -- Beer & Wine Garden

 2pm-4pm  -- Paint & Sip   

Arts & Crafts

Live Demos

Saturday & Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Do you love to shop? The wonderful weekend you know and love is back! Get ready for 300 Artisans, Makers, and Creators to fill the streets of Occoquan for this dynamic event. Many artisans are willing to demonstrate their craft to you. Just look for signs that say, "Ask Me About My Work." 



paint & sip

Saturday & Sunday
Sessions at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00pm


Explore your creative side at the Occoquan Fall Arts & Craft Show’s first PAINT & SIP in River Mill Park!

Painting fosters relaxation, sparks creativity, and produces a one-of-a-kind piece of art by YOU! Local artist, Racheal Bright, will guide you to create your own make-and-take acrylic masterpiece. So, bring a friend and unleash your inner artist!

Tickets include all of the supplies needed to get creative, your choice of a wine slushie from Woodlawn Press Winery or a pour from Water’s End Brewery, PLUS a free shuttle pass to the show! Enjoy live bands during your session, too. Each session is 2 hours.


Sessions at 11am and 2pm, both days

Cost per person: $45

Location: River Mill Park, 458 Mill Street, Occoquan


imagination Alley

Saturday & Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bring the kids and explore Imagination Alley-- packed with family fun, junior artisan booths, performances, and tons of arts & crafts, including: 

  • Make your own art from recycled supplies at the Art Bar

  • Create a masterpiece at the spin art machine 

  • Have your face painted by Fairy Jennabelle (fee)

  • See a live dance performance

  • Make your very own bracelet from hand made beads (fee)

  • Listen to a book reading by a junior author

  • Visit Junior Artisan craft booths

  • Paint a rock and leave it OCQ for someone to find!

Beer & Wine Garden, plus Live Music

Saturday & Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


River Mill Park, with its spectacular views of the river, is the perfect spot for concerts, food, and adult beverages. Ample seating makes this a great place to take a break, grab a drink, and enjoy something tasty. LEARN MORE.

  • Collective - Saturday from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • DC Transit Band - Sunday from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Food Courts

Saturday & Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Mill Street will have two Food Courts for you to enjoy. Look for crepes, paninis, pizza, Himalayan, Thai, Puerto Rican, and other tasty treats galore! Plus, many of our award winning restaurants will be open and ready for business!

grab a drink to go!

Saturday & Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Sip & Stroll your way through the historic district! Our special license allows visitors ages 21+ to purchase alcoholic beverages from a restaurant and carry it within the limits of the festival. Simply visit any participating business and ask for a “to-go.”

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Head to the Information Booth across from Town Hall to shop OCQ merch!

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festival map

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