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Plan Your Visit

Join us for a weekend of fun in historic riverfront Occoquan!

Below are tips and helpful information to make your trip to the festival a little bit easier.

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General Information

 
ATM Locations
  • Inside Madigan’s Waterfront Restaurant at 201 Mill Street

  • At the VFW at 204 Mill Street

 
Restrooms
  • Restrooms are located throughout the event area. Detailed locations will be made available in our Festival Map.

 

First Aid
  • A First Aid Tent, made available by O.W.L., is located at 209 Washington Street during the festival.

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parking & Shuttles

The Town of Occoquan is located less than a mile from I-95, just 20 miles south of Washington, DC. Most streets and all parking in town are closed during festivals (on-site accessible parking IS available). Free parking is available close by and shuttles are available for $8 round-trip!

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Accessibility

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Shuttle Service
  • Wheelchair accessible shuttle service is available at the Yellow stop from 10am to 4pm both days.

  • Steps are required to get in and out of shuttle buses.

  • Visitors may opt to be dropped off at a shuttle stop and have a driver park at satellite parking. The Yellow shuttle stop (under the 123 bridge) is the flattest area for wheelchair users.

 

Parking
  • Accessible parking is available in town under the Route 123 Bridge, which can be reached via Poplar Lane during the run of the craft show.

  • Accessible parking is also available on Commerce Street. Patrons wishing to use this space should travel in on Washington Street, where they will be directed to spaces by police. Please note that there is a hill from Commerce Street to Mill Street.

General Accessibility
  • The main streets of the festival are mostly flat, with slight inclines. Businesses in town are in a mix of historic and modern buildings, making full accessibility varied from business to business. We recommend contacting a business directly to inquire about wheelchair accessibility or if steps are required to access the business.

  • Access to River Mill Park in accessible via two ramps. Access to the Beer & Wine Garden and Concert area may require leaving paved pathways, into grassy areas. Grassy areas are generally flat where vendors are set up.

  • Accessible restrooms are located throughout the festival. See the Festival Map for locations, closer to the event.

  • Seating is available throughout the festival. See the Festival Map for seating locations, closer to the event.

faq

Who hosts this event?

The Town of Occoquan hosts and manages all Occoquan Festivals. You can learn more about the Town of Occoquan at occoquanva.gov.

Does Occoquan host other types of events?

Yes! We host multiple events throughout the year including a free Summer Concert Series in the park, monthly Trivia Night, Peep Week, Spirits & Spirits, and HolidayFest. Learn more at visitoccoquanva.com.

Can I bring my pet?

Well behaved, leashed pets are welcomed at the festival, however pets are NOT permitted on the shuttles. Waste disposal bags are available in River Mill Park. Please note, individual brick-and-mortar businesses set their own policies about pet entry.

Where can I fill up my reusable water bottle?

Water filling stations are available at Town Hall (314 Mill Street) and in Conservation Alley.

Is there public WiFi at this event?

Unfortunately no. The town does not have municipal wireless internet available at this time.

Can I walk around the festival with an adult beverage I have purchased in town?

Yes! The Town of Occoquan has a special license that allows visitors ages 21+ to purchase alcoholic beverages from a restaurant or festival food vendor and carry it within the limits of the festival. Outside alcohol is not permitted.

Is parking available in any of the town lots?
Visitor parking is not available within the town lots, with the exception of limited accessible parking spots, reserved for those with state issued accessibility placards.

Are strollers permitted on shuttles?

Yes! We recommend folding them up before the bus arrives to conserve space.

 

Are pets allowed on shuttles?

Service animals are permitted on our shuttles. Therapy dogs and other animals are not permitted on shuttles, however well behaved leashed pets ARE welcomed at the festival!

I plan to walk down to the show, but I want to ride the shuttle back. Do I have to pay the fee?
Yes, there is no discount for one-way trips.

How do I know which stop to come back to?
Patrons should return to the location where they were dropped off. The stamp on their hand indicates which color shuttle stop they need. Bus routes are not identical.

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