Occoquan Kicks Off Autumn with the Slide Arts & Crafts Present, Sept. 24 & 25, 2022

Offered by City of Occoquan

Occoquan kicks off the slide season with the Slide Arts & Crafts Display, Sept. 24 & 25, 2022. Far more than 200 crafters, artisans, and regional boutique entrepreneurs will fill the streets of the historic district with vendor booths in just a couple of quick months. The Craft Demonstrate will be open up to the general public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the two Saturday and Sunday and will take spot rain or glow. There is no admission price at the gate. The rate for readily available shuttle services is $8 round trip.

“The Slide Arts & Crafts Present is a perennial favorite in the region,” states Julie Minimal, Functions Director. “And this drop, we’re presenting some interesting new encounters too, these as artisan demonstrations and a superb artwork area known as Imagination Alley, in which children can build whilst they are listed here for the exhibit. Additionally, we’ll host our common beer and wine backyard garden and some new foodie distributors in the foods courtroom. Our award-winning restaurant scene will be open up for small business way too. We’re wanting ahead to a amazing weekend!”


Uncover a myriad of artisans, crafters, and makers along the streets in Occoquan’s gorgeous historic district. Below, craftmanship is showcased in a wide wide range of mediums and value factors. Come across treasures from preferred crafters and find out new skills from emerging artists. Visitors may well satisfy seasoned artisans, talk to them about their operate, and even look at demonstrations of some of their craft approaches. Look for symptoms in vendor tents that say, “Ask Me About My Work!”

BEER & WINE Back garden

The Fall Arts & Crafts Present will involve a Beer & Wine Back garden in River Mill Park, both of those days from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., that includes local craft brews from Water’s Close Brewery and a range of handcrafted wines from Woodlawn Push Vineyard. With plenty of seating, the park located along the river is the fantastic place to choose a split and hear to songs. Collective is the highlighted band on Saturday and The Ashleigh Chevalier Band returns to Occoquan on Sunday. Professional-tip: by parking at the Route 123 Commuter Good deal on Previous Bridge Street, site visitors can board the “Garden Express” Eco-friendly shuttle straight to the back garden at River Mill Park. The Foodstuff Court docket is located at this conclusion of city as properly.

Creativeness ALLEY

Little ones will want to end by Creativity Alley to develop their have art as a result of demonstrations and workshops, or incorporate to the group art undertaking! A teen artwork exhibit and performances of local local community teams are scheduled all weekend also. Situated in the middle of city at 305 Mill Avenue, Imagination Alley will be packed with make-and-get projects and tons of loved ones exciting. A sneak peek into just some of the enjoyment in retail outlet:

  • Build a card
  • Transform paper into an animal
  • Make a mosaic
  • Discover to sew
  • Incorporate to our community paper artwork job
  • Get your deal with painted with Fairy Jennabelle
  • Get pleasure from performances from neighborhood neighborhood teams
  • Be encouraged by a stroll via the Teen Artwork Problem Display screen

Creativity Alley will be open up both of those days, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Be absolutely sure to test the application (out there at shuttle stops and information booth) for a agenda of actions and performances.


At a expense of $8 for every rider spherical excursion, (little ones 12 and below experience absolutely free), site visitors may possibly park at designated lots and be transported by shuttle into Town. This tumble, shuttle riders can use the EventBrite app to prepay their shuttle service fees. Readers may well only exhibit the shuttle prevent attendant their EventBrite receipt the moment they disembark in Occoquan. The shuttle operates for patrons from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Satellite parking can be uncovered at 3 places:

Purple Whole lotLake Ridge Commuter Whole lotCorner of Outdated Bridge and Minnieville Roads, Woodbridge, VADrop off/Decide Up located at Mom’s Apple Pie Shuttle Prevent

Environmentally friendly Ton (Back garden Specific!)Rt 123 Commuter Good dealCorner of Route 123 and Aged Bridge Road, Woodbridge, VADrop off/Decide on Up at Footbridge Shuttle Prevent by River Mill Park

Yellow Whole lot (New site)Workhouse Arts Centre9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VAFall off/Decide on Up at the Shuttle Stop underneath the Route 123 Bridge

 There are a number of solutions for accessibility for the craft present. See occoquanva.gov/thecraftshow for additional data.

Head to Occoquan’s Fall Arts & Crafts Present, Sept. 24-25, where there’s something for anyone! For much more clearly show data and up-to-date schedules, take a look at occoquanva.gov/thecraftshow.