Recognized as one of the region’s leading fine arts and craft shows, the Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival will be held rain or shine October 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Roughly 8,000 people from around the Mid-Atlantic region are expected to attend.
From a jurying process overseen by professional artists, 104 artists from across the country were invited to exhibit, some new and some favorites who are returning to the festival.
Exhibitors will bring an array of jewelry, apparel and leather, artwork, photography and crafted glass, ceramics and sculpture.
Local musicians, performing for free, and specifically chosen local food vendors will be on hand. Local wines and craft beers from our local breweries will be featured.
A children’s entertainment area includes magic acts, karate expositions, play-along musical opportunities and ballet expositions. Children will be able to play on the grassy outfield of the baseball diamond. A baby care station will be provided as well.
Blacksmithing, painting, and pottery demonstrations are planned, as well as painting lessons led by guest painter Linda Jackson.
The spring and fall festivals, now in their 33rd year, are Claudius Crozet Park’s primary fundraising events. The park is a private, non-profit effort created by Crozet residents to meet local recreational needs. Volunteers are needed. Sign up by visiting crozetfestival.com and clicking on the “volunteer” link on the left. Two hours of donated time allows free entry to the festival.
Tickets are $6 and children under 12 are free. Pets are not welcome inside the fenced show area.
For more information, visit the festival’s website at www.crozetfestival.com