Arts & Crafts Show Vendor Information
Town of Occoquan, Virginia
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Welcome to the Occoquan Arts & Crafts Show!
The below is helpful information for all exhibitors participating in the Occoquan Arts & Crafts Shows. This information is emailed to all participants once accepted in the show, along with information on your specific booth location. If you are a participant in the upcoming Occoquan Arts & Crafts Show and do not know your booth number, please contact the Event Director. Please make note of the show's policies below; all rules and regulations must be followed by all participants.
This year is our 50th Anniversary of the Occoquan Arts & Crafts Show! To celebrate, we invite our accepted vendors to share in the festivities by creating a special one-of-a-kind or limited-edition item to display and sell at their booths depicting what Occoquan means to them. To participate, email a photo or two of your special item(s) by September 15th to email@example.com, and your business and item(s) will be highlighted on a gallery page on the Town’s website and Facebook pages. You will also be presented with an I ♥ OCQ badge to display at your tent throughout the craft show weekend and your booth space will be emphasized on the town’s brochure map with the same icon. Please note: Only accepted vendors will be able to participate.
The Arts & Crafts Show will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Visitors to the Arts & Crafts Show will park at the designated lots (see below) and will be transported by shuttle into Town to attend the show. Even though the show does not officially open until 10:00 a.m., visitors usually begin arriving at 8:00 a.m.The Town Hall bell will indicate the start and end of each day’s show, as well as any emergency situation including weather warnings during the show.
The Show will take place RAIN OR SHINE. The Town will provide overnight security to patrol the streets. You do not have to clear your site Saturday evening, however the Town is not responsible for securing individual tents or properties. The town police will be in contact with local weather authorities and notify the Events and Community Development Director of significant weather affecting the show.
Complimentary coffee and pastries will be served at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, and at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday in the Occoquan Town Hall basement, located at 314 Mill Street. We’d love to see you there!
RESTROOMS AND BREAKS
A variety of food vendors and portable restrooms will be located throughout the event area for your convenience. Show volunteers are identifiable with designated t-shirts or vests and will be available to assist you should you need to take a break. A booth sitter will watch your booth to prevent theft and inform customers you will return shortly; however, they will not conduct transactions on your behalf.
A First Aid Station will be located near the church on the corner of Commerce and Washington Streets at the main entrance to the show. In case of emergency, call 9-1-1. Evacuation Map
If you need to contact a show official prior to the start of the show, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Julie Little, Events and Community Development Director, at (703) 491-2168.
STAYING IN NORTHERN VA
There are a number of AirBnbs right in Occoquan. See their website for details on specific accommodations.
Special rates are also available at area hotels:
Hampton Inn Potomac Mills/Woodbridge
Fairfield Inn & Suites Potomac Mills/Woodbridge
Vendors may freely park at designated lots listed below and will be transported by shuttle into Town. Each vendor will be allocated a Vendor Shuttle Bus Pass for this purpose. The shuttle will begin at 7 a.m. and will end approximately 1 hour after the show ends. Please note that the Vulcan Materials Lot is no longer available.
123 Commuter Lot
Corner of Route 123 & Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge
Drop off/Pick Up at Footbridge by River Mill Park
Lake Ridge Commuter Lot
Corner of Old Bridge & Minnieville Roads, Woodbridge
Drop off/Pick Up located at Mom’s Apple Pie
1-95 Commuter Lot
Just off 1-95 and Route 123, Woodbridge
Drop off/Pick Up located at Mom’s Apple Pie
Yellow Lot: (no vendor parking)
Workhouse Arts Center
9518 Workhouse Rd, Lorton
Drop off/Pick Up under the Rt 123 Bridge
Our goal is a successful and pleasant experience for all: exhibitors, vendors, merchants, and the public! Thank you for your cooperation, and have an enjoyable weekend in Occoquan!