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The Occoquan Arts and Craft Show (“Show”) has been held within the Town of Occoquan for the past 50 years.  It has evolved over the years from a small event held in an open lot to a large two-day outdoor street festival that sees more than 10,000 visitors to the town.  The Town of Occoquan has also changed within this time, growing from approximately 300 residents to more than 1,000, with new residential developments and commercial redevelopment, and a flourishing downtown historic business district.

As the community continues to grow and change, this event must be reviewed to ensure it is meeting its intended goals:

  • Enhance the Town of Occoquan as a center for living, shopping, dining, art, and history.
  • Generate funds for town capital projects and other town financial needs.

View the Committee Charter - Adopted April 3, 2018


The Committee will be a special committee and will serve until final recommendations are provided to Town Council as detailed in the Committee Charter. The Committee will consist of ten (10) members, including the following requirements:

  • Four (4) members of the business community, with one (1) being a member of the Occoquan Merchants Guild, and having a goal of obtaining a wide representation of business types from the community;
  • Four (4) residents with at least one (1) owning property outside of the historic district and one (1) owning property within the historic district;
  • Town Manager; and
  • Events and Community Development Director.

If you are interested in participating on the Arts and Crafts Show Exploratory Committee, please complete a Membership Application and submit to Town Hall by April 27, 2018.

Proposed Timeline

Initial Organizational Meeting - May 2018

Research Period - May - August, 2018

Community Engagement Meeting - September 2018

Draft Report Prepared - October 2018

Final Report Prepared - November 2019

Presentation to Town Council - November 20, 2018

 Arts and Crafts Show Exploratory Committee