Old Mill Shop Consignment

Deadline: Aug 01, 2023 5:00 pm (GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Date: Oct 06, 2023 10:00 am - Oct 08, 2023 5:00 pm
Waterford, Virginia

About the event

Come shop, play, tour and make memories during this 79-year-old tradition -- the Waterford Foundation's "Waterford Fair"! The Fair is the mid-Atlantic's quintessential fall festival with demonstrating fine heritage & contemporary craft artisans, living historians, a juried art show, historic properties tour, local libations, Waterford Craft School talks & workshops, and entertainment for all ages. Located in the National Historic Landmark of Waterford (f. 1733), this unique village is situated in Western Loudoun County, Virginia. Noted as "DC's Wine Country", we are only 50 minutes from the District of Columbia. Tickets go on sale in August. Children (12 & under) & Foundation members FREE! Ticket types: early bird (Fri only), youth, single day, 3-day passes and seniors (over 65). Event proceeds support the preservation and education efforts of the Waterford Foundation, a 501(c)(3). Join the Waterford Foundation at Day/time: 10/6, 10a-5p (9 am early bird shopping Demonstrating Artisans only) 10/7 10a-5p, & 10/8, 10a-5p
Waterford Foundation
Waterford Foundation
Waterford Foundation
Waterford Foundation

About the application

We are excited to welcome returning and new artisans and local authors to the Old Mill Shop for the 79th Fair!
During the Fair, the Waterford Foundation offers fair-goers a selection of one-of-a-kind handmade items and books from more than 90 juried artisans and authors at our venue "The Old Mill Shop".
Functional and decorative items will be accepted. Books, clay, fiber/textiles, furniture (small), glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood are accepted and attractively displayed in the lovely, historic Mill. Local authors are encouraged to offer book signings, but it is not required.
Baked goods will be accepted via a separate application which can be found at:
All Consignors should review the documents in the "related files" section for more details:
  • What You Need to Know (an especially good read for new Artisan Consignors)
  • How the Consignment Process Works
  • Key Dates and Item Standards
If you are a returning consignor please upload one image representative of your work or if you have new items that have not been juried before upload images of the new work(s). NEW applicants must include images representative of all of the items you will sell (up to 10 images).
Upon application approval you will be sent the Consignment Record/Inventory spreadsheet for completion (fillable pdf). You will bring this form with you when you when you check in.
The Old Mill is located at the western end of the village at 40105 Main St, Waterford, VA 20197.
We look forward to seeing you in September!

Terms & Conditions

The $30 application fee is not refundable; whether or not you are accepted to consign in the Mill. Fee payment constitutes consignor's agreement to abide by our terms and conditions listed in the Key Dates and Standards document, which is viewable in the application's "related files" section.
Consignor Fee: 35%* of gross sales. Sales tax will be collected and paid by the Waterford Foundation. Do not add sales tax to your tags.
Volunteering*: Consignors who also volunteer and work a minimum of 4 hours before, during or after the Fair will get free admittance to the Fair and reduce their consignment fee by 5% (30% instead of 35%). Work four (4) or more shifts and your $30 application fee will be refunded!
All decisions of the Old Mill Shop Committee are final. 


Old Mill Shop: application fee $30 Non-refundable

Questions on the application

Business information

  • Business name
  • Legal business name
  • Contact name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Website (Optional)
  • Logo (Optional)

Additional information

  • I am a returning Artisan Consignor.
  • Select the medium that best describes your work.
  • If you chose "Other" for the question above, please enter a 1-2 word description of your medium.
  • I have reviewed the three documents: How the Consignment Process Works, What You Need to Know, and Key Dates and Item Standards. I understand that upon application approval, I will be sent the "Fair Consignment Record" inventory form for completion.
  • I will volunteer, so please reduce my consignment fee from 35% to 30% .

Picture requirements

  • Minimum pictures required: 1
  • NEW CONSIGNORS: please submit images (up to 10) representative of the type of work you would sell in the Old Mill Shop. RETURNING CONSIGNORS: please upload one image representative of your work or if you have new items that have not been juried before upload images of the new work(s).

2023 Waterford Fair (general areas)

This map shows the general Fair layout. Event addresses for GPS: Red Lot, 15513 Loyalty Rd. (Waterford Elem. School) Yellow Lot, 40024 Old Wheatland Rd. (parking enterence on Old Wheatland just west of intersection of Old Wheatland & Milltown Rds.)
Old Mill Shop Consignment
Old Mill Shop Consignment
79th Waterford Fair, A Celebration of Americana