If you missed August’s fairs – or just want another dose of late-summer fun – the 52nd Annual Bluemont Fair will be held on September 17 & 18 2022, rain or shine. The fair takes place in the historic village of Bluemont in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western Loudoun County, Virginia.
The Bluemont Fair features a juried crafts show, local art & authors, craft & farming demonstrations, historical re-enactors, music, a petting zoo, quilt displays, blacksmithing demonstrations, homemade food/baked goods/jams & jellies, a pie-baking/pickle-making contest, antiques & collectables, a Wine & Beer Garden, a slideshow of local history, the pre-Civil War Country Store, a Farmers Market, model trains, and hands-on activities.
Last year, Bluemont Fair’s top prize for juried crafters went to the husband-and-wife team behind Rock Fusion Studio in Harpers Ferry. This year, Tatyana and Evgeny Zidarov’s creations will return, on display and for sale courtesy of the fair’s organizers.
The fair’s 2022 theme is “Bluemont’s Draft Horse Farming Era.” These gentle giants were used to do the heavy work that characterized the agrarian lifestyle in the region for centuries before mechanized farm equipment. This year’s theme ties into the current special exhibit at The Plaster Museum of Bluemont Heritage: “Agriculture in Bluemont: 19th Thru 21st Century Farms.”
The annual fair is the primary fundraiser for the Bluemont Civic Association, an all-volunteer group. The civic association meets monthly and works to enhance the quality of life in the Bluemont area (which also includes part of Jefferson County).
More information at BluemontFair.org.By Staff Contributor