Lots of Talent at the Boardwalk Arts and Crafts Festival!

The 48th Annual Boardwalk Arts and Crafts Festival will take place on September 6-7, 2014.

Boardwalk Arts and Crafts Festival

This is one of my favorite events in Colonial Beach! It happens each September and booths and tents line either side of the boardwalk to display wonderful works of art by some very talented people. Admission is free, so come on out!

The Marble Man, Woodford VA

Picturing Jesus

Marvel at the handmade jewelry, clothing, toys, fashion accessories, home decor items and more! I'm always awed by the wonderful craftsmanship of people like the wood carver who puts intricate designs (sometimes with a chainsaw) into what was once just a hunk of wood. My crafting skills are pretty good, but I have no artistic ability whatsoever. Really. I have a tough time drawing a straight line with a ruler!

The different categories represented at the event are:

  • Ceramic
  • Wood
  • Sculpture
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • Oil Paintings
  • Acrylic Paintings
  • Photography
  • Jewelry
  • Pottery
  • Pen & Ink
  • Watercolor


    Wine Cork Crafts by Bottle De-Lites


    Visions by Shirl

    The participants compete for prizes at the Boardwalk Arts and Crafts Festival too. Judging begins on Saturday morning of the event. Crafts are judged on design, detail, craftsmanship and creativity. Art is judged on use of color, form, detail and creativity. Artists and Crafters items are judged separately and awarded prizes as follows for each division:

  • 1st Place - $200 and a free space in next year's show ($125 value)
  • 2nd Place - $75 and 50% off next year's exhibit space ($62.50 value)
  • 3rd Place - $50.00 prize money
  • Honorable Mention - Gift certificate

    2009 Winners:

  • 1st Place Mary Lou Booth (watercolors)
  • 2nd Place Lynn Burcher (glass jewelry)
  • 3rd Place Shiroko’s Pottery
  • Honorable Mentions went to Randy Wolfe and his woodworking, Sharon & Michael Walsh for Row House Soap, Don & Linda Corely of Barn Again who had funky fish and other items made from reclaimed barn wood.

    Here's what the local newspaper had to say about the event:

    Craft Show Introduces Artists to Colonial Beach

    Row House Soaps wins an Award at the Arts & Crafts Show

    Barn Again at the Colonial Beach Arts & Crafts Show

    Barn Again's funky fish, some made from wine bottle corks

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