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Lots of Talent at the Boardwalk Arts and Crafts Festival!

56th Annual! September 2-3, 2023

open at 10:00 a.m. each day

Boardwalk Arts & 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 and creative crafts by some very talented people.
Admission is free, so come on out!

The Marble Man, Woodford VA
Picturing Jesus

The different categories represented at the event are:

  • Ceramic
  • Wood
  • Sculpture
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • Oil Paintings
  • Acrylic Paintings
  • Photography
  • Jewelry
  • Pottery
  • Pen & Ink
  • Watercolor
    Bottle De-LitesWine Cork Crafts by Bottle De-Lites

    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!

    grammyglassgarden.comGrammy Glass Garden
    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

    This event has been taking place for over 55 years in Colonial Beach!

    Boardwalk Arts & Crafts Fair 2009

    Due to inclement weather, the 50th Annual Arts and Crafts Show on the Boardwalk rescheduled for Sunday, September 4th and Monday, September 5th.

    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.
    Row House SoapsAward-winning Row House Soaps at the Arts & Crafts Fair
    Barn Again
    Barn AgainBarn Again's Funky Fish
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