Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival Set for Mother’s Day Weekend
Around Charlottesville, there is a buzz this week. Yes, Mother’s Day is coming and we’re all scrambling
to make brunch reservations for Sunday. However, there’s one more reason to celebrate, and that is
because the 35th annual Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival is back May 9 and 10. Artists come from as far away
as Maine and Florida to display and sell their beautiful and delicious items. There are 100 different artist
exhibits, and that doesn’t include the scrumptious treats—including wine and beer—and great
entertainment. In fact, this festival boasts an attendance of 6,000 people in a single weekend.
The cool thing is where the proceeds go: to Claudius Crozet Park, the park where the festival is held. This
year alone the maintenance and business overhead for the park will be over $40,000. The park is also
hoping to pay off its $50,000 loan for the new pool dome. Therefore, this festival is a community event.
The community runs it and the community supports it, which are two excellent reasons to attend and
The festival has a rich history too. It started in 1982. Admission was a mere $1.50 and 50 cents for
children—remember those days? There was an old-fashioned steer roast as well as entertainment like
the Rye Cove Cloggers, strolling musician James Bailey, and the Dogwood Chorus. And the initial amount
of artists was 72…my, how the festival has grown!
Claudius Crozet Park provides a place for families, couples, singles, and young professionals to enjoy.
There is a swimming pool, complete with a children’s swim team, and there are athletic fields and places
to enjoy a mid-afternoon stroll. The park is a community staple, and it’s no wonder that this bi-annual
festival, held once in the spring and once in the fall, is a beloved Crozet tradition.
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