CharlottesvilleCrozet Arts & Crafts Festival Set for Mother’s Day Weekend
Published Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Updated on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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.

For those looking to buy Virginia property for sale in Albemarle County, living in Crozet is a great option

for the family and singles alike. If you’re looking to purchase a home in the suburbs, it’s a great way to

enjoy community-centered life and activities. Frank Hardy Sotheby's International Realty is happy to

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