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Spend the weekend with us!

The fall is the perfect time to visit Occoquan, VA and Prince William County is made for exploring! Become a vacation VIP and take advantage of our Stay and Play Craft Show Package. Visit the Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show, September 24 & 25, 2022 and while you are here, explore nearby attractions in our county and beyond. See below for suggested itineraries.


Hosted in the streets of Historic Occoquan, the Fall Arts & Crafts Show will feature two packed days of a wide range of 200+ artisans, makers and creators in over 20 categories. Meet emerging and experienced artisans, indulge in festival fare and enjoy live music in the beer & wine garden. Kids will want to stop by Imagination Alley to create their own art through demonstrations and workshops, or paint on our 32-foot mural!


This package includes:

  • Your choice hotel at a reduced rate

  • VIP Occoquan Market Tote and swag

  • FREE, reusable bus passes for entry into the Fall Arts & Crafts Show

  • Gift cards for dinner in Occoquan

STAY: Hotel Deals just for you!

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Comfort Suites


Complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool, all-suites, fitness center

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Fairfield Inn
Potomac Mills



Free Buffet, Continental and Hot Breakfast; indoor pool, fitness center

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Holiday Inn
Express & Suites



Complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool, free parking, fitness center

SpringHill Suites Potomac Mills
Reserve Now


Free buffet and full American hot breakfast; all-suites; fitness center

PLAY: Sample Itineraries


For the Art Lover

Browse the many Art Galleries in historic Occoquan, Virginia. Over 80 local artists are represented throughout the town. Be sure not to miss:


Art a la Carte Gallery & Gifts

Artists' Undertaking Gallery

Local Color

The Loft Gallery of Occoquan


In addition to our traditional galleries, many of our Local Shops highlight artwork and artisan gifts from around the region:

Gift & Gather

Glory Be

Hitchcock Paper Co.

Leaf & Petal

Marin Woodturning

Sincerely Yours Stained Glass Studio

VanEch Studio

Just over the river in Lorton, Virginia is the Workhouse Arts Center, a one-of-a-kind visual arts, performing arts, history, and education center. 


For the Food Lover

There are tons of tasty food options right in the heart of historic Occoquan:

Babba and Me

Ballywhack Shack

Bann Thai 

Bar-J Chili Parlor

Bottle Stop Wine Bar

Cock & Bowl

D’Rocco’s Grille/The Taproom

Grind N Crepe

Madigan’s Waterfront

Mill Street Draft Garden

Mom’s Apple Pie

Nazbro Chocolates

Potomac Chocolate

The Secret Garden Cafe

The Spot on Mill

Third Base Pizza and Frozen Custard 

Zorba’s Grill

Venture just outside of town to Bistro L’Hermitage, a popular local french restaurant or to Harbour Grille, an excellent choice for waterfront dining.

For local vino selections, we recommend Woodlawn Press Winery (Alexandria, VA), Potomac Point Winery (Stafford, VA), or The Winery at Bull Run (Manassas, VA).

If you are more of a local brew person, don't miss Water's End Brewery (Lake Ridge, VA), Fair Winds Brewing Company (Lorton, VA), or 2 Silos Brewing Company (Manassas, VA).


For the Nature Lover

Explore Mamie Davis Park and River Mill Park within the historic district of Occoquan or get out on the river and kayak or stand up paddleboard! 

The entire Town of Occoquan is also designated as a bird sanctuary. It is a great place to watch and photograph numerous species of waterfowl and raptors including ospreys, blue heron, eagles, mallards, Canadian geese, kingfishers, and more.

About 15 minutes from Occoquan is Neabsco Creek Boardwalk, a 3/4 mile boardwalk that traverses Neabsco Creek. This site allows hikers access to wetlands where the tall grasses and marsh filter pollution from the river and provide a rich habitat for winged wildlife. The boardwalk is ADA compliant and encompasses educational sites that highlight information on native wildlife and plants.


Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge is just 10 minutes from town and boosts 642 acres with 4 miles of trails, an information center, interpretive kiosks, a photography blind, a gazebo, and two pavilions.


For the History Lover

While in town, don't miss the Mill House Museum next to River Mill Park. You can also walk the Occoquan Historical Marker Trail through town.


Nearby, we recommend the following historic attractions:


Lucy Burns Museum

Suffragette Memorial

Rippon Lodge Historic Site

George Mason's Gunston Hall

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Manassas National Battlefield Park

National Museum of the Marine Corps

See more of what Prince William County has to offer for History buffs HERE.

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Activities and information up to date as of July 2022. Please contact venues directly for updates. The Town of Occoquan is not responsible for booking or arranging travel or hotel accommodations within the sample itineraries. Businesses and organizations listed above are not directly affiliated with the Town of Occoquan or the Occoquan Business Partners. These listings do not constitute endorsements.

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