The Town of Purcellville’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board announces that the Third Annual Purcellville Music & Arts Festival will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 21, from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Fireman’s Field. Despite the weeks of wet weather and the anticipation of rain overnight Friday, this exciting event will continue as scheduled and we look forward to a great day of music, art, and supporting local vendors.
Due to concerns about possibly damaging the grounds of the historic Dillon’s Woods after all of the rain we have received, the layout of music stages, vendors, and certain exhibits has been modified. Most significantly, the entire parking lot at Fireman’s Field/Bush Tabernacle will be closed to vehicles during the event and will be used as music, vendor, and pedestrian space. The Main Stage and Gazebo Stage will now be located along the sidewalk in front of the main entrance to Fireman’s Field. This provides ample space for patrons to sit and stand in the parking lot, mingle among vendors, and enjoy great music on a dry surface.
Food, drink vendors, and artisan vendors will also set up in the parking lot, providing easy access for all patrons.
In addition to the juried art show, the Bush Tabernacle will be used by select vendors who have materials that may be sensitive to wet weather. This will allow patrons to easily flow from the parking lot to the inside of the Bush Tabernacle for all aspects of the Festival.
For parking, the Town has designated the following areas for easy public parking. A shuttle will be provided to/from each of these locations throughout the length of the festival:
- Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School Street
- Emerick Elementary School, 400 S. Nursery Ave
- Public Parking Lots on: Main Street (next to Catoctin Creek Distillery), 21st Street (downtown), and Hatcher at Main
- Loudoun Valley High School, 340 N. Maple Ave
Finally, the “Painting with Wine and Coffee” event will now be held at the Train Station, located in downtown. Pre-registration is available, at: www.868estatevineyards.com/events
The remaining details of the event are unchanged.