Fort Clifton Arts & Crafts Festival

Historic Festival with a Historic Past

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA — The Fort Clifton Festival began in May of 1976 as part of the Bicentennial celebration and has become an annual event, held on Mother's Day weekend. The festival is family-oriented and educational, portraying the historic significance of the fort and its importance in the Civil War to the Petersburg defense line. Berberich Park now encompasses the site of Fort Clifton where Confederate forces fended off various land and river attacks during May, 1864.

This year the annual Fort Clifton Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on May 12-13, 2018. Arts and crafts persons sell a variety of hand made items. Civil War relic exhibits will be on display, along with re-enactors and demonstrations. Children's rides and concessions are available each day of the festival. Local civic groups sell hot dogs, sausage and peppers, hamburgers, funnel cakes, pizza, barbecue, french fries, ice cream, baked goods, and more. Door prizes and raffles will be held each day.

For more information call (804) 520-9390 or visit the Fort Clifton Festival link at