The Washington County Historic Courthouse has a rich history of civic and community engagement. Today the Courthouse hosts a variety of community, family-friendly events, history-based programs/exhibits, fundraisers and more. Proceeds from our events support the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund.

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  1. Christmas at the Courthouse
  2. Holiday Photo Sessions
  3. Victorian Tea
  4. Community Ice Cream Social
  5. Johnsdale Paranormal Group

Christmas scene at the Historic Courthouse

Experience the splendor of the holiday season with the 29th Annual Christmas at the Historic Courthouse!

All proceeds raised from this event benefit the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund and help preserve this historic landmark.

2021 Event Schedule

  • TBD

Holiday Bazaar

Saturday, November 20 & Sunday, November 21

Wander into a winter wonderland and take in the sights of the season with the Historic Courthouse decorated for the holidays inside and out while shopping at the holiday bazaar! Visit with vendors of unique, hand-crafted items, and tour the exhibits and old county jail. Beat the holiday rush and get your shopping done early.

2021 Vendor Applications
Cuppa Cake Vendor at the 2018 Christmas at the Courthouse

Visitors have begun the holiday shopping season at the Historic Courthouse for the past 29 years! Join the tradition and experience a holiday event like no other. This is a juried event and approximately 30 vendors will be accepted in 2021. To be eligible, please submit the vendor application and photos of your product and booth setup for review by the deadline listed in the application. We especially seek out local vendors with a variety of handcrafted and/or local goods. 

2021 Christmas at the Courthouse Vendor Application
Deadline extended to October 1!