Historic Crafts Fair Filled With Events

Virginia's oldest (and Loudoun's largest) crafts fair takes place this weekend as Waterford presents its annual Homes Tour and Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday. There will be demonstrations by more than 100 artisans, music, dancers, marionettes, story-tellers, art sales, Civil War reenactments, food, and much more. Tickets are $10 for adults, and free for children 12 and younger. Call 882-3018 or 478-8454. Sterling Park Parade

Sterling Park's annual Columbus Day Parade/Sterlingfest takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event begins with a parade from Park View High School to Sterling Plaza. The parade is sponsored by the Good Samaritan Council of the Knights of Columbus. Sterlingfest activities will take place on Commerce Street and will include entertainment, a trade exposition and an arts and crafts fair. Call 430-2309. Steeplechase Scheduled

Loudoun's race season continues Saturday with the Middleburg Fall Steeplechase at Glenwood Park. Gates open at 11 a.m. and the first race starts at 1:30 p.m. General admission is $10 a car. Seven races are scheduled, including timber, hurdles, flat and featured races. The total purse is $42,000. Call 687-5662 or 777-0519. Youths to Hold Yard Sale

Your House Inc., a interdenominational Christian youth organization based in Leesburg, will sponsor its annual yard sale tomorrow and Saturday at the Antique Center on Route 7 in east Leesburg. Sale items include antiques, bicycles, office equipment, stereos, clothing, stoves, washers and dryers. The sale will be from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 777-4074. Breathe Easier

The American Lung Association of Northern Virginia will offer the following workshops this week: a free seminar for asthma sufferers from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday; a $35 stop-smoking clinic from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday; and an educational group for adults with the lung disease sarcoidosis at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 591-4131. Pumpkins and Hayrides

Chantilly Farms near Leesburg will sponsor "pumpkin picking hayrides" throughout October. For $2.75, a guest gets a hayride, a pumpkin, a cup of apple cider and an apple. There will also be special events on weekends. Call 378-7113 or 777-4831.