Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Crafty Bastards Returns to Union Market

Photo courtesy of Crafty Bastards
Crafty Bastards is back! This is the 10th iteration of the Washington City Paper backed arts & crafts fair. It's one of the District's best fall events. The fair is still going strong after outgrowing the Marie Reed site on 18th Street in Adams Morgan. It is now a two-day event, happening on Saturday and Sunday September 28-29, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day. The site is Union Market; 1309 5th St NE, between Florida and New York Avenues. It costs $5 per day

There is usually an eclectic mix of product, from colorful handmade scarves, to quirky jewelry, screen printed posters, whimsical baby onesies, and decoupaged (insert unexpected household item here). The vendors get better every year as the organizers always try to add a few new high quality participants. The crafters are from all over the U.S., with the 2013 crop from places like Chicago, Denver, North Carolina, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon and elsewhere. Still, the locals are in the house with sellers like Mount Pleasant's Nana Clothing representing the District. 

See you there! I'll be there on Sunday, as another great event is happening that Saturday, VegFest DC!!! Cool weekend.