What’s New at The Fair This Year
Now in its 8th year, the Crafty Bastards Arts and Crafts Fair is bigger and more craftier than before! On October 1st you can experience the all new Muve Music Media Lounge, Stroller Valet, Young & Craft section plus the all new food-craftacular events on the Crafty Farm!
Keep reading to get the lowdown on the newest additions this year.
Muve Music Media Lounge
All forms of press are invited to gather in our Media Lounge to blog and report directly from the festival. With free WiFi provided by Cricket, and a chance to meet and greet with fellow media folks, as well as interview Crafty Bastards Directors and other participants, this is one media opportunity not to be missed! To receive a media pass for this area, please email craftybastards[at]washingtoncitypaper.com with your information and Muve Music Media Lounge in the subject line.
Located booth #56, the new Stroller Valet aims to help parents, who are looking for a place to drop off their strollers and get straight to shopping! The stroller valet is provided with a suggested donation and is available from 10am-5pm.
Young & Crafty
For the first year ever, City Paper has opened up festival space it's to kid crafters, ranging from ages 9-18, as a place for them to meet other creative kids and get real-world experience in making and selling their own art. Stop by the Young & Crafty section at booths #156-158, to meet our six crafty kids selling everything from plushies and pencil toppers, to original art and hair accessories. Meet the Young & Crafty Vendors.
Come on down to the Crafty Farm (on the Marie Reed field), to learn the art of food-craft at the D.I.Y. Salon, powered by Union Market, check out the Crafty Food Awards, buy locally made eats at the Crafty Food Market, and sit for a spell while you chow down on food from the Crafty Food Court. You can also park your bicycle at our free bicycle valet, hosted by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association!
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Hello Craft.