What is it?
It’s an exhibition and sale of handmade alternative arts and crafts from independent artists.

When is it?
There are two events this year:
Saturday, June 28, 2008, 10am-5pm. (See Crafty Bastards Silver Spring FAQ)
Sunday, September 28, 2008, 10am-5pm. (See details below)

Where is it?
The fair is outdoors on the grounds of the Marie Reed Learning Center at 18th & Wyoming in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.

What kinds of crafts will I find?
Reconstructed clothing, punk rock baby clothes, handcrafted jewelry, whimsical and demented plush toys, handspun yarn, screen-printing, pottery, furniture, avant-garde art and so much more!

Am I eligible?
We require that all artwork sold at the fair must be original and designed by and made by hand by the individual artist and the artist must be in attendance to sell their wares.

How do I apply?
Applications are available NOW. Contact craftybastards@washingtoncitypaper.com for more information.

Application & Booth Fees:
The application fee is $10. If accepted through the jurying process, vendors will pay a $85 booth fee. Both fees are non-refundable.

When is the application deadline?
July 17. We are sorry but we cannot accept applications after this time.

What is the jurying process?
The jury judges applicants based on their artwork and look for high quality, handmade, alternative items. The competition for booths is steep. Last year we received over 400 applications and only have space for 100 vendors. While we’d love for everyone to participate, we are limited by space and want to ensure a high quality, unique event.

If I’m not accepted, is there a waiting list for vendors?
No. Because of the planning schedule we can’t accommodate a waiting list.

Can I share a booth?
Sure, but we ask that you provide contact info and submit images of anyone’s work who would be selling at the fair so they can go through the jury process and receive all fair-related communications and materials.

What if it rains?
The event will take place rain or shine. In case of severe weather, the fair will move inside the Marie Reed Learning Center.

Will there be entertainment?
Yes! In past years we’ve had a b-boy battle, belly dancing, fire-eating, giant puppets, live bands, workshops, a fashion show and plan on more exciting things in 2008.

Can I bring my kids?
Absolutely! There’s plenty for kids to look at and participate in as well as a playground on the school’s site.

Can I bring my dog?
Please do! We’ve had lots of little creatures in the past and though we’ve noticed only canines in the past, bring any pets along as long as they’re good with big crowds.

Will there be anything to eat?
Yes, we’ll have food vendors including sweet treats, snacks and refreshments and Adams Morgan boasts a wide array of tasty eateries.

Is there Parking?
Though you may have luck finding street parking, there is a parking garage on 18th St. as well as plenty of bus routes traveling to and from Adams Morgan. The nearest metros are about a mile away.

Anything else you want to know?
Email us at craftybastards@washcp.com.