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Crafty Bastards Moving to New Union Market in NorthEast, Will Require $10 Tickets to Enter


1309 5th Street, NE

Back in late August we learned that after 7 years Crafty Bastards would no longer be coming to Adams Morgan. Yesterday afternoon word came out that the fair would be moving to the new Union Market. From a press release:

Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair returns to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, for another handmade shopping extravaganza!

Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of handmade arts and crafts from independent artists presented by Washington City Paper. The ninth annual event will be Crafty Bastards’ first indoor show at an exciting new location— Union Market, the new year-round indoor market featuring 40 local artisans opening Sept. 8, 2102 with designs to be D.C.’s culinary epicenter. Union Market is located at 1309 5th Street NE in Washington, D.C., and accessible via the NoMa-Gallaudet University/New York Ave. station on Metro’s Red line.

Crafty Bastards at Union Market will have ticketed admission. Tickets are $10 and will be available for purchase Sept. 28, 2012, at washingtoncitypaper.com. A limited number of VIP tickets will be offered for $25, providing early shopping access before the doors open for general admission.

For those not familiar with Union Market – from their grand opening press release:

Union Market is an artisanal, curated, year-round food market featuring over 40 local vendors. This authentic marketplace will spark a more vibrant Union Market district that overtime will become the unique destination for DC’s sophisticated and creative community inclusive of culinary, entrepreneurial and artistic innovators.

Through a highly selective process, Union Market is composed of the finest food artisans ranging from up-and-coming entrepreneurs to well known restaurateurs all creating a unique culinary experience. Union Market vendors include:

Rappahannock Oysters Co.; Buffalo & Bergen created by well-known mixologist Gina Chersevani; an Amanda McClements’ lifestyle boutique; Righteous Cheese; Peregrine Espresso; Lyon Bakery; Trickling Springs Creamery; Harvey’s Market; Oh! Pickles; Almaala Farms; DC Empanadas and TaKorean.

Union Market will open this Saturday, September 8 and will be open on Friday through Sunday only until November. Hours of operation will be Friday 11 AM – 8 PM and Saturday & Sunday from 8 AM – 8 PM. In November, the Market will expand its operating hours and open 6 days a week.

For Crafty Bastard fans – will you still attend now that it will require a $10 ticket to enter?

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