about the UPSHUR STREET CRAFT FAIR
The Upshur Street Craft Fair began 14 years ago as an indoor craft market inside Domku, then the only sit-down restaurant in the area. Domku owner, Kera Carpenter, saw the event as a way to introduce the community to the few new businesses on Upshur Street but also as a way to bring the community together to support local producers. In its first year, the fair hosted 15 vendors, mostly from the immediate Petworth neighborhood, transforming the small restaurant into a bustling European-style market hall.
For the last several years, Julie Wineinger - owner of Willow and Lulabelle's - has led the organization of the fair. Petworth is her neighborhood, and Julie strives to make both of her shops places that contribute something special to Petworth. In 2023, Safisha Thomas of Fia's Fabulous Finds has come on board to help organize the fair.
Today, the event draws vendors from all over the DMV and has outgrown the confines of Domku. This year the annual holiday market will feature 50+ local crafters, artists, and food vendors. Give locally this year!
2019 FaIR Features
Find the perfect gifts for friends and family this holiday season! Come out and shop from DC area artists and makers, who will be selling fine art, jewelry, ceramics, crafts, and everything in-between!
Pop-Up HOLIDAY LOUNGE
Rrelax in the Holiday Lounge while enjoying a little boozy hot chocolate and delicious wintery treats.
Gingerbread house decorating
Decorate your own gingerbread house.
CRAFT FAIR FESTIVITIES:
11am - 4pm: Shop from the 50+ DC-area vendors
11am - 4pm: Check out this year's amazing Gingerbread House Contest entries in the Gingerbread Village located in the Lulabelle's event space at 4203 9th Street NW. How to enter >>
POP-UP HOLIDAY LOUNGE:
Open from 11am - 5pm
New this year, relax with your friends & family in the Upshur Street Craft Fair's Pop-Up Holiday Lounge. You will enjoy:
Delicious wintery boozy beverages (don't worry, we'll have non-alcoholic ones too)
Warm s'mores, made fresh by Lulabelle's S'Mores Station
Fabulous food from our food vendors
Children's craft corner & gingerbread house station