Petworth's own local holiday market: 10th Annual Upshur Street Art & Craft Fair (updated)

This Saturday, December 12th on Upshur Street is the 10th Annual Upshur Street Art & Craft Fair, from 11:00am until 4:00pm along the 800 block of Upshur Street NW. Petworth News is one of the sponsors. :)

Check out the event page on Facebook.

This year the annual holiday market features 50+ local crafters, artists, and food vendors as well as live music performances from some of DC’s hottest locally­ grown bands (thanks to Listen Local First and The Swift), and a variety of indoor children’s activities at Crossfit Petworth.

Music and Food Lot (sponsored by The Swift) in the parking lot behind Petworth Citizen.

12:00pm - Jahnel Daliya
1:00pm - Cash & Earle
2:00pm - Ed and Donna
3:00pm - Three Man Soul Machine

Food Vendors

Timber Pizza Company
The Pitch Tavern
Petworth Community Market
Harrar Coffee & Roastery
Waycups - Mediterrianan Cuisine
Dreamy Tacos
No. 1 Sons
Teeny Pies

2nd Annual Kids Fair at CrossFit Petworth!

Glazed Over Ceramic Painting
Paper Ornament Craft
Tree Decorating
Photo "Booth"
Cookies, Coffee, and Hot Chocolate (while supplies last)

The Upshur Street Art & Craft Fair began 11 years ago as an indoor craft market inside Domku, then the only sit­down 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 St. but also as a way to bring the community together to support local producers. In it’s first year, the fair hosted 15 vendors, mostly from the immediate Petworth neighborhood, transforming the small restaurant into a bustling European­-style market hall. Today, the event draws vendors from all over the DMV and has outgrown the confines of Domku. 

“It’s really gratifying to see the little project I started in 2005 turn into such an important part of the neighborhood’s cultural tradition,” said Carpenter. “It’s great for all of us small businesses on the block, and it’s nice to be able to support other small businesses around the city at the same time.”

As new businesses have opened, the fair has truly become a neighborhood event. The organizing committee includes the owners of Willow, Petworth Citizen, Crossfit Petworth and Nathan Hill Design, among others. As is the tradition, the Petworth Public Library will host its annual book sale the same day.

Buy and give locally this year!


Upshur Street Art & Craft Fair
800 Block of Upshur St NW
Saturday, December 12th, 11:00am­ - 4:00pm