Thursday, December 3, 2009


The Holiday Shop-n-Stroll is only 2 days away, and our vendors are gearing up for a craft-packed Saturday!

Holiday Shop-n-Stroll
Saturday, Dec 5th, 10am-3pm
Downtown Silver Spring
Ellsworth Drive (between Fenton St. & Georgia Ave.)

Handmade Mart and the Silver Spring FRESHFARM Market are excited to bring you the Holiday Shop-n-Stroll! Come out this Saturday to get a jump start on all your holiday shopping needs and stock up on local produce.

Handmade Goods For Sale!
Handmade Mart crafters will be selling perfect-for-gift-giving goods all day -- from hand-sewn clothing, cute jewelry, laptop sleeves, silk-screened posters and pottery, to cards, ornaments, and the cutest stocking-stuffers this side of the beltway.

Make Stuff!
The Pyramid Atlantic Art Center will be hosting an ornament-making workshop at their retail store, Art Spring (at the corner of Ellsworth Dr. & Georgia Ave.). Make tree toppers to take home, or hang yours up for all to see on the Silver Spring tree, during the official lighting at 5pm.

Buy Local Produce!

The FRESHFARM Market will have a host of local farmers selling fresh produce and other yummy goods.

From 10am-Noon, stop by the FRESHFARM area to meet Chef Pedro Matamoros from the new 8407 Kitchen Bar! Sample his mocktails made with apple cider and fresh ginger... yummmm!

Eat Local!
Make it a full day in Downtown Silver Spring. Enjoy brunch and dinner from one of the many fantastic, family-friendly restaurants near the fair. Some of our favorite restaurants include McGinty's Public House, Thai at Silver Spring and Red Rock Canyon Grill.

A short walk away is Nicaro, Negril, and the always fabulous Jackie's Restaurant and Quarry House Tavern - both of which continuously support the independent craft and music scene in Silver Spring.

Can't make the fair?
Visit our vendors' websites to purchase their amazing handmade goods all year long.

We're already planning for our annual, Handmade Mart spring show! Same place, cool crafters, and all-day music and entertainment. Sign up for our email list (at the bottom of the site), and you'll be kept up-to-date with the latest Handmade Mart news!

Check out some of the Holiday Shop-n-Stroll online buzz:
Crafty Bastard's Cut the Craft
Daily Candy
A Parent in Silver Spring

Baltimore Etsy Street Team

Silver Spring Singular
Baltimore City Paper
Baltimore Style
Express Night Out

Questions? Email us at
We hope to see you this Saturday at the Holiday Shop-n-Stroll!