Markets and Fairs
Washingtonians are lucky urban dwellers. They have some of the best year-round markets and craft and food fairs in the country because of the mostly mild weather and the many farms that surround the city in neighboring Virginia and Maryland.
This is an all-week indoor market with a weekend crafts fair. Outside there are arts-and-crafts vendors (many of whom take Mas-terCard and/or Visa), from whom you can buy homemade jewelry, soaps, ceramics, and clothing and even get a tarot card reading. Indoors is Market Lunch, a fantastic sit-down counter with famously good blueberry buckwheat pancakes and crab cakes, and specialty meat-and-cheese shops that rival the best that New York and Paris have to offer. The market is open on Tuesday through Friday from 11
This is a wonderful farmer's market with grand floral displays and wonderful homemade organic fare (sausages and cheeses) and homemade specialties (jams and even chocolates), and there are usually free samples.
Dupont Market is open every Sunday, from April through December, from 9
Arlington Flea Market
Georgetown Flea Market
The famed Georgetown Flea Market has moved across the Key Bridge to the nearby Arlington County (VA) Court House Metro parking lot, and is next to its sister market. They share many of the same vendors. You can browse through antiques and collectibles, from home furnishings to old records and vintage clothing, as well as nosh at the food, candy, and dessert vendors. Open year-round, weather permitting; the Saturday Arlington Flea Market is open 9