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Road Trip - Ballston Arts & Crafts Market

The grease monkeys from Bubba’s Garage made a rare road trip into the city of Arlington Virginia to check out the Ballston Arts & Crafts Market.

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A couple of dozen vendors set up their tents to sell their handmade items the second Saturday of each month, April-October, from 10am – 4pm. The craft market is located in Welburn Square (The Ballston Circle) between North Stuart & North 9th Streets. It is a juried show so only high quality items are ever on display.  I am definitely not a city person but the area around Ballston Commons is very pedestrian friendly and I soon relaxed enough to enjoy myself. This market is a must-attend event if you happen to be in the area.

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After spending an hour or so with the vendors, we were hungry. Not wanting to eat the standard fare at the mall we decided to stroll up the street a little to try a local spot. The area around the square was very pretty with its fountains and flowers.

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Our final destination had us dining at Big Buns Gourmet Grill. Everyone there was wearing t-shirts that said “I like Big Buns and I cannot lie.” We were already smiling by the time we reached the counter. The staff was great but the food was only okay; nothing special. Peg said her iced-tea was very good and my chocolate malt was one of the best that I have had in a while. So, overall it was a great trip into the city.

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  1. Hey there! Thanks for checking out our little Market! I hope you come back for the 2012 season. Opening Day is this coming Saturday, May 12th! Thanks for the great review. :)

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