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.


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.


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.


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.