Barter Fair is just a few Weeks Away

Calling all makers, creators and crafters! It’s that magical time of year and we’re excited to invite you to join this year’s Barter Fair and Holiday Party at the VFW on Saturday Dec. 2nd from 1-4pm. This is a great opportunity to bring your talents/skill to the table and trade for other wonderful items. Last year we had wreaths, jewelry, books, plants, food items, hand knit/crochet hats & scarfs, beautiful painted rocks and SO much more!

For those of you like myself who are either less creative or just limited on time don’t worry! It is also possible to purchase some lovely gifts for yourselves or others. This is really about gathering community together and marveling at all of our collective talents/ability. We have some really resourceful neighbors and it’s great to participate in a more intentional manner of consumption.

In addition to amazing bartering there will be treats, hot cocoa & cider, and good cheer. So please join us for an afternoon of fun with your neighbors. There is easy parking and bus access. Not too mention the opportunity to check out our newest addition to Ballard if you haven’t already been by to say “Velkommen” to Frankie Feetsplinters across the street at the Nordic Museum. He is part of Danish artist Dambo’s Pacific Northwest installation where each whimsical troll sculpture is part of an underlying environmental story.

As usual, we’re looking for a few good volunteers. If you would like to lend a hand for this fun event please contact Our Volunteer Coordinator for more details or Sign up for a volunteer shift here. We mainly need help setting-up, decorating, welcoming attendees and cleaning up when the fun is over. Even if you only have an hour or two to spare we would appreciate the help. We look forward to seeing you there!