Fall Bazaar - 45th Anniversary
On Saturday, November 22, the Washington Waldorf School will hold its 45th annual Fall Bazaar. Our halls will fill with the faces of friends, both familiar and new, who are drawn to the Bazaar’s wholesome activities, artisanal goods, delectable food, and stunning seasonal décor evoking the spirit of our Waldorf school. For many of us, the Bazaar is a cherished tradition, a celebration of our community and our craftsmanship, and a beloved part of the rhythm of the school year. For others, this will be a new experience, full of discovery and wonder.
This is the time when we ask each and every parent to sign-up to help set-up, staff, or clean-up their class’s Bazaar activity and MORE! To read all about the volunteer opportunities, click here.
Come to our First Ever - Preview Night
You are never too old to start something new! In celebration of our 45th Fall Bazaar, we will be opening our doors on Friday night for an artisan Preview Night. From 7-9pm, enjoy lite refreshments while browsing the work of 40 artisans from the DC metro area and beyond. Tickets are $10 and space is limited. You may purchase a ticket by clicking here. Enjoy a few hours of shopping and socializing without Saturday's crowds!
Visit our Alumni Pop-Up Shop
It's no surprise that WWS graduates talented and creative alumni! This year several of our alumni will come together in an Alumni Pop-Up Shop, designed to highlight their artistry and craft. Come peruse and shop from our very own. Located across from the auditorium all day on Saturday. Click here for more information.
All-Day Alumni Cafe Welcomes Alumni and Their Families
Visit with WWS faculty, alumni families and alumni from 10 am - 3 pm in the Alumni Cafe (Humanities II).
This Year's Activities for the Children
A long-time favorite! Adorn candles with designs made from colorful beeswax shapes, or decorate a wooden base with objects from nature, such as pine cones, star anise and gems. A limited number of pre-packaged kits will also be available for purchase so that you can share or take home the fun.
Create decorative luminaries to warm the spirit as the days grow shorter and the air gets crisper. Special tools are used to punch holes into sheets of copper, allowing light to filter through when a votive candle is placed inside and lit.
Wooden Thumb Pianos
Make your own unique musical instrument. This woodworking project involves cutting, sanding and assembling a percussive instrument that can then be played.
Children step into their own fairytale, weaving through an enchanted evergreen forest full of mystery and sparkling with beauty.
Sun Catcher Windows
Design beautiful, translucent works of art reminiscent of stained glass. This is an activity enjoyed by even our youngest Bazaar attendees, who take great joy in choosing and arranging colorful, pre-cut pieces of tissue paper on transparent film.
Children and adults alike will find the artists within them awoken by this creative activity. Paint a picture, a pattern or an abstract design and transform your silk into a scarf, a decorative wall hanging, or a prop for children’s imaginative play.
Face Painting and Henna
Our older students will be delighted to decorate your young ones! Featuring safe, lead-free face paints and henna.
Pocket Wizard and Pocket Lady
Children flock to these bearers of treasure, who keep their wares hidden in the many pockets that line their capes.
The Children’s Shop
A venue for our youngest shoppers. Children adore making their own purchases in a beautifully designed shop that is just for them. The stock includes many handmade treats like felted flower fairies, gnomes, and magic wands, knitted stuffed animals, finger puppets and nontoxic playdough. Treasures from the natural world are also available, such as honey sticks, minerals and gemstones. Items for sale at the Children’s shop are moderately priced and may be purchased with Bazaar tickets.
The Children’s Garden faculty and staff will offer a traditional puppet show featuring handmade puppets, a beautiful set and a special story.
Join us for a delicious lunch or snack at the Bazaar Bistro. Chef Eron and his team of volunteers will provide a nourishing menu highlighting the flavors of the fall season.
Cakes, pies, cookies and myriad other sweets concocted by our school’s talented bakers will be available at The Patisserie.
The Waldorf Store
One of the most anticipated highlights of the Fall Bazaar, this is the premier local destination for otherwise hard-to-find Waldorf-friendly books, toys, art supplies and home décor. From the enchanting and fantastically illustrated children’s stories of Swedish author Elsa Beskow to one-of-a-kind knit, sewn and felted treasures handmade by our school’s gifted artisans, the Waldorf Store is a well-curated trove of items that are, for the most part, natural, handcrafted and beautiful. For more information click here.
Artisans & Vendors
Knock out some of your holiday shopping at one of the region’s most special shopping experiences. Much of what our vendors have to offer is unique and handmade. You’ll find high quality knitwear, exquisitely made jewelry, handsome woodwork, sweet honey, charming felted animals, and other treasures from around the globe.
A Sampling of Our Participating Artisans
Crystal Beeswax - Choice 100% beeswax goodies from the mountains of Virginia with a huge selection of shapes and sizes.
Soaps and Salts (WWS Parent) - Organic, pure handmade soaps using natural colorings and essential oils along with Himalayan Salt lamps and Himalayan bath stones.
Fine Ceramics by Ana Cavalcanti (WWS Parent) - Fine crafted pottery and jewelry with an artistic touch, offering exclusive designs where function meets art.
U.S. Wooden Toys - Handmade Wooden Toys - uswoodtoys.com
christina boy design - christina boy design is a one woman shop located at the foothills of the blue ridge mountains in madison, virginia where original pieces are designed and handmade from domestic, locally sourced, and salvaged woods.
Maisestudio - Magical fleece children's clothing and unique adult tunics, using recycled materials.
Esto and Das - Unique handcrafted embellishments for you and your home!
Vidar Goods / Denise Lair - Offering Anthroposophically inspired goods such as Body Care Products (Weleda, Dr. Hauschka, Uriel, etc), Waldorf oriented Toys and Crafts, Art Cards & Prints, Books and much more.
Silk Reincarnations - One-of-a-kind artisan scarves and bags handcrafted from saris, kimonos and other "rescued" silks.
Bee America - Bee America sells local honey for our own beehives; varietal honeys from iconic regions of the United States; artisanal honeys that capture historic eras in America's past; and natural, honey-based body products.
Linda Slayen - Beautiful one-of-a-kind fused glass jewelry, dishes, candle holders and more!
Inter-American Deco - We specialize in high quality alpaca garments and accessories made of the finest fibers with elaborate designs, styles and colors.
Kami Gifted Hands Collection - Hand Woven Baskets and Jewelry.
Antiochia USA - Traditional Turkish Bath Towels and Luxurious Home Linens
Godet Furniture / Jen's Sewn Goods - Husband and wife team handcrafting wooden items and unique sewn goods; look for cutting boards, coasters, bottle openers, wine bottle holders, tote bags, headbands, reusable snack bags, diaper changing clutches, napkins, and more.
Peruvian Trend - Fine and unique clothing accessories for women and children, made by Peruvian women artisans.
Jacqueline Handley - Exquisite Handwoven Silk Textiles and Semi-Precious Stone Jewelry all designed and handcrafted in Southeast Asia (Laos, Thailand and Jaipur,India).
Heide's Pottery - My high fired pottery is mostly wheel thrown and often altered to give it a unique look with the goal to create something beautiful and functional at the same time.
Global Bead Design - Beaded jewelry and beaded wine accessories made by Judith Darvis
Handmade Purses and Precious Gems - Colorful, unique, one of a kind, hand knit wool purses plus a collection of hand made jewelry crafted with precious and semi precious gem stones.
One of a Kind - Handcrafted items from the farm, fairies and angels, and felting kits.
Arts of Asia - Arts of Asia engages in fair trade, offering, at reasonable prices, the unique creations of artisans in Thailand, Burma, Bali, Afghanistan, Nepal and Turkey, including silks, silver, clothing, jewelry, wood carvings, lacquer, toys, etc.
Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco Foundation - Crafts and jewelry made by villagers (at the foundation), many with sustainably harvested parts.