It’s convenient to buy things in large retail stores, but sometimes it’s also nice to purchase local, artisan goods like clothes, pottery, and food. If you’ll be in the Bethesda or D.C. region there are some excellent upcoming markets this spring where you can purchase a lovely accessory or piece of art.
Marvin Schwab’s The Bead Warehouse
This Saturday, March 25 the American Inn is proud to be hosting Marvin Schwab’s Bead Warehouse 2017 Sale. Admission is free for everyone, and there will be an assortment of stones, beads, glass, and other findings available for purchase. Founder Marvin Schwab started collecting beads over 30 years ago in India and now has a 2,200 sqft bead warehouse in Maryland with his wife.
The event runs from 10 AM til 4:30 PM and there is plenty of parking available across the street and a block away between Highland and Maple Streets.
Washington Bead Society Bead Bazaar
On April 29 and April 30, the Washington Bead Society is hosting a bazaar at the Bohrer Park Activity Center on Frederick Ave near Gaithersburg High School. The Bead Society market offers beads, pearls, vintage items, books, tools for bead making and more. Also, if you have beads you’d like to get identified, you can bring them to the festival and the group’s bead experts will evaluate them for you. The event runs Saturday from 10 AM til 5 PM and Sunday from 11 AM til 5 PM.
The Farm Women’s Market
The Farm Women’s Market was founded in 1932, making it the oldest local food market in the area that’s still running today. The Women’s Market offers crafts, artwork, breweries, food trucks, and artisan goods from regional businesses. The market is currently in Winter Hours, running on Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 AM til 4:00 PM in downtown Bethesda at the intersection of Wisconsin & Bethesda Avenues.
If you’re in need of a hotel near Bethesda to visit these markets or any of the other attractions in the region, the American Inn is your best bet. With easy access to downtown Bethesda and the Metro system, comfortable rooms and great amenities like a 24-hour fitness center, you’ll have a wonderful spring visit to D.C. here at the American Inn.