Fall Bazaar 2017

Preview Night - Friday, November 17, 7-9pm Tickets Required - click here to buy tickets!

Fall Bazaar - Saturday, November 18th, 10am - 3:00pm Free Entry

What is Preview Night?
Artisans and vendors are one again opening their shops to the public the evening before the bazaar. Come, enjoy some wine and cheese, take in the artisans and vendors, and do a little shopping before the rush of Saturday morning! Click here to buy tickets! Peruse the vendors’ stalls in the Lower School hallway the evening before the Bazaar. Jump at this chance to shop without the crowds while spending time with other parents and friends.

New This Year! We will be raffling an Artisan Gift Basket. Many of our vendors have donated merchandise to a basket, which will be raffled off the night of the event. You must be present to win. (Note that the Waldorf Store will not be open during Preview Night, and that this is an adults-only event. Contact Maria Monteverde-Jackson at 301-229-6107 for more information.)

Give to our Food Drive
Bring a canned or box holiday food for our food drive for Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington. Click here to see the flyer with a list of items to bring.

Read About this Year's Vendors Here.

Volunteering at the Bazaar
Creating the Bazaar is a school-wide effort, and we ask each WWS parent to contribute time, handwork and talent to this significant school fundraiser and community outreach event. Parents from Kindergarten on up work together to produce a craft or activity at the Bazaar. Your class’s Bazaar Activity Coordinator has been in touch with your class to ask for assistance with advance preparation for that activity, setting up and staffing it the day of the Bazaar, and tidying up when it’s all over. To sign up for a shift, click here.

Activities At the Bazaar
Activity Tickets can be purchased at the front entrance, and at multiple locations inside the school on the day of the Fall Bazaar


The Crystal Cave
Children journey into a sparkling, snow-covered land of wonder and beauty to meet the Winter Fairy. (Produced by the Children’s Garden and coordinated by: Gina Bettelli and Susan Peckham)
This activity is 2 tickets

The Fishing Cove
Cast your rod into the deep blue sea and reel in gleaming treasures. (Produced by the Children’s Garden and coordinated by: Hannah Orford)
This activity is 1 ticket

String Games
Children will join Ms. Maxwell, string game maven, and learn new and old string games! (Produced by the Children’s Garden and coordinated by Gretchen Maxwell)
This activity is 1 ticket

Felt Backpacks
Create a hand-dyed felt backpack while enjoying with a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the Bazaar. (Produced by the Seventh Grade and coordinated by: Ali Southall)
This activity is 10 tickets

Pocket Ladies & Wizards
Children flock to these bearers of treasure, who keep their wares hidden in the many pockets that line their capes. (Produced by the POSC)
This activity is 2 tickets

Candle Craft
A perennial 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. (Produced by the First Grade and coordinated by: Jennnie Rabinowitz)
This activity is 5 tickets

Leather Stamping
Embellish leather bracelets, key rings and bookmarks by using stamps to imprint letters and designs. Apply a simple stain for added style. (Produced by the Fifth Grade and coordinated by: Rodolfo Castro)
This activity is 3-8 tickets

Wood Craft
Make your own spinning top. (Produced by the Sixth Grade and coordinated by: Kevin Daney)
This activity is 10 tickets

Tie-Dye
This new activity allows you to get creative and tie-dye items – from shirts to totes! (Produced by the Fourth Grade and coordinated by: Julie Wendy and Natasha Nair)
This activity is 6 tickets

Face Painting & Henna Design
Our older students will be delighted to decorate your young ones! Students in grades six, seven and eight will be invited to volunteer their time and artist talent for this activity that is supervised by parents. (Produced by the Eighth Grade and coordinated by: Virginia Ibarra)
Henna is 6 – 10 tickets
Face painting is 3 – 10 tickets

Puppet Show/Tiny Story Time
The Children’s Garden faculty and staff will offer traditional marionette puppet shows featuring handmade puppets, a beautiful set and a special story, as well as separate story times for our youngest guests. In 2017, puppet show performances will take place in the WWS library and Tiny Story Time in the Garden House (yurt).

Puppet Shows are 5 tickets (parents are required to have a ticket)
Puppet Show times: 11:00 am, 11:45 am, 12:30pm

Tiny Story Time tickets are 5 tickets (parents attend free)
Tiny Story Time times: 10:30 am, 11:30am

Shopping

The Enchantment Shop (formerly 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 are moderately priced and may be purchased with Bazaar tickets. Sixth grade students assist children as they shop. (Produced by the Second and Third Grades and coordinated by: Melanie Pipes and Helen Chou)

The Waldorf Store: One of the 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. (Produced by the High School and coordinated by: Susan Barr)

Artisans & Vendors: Wrap up your holiday shopping at the Bazaar. Shop a variety of unique and mostly handmade goods, including high quality knitwear, exquisite jewelry, handsome woodwork, sweet honey, charming felted animals, and other treasures from around the globe. Vendors include several current and alumni parents.(Produced by the Development Office and coordinated by: Maria Monteverde-Jackson).

Dining and Entertainment

Bazaar Bistro
Join us for a delicious lunch or snack at the Bazaar Bistro. Chef Eron and his team of high school volunteers will provide a nourishing menu highlighting the flavors of the fall season. (Produced by the High School and coordinated by: Carolyn Crouch and High School Administrator Bonnie McClelland)

Snack Shop
Bagels, nutritious snacks, cookies and bars, apple cider and other light fare are available for purchase via cash, credit cards and Bazaar activity tickets. (Produced by the High School and coordinated by: Carolyn Crouch and High School Administrator Bonnie McClelland)

The Patisserie
Cakes, pies, cookies and myriad other sweets concocted by our school’s talented bakers will be available at The Patisserie. (Coordinated by the Carla Wheeler, Christen Leonard and Shelly Hackman) Calling all bakers: pull out the KitchenAid mixer and fire up your oven! Your contributions make the Patisserie possible. Stay tuned for information about baking for the Bazaar.

Entertainment
Listen to lovely music while dining on delicious food. Musicians will change throughout the bazaar so you will have a chance to hear many talented musicians. (Coordinated by Susan Fuller and Katea Stitt)