The Workhouse Community Market is Back!

Every Saturday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, April 10th – October 30th, 2021

October theme for the Workhouse Community Market is Halloween!

Join us on Saturdays in October from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for FREE, awesome activities! And, on Saturday, October 30, 2021 we will have a costume contest and trick or treating for kids at our Community Market!

Come out to the Workhouse Arts Center every Saturday in October from 10am – 2pm for our fun Halloween theme!

On October 30th we’re bringing the Halloween fun early! Join us at the Community market from 10am – 2pm for trick-or-treating with our vendors. Free candy for all! Costumes are welcomed for guests of all ages and special prizes will be awarded to those who really show their spirit! Categories will be cutest, spookiest and most creative costumes in the following age ranges:

Best family/group costume

It’s not too soon to consider gift giving for the holiday season! At the Workhouse Arts Center gift shop and studios you can find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts that will be appreciated and cherished! Not to mention the fantastic creations offered by our amazing Community Market vendors:


Workhouse Artist Studios and Exhibitions


Visit the Lucy Burns Museum and Cell Blocks:

  • Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sundays, noon – 5:00 p.m.

Below are our preparedness plan for social distancing and safety, vendor opportunities, volunteer opportunities and FAQs.


If you are a small business owner, sales rep, aspiring entrepreneur or crafter, and are looking for a new opportunity to connect with your customer base, join the Community Market! We’ve welcomed lawyers, bakers, jewelry makers, authors and many more local businesses to our unique and historic grounds and we’d be THRILLED to have you!

For more information on becoming a vendor contact


The word is out! The Community Market is the place to be on a Saturday afternoon and local media is taking notice! Here are some of our latest features:

Connection Magazine, pg. 7
Northern Virginia Magazine
Potomac Local News
Local DVM 25 News
Fairfax County Times


The Workhouse Community Market was developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a safe and socially distant way to bring life back to our neighborhood! Every vendor booth is carefully measured to allow CDC recommended social distance between shoppers and hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the Workhouse campus. Masks or face coverings must be worn by all staff, vendors and visitors of the Workhouse, both indoors and outdoors, at all times.

Download our full guidelines here.


Q: What is the schedule of the Community Market?

Every Saturday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, April 10th – October 30th, 2021.

Q: I’m interested in being a vendor. What do I need to do?

That’s great! Contact to receive your application.

Q: What kind of vendors are you looking for? 

If you are a small business owner, sales rep, aspiring entrepreneur, crafter, artisan or hobbyist, we’re looking for you!

Q: Are there are other things happening on the Workhouse campus? 

Yes! Visitors can also enjoy our Lucy Burns Museum, open Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (expanded hours coming soon!), the Workhouse studio galleries, our McGuireWoods and Vulcan Muse rotating galleries and more! PLUS, once a month the Workhouse Community Market will enhance the experience with fun themes and activities!

Q: What if it rains? 

The Workhouse Community Market will operate rain or shine. Should the weather forecast call for severe wind or storms, the Community Market will be postponed to the following Sunday.

Q: How are you handling safety related to COVID-19?

The spaces have been expertly measured to allow 10 feet between each vendor and 6 feet for pathways for safe social distancing. All staff, vendors and visitors are required to wear masks at all times on campus, indoors, and outdoors. The Workhouse provides permanent hand sanitizing stations throughout the facility and will have sanitizing stations available during market hours.

Q: What are the hours of the Lucy Burns Museum?

The Lucy Burns Museum is free and open to the public Saturdays from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Stay tuned for expanded hours coming soon!

Q: Are dogs allowed at the Market?

Unfortunately, while the Workhouse is a pet friendly campus, dogs are NOT allowed within the Market grounds between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dogs are always welcome outside the Market path and on the hiking trails surrounding the Workhouse.

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