Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association
The Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association Presents
The Friendship Firehouse Festival
an annual free family event
Next on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
on the 100 block of South Alfred Street in Alexandria
Click here for Map & Directions

Join us as we celebrate our founding in 1774:
  • Free balloons and hats (for the kids)
  • Free tours of Friendship Firehouse
  • See Antique Firefighting Equipment
  • Tour Modern Fire Apparatus
  • View special exhibits
  • Shop from more than 15 vendors
  • Food from Alexandria Restaurants
  • ...and free cake to celebrate our anniversary! ( 11 a.m.)

Information about the 2013 Festival will be available in July.

Arts & Crafts Vendors may sign up for the 2013 Festival by contacting Bill Kehoe via

Highlights of the 2011 Festival is shown below:

Special Exhibition

from the Alexandria Fire Department
See their Website at

Food from Alexandria Restaurants

BBQ and Hot Dogs from

Bread & Chocolate

Arts & Crafts Vendors
To become a vendor (there are only a few positions left) please contact Bill Kehoe via

Tie Dye t-shirts both kid and adult sizes, kids tie dye hats, baby tie dye onesies, girl's tie dye sun dresses.  Sterling Silver rings and earrings.

This will be our 4th year selling our tie dye wares at the Friendship Firehouse Festival.  Our shirts will not fade or bleed in the wash!  We have items for the whole family to choose from.  Our kids’ stuff is a crowd favorite!


Angela M. King
Children's fabric chalkboards, table runners, placemats, oven mitts, bag bags, pet placemats and assorted fabric items.

Assorted fabric items.  Special orders taken.

BoxBoy demented decoupage
decoupage boxes, home accents, furniture

BoxBoy (aka Paul Alan Bierman) has been practicing the art of "demented decoupage" for nearly 20 years and has been in the Washington DC area since 1999.  His work ranges from sophisticated collages to pop culture icon trinket boxes.  He has been a regular exhibitor at the Eastern Market Flea Market for 12 years.


Great Glass Creations
Ornaments, plates, bowls and stand alone fused glass art.

Whimsical, fun, ornamental e fumctional fused glass art


India Imports, LLC
Sterling silver jewelry, blouses, home decor, wood tables.

All products are handmade by Indian artisans. Our prices are way less than retail and just a bit more than wholesale.  We have great customer service and satisfaction

Janice's Table
French Linens

I wanted to provide quality European products at a reasonable price.  I have French linens, tea towels, French and American made socks, French scarves, oilcloth Irish aprons.


Jade River Studio
Original ink and watercolor paintings, 8x10 prints, magnets, greeting cards

In a charming blending of strokes, Genevieve Lynn infuses a modern flair into the time-honored culture of Chinese brush painting. With expressive use of color and design, she captures the essence of graceful moments in life. Simplicity is found in organic forms, bringing harmony. The artist invites you to appreciate treasures around you, as in the airy spirit of bamboo leaves. Lynn shows her artwork in gallery exhibitions and art festivals in the Washington, DC area. A current schedule is found at She teaches workshops and creates custom commissions.  Experience the essence, energy and spirit of Jade River Studio fine art.


Mary Kay Cosmetics
Mary Kay beauty products include anti-aging skincare, body products, and color cosmetics.

Besides getting the latest in beauty advice and makeup trends, I also provide the following services: complimentary color consultations, girls night out events, spa sessions, complimentary anti-aging facial treatments, executive gift giving services, image seminars, fundraising, employee pampering/morale boosters, and more.


Michalene's Handmade Goat Milk Soap
Goat's milk body and face soap. 28 different scents derived from either essential or fragrance oils.  Also, one-of-a-kind handcrafted necklaces.

It took me years to perfect a recipe that would produce a body and face soap that is extremely moisturizing, very creamy and silky, and yet still produce nice big bubbles.  I am proud to say that I achieved my goal. The main ingredients I use in all the soap bars are: goat's milk, silk, honey, and both Cocoa and Shea butters.  There are 26 different scents to choose from and two unscented.  The scents are derived from either essential or fragrance oils. The two unscented are my specialty bars:  In the “Face” soap bar I use three additional oils --Avocado, Grape Seed and Wheat Germ -- in addition to the main ingredients.  In the “Go Stout” soap bar I use Rhassoul clay, which is ideal for cleansing, detoxifying, removing impurities and replacing them with nourishing trace minerals.

Nicky's Canary
Collage jewelry, steampunk jewelry, bangles, jewelry boxes, and art rings.

Nicky's Canary is a cute online jewelry boutique that offers vintage inspired collage jewelry, steampunk accessories, and eclectic jewelry boxes. All pieces are handmade and one of a kind.


Ceramic warmers, wax bars, room sprays, car fresheners, and more...

Ceramic warmers powered by a light bulb to melt highly fragrant wax to release scent into your home.  We also offer scent solutions for small spaces, cars, and traveling.


T.O. Create
Teddy Bears and animals, Photography, Iron

I have been doing art and craft shows for twenty years. I use German mohair to make my collectible bears and animals. My photography is nature inspired, mainly florals and landscapes.  My husband Bob, a welder, designs and makes iron wreath and picture hangers.