With a week and a half to go until THE OLDE FARMHOUSE IN THE SPRING, I thought it would be a good idea to let you know about some market tips and the fun things planned for you on market day.
The first 50 people in line are going to be receiving a giveaway bag!! If you are an early bird, this may mean you will have a little longer to wait in line…but don’t worry! The Z Crew from Z95.3 is going to be here bright and early playing some music for you, handing out some prizes and keeping you energized!!
Now…it has been known to rain on our market days, so you may want to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately! Don’t forget that umbrella!!
I am so excited to say that there will be 91 amazing vendors at the market! There will be a whole lot of junking and treasure hunting going on!! The last few markets have been so busy, so I have spread things out this time and hopefully this will help make the shopping more comfortable. The barns will be full of vendors as usual, but so will the grassy fields and the covered picnic area!!
I think that means you need to bring a big enough vehicle to haul away all your treasures!!
Don’t forget to grab your market map, with all the vendors and booth locations. It is handy to have on market day, as well as for reference when you are back at home. These maps will be available at the admission desk, as well as cards for other local markets going on in the near future.
This brings me to my next thought….make sure you bring some re-usable shopping bags (right from the start you have some important paperwork to tuck away!! lol) or a handy junking cart so you can keep those hands free for shopping!
Don’t forget to stop at the bank machine and grab some cash!! Most vendors are cash sales, however some do have the ability to take credit cards. But don’t worry, if you run out of cash, there will be an ATM in Barn 1.
So we have your map of the market, shopping cart or bags, cash safely tucked away…you are ready to shop!! I will admit that this whole junking thing can get very exhausting! You will need food…caffeine…treats… so don’t worry, we have you covered!! The Runway Café, Gypsy Trunk Gourmet Fare and Cravings Kettle Corn will all be on site to help you make it through the day!! The Runway Café will be located in the covered picnic area, and Gypsy Trunk and Cravings Kettle Corn will be on the grassy field. Picnic tables will be spread about on the grass, as well as in the covered area so you can take a load off and enjoy your delicious snacks and lunch!
So the fun thing about Vintage Markets is not only finding a treasure to take home, but also finding IDEAS! Perhaps you want a DIY project or inspiration for a piece you have at home. Finding junk and transforming it into something special is what I love about markets. Vendors love to chat with you, not only about their items…but also about yours! Brainstorming and coming up with ideas together, is what the Vintage community is all about. And who better to help us out with inspiration…the QUEEN of JUNKING herself!!
Donna from Funky Junk Interiors will be joining The Olde Farmhouse for the whole day!! She is going to have a booth set up outside (right across from the entrance) and will be on hand to answer all your junking questions. Not only that…she is bringing a collection of her finds, creations and her newly launched stencil line! Yikes!! You know where to find me on market day! Donna is a master at taking rusted, old, broken items and turning them into functional, pretty pieces for your home. And here is the best part…she is going to teach YOU how to do it!! Donna will have a workspace set up in her booth, where you can come and play. At 11am and 2pm she will be hosting demonstrations so you can see her new stencil line in action and also learn how to build something really cool!
So does this sound like a fun day or what??!! I don’t know about you, but I am soooo excited for May 30th to arrive!! Don’t forget the market is for one day only…Saturday, May 30th from 9am-4pm. There is lots of free parking at the Fairgrounds, and an overflow lot at the corner of Lougheed Hwy and 105 ave. Just watch for the parking signs!!
The barns get pretty congested, so if you are bringing a little one along, you may want to think twice about bringing a stroller or wagon. Pack those babies on your back, and leave your hands free for grabbing those treasures!
Make sure to check out The Olde Farmhouse on Facebook and Instagram! It is a great way to stay connected and to find out about upcoming events.
I hope to see you at The Olde Farmhouse in the Spring! It’s going to be a great day for JUNKING!!
xo Leah xo