Pop-up Fair tags on second date in June


Pop-up Fair tags on second date in June

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For the last two years, the City Farmhouse Popup Fair has had visitors in Leiper’s Fork score antique and vintage ware from a variety of vendors.

For the last two years, the City Farmhouse Popup Fair has had visitors in Leiper’s Fork score antique and vintage ware from a variety of vendors.

Earlier this month, Franklin business owners Kim and David Leggett said because of the mounting popularity, a second popup fair has been added June 19-20, 2015.

“The idea of hosting a second show wasn’t ours, local show-goers kept coming into the shop encouraging us to have more than one event,” Kim Leggett said.

“At first, we thought it was crazy to try and put on another show, but the more we talk about it with our fans, the more encouraged we are that this one’s going to be even bigger and better than the last one.”

The host said the theme of this season’s City Farmhouse Popup Fair is focused on the creativity and styling ability of the vendors from 13 different states.

The design and shopping show will once again take place at the stunning “lost-in-time” gardens and mansion of the late Tree Music publisher Buddy Killen, located on Old Hillsboro Road South.

Similar to last year, those who shop the City Farmhouse Popup Fair will find the most unusual in hand-picked selections spanning all eras and styles: farmhouse, French, architectural, garden, lighting, industrial, Americana and much more. Plus, there will be live performances, food trucks, how-to talks, special guest appearances, and more.

New to this year’s event is an interactive design showcase. The showcase will feature “room-like” setting ideas for using vintage and antique pieces and displaying collections.

Fair-goers will also have the chance to meet and interact with professional designers within the exhibit and discover ways to use their finds. Presenters at the showcase will include the likes of Kim Leggett, Beth Lewis of Olde Tyme Marketplace, Jason Counce of Dirt Home & Garden and other industry leaders.

Leggett said the interactive exhibition will be helpful for showcasing items that aren’t commonly used in interior design.

“Farmhouse style is one of the fastest growing trends in interior design today. More than ever, homeowners are looking for vintage and repurposed goods to decorate their homes,” she said. “The show gives them an opportunity to pick through finds from all over the country, and the interactive showcase will inspire show-goers on how to creatively style their finds in their own homes.”

The Leggetts will continue to reveal guest appearances, performances and schedules of events in the upcoming weeks on the City Farmhouse website www.cityfarmhousefranklin.com.

The City Farmhouse Popup Fair kicks off from 9 a.m.-noon on June 18, with first- chance buying, a champagne toast and a burlap carpet walk. Admission to early buying is $25.

General admission on June 19 is from noon-5 p.m., and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on June 20. General admission for both days is $10.

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