City Farmhouse Pop-Up Fair was a Smash Success, featuring Discovering Franklin
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City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair has come and gone and it’s almost impossible to believe that only a couple of days ago the Buddy Killen Estate in Leiper’s Fork was buzzing with excitement. Kim and David Leggett of City Farmhouse fame never, ever disappoint, which might be why Garden & Gun magazine labels this the “Best Tennessee Event of the Fall!”
I remember my very first Pop-up Fair in October 2013 and even though I was still brand new to Franklin (like still unpacking boxes new), I wasn’t missing this show because there is no such thing in California (that I’m aware of). I was bowled over by the creativity each vendor offered int their booth. Unbeknownst to me, it was also the very first City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair. The show has grown exponentially and gained quite a following.
Thousands of shoppers from around the globe (I’m not kidding) flocked to this pop-up fair to shop and take in all the unique treasures brought to the show by the meticulously selected vendors from all over the United States. Kim is famous for her discerning eye and to be one of the 80 vendors included in the show is huge compliment.
It truly was a curated selection of antique & vintage goods plus music, food and DIY seminars. Don’t we all want to know how to make the magic happen at our own home?
Cari Cuskey, host of HGTV’s Cash and Cari and Matthew Meade editor of Upstyle Cycle were on hand to chat with shoppers and teach us how to repurpose like a pro. It’s way easier than I could have imagined especially when you use a spray painter. I came home with one of Wagner’s new home decor sprayers and I can’t wait to get started.
Friday morning kicked off bright and early for those who purchased an early bird shopping ticket and the burlap carpet was lined with anxious shoppers waiting for the gate to open, but everyone was entertained by a singing contest of “Rocky Top.”
There’s a special energy that accompanies this pop-up fair. You can feel the excitement and anticipation as each shopper searches for that special treasure, but truly…it’s just good old-fashioned Fun! Franklin is really good at fun and creativity abounds.
If you missed City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair, don’t despair because you can go to the holiday pop-up in November at The Factory in Franklin. It will be more intimate, but thankfully we’ll all be warm. Mark your calendar for November 13 -15.