For the last two years, the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair has drawn visitors from around the globe to the tiny village of Leiper’s Fork, Tenn., to score antique and vintage goods from dozens of curated vendors.
Earlier this month, Kim and David Leggett—owners of the popular downtown Franklin shop from where the event derives its name—announced that due to mounting popularity, a second pop-up fair has been added June 19-20, 2015.
The Leggetts, who are nationally recognized “pickers,” say the second show was due to both attendance popularity and their fans’ requests: the pair manage the City Farmhouse Facebook page, which boasts more than 100,000 followers—many of whom lobbied for an additional show.
“We had an overwhelming amount of positive feedback after the last show,” said Kim Leggett. “It’s a great opportunity for people who love vintage and antiques to come together to collaborate and share that passion.“
“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. 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 says the theme of this season’s City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair is focused on the creativity and styling ability of the vendors, all of whom search for months to find the most unusual vintage and antique “picks” for the show. Currently, vendors from 13 states are slated to exhibit their unique wares.
The design and shopping show will once again take place at the stunning “lost-in-time” gardens and mansion of the late music publisher Buddy Killen, located off Old Hillsboro Road (map below).
Shoppers will find the most unusual in handpicked 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-tos, special guest appearances and more.
New to this year’s event is an interactive design showcase, intended to inspire fair-goers on what to look for amongst the uniquely offered wares of the vendors. 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 unique 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.
The Leggetts will continue to reveal guest appearances, performances and schedules of events in the upcoming weeks and we will keep you informed.
The City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair kicks off June 19, 2015 from 9 a.m. until Noon, with first- chance buying, a champagne toast and a burlap carpet walk. Admission to early buying is $25.00. City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair will be located at 3090 Old Hillsboro Road. General admission on June 19 is from Noon to 5 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 20. General admission for both days is $10.00.
The Leggetts have also announced the dates of the annual fall Pop-up Fair, scheduled for October 16-17, 2015. More details about guest appearances, vendors and more will be announced closer to the event.
More about City Farmhouse
City Farmhouse is a popular antiques and vintage shop located on Bridge Street in Historic Downtown Franklin, Tenn., that offers modern farmhouse style for urban and rural living. Owners Kim and David Leggett have been “pickers” for more than 20 years, and their trained eye and vivacious personalities have earned them national acclaim, from individuals interested in following popular vintage trends to interior designers.