The Country Living Fair in Ohio will feature a Williamson County writer and owner of City Farmhouse in Franklin to help the pages of Country Living magazine come to life for fair goers. Kim Leggett—a “picker” of more than 20 years will guide fair goers into a unique experience of the fair.
Leggett, along with a Country Living editor, will act as a shopping tour guide for interested attendees on Friday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 14. Those who participate in the walking excursion will follow the experts as they weave through particular exhibits, selecting items that could translate well into any home and add a dose of farmhouse and Country Living style.
The shopping tour is an exciting opportunity for fair attendees to meet Leggett and the Country Living editors, as well as learn first hand what the experts look for when on the hunt.
Leggett’s work has been featured in major publications around the nation, including Elle Décor and Architectural Digest—and her well-honed eye and “pickin” stories from the road have earned her shop, City Farmhouse, more than 70,000 fans on Facebook.
Leggett is currently writing her fifth book, City Farmhouse Style. The book—which will be the first of its kind to focus entirely on transforming urban interiors and backyard gardens into farmhouse style—will provide details and photographs of curated homes, apartments, townhomes, gardens and more, including the private studios of Sheryl Crow and Michael W. Smith and Phil Joel’s Downtown Franklin home and backyard chicken coop.
In addition to her knowledge of antiques, Kim spent two years studying floral design with well-known designer Michael George at the prestigious FlowerSchool New York.
The tour will depart from the Pumpkin Tower on the Village Green at 3 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Sunday to meet with the group before heading out. Those who attend will be registered to win $100 in fair shopping bucks, a City Farmhouse t-shirt and a one-year subscription to Country Living.
Fair goers will also have the chance to peruse Leggett’s shop picks: City Farmhouse will be a vendor at the 2014 show. Other well-known exhibitors at this year’s Ohio fair include French Vanilla, Gathered Comforts, JBS Mercantile, Tulip Grove Farm, Earth Angels Studio, and Century Farmhouse, among others.
In addition to the shopping component, guests can enjoy a Gourmet Harvest Market and Country Living General Store plus seminars, free cooking and crafting demonstrations.
Tickets for early buying—8:30 a.m. entry on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m on Sunday —are $40 per person. Regular admission is $13 per person in advance, and $16 the day of. Weekend passes are $15 per person in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets include entrance to the show as well as the how to’s and presentations.