The highly anticipated City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair will return to The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, June 14-16.
The Fair will host 40+ curated vendors from 12 states exhibiting a wide range of antique and vintage home furnishings, art, handmade jewelry and more.
This year the Fair will host celebrity guests, Jo Packham – Editor-in-Chief of Where Women Create, and Where Women Cook magazines, Contestant Trace Barnett – Food Network Star Season 13 and Food Network’s Come Back Kitchen, Stacy Lyn Harris – TV Host, “The Sporting Chef” and author of Stacy Lyn’s Harvest Cookbook. Exhibiting vendor, Carolyn Westbrook will be signing her new book, Vintage French Style in her booth all weekend at the Fair.
A treat for Fair goers at the June event will be the opportunity to tour City Farmhouse’s 1962 Globetrotter Airstream previously owned the Kennedy Family and Sheryl Crow. The famous camper is presented as a “Before” tour and visitors to the Fair are invited to weigh in on how they would restyle the interior.
Throughout the weekend attendees will shop to the tunes of popular Nashville musicians, namely Jamie Meyer whose fame in Sweden has catapulted him to sell out shows in Nashville. Catch Jamie live on the Courtyard Stage Friday, June 15 at 12:30 pm. Re-fuel for more shopping and fun at the Puckett’s Food Tent. Opening the special events at the Fair is Where Women Create magazine’s Jo Packham who will be signing magazines at the First Shop of the Fair event on Thursday beginning at 6 pm and again on Friday at 10 am to 12 pm. Food Network’s Trace Barnett, and TV Host and author, Stacy Lyn Harris will present Hosting a Summer Soiree featuring cooking a summer menu and tablescape at 1 pm at the City Farmhouse retail store located at The Factory at Franklin.
The Summer Pop-up Fair comes on the heels of Kim Leggett’s newly released number one bestselling interior design book City Farmhouse Style. The book, which features homes all across the U.S., includes those of local celebrities Sheryl Crow and Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet and wife Rebecca who authors the popular lifestyle blog Sweet Ladi Jane.
Since 2013, the Leggetts have developed this series of pop-ups to host some of the most renowned antiques vendors from across the country, many of whom reflect the Leggetts’ trademark farmhouse modern aesthetic–now widely referred to in certain circles as “City Farmhouse style.” The pair estimates that their Pop-up Fairs have drawn upwards of 50,000 people from all over the world to the Williamson County event since its conception, and there’s no indication of its popularity slowing down.
“Our Fairs give shoppers an opportunity to pick from unique items that have been ‘hand-picked’ from all over the country, and from vendors who we have personally formed friendships with,” Kim said. “We’ve seen these pop-ups grow in popularity largely because of how the festival-goers are inspired at the event – by the creativity seen in booth styling, in the conversations they have with vendors, and by forming relationships with other shoppers at the show.”
You never know who you might see among the crowd – in November 2015, Sheryl Crow acted as an event vendor, donating $20,000 of proceeds to the World Food Program U.S.A. Crow, who is a personal fan of City Farmhouse, is one of many Nashville stars that has been spotted shopping the pop-up grounds over the years.
The June Pop-up Fair will kick off in the Factory’s Jamison Hall, the outside Courtyard, and a Special Group Tent covering the hall parking lot on Thursday evening, June 14 with a “First Shop of the Fair” early buying event from 5 pm – 8 pm. The coveted early buying ticket includes the first opportunity to shop the Fair, and an all weekend access pass to shop once the vendors restock their booths for the Friday and Saturday event. A complimentary drink and catered food bar will be available for guests Thursday evening. General admission gates will open on Friday at 10 am – 5 pm, and the shopping will continue on Saturday at 9 am – 4 pm.
First Shop of the Fair tickets are available on the website at www.cityfarmhousefranklin.com or at the door. General admission tickets can be purchased at the door both days of the Fair.
To learn more about City Farmhouse and their pop-ups, or to see the schedule of special guests, including the vendor list, and music line-up, go to www.cityfarmhousefranklin.com or call 615-268-0216.