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.
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, in addition to its annual October event.
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.
Similar to last year, those who shop the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair will find the most unusual in handpicked selections spanning all eras and styles: farmhouse, French, architectural, garden, lighting, industrial, Americana and much more.
Plus, guests will enjoy live musical performances, food trucks, special guest appearances and how-to exhibits. One exhibit, titled “The Reclaimed Designer,” will host several individual events, all intended to inspire fair-goers on what to look for amongst the uniquely offered wares of the vendors. The exhibit will feature ideas for displaying collections, especially pieces not commonly used in interior design.
“Farmhouse style is one of the fastest growing trends in interior design today. More than ever, homeowners and brides are looking for vintage and repurposed goods to decorate their homes and events,” Leggett said. “The show gives fairgoers 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 spaces.”
Presenters at the various showcases will include Kim Leggett, in addition to Jason Counce of DIRT Home & Garden, Beth Lewis, Olde Tyme Marketplace, and other industry leaders.
Seven exhibits will take place over the course of the two-day fair. Highlights for individual events include:
- The Heirloom Gardener: Pamela Anthony, owner of Beehind Thyme Farm & Garden, will lead guests through heirloom gardening techniques.
- Creating Raised Bed Gardens: Agricultural curators of Homestead Manor–a local hospitality concept that features a farm-to-fork restaurant, event barn and organic farm–will provide show-goers tips on growing backyard crops and how to raise-bed garden.
- The Natural Bride: Homestead Manor’s executive catering chef and event planner–plus professional florist Steve McLellan–will show future brides and home entertainers how to create magical moments and an elegant ambiance within a rustic setting.
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 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.
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 on the website closer to the event.
Those interested in staying current with the latest at City Farmhouse can visit their website www.cityfarmhousefranklin.com to sign up for the City Farmhouse newsletter, view the blog, www.cityfarmhousefranklin.blogspot.com or access the Facebook page.
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.
In addition to curating the store, the monthly pop-up store, The Fling, and the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fairs, the Leggetts exhibit at major vintage and antique events throughout the U.S. Kim is a sought-after expert for guest appearances and as a host of guided tours at fairs around the country, appearing in shows the likes of Marburger Farms, the Country Living Fair, The Nashville Shows, and more.
As a freelance interior stylist, Kim’s projects have been featured in a host of major publications, from Elle Décor and Architectural Digest to Gatherings Magazine. She also sells her finds to museums, private collectors and celebrity clientele like Ralph Lauren, Meg Ryan, Tommy Hilfiger, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood and more.
The Leggetts’ recently crossed a social media milestone, amassing more than 100,000 Facebook fans. Follow them at www.facebook.com/cityfarmhousetn.com.