June City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair

May 31, 2017 in Editorials

Thousands Anticipated to Attend June City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair

The highly anticipated City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair will return to The Factory at Franklin in downtown Franklin, Tenn., on June 16-17 to host 50+ curated vendors exhibiting a wide range of antique goods, vintage wares, jewelry and handmade selections. Designers, private collectors, Nashville celebrities, even museum curators, pepper the Pop-up Fair crowd each season, making up the thousands who flock to the event seeking those one-of-kind finds the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair is heralded for.

Curated by Kim and David Leggett, owners of City Farmhouse, the 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 Friday, June 16 with a “First Shop of the Fair” early buying event from 8 a.m. to noon. The coveted early buying tickets include the first opportunity to shop the Fair, plus a complimentary drink and food bar. The ticket includes all weekend access to shop the Fair once the vendors restock their booths for the Saturday event. General admission gates will open at 12 p.m., and the shopping will continue through 5 p.m. On Saturday, June 17, the fun begins again at 8 a.m., until a 4 p.m. closing time.

We’re bringing in vendors from across the country, from as far away as New York City, North Carolina, Texas, Ohio, Indiana, Georgia, Alabama and more. Many are returning favorites, but we are excited to announce that we have 19 vendors who will be showing with us for the first time,” said Kim “Of course there is always an emphasis on American and French farmhouse wares at our fairs, but you’ll also see handmade jewelry, folk art, and more.”

The Leggett’s City Farmhouse Pop-ups have gained a reputation for their festival-like atmosphere, offering celebrity guests, entertainment, and an array of local food trucks including Puckett’s Trolley, Califarmia, and Ellie’s Doughnuts to complement the booths filled with selections spanning all eras and styles. Attendees will shop to the tunes of live music which includes local Nashville favorites.

Fifi O’Neill, author of Romantic Prairie Style, Prairie Style Weddings, and Romantic Prairie Style Cookbook, and Editor-in-Chief of Prairie Style, Romantic Country, and Boho Style magazines will be the celebrity guest of the June Fair. Fifi will meet & greet guests, and sign magazines and books both days in the Leggett’s booth. Sixty “First Shop of the Fair” ticket holders are invited to a lecture that features O’Neill in an intimate conversation that will teach attendees how to pitch their homes to a magazine to get published.

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 estimate 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 may have with vendors, and by forming relationships with other shoppers at the show.”

Kim and David’s “picking” status and signature style has earned them celebrity clients and credits in major national publications, from Country Living, Romantic Country and Garden & Gun to Flea Market Style. 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 could be spotted shopping the pop-up grounds over the years.

Those who want to have a first-pick at the goods should buy the Friday, 8 am until noon $40 “First Shop of the Fair” ticket, which also grants weekend access, complimentary speciality drinks, a coffee and juice bar, and small bites plates of breakfast and brunch style foods. General admission tickets are $12 per person on Friday, June 16 from noon-5 and all day on Saturday, June 17 from 8-4. “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 more specifics, including the vendor list, go to www.cityfarmhousefranklin.com or call 615-268-0216.