May 29, 2012

Summer Markets and Shows

Looking for some fun markets to shop this summer? We’ve got a great list for you to put on your calendar. Small town, big town, and in between. There are lots of great options. 

Two events I’ve been wanting to attend for a long time now are coming up and I’m so happy to say they are in PEN on my calendar and they’re going to happen!  

First Monday, and the Blanco Lavender Festival.

First up is this weekend: First Monday shopping in Canton! The kids are going to have a  “Daddy Weekend” and I’m joining a girlfriend for a great getaway. On my list to see in Canton are Marigold Trading Company and LaurieAnna's Vintage Home. Who else should I see?
Second is the Blanco Lavender Festival and Lavender Market, June 8-10, 2012. I LOVE lavender and have missed this festival for several years now. This will be my first time, and I’m thrilled to visit the farms and see all the lavender products! (I’ll be looking for unique new Barn Sale Vendors, too!)
Friday Noon to 6 PM / Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM / Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM
A festival-goer's favorite, this popular market features all four lavender farms with booths selling their own lavender products and plants. Over 100 other vendors from all over Texas showcase arts, crafts, and lavender-related wares. I cannot wait! It will be HOT, but totally wonderful.

Here are some other upcoming events we thought you might be interested in visiting throughout the summer. There are links so you can get more information if you want it.


Summer 2012 Markets 

June 9-10: Summer Antique Show, Brenham Tx

June 15-17: Trade Days, Fredericksburg Tx
June 23-24: Red Barn Antique Show, Round Top Tx – say hello to our friend Theresa Cano – Garden Antqs Vintage
June 23: Garage of goods – Pearl Brewery Area – San Antonio
June 16-17: City Wide Garage Sale, Palmer Events Center, Austin Tx

July 20-22: Trade Days, Fredericksburg Tx
July 21-22: City Wide Garage Sale, Austin Tx

August 11-12: City Wide Garage Sale, Austin Tx
August 17-19: Trade Days, Fredericksburg Tx
August 25-26 – Le Garage Boutique Sale – Palmer Events Center – Austin
Le Garage Boutique Sale is a two day shopping event that brings together Austin’s coolest independent boutiques all under one roof and all at clearance sale prices! You will find unbelievable markdowns at many of your favorite stores AND you will discover new, up and coming retailers with a fresh take on style. Spend the afternoon discovering great deals on everything from shoes to handbags to jewelry, to clothing for men, women and children as well as home furnishings and accessories. See Megan with Salvaged there!


Other regularly scheduled Market Days to visit

Boerne Market Days – every second weekend of the month
Market Days has become synonymous with great shopping in an outdoor setting with artists, craftsmen and vendors showing their creative talents and wares to the background music of some of Texas' best homegrown musicians.  Great food with a local flavor prepared on the spot is also a favorite. Boerne Market Days is open Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 5pm.
Canton Trade Days – the weekend prior to the first Monday of each month.
City Wide Garage Sale – Austin – monthly, dates vary
Fredericksburg Trade Days – weekend of 3rd Saturday of every month
Experience the excitement of Fredericksburg Trade Days at Sunday Farms. We are near the Pedernales River, wineries, Lavender trails, delicious country peaches, Luckenbach, Enchanted Rock,and hundreds of bed and breakfasts.  It's something to crow about! Antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and so much more.
Gruene Market Days – third weekend of every month
The Gruene Market Days exclusive appeal is that all products sold
are made by the vendors themselves.

Wimberley Market Days – first Saturday of the month March – December
Wimberley hosts the oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country and the second-largest in the state. They feature over 475 booths of everything you can't live without. Come stroll the tree-shaded paths, listen to live music and shop to your heart's content. 7:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Rusted Gingham Friends!!

Several of our 2012 Barn Sale Vendors set up regularly at these Markets. Go visit their sites and check their schedules! And tell them the girls at Rusted Gingham sent you to say hello!

Deidre Cockerham – Junkyard Dog on facebook – at Fredericksburg Trade Days
Megan Jett – – SalvagedSpace on facebook – City Wide , Le Garage, and others
Elaine Reinhard & Betsy Hermann – Sisters Treasures on facebook – Fredericksburg Trade Days
Esther Cano-Thetford – Some Things Shabby – at Fredericksburg Trade Days
Sharla Swain – Wild Blue Yonder on facebook – Barn 4 at Fredericksburg Trade Days

Hope this helps you with some fun summer shopping. Who or what did I miss? Leave a comment and I’ll be happy to add in more info!
And feel free to give me any Canton shopping tips you have….
♥ Tracy