Country Living Craft Fair at Stone Mountain Park was one of the most amazing shows I’ve ever had the pleasure to show in. Walking around this fair is like stepping directly into the actual magazine and being part of it! When it comes to craft fairs this show is in a league of its own… Read on to find out why!
This show inspired me to give my display a facelift, and to “country it up” in a way that defines who I am. I love it! It’s a look that’s here to stay.
There is so much to see at this fair! Several paved pathways meander through the woods with vendors tucked into nooks on either side of the paths, many incorporating the natural surrounding into their displays.
It was common to see lights of all shapes and sizes and other unique items hung in trees.
I laughed every time I passed Farmhouse Frocks. They strung bras together and hung them in the trees like a clothesline! Their humor drew me in and I enjoyed shopping their wonderful upcycled clothes.
There was an endless supply of inspiration and re-inventing of materials and objects at this show!
Women flew in from all over the country to see this show! They also came prepared with their own shopping cart or wagon, and if you didn’t bring your own, Country Living had some to borrow when needed.
Another convenient feature at this fair was the bag checks located all over the show. There was even a tent with Fedex and UPS working to ship out items directly from the show!
There were also several locations to eat. My favorite spot were the food trucks! These trucks are know to be the very best at what they do, and were brought in from all over the country.
Music could also be heard throughout the fair. I enjoyed the tunes of the roaming grass root band playing above.
There were several large tents dedicated to different shows and demonstrations. Above was the cookingtent, which had famous cooks come and do demonstrations throughout the day. There was also a tent for antique appraisal, music, and DIY home decor.
Kids had fun chasing bubbles in the open field. This was a great spot to recoup and strategize your day.
This was the largest Fall center piece I have ever seen! It made for a great spot for a photo opt.
My neighbors across from me were two amazing southern ladies from Tennessee. They owned The Strawberry Patch which featured rustic handmade picture frames, upcycled clothes, country chic furniture, and many vintage finds.
Their display was awe inspiring for rustic living.
Other displays that caught my eye was the handmade owl chair above, and this all white display below by Ruffled Linens.
Ruth Lorentzen is a good friend and fellow artist who can be found at all of the Country Living Craft Fairs, and also at many shows throughout New England. I adore her paintings because they are also fun and whimsical!
This show had so many extraordinary one of a kind finds I found it very difficult to stay in my booth to sell. All I wanted to do is shop! If you are looking for a girl’s weekend away I highly recommend checking out one of these fairs. There is so much to see and do. I encourage you to sign up for the whole three days to shop!
TIP: If you do go to one of these fairs and find something you like – buy it! I guarantee it won’t be there for the second go around. (I learned that the hard way!)
The next Country Living Fair you can find me at will be closer to home at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY next June of 2015.
Hope to see you there!