See below for the amazing list of talent coming to the Columbus Country Living Fair. All stage presentations are included with the price of admission. Dates and times are posted as they are confirmed. Talent and schedule subject to change.
- Kimberly SchlapmanSunday, September 15Main Stage
We are thrilled to announce the Little Big Town vocalist and author of the best selling cookbook, Oh Gussie, Kimberly Schlapman, will be joining us in Columbus!
- Annie SloanFriday, Saturday and Sunday 2:00 pmMain Stage
Annie Sloan is widely recognized as one of the world’s most respected experts in paint and colour. As well as authoring 26 internationally sold books, Annie Sloan transformed the world of furniture paint with the creation of her own brand of decorative paint, Chalk Paint®, in 1990.
Annie will talk you through some practical tips and techniques for decorating your home with Chalk Paint®. She’ll also demonstrate some of the most popular Chalk Paint® techniques. You will leave feeling inspired by the beautiful transformations that can be achieved with Chalk Paint® and excited about your own ability to upgrade your furniture – and your home. Perfect for anybody who wants to build their confidence or elevate their skills to another level. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity for the audience to pick Annie’s brains with any Chalk Paint® questions or conundrums!
- Nancy FullerFriday, Saturday and SundayKitchen Stage
Nancy Fuller is a woman of many talents. She’s an author (Farmhouse Rules: Simple, Seasonal Meals for the Whole Family), Food Network star (Farmhouse Rules, Spring Baking Championship, Holiday Baking Championship), and co-owner of Ginsberg’s Foods, a multimillion-dollar business she runs with her husband, David. She’s also a loving mother of six and grandmother of 13. Nancy lives in an authentic 17th-century farmhouse in New York’s Hudson Valley region. Raised on garden vegetables and grass-fed beef, farming has always been in her blood. Her recipes represent her farming roots, and she believes in feeding others delicious, simple meals from the heart.
Featured most recently in the May 2019 issue of Country Living, Nancy joins the Columbus Country Living Fair’s Kitchen Stage all three days! Don’t forget to stop by her booth to pick up a copy of her book, one of her garlic mashers, and to let her know who your favorite baker was on this season’s Spring Baking Championship.
- Junk GypsiesFriday, September 13Main Stage
We are thrilled to welcome HGTV and GAC stars the Junk Gypsies, Amie & Jolie Sikes, to the Columbus Country Living Fair! They will be sharing tips on their signature style.
- Kim LeggettMain Stage
Named by Country Living in 2018 as one of the The Country’s 100 Most Creative People, Kim Leggett is an award-winning interior designer and author of the bestselling book City Farmhouse Style, featuring beautiful interior photographs and design tips for achieving the popular farmhouse look. Kim and her husband, David, the other half of the City Farmhouse team, have been legendary pickers for more than 20 years and favorite designers to celebrity clients including Ralph Lauren, Sheryl Crow, and Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman. Their popular cross-country City Farmhouse Popup Shops draw farmhouse enthusiasts from around the globe for the curated, authentic farmhouse antiques and vintage home decor. This year, you’ll find the brand’s popup shop at Country Living Fairs in Columbus and Atlanta, along with their personally selected guest vendors offering vintage wares that compliments the City Farmhouse aesthetic.
- Katie BakerMain Stage
Join barn quilt creator and antiques enthusiast Katie Baker of Baker Nest as she discusses the history of barn quilts, the modern barn quilt movement, and how she’s bringing them to all homes across the country.
- Melinda McCoyFinally Learn Your Decorating StyleMain Stage
Melinda McCoy teaches the “Everyday Home Decorator” how to finally feel home. She created her online House 214 Design School where she teaches her step-by-step “Finally Feel Home” program. This is where Melinda teaches her students their personal decorating style, how to make the right home decorating decisions, and ultimately how to finally feel home. Her students gain confidence in decorating their homes and save time and money along the way.
At the Country Living Fair, Melinda will start you on the path to learning your own home decorating style. She will also be styling and creating different vignettes that will have you identifying the colors, patterns, finishes, etc. that will best communicate your decorating style. You will gain confidence in making decorating decisions and leave excited about finally feeling home.
- Charlyne MattoxKitchen Stage
Charlyne Mattox is the Food & Craft Director at Country Living. On any given day, Charlyne might test a pizza recipe for the CL Blue Ribbon Kitchen, mix up a cocktail for CL column Drinking with Chickens, create an easy and fun craft for readers, and then take her dog, Gus, for a ride in her vintage blue MGB GT. Prior to her time at Country Living, she worked in the food and crafts departments at Martha Stewart Living and Real Simple.
Charlyne will do double duty at the Columbus Country Living Fair, appearing on the Kitchen Stage as well as hosting two Craft a Patriotic Table workshops.