COUNTRY LIVING FAIR RETURNS TO ATLANTA, GA OCTOBER 21-23
20,000 Expected for the South’s Best Shopping Event plus Special Guests the Junk Gypsies
NEW YORK (August 24, 2016) – Country Living magazine announced today that the Country Living Fair will be returning to Atlanta, Georgia on October 21-23, 2016. The Fair will take place in the Event Meadow at Stone Mountain Park for the seventh year in row, and is expected to draw more than 20,000 visitors from across the country.
The Country Living Fair brings the magazine’s content to life and gives readers access to a unique shopping experience along the wooded paths of beautiful Stone Mountain Park, featuring more than 200 vendors from 25 states, including antiques sellers, food purveyors, artists, furniture makers, crafters, and more. Guests will also have a chance to meet Country Living editors and their special guests; attend book signings and cooking, crafting, and DIY demonstrations; sample locally sourced, artisanal food; and shop the Country Living General Store.
“We’re so excited to bring the Fair back to Atlanta,” said Editor-in-Chief Rachel Hardage Barrett. “Here at Country Living, we love the thrill of the hunt for that special vintage find, and it’s always fun to join our readers at Stone Mountain Park, year after year, discovering unique items and enjoying local food together.”
Special guests the Junk Gypsies, known for their vintage style, will launch their new book, Junk Gypsy: Designing a Life at the Crossroads of Wonder & Wander at the Fair. The sister duo from Texas, appearing Saturday, will talk about their big dreams, roadside treasures, and their down home design aesthetic.
Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to audition for Flea Market Flip. Stop by Great American Country’s lounge on the Main Green Friday, Saturday and Sunday for more details.
The Fair will include some local GA vendors including:
EK Studio (Dallas, GA: beautiful photography, pottery and jewelry), French Silver Shop (Marietta, GA: Homemade tea towels, baby onesies, and more), Re:loom–weaving a better life (Decatur, GA: Knit home, style, and pet accessories; charity that provides permanent, affordable housing to homeless and low-income families in metro Atlanta), Spoon Sisters (Tyrone, GA: local antiques and treasures), Textile & Twine (Atlanta, GA: vintage-inspired aprons and home linens), The Perky Moose (Atlanta, GA: unique gourmet beverages-coffees, cappuccinos, and more).
There will be a number of special guests at the Atlanta Fair, including:
- Amie and Jolie Sikes, The Junk Gypsies
- Cari Cucksey, star of HGTV’s Cash & Cari
- Denise Sabia, blogger, The Painted Home
- Joanne Palmisano, award-winning interior designer & regular DIY Network contributor
- Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest, HGTV.com & com writer and contributor
The 2016 Country Living Fair in Atlanta is sponsored by Go RVing, Great American Country – Flea Market Flip, Jelly Belly©, and Wagner, and is produced by Stella Show Management Company. For tickets and additional information, including a list of vendors and discounted hotel rates, contact Stella Show Management Co. at 1-866-500-FAIR or stellashows.com. For additional details, visit countryliving.com/fair.
Attendees will be able to engage with Country Living at the Fairs by using the hashtag #CLFair and share their favorite finds using the hashtag #CLFairFinds.
- One day admission is $13 in advance and $16 at the door; three-day weekend passes are available for $15 in advance and $20 at the door;
- An Early Bird three-day weekend pass is available for $40 and grants early admission at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday;
- Free admission for children ages 16 and under.
Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; gates open for Early Bird ticket holders at 8:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday.
Location: Held rain or shine outdoors, the Fair takes place in the Event Meadow on the grounds of Stone Mountain Park, a scenic recreation area 16 miles east of downtown Atlanta [Exit 8 off of U.S. Highway 78]. Regular parking fees apply daily.
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About Country Living
Country Living (www.countryliving.com) is a shelter-lifestyle magazine focusing on a variety of topics including decorating, antiques, cooking, travel, remodeling and gardening. In addition to its U.S. flagship, Country Living publishes a United Kingdom edition. Country Living is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst (www.hearst.com), one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies with interests in magazines, newspapers, digital media, business media and television. Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 2H 2014), reaching 78 million readers (Spring 2016 MRI/GfK at 79.5 million) and 54 million site visitors each month (comScore). Follow Country Living on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.
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