MEDIA ALERT COUNTRY LIVING FAIR CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY IN COLUMBUS, OHIO
SEPTEMBER 15-17, 2017
In celebration of the Fair’s 10th anniversary, there will be 10 prize giveaways each valued at a minimum of $10 to the first 10 names randomly drawn. Drawing will be held daily at 2 p.m. at the Town Hall.
WHAT: The Country Living Fair brings the magazine’s content to life and gives readers access to a unique shopping experience 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 cooking, crafting, and DIY demonstrations, workshops, and book signings; sample locally sourced, artisanal food; and shop the Country Living General Store.
WHEN: September 15, 16, 17
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gates open for Early Bird ticket holders at 8:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday.
WHERE: Ohio Village
800 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
WHO: Meet the Country Living editors, as well as special guests, including:
Ann Marie Craig, of Century Farmhouse
Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell of “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” and authors of Beekman 1802 Style and Beekman 1802: A Seat at the Table
Cari Cucksey, star of HGTV’s Cash & Cari
Christie Jones Ray, author of acclaimed children’s book Baby Mouse with Rosebud and Sugarlump
Deborah Trickett of The Captured Garden
Gus ‘Squashcarver’ Smithhisler, master squash carver
Jana Platina Phipps, “The Trim Queen”, a trimmings embellishment expert
Joanne Palmisano, award-winning interior designer & regular DIY Network contributor
Karri Perry of Blue Ribbon Kitchen
Kim Leggett of City Farmhouse and author of City Farmhouse Style
Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest, HGTV.com writer and contributor
**Photo and interview opportunities include:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
11:00 a.m.: Main Stage: Joanne Palmisano, contributing DIY Network designer and stylist, will present stylish ways to use vintage in your home’s decor, followed by a meet & greet.
11:30 a.m.: Kitchen Stage: Karri Perry of Blue Ribbon Kitchen will be doing a cooking demo on her show-stopping 1st place pecan pie.
12:00 p.m.: Main Stage: Kim Leggett of City Farmhouse will present farmhouse style; designing for a modern country life, followed by a signing for her book City Farmhouse Style. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.
1:30 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Chad Snelling and Jeff Wince of Tilton Hollow Farm will be doing a cooking demo on fresh & fermented fall foods, from cheese to krauts.
3:30 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Ann Marie Craig of Century Farmhouse will be doing a cooking demo on “white peaches on a lavender cloud.”
4:00 p.m.: Main Stage: Jana Platina Phipps, “The Trim Queen” will present embellishment DIY tricks for decorating with trimmings.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
11:00 a.m.: Main Stage: Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest, HGTV.com writer and contributor, will present how to make an airplant wreath, followed by a meet & greet.
11:30 a.m.: Kitchen Stage: Madeleine Frank Reeves, Senior Editor of Country Living, will do a demo on decorating pumpkins and other holiday crafts from the pages of Country Living.
12:00 p.m.: Main Stage: Jana Platina Phipps, “The Trim Queen” will present embellishment DIY tricks for decorating with trimmings.
12:30 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell of “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” will be doing a cooking demo on Spaetzle, followed by a signing for their book Beekman 1802: A Seat at the Table. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.
1:30 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Katie Camarro of Sundaes Best Hot Fudge will be doing a cooking demo on chocolate apple desserts.
2:00 p.m.: Main Stage: Kim Leggett of City Farmhouse and author of City Farmhouse Style, will present farmhouse style; designing for a modern country life.
2:30 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Karri Perry of Blue Ribbon Kitchen will be doing a cooking demo on Blue Ribbon buttermilk biscuits.
3:00 p.m.: Main Stage: Christie Jones Ray, acclaimed children’s books author, will present becoming an artist and author at 50, with a signing for her book Baby Mouse with Rosebud and Sugarlump. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
11:00 a.m.: Main Stage: Cari Cucksey, star of HGTV’s Cash & Cari, will present repurposing thrift and estate sale finds.
11:30 a.m.: Kitchen Stage: Nellie Ashmore of That Girl’s Flowers will demonstrate farm fresh flower arranging.
12:00 p.m.: Main Stage: Janine Petitt, of Girl Camper, will present DIY camping crafts.
12:30 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Ann Marie Craig of Century Farmhouse will be doing a cooking demo on lavender coconut macaroons.
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Main Stage: Gus ‘Squashcarver’ Smithhisler will carve a 500 lb. pumpkin into a surprise design.
2:30 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Raema Rotindo of Rockerbox Spice Co. will be doing a cooking demo on three easy and delicious summer cookout dishes.
TICKETS: 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.
The Fair is held rain or shine and usual parking fees apply.
The 2017 Country Living Fair in Columbus is sponsored by The 2017 Ford Experience Tour, Jelly Belly®, and JOANN Stores, 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 www.stellashows.com. For additional details, visit www.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.
Additionally, new this year are Handmade Workshops, sponsored by JOANN Stores. The Fair is teaming up with inspirational makers and JOANN to create a curated selection of workshops. Attendees can view the array of workshops available, and for a nominal fee, pre-register to attend one. Hurry—classes are limited! Visit www.stellashows.com.
Advance admission tickets for the Columbus Fair are on sale now at all JOANN Stores in the state of Ohio. It is the only place to buy a DISCOUNTED Early Bird Ticket for $30 (regularly priced at $40).
For additional ticket sale information visit www.stellashows.com.
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 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 2H 2016), reaching 77 million readers (Fall 2016 MRI/GfK) and 80 million site visitors each month (comScore), with a social media following of 117 million. Follow Country Living on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Country Living’s editorial offices are located in Birmingham, Alabama.
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