Craft-Chic Road Shows
By Kimberly Boney
The North State, known for its beautiful landscapes, remarkable fishing, hiking, skiing and the like, has recently put itself on the map for something else. A rich and diverse network of local artisans, vintage enthusiasts and antique dealers seem to have found the perfect venue to create and sell their wares. From old and perfectly rusted metal elements, classic antiques and shabby-chic vintage home and garden décor to repurposed and up-cycled treasures, stunningly handcrafted jewelry, clothing and accessories, the North State produces it all—and it does so with flair. After a long winter season of creating treasures behind the doors of their home studios and workshops, the artists are coming out to share their creations with eager shoppers. It’s a chance to unearth incredible treasures that are sure to find their forever home at your address and in your heart. It's spring market season, folks.
Are you ready?
Roses & Rust Vintage Home & Garden Market
Shasta District Fairgrounds – 1890 Briggs Street, Anderson
Soirée: Friday, April 11 – 5:30 to 8:30 pm • $15 admission (includes entrance for both days)
Main Event: Saturday, April 12 - 9 am to 4 pm • $6 admission (Saturday only)
Roses and Rust Vintage Home & Garden Market, named one of the top vintage markets in the nation by Romantic Homes Magazine, takes place twice a year. Boasting more than 85 vendors from Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, the show typically draws between 3,500 and 4,000 visitors from all over the country. Shoppers will find a wide variety of antiques and vintage goods, salvaged and up-cycled items and style concepts including Farmhouse Chic, Industrial Chic and Shabby Chic. Brand new to this year’s Spring Market is the refurbished vintage trailer showcase, some of which will be available for purchase at the show. Throw in a caravan of food trucks and you are in for an incredible experience.
If you want the crème de la crème where selection is concerned, purchase a ticket to the Friday night soirée. Be sure to bring a rolling cart and market bags for transporting your treasures. A truck is a good idea, too. And don’t forget to save the dates for the Fall 2014 Market, September 12-13. For more information or to submit a vendor application, visit rosesandrustvintagemarket.com.
Chico Antiques & Design Show
Patrick Ranch Events Center & Museum
10381 Midway, Durham
Saturday, May 10 - 8 am to 3 pm - $3 admission
Take a trip back in time as you treasure hunt for all things unique, antique and collectible on the beautiful historic grounds of Patrick Ranch Events Center & Museum. The Chico Antiques and Design show, celebrating its third year, is part of the event creator’s vision of making Chico a destination for treasure hunting for your home. The show takes place annually on the Saturday before Mother’s Day and is a lovely opportunity to spend quality time with all the moms in your life. Shoppers will have their pick of classic antiques and collectibles, shabby, rustic, up-cycled and repurposed treasures, vintage and custom jewelry, and much more. The classic and custom car show was added last year and has helped draw an even more diverse pool of attendees. Come hungry and you are sure to leave happy with delicious edibles from local favorites including Smokin’ Mo’s Barbeque, Tacos El Pinolero Mexican Food and Flor de Michoacan Ice Cream. And if you need a break from shopping, the mansion at Patrick Ranch will be open for tours.
This outdoor market is a “rain or shine” event. Bring an umbrella just in case, although it may only come in handy to shield you from the hot sun rays that are typical this time of year. And while you are in the area, be sure to check out 8th and Main Antiques and the Chico Antiques Center. For more information or to become a vendor, call (530) 893-5534.
Vintage Country Flea Market
Redwood Spring Garden – 1769 Country Road FF, Willows
Saturday, May 17 – 8 am to 4 pm
Against the backdrop of the quaint and peaceful Redwood Spring Garden, you’ll find a charming mix of antiques, vintage, primitives, architectural treasures, garden décor, fashion and jewelry at the Vintage Country Flea Market. This market offers a perfect balance of classic vintage and antique items with a refreshing blend of up-cycled, recycled, repurposed and refurbished items. Voted “one of the season’s best fleas” by Romantic Country Magazine in Fall 2013, this market was created in conjunction with other market coordinators to promote the North State and the 1-5 corridor. And with some of the best designers, collectors and artists from the North State and a backdrop as stunning as this, The Vintage Country Flea Market is sure to become a choice destination. The market takes place twice a year, on the third Saturday of May and the third Saturday in October. The spring show will feature music by Dave LaCombe and food by Country Morning Bakery and Café. Gather your girlfriends and a truck (you’ll need it for all of your treasures) and take a leisurely drive down Interstate 5. You’ll be glad you did.
This market takes place outdoors. Wear shoes that won’t sink into the grass and bring your sunblock, sunglasses and a hat. And while you are in the area, take a short drive over to Gathering Better Junque and Gathering Marketplace - A Vintage Design Collective. It’s the perfect finish to a sweet day of treasure hunting. For more information, call (530) 934-3664.
The 63rd Annual McCloud Flea Market
Main Street, McCloud
Sunday, June 1 – 8 am to 4 pm
For more than 60 years, the annual flea market on Main Street has been part of the tradition of the quaint town of McCloud for locals and visitors alike. The event, which boasts 130 vendors and more than 3,500 visitors, is known for its incredible treasures and family-friendly atmosphere. Listen as the spirited DJ spins some tunes while you load up your rolling cart, market bag or truck with antiques, vintage items, collectibles, handcrafted treasures, clothing and jewelry. Partake in the delicious food, feel the fresh mountain air on your face and relish the joy of the day.
Bring that antique or collectible item that you’ve been wondering the value of for years along with you. An antique dealer will provide appraisals for $5 per item. That little treasure of yours could be worth more than you think! While you are in the area, be sure to visit The Other Side of the Mountain for souvenirs and handcrafted items from McCloud. For more information or to become a vendor, visit www.mccloudchamber.com or call (530) 964-3113.