Nearly 5,000 shoppers flooded Williamson County over the weekend to attend the City Farmhouse Holiday Pop-Up Fair at The Factory at Franklin, an antiques and vintage market that featured 35 vendors across the country – one of them being Sheryl Crow, who donated proceeds from the event to a non-profit close to her heart.
Through their purchases at the City Farmhouse Pop-up, shoppers – who were represented by states up and down the East Coast, and everywhere in between – helped bring in more than $20,000 for the World Food Program U.S.A., an organization that Crow has supported for years.
The Nashville-based celebrity, who says City Farmhouse is “her favorite spot to shop for antiques,” offered a range of goods from her personal stash to shoppers over the three-day event, selling everything from antique and vintage pieces to parts of her art collection and other home decor items.
“Our first holiday pop-up market was a huge success, and we are so thankful to Sheryl for jumping in for a good cause. People came to Franklin from all over to see her and shop the show,” said Kim Leggett, organizer of the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fairs. “Many of the vendors have said this is one of their best shows they’ve ever had.”
Coordinated by Kim and David Leggett, this is the first City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair that the pair has hosted at The Factory at Franklin, a former warehouse that is also home to their popular brick-and-mortar antiques store (also named City Farmhouse).
Kim says the experience was so enjoyable at The Factory at Franklin – for both guests and vendors – that they plan to have all future City Farmhouse Pop-up Fairs at the venue on Franklin Road, just a mile from the heart of downtown Franklin.
“There’s such a cool energy happening at The Factory right now with all the new shops and restaurants, and it’s the perfect space to host an event like this,” said Kim Leggett, organizer of the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair. “We’re so excited about this show that we’re already planning the next one in June!”
A special Holiday Pop-up preview party kicked off the market on Friday night, and allowed ticket holders to sip ‘n’ shop the show while listening to a live performance by Nashville’s own Jamie Higdon. On Saturday and Sunday, the fun continued as the pop-up shoppers paid a $10 ticket to browse the hand-selected vendors’ booths, full of antique goods, seasonal wares and a range of timely gift items. In addition to selling her wares for charity, Crow also hosted two autograph sessions over the weekend for fans.
Those who missed the opportunity to enjoy the 2015 City Farmhouse Holiday Pop-up Fair need not worry: the Leggetts are already coordinating the next series for next year, and plan to announce 2016 dates in the coming months.
To learn more about City Farmhouse and their pop-up events, go to www.cityfarmhousefranklin.com.
More about City Farmhouse
City Farmhouse is a lifestyle brand that offers modern farmhouse style for urban & rural living. The brand is driven by Kim and David Leggett, a duo who’ve been “pickers” for more than 20 years, and whose trained eye and vivacious personalities have earned them national acclaim – from individuals interested in following popular vintage trends to interior designers.
To learn more about City Farmhouse brand, the City Farmhouse brick-and-mortar store in Franklin, Tenn., and the City Farmhouse Pop-up Fairs, go to www.cityfarmhousefranklin.com.
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