PIMPERL PLACE-THE VENUE
If you attended our last market, you probably noticed the new "Pimperl Place" sign at the gate. Well, we've decided that it's time to open Pimperl Place as a venue for other events such as family reunions, concerts, weddings, and whatever else comes along...contact us for more information.
We're adding new structures, big and small, to the grounds every month. We have recently completed the first rental cabin (which looks more like a "cottage" than a cabin!) and plans are in the pipeline for a larger structure that can be rented for events. I had planned an open pavilion, but now we're rethinking that because of our hot summers and the unbearable humidity...it's becoming more of a barn-like structure that will have a kitchen and bathrooms-a big open structure with a fireplace. It'll be climate controlled, perfect for all weather conditions! Little white lights will be strung up everywhere and it's going to be the venue that'll come to mind as you plan your wedding or other special event. Keep watching the website as I share more.
Now, I want to share the first big event that's coming up! It's billed as "4th of July Weekend Backyard Blues Reunion." Tickets are only $20 for an entire day of entertainment by some names that you'll recognize if you love this genre of music. For tickets, please call one of the phone numbers listed on the image below. I hope you'll throw your lawn chair in the car and come out and join us for what is sure to be the highlight of your holiday weekend on Saturday, July 1st!!
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THE TRAVELING SHOW
Down in the Delta-A Vintage & Antiques Market will be hitting the road for these fabulous events in the near future:
July 21 & 22-Peachtree Vintage Market in Clanton, AL.
September 15 & 16, Vintage Pickin' in Fyffe, AL.
October 28-The Cotton Gin Market in Soso, MS.
November 10, 11 & 12-Vintage Market Days of Birmingham
OUR FALL MARKET 2017
Mark your calendars now-October 20 & 21.
FALL 2017 MARKET VENDOR APPLICATIONS
Click on "Applications" at the top of this page to take you to the links to the forms.
Vendors accepted in the following categories: Antiques, Vintage & Vintage Inspired, Art, Fine Crafts, "Made in Alabama" Specialty Products, Farm Products, Clothing Boutiques, and Food. Registration deadline is September 22, but if you wish to participate, I will suggest that you get registered early, as we filled all spaces weeks before the deadline for Spring Market 2017.
SPRING MARKET RECAP
Spring Market 2017 was a great success! I had lots of help this time, so I actually had a little time to walk around, visit, shop a little, and enjoy it myself!
I even had time to get in a picture with our special guests! Robert (Bob) Perino, Southern Living's Creative Director, and Buffy Hargett, the Sr. Photo Stylist, were here y'all, and we had so much fun! They brought lots of smiles, magazines, 50th Anniversary book giveaways, and creativity with them.
They posed for lots of pictures and signed autographs.
Buffy and Phyllis (Buffy's sister who lives nearby) shared tips on how to use vintage objects in the home in unexpected ways.
If you're reading this Bob, Buffy and Phyllis, I really enjoyed having you all here with us and it's much appreciated! You are all welcome to visit anytime!
We also had the BEST lineup of vendors, and such a wide variety of high-quality goods. Many of the same vendors have already told me that they plan to be back in the fall, and that's always a good thing!
(To see pictures of some of the goods that were available, please check out the "Gallery" for Spring Market 2017. I hope to have them all up soon!)
We loved our entertainment by Gene Lane who was set up on the porch of the new cabin with his guitar...people LOVED him and want to see him back again, so guess what? We've booked him again for Fall Market 2017! People are asking for lots of tables and chairs to be set up so that they can spend the day, just enjoying the atmosphere and music. We can do that. Thank you all to our amazing vendors, and all who came out to see us "Down in the Delta."