Vintage & Made Fair is a semi annual outdoor market inspired by indie craft and all things vintage. Nestled next to the Living History Farms, in Urbandale, Iowa, the Vintage & Made Fair is a 2-day event where shoppers and vendors can share a love for antiques and vintage home décor, jewelry, handcrafted goods, outdoor accents, seasonal flora, local eats and everything needed to create a vintage and handmade lifestyle.
Vintage & Made Fair is the brain child of Tricia Hall, a flea market enthusiast and the owner of Vintage No. 35 in Des Moines, IA. She has been hunting for cool vintage treasures all her life which led to the appreciation of vintage over the years. However, she felt like there was a great need in Des Moines to bring both the vintage and handmade worlds together like many other cities do across the Country. Tricia’s goal is to empower the creative community by cultivating a knowledge and respect of vintage found items and handcrafted goods while providing a fun shopping environment with fantastic small businesses. This is how Vintage & Made Fair was born.
In addition to its +100 flea market and art & crafts booths, Vintage & Made Fair features 6 delicious food vendors, including an adorable vintage camper turned into a mobile bar. Having outgrown its previous location at Jordan Park Camp, Vintage & Made Fair is now taking place at the historic Living History Farms, which makes for the perfect backdrop for this unique collection of vendors.
Along with the many exclusive treasures to be found, Vintage & Made Fair hosts local musicians and bands, who add a laid-back vibe unlike any other. No wonder why BuzzFeed ranked the Vintage & Made Fair as one of the Top 10 Indie Craft Fairs in the world that every creative person needs to visit.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
Get to the flea market before sunrise. I have struck some of my biggest gold in the dark hours of the morning, so I don’t think twice about paying sometimes a $20 early-admission fee. You have to spend money to make money.
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