This morning, we awoke to a chill in the air, and fog surrounded our prairie. As Lukie rubbed the sleep from his eyes and stumbled to the couch, he declared that fall had officially begun.

But summer, where did you go? I was just getting to know you. I’m going to miss our early morning runs, blackberry picking, splashing in
the creek, stickball games, and the smell of your sun-drenched wheat fields. And I’m going to miss these guys most of all. Today is the first day of school. You’ve been good to me summer and I miss you already.


Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.