Along with all the sweetness of The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair are the darling shoppers. I love the colorfulness and happy spirit of everyone waiting in line before the opening so very much. I Come along with me as we visit with the shoppers in line before opening.

These cousins brought their dolls and their moms helped with some doll pampering while waiting in line. Completely the cutest moment.

Farm Chicks Squad!

Multi-generations lining up before the opening. Farm Chicks has a long history of multi-generations of ladies enjoying the fair together, but in recent years we’ve seen the men are joining in on the fun now too. It is incredibly meaningful for me to see families enjoying Farm Chicks together, just like my family does.

The dresses, cardis, vintage floral embellishments, and bunting embellished cart are THE BEST.

Western Washington shoppers who made the trek to Farm Chicks!

We’re all about the floral patterns. Love love love.

The Farm Chicks Fair longtime official photographer, Katelynand her husband Bryan (and assistant for the day) sharing a happy moment before the opening.

Beloved vintage blogger, Laurie of Magpie Ethel, shining bright (left) and darling vintage Cowboys and KitschEtsy shop owner, Vintage Sister 76 (right).

Many of my family members gather together each year to help me out with the show. My nephew Kirkos has grown into being such a great helper!

Families are forever.

Darling summery shopper.

A snap of my nephew Miles just before the doors opened. He is just beginning to learn the ropes – this year he helped my son Lucas as photographer’s assistant, helped with our line construction, and other interning duties.

Sidewalk chalk fun.

Happy energy!

Many early birds bring their lawn chairs and reading materials for the wait before the opening. Aren’t her accessories so fun?

Hello happy friends!

A Farm Chicks Fair Curatorarriving with some last minute floral embellishments for a space at the fair, just before the opening.

Colin‘s roommate (from his college days at Gonzaga), Julio, arrives in a pretty sweet ride.

Lining up.

The first shoppers make their way to the main entrance.

Thank you early birds for making every year so fun!

If you’re pictured in this post and would like to purchase a copy of your image, please contact Katelyn at Kate Jennings Photography. Images may not be used without her permission. Thank you for your support of moms in small business!

More Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair posts to come, including a post about something you probably wouldn’t think about that a Curator needs to participate at the fair. Stay tuned!

All images by Kate Jennings Photography.


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.



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