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Hip! Hip! Hooray!  You’re invited to The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair, also known as the happiest weekend of the year!  The Farm Chicks Fair is always held the first full weekend in June each year, at the Spokane, Washington Fairgrounds and features hundreds of thoughtfully curated and magically stocked spaces filled to the brim with vintage and handmade wares.  For real, you should stop everything you’re doing right now, pick up your phone, and dm your besties to make your plans to join in on the fun.  We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you into our happy Farm Chicks world.  You’ll understand when you get here.

Hip! Hip! Hooray!  You’re invited to The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair, also known as the happiest weekend of the year!  The Farm Chicks Fair is always held the first full weekend in June each year, at the Spokane, Washington Fairgrounds and features hundreds of thoughtfully curated and magically stocked spaces filled to the brim with vintage and handmade wares.  For real, you should stop everything you’re doing right now, pick up your phone, and dm your besties to make your plans to join in on the fun.  We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you into our happy Farm Chicks world.  You’ll understand when you get here.

SOME INFORMATION FOR OUR VISITORS

LOCATION

Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana Street, Spokane Valley, Washington. The fair is all indoors.

PARKING

Free. Many handicapped spaces are available.  Please note: There is unlimited general parking available at the fairgrounds. Parking attendants will direct you to the best available parking spaces.

HOURS

Saturday, June 1: 9am – 6pm

Sunday, June 2: 9am-4pm

ADMISSION

$8 per day, or $10 for the weekend pass. (Cash only for admissions tickets). Tickets are available for purchase on Friday, May 31, from 3-5pm at the Spokane Fairgrounds ticket windows and throughout the operating hours of The Farm Chicks Fair, June 1 and 2.

GENERAL INFORMATION
  • Saturday is the busiest day with large crowds that begin thinning out at around 1-2pm.
  • If you plan on attending with small children during a busy time such as Saturday morning to early Saturday afternoon, we recommend avoiding strollers and using a child’s backpack carrier instead.
  • For nursing mothers, we offer a Nursing Lounge. You will find it in the silo near the main entrance at the Plaza. The Nursing Lounge is Sponsored by Tin Roof Furniture.
  • Visit Mom Village for tips on attending The Farm Chicks Fair with children.
ATM

There are several ATM machines on site.

DINING

Food and drink is available at the fair, as provided by the fairgrounds food vendor. Assorted food offerings are available in Bay 1, the Plaza, and Bay 3. Sweet treats are available from Seven Sisters in Bay 1, Turned Gluten Free in Bay 2, and Sweet Frostings Bakeshop in Bay 3.

HANDICAPPED ACCESS

There are many handicapped parking spaces available. We’re sorry, we don’t have wheelchairs available for use. The fair is easily accessible for shoppers in a wheelchair, and the floors are all concrete. There are no stairs or escalators.

PETS

No pets are allowed at the Fairgrounds.

AIRPORT

Spokane International Airport.

LODGING

The following hotels are offering special Farm Chicks Fair rates (You’ll need to request The Farm Chicks Fair rate when booking your reservation). Note: The Farm Chicks is not affiliated with nor endorses these hotels, rather, this listing is provided as a courtesy to shoppers looking for special rates being offered for the fair.

  • The Davenport Hotel Collection: Historic Davenport, Davenport Tower, and The Davenport Grand Book via link or call 800-228-9290 (This rate is offered on reservations booked in advance up to April 30th).
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites 800-777-7355
  • Quality Inn Oakwood 509-467-4900
  • Oxford Suites 509-847-1000
  • Best Western Plus City Center 509-623-9727
  • Mirabeau Park Hotel Book via link or call 509-924-9000
  • Camping Spaces and RV Parking Spaces are available at the fairgrounds. Call 509-477-1766 for information.
  • Rv and Tent Camping on a Farmstead Book via link. Use code FarmChicks (case sensitive) at checkout for a $10 discount per night.
DINING AROUND SPOKANE

There are many wonderful, locally owned, places to dine around Spokane. Here are some of Serena’s recommendations, in no particular order:

Cafes/Bakeries/Coffee Shops:

  • The Grain Shed: Delicious artisan breads, pastries, and light meals such as salads and tasty sandwiches.
  • Pathfinder Cafe: A happy little cafe with great service and light meals such as Acai bowls, avocado toast, and pastries. Gluten Free and vegan options available.
  • Ladder Coffee: Pretty, fresh, and light-filled space with great drinks and avocado toast.
  • Glorious Artisan Bakery: Wonderful artisan breads and pantry staples such as a variety of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  • Madeleines: Darling cafe and patisserie Serving breakfast, lunch all week and dinner on weekends.  Kid friendly.
  • Boots Bakery and Lounge: Great little vegan and gluten free cafe and bakery in downtown Spokane. Kid friendly.
  • Hello Sugar: A cute little mini donut shop in Kendall Yards.
  • Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop: Yummy cupcakes and treats. Grab and go lunch is available as well. Gluten free options. Kid friendly.
  • Lindaman’s: Tasty bistro food in a casual, order-at-the-counter setting. Kid friendly.
  • Rockwood Bakery: Delicious baked treats, coffee, light meals. Kid friendly.
  • Chaps: Bakery items offered in an eclectic setting.

Fast Food:

  • Poke Express: Drop in for a customized bowl of poke or try any of their signature poke bowl offerings. 
  • Dick’s: A Spokane fast food institution, serving burgers by the bagful since 1965. The classic streetside ordering, old signage, and menu offerings make you feel like you’re on a classic Americana movie set.
  • Zips: Local chain, Zips, with 15 locations in the Spokane area offering classic fast food menu items. Use your phone map to find closest location to you.
  • D. Lish’s: A locally owned classic burger spot with homemade fries and ice-cream.

Restaurants:

  • Cochinito Taqueria: Really delicious and creative taco offerings.
  • Italia Trattoria: Lovely Italian food. Great setting, if the weather is warm, the doors roll up to the neighborhood sidewalk. More of a date or girls group setting than a family setting.
  • Casper Fry: Menu with a southern flair in a hipster setting. Kid friendly.
  • RuinsDeliciously creative small plates, spectacular drinks, and an ever-changing menu. Divey setting. Featured on Diners Drive-ins and Dives. Seating can be a bit challenging for groups with more than 4 people.
  • Luna: Tasty menu, nice atmosphere. A bit fancy. Request a table in the back, as the front tables can get very loud. The Bar is also a great spot to eat at here, but space is limited.
  • Clover: A cozy restaurant near Gonzaga University, serving brunch, lunch and dinner. Kid friendly.
  • Durkins Liquor Bar. A stylish dinner spot downtown with a “secret” bar in the basement.
  • The Flying Goat: Delicious handcrafted pizzas. Can be difficult to get a table here. Kid friendly.
  • Mizuna: Creative menu with many vegan and vegetarian options. A bit fancy.
  • Hogwash Whiskey Den: Cozy little space in the basement of the Washington Cracker Building, offering craft cocktails, whiskey, and drinks to compliment the rotating menu of tasty, elevated menu items.
  • Knight’s Diner: If diner breakfast is your thing, make sure to plan a visit to the 1906 built railcar-turned-diner, offering diner style breakfasts to Spokanites since 1949!
  • Umi Kitchen & Sushi Bar: Great new restaurant in Kendall Yards featuring sushi and menu with fusions of Asian and European flavors.
  • Manito Taphouse: Hipster setting. Great lunch and dinner. Gluten free options. Kid friendly.
  • The Lantern Taphouse: Super casual, family friendly neighborhood pub. I usually order the Greek Salad with Falafel or the Fish Sandwich.
  • Nudo: Serving ramen and other Asian-inspired dishes. Great drinks like fresh Strawberry Soda and more. Can be very loud. Kid friendly.
  • Perry Street Brewing: A neighborhood craft brewery offering tasty casual fare such as sandwiches and salads.
  • Zona Blanca: Bravo’s Top Chef contestant, Chad White’s ceviche and Mexican restaurant.
  • South Perry Pizza: Traditional and artistic pizzas with a tasty crust. Kid friendly.
  • Wild Sage Bistro: Nice atmosphere. Nice food. Gluten free options. If you’re a vegan, there is an off-menu option for a delicious curry dish. More of a date or girls group setting than a family setting.
  • Wisconsinburger: If you’re looking for burgers in a sit-down setting that isn’t a chain, this is a great choice! A lot of options for tasty burgers, a condiment bar, and a huge selection of fun bottled pop. They also serve frozen custard. Very family friendly.

Also, check out Spokane foodie Chandler Baird’s food blog, Spokane Eats, for another local’s favorite food spots.

SERENA'S RECOMMENDED THINGS TO DO AROUND SPOKANE BEFORE AND AFTER THE FARM CHICKS FAIR

We look forward to seeing you at the next fair!

SOME INFORMATION FOR CURATORS

The Farm Chicks Fair Curators are all hand-selected by The Fair’s founder, Serena Thompson.  Applications are accepted year-round.  If you are interested in applying, please keep these key points in mind:

  • We rely heavily on the images you submit with your application.  The “look” we are seeking is well thought out.  Your stock should be quality vintage or handmade items that you have carefully curated and it should be creatively displayed.  If you don’t have any images, we recommend creating and photographing small vignettes that clearly express your style.  (We are unable to consider applications without images).
  • If you are applying to sell handmade items, the items need to be made or designed by you. We’re not currently accepting applications for jewelry, candles, essential oils, soaps, lotions, bath bombs, handmade furniture, handmade clothing, altered clothing, photography, yarn, fiber arts, plants, salvage sculptures, yard art, or handmade signs at this time.
    All spaces are indoors. Spaces are 10′ x 10′ and $290 each. If you are selected to join in The Farm Chicks Fair, you may reserve the number of spaces that best fit your needs, depending on availability.
  • No experience? Don’t hesitate to try and make The Farm Chicks Fair your first! Experience isn’t necessary, however, friendliness is. We believe that a happy event is the best kind of event there is.

If you’re interested in applying, please complete the application via the link below. Thanks for your interest in The Farm Chicks Fair!

The Farm Chicks Fair Curators are all hand-selected by the fair’s founder, Serena Thompson. Applications are accepted year-round. If you are interested in applying, please keep these key points in mind:

  • We rely heavily on the images you submit with your application. The “look” we are seeking is well thought out. Your stock should be quality vintage or handmade items that you have carefully curated and it should be creatively displayed. If you don’t have any images, we recommend creating and photographing small vignettes that clearly express your style. (We are unable to consider applications without images).
    If you are applying to sell handmade items, the items need to be made or designed by you. We’re not currently accepting applications for jewelry, candles, essential oils, soaps, lotions, bath bombs, handmade furniture, handmade clothing, altered clothing, photography, yarn, fiber arts, plants, salvage sculptures, yard art, or handmade signs at this time.
    All spaces are indoors. Spaces are 10′ x 10′ and $290 each. If you are selected to join in the fair, you may reserve the number of spaces that best fit your needs, depending on availability.
  • No experience? Don’t hesitate to try and make The Farm Chicks Fair your first! Experience isn’t necessary, however, friendliness is. We believe that a happy event is the best kind of event there is.

If you’re interested in applying, please complete the application below. Thanks so much for your interest in The Farm Chicks Fair!

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.

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.

THE FARM CHICKS FAIR LOOKS GOOD ON YOU!