Contributed by Kaitlin M. Rock
Alaska Chicks Co. Vintage Home Market
April 1-2, 2017 - 9AM
Alaska Chicks Company
Alaska State Fairgrounds
2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer
Cost: $3 Saturday, FREE Sunday
Alaska Chicks Company is getting ready to host their 3rd Annual Vintage Home Market Show! In 2015, Charity Folcik, Founder and CEO of Alaska Chicks Co., was inspired to create a special event where local businesses could set up booths to display and sell their vintage-themed home décor, clothing, furniture and art.
"We love helping support other small local crafters," Charity commented, adding that most of the vendors do not have stores of their own.
Charity rented the Palmer Train Depot and began inviting vendors to help make the show a reality.
As the date of the first Vintage Home Market Show approached, vendors, family and friends expressed concern that the event wouldn't draw enough interest from the community. However, their worries were quickly laid to rest when the tiny depot first filled, then overflowed with people!
In 2016, the second Vintage Home Market Show was held at Raven Hall on the Alaska State Fairgrounds, allowing room for even more vendors, and by popular demand Alaska Chicks hosted a holiday themed show in November 2016 with overwhelmingly positive community response.
Upcycling, the process of finding or buying old, useless things and breathing new life into them, continues to be a theme at the show. The 2017 Vintage Home Market Show will include avid upcyclers like Alaska Picker, who has a background in police work, Brown Chicken Brown Cow, founded by a retired doctor and lawyer, and many, many more!
Alaska Chicks would like to invite you to come to Raven Hall on April 1st and 2nd, 2017 to shop an incredible variety of Alaskan crafters and artisans, listen to live music by local artists, and try food and beverages from some of Alaska's best vendors. Come enjoy life with us!