The Explorer’s Guide to 2015 Country Living Fair: Atlanta

One of metro Atlanta’s biggest and best events for those who love pickin’, junkin’ and…well… spendin’ is BACK! Country Living Fair takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Stone Mountain Park. Explore Gwinnett will be there once again giving away oversized shopping bags to the first 100 people to sign up for our awesome e-newsletter each day. (Hint: If you arrive early stop by our booth FIRST. We usually have a line of people trying to get one of our bags and we run out pretty fast.) Get the full schedule of events (include book signings, seminars, DIY classes, demos and more) here. Want backyard chickens? There’s a class for that! Want to renovate one of those adorable vintage campers? Hear from experts on the subject. Want  to see a professional “GRILL OFF” right before your eyes? Got that too!

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And in case you haven’t heard…THE Ree Drummond (The Pioneer woman herself) will be signing books…talk about a FABULOUS Christmas gift for friends and family! Read about all the exhibitors  and then make your game plan! Some of our favorites include: Barnwood Revival, Dandy Jewelry, Earth Angels Studios, Cellar Door & Goldbug Studios. Exhibitors offer everything from vintage millinery and ephemera to shabby chic vintage decor and kitchen island carts. Peruse booths upon booths (over 200) of jewelry, home furnishings, art and antiques. Be sure to visit Lawrenceville’s own, Blue Rooster Bake Shop at the event!

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Additional features include Country Living’s kitchen and main stages with presentations by the editors and their guests, and crafting and how-to demonstrations throughout the fair.

Live music and special guests including HGTV’s Cari Cucksey,  Joanne Palmisano, Contributing DIY Network Designer, The Sisters on the Fly, and many more.

If you need a hotel, be sure to check our website for a map of the Stone Mountain area hotels. Food is offered on-site but if you’d like a little local flavor try Always Fresh for the best in country dining. Always Fresh is located about 5 miles outside Stone Mountain Park. For a complete list of local restaurants visit our website.  You can even scoop up some discount coupons on our Explore Gwinnett website. Other local spots for scoring great vintage finds include: Vintage Village, Curious Possessions, Cherry Hill, Ally’s Attic and Unique Treasures.

Buy your tickets here. (last day for online tickets is 10/20)

Insider Notes:

-Plan to be there rain or shine! We will too!

-No pets

-Children under age 16 are free

-The event is open 10am-5pm each day

-UPS will be there in case you buy an oversized furniture item that you can’t live without. Trust me…it happens! AND there are on-site porters to even help you with loading your car.

-If you’re taking pictures, be sure it’s okay with the booth owner. Some people prefer that people not take pics of their creations

-There are 2 main food areas at the event. The Food Truck Park and the Food Court

-No smoking

-Subscriptions to Country Living magazine will be available for only $10 (okay…another great gift idea)

-Visit the huge…(I mean huge) tent next to the entrance to check your bags if needed

-Want to stay and play at Stone Mountain Park? Present your Country Living Fair ticket and get an Adventure Pass for only $17 (regularly $29.95). Offer expires Sunday, 10/25.

Stay tuned in to our Facebook page this week! We’re doing a giveaway for a pair of weekend passes!

 

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