Last weekend I had the great pleasure of going to the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio. Let me just say that Country Living magazine has been my fave magazine for at least 25 years, so when the opportunity to go to the Fair came to fruition, I couldn’t wait! Hubby tagged along and we made a weekend of it. I took so many photos that I’ve decided to divide them into two posts.
The fair was held on the grounds of Ohio Village which has several historic buildings on the property. The setting added a lot of character to the entire event, but I’m saving most of those buildings for the second post that I write. Notice all the men in this photo? There’s a blacksmith demonstration going on to the right … thus the gathering of men!
We arrived at the Country Living Fair around 10 am, shortly after it opened. The “streets” weren’t crowded yet, but it got worse as the day went on, making it more challenging to get good photos. I love all the Country Living banners hanging on the street posts!
It seemed to me like there were hundreds of vendors at the fair and reminded me of our local flea market, but a bit classier. I’m lovin’ the boardwalk sidewalks, which is what we have leading to the front door of our home.
There was no end to the vintage items and eye candy. Lots of ironstone, but I thought most of it was over-priced compared to what I would pay for it at home. I did pick up some vintage aqua bottles, however.
Banners showing past magazine covers were everywhere, like the one on this kiosk.
While at the Country Living Fair, we had a Hometalk Meet-up with fellow bloggers and editors from Country Living magazine. Editor-in-Chief, Sarah Gray is third from the left in the back row. Rachel DeSchepper, senior web editor is 5th from the left in the back row. That’s me on the left in the front row. It was great meeting these ladies in person!
Sarah Gray walked us over to meet Cari Cucksey of the Cash and Cari Show on HGTV. She talked about her furniture refinishing projects. Have you seen her show?
We had a wonderful time at the Country Living Fair and the weather cooperated beautifully. In my second post, I’ll include photos of the buildings, both inside and out. If you like historic homes, you’ll want to see it!