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City Farmhouse hosts first Pop-Up Show Oct. 12

Idyll By the River Farm will be the site of City Farmhouse’s first “Pop-up Barn Show” at 3160 Del Rio Pike.

For those who love the thrill of the hunt for that special item, “Pop-up Barn Shows” have become an alternative to flea markets. 

David and Kim Leggett, owners of the City Farmhouse in downtown Franklin, will host the first-ever Pop-up Barns Show on the banks of the Harpeth River just west of Franklin from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.

The show, to be held at 3160 Del Rio Pike, will surround a remodeled replica of a 19th century tobacco barn situated on the Idyll By The River Farm.

The farm is situated alongside the “Meeting of the Waters,” a significant natural area where the West Harpeth and Big Harpeth Rivers join.

The two-day event is expected to draw vendors from as far away as Colorado, Pennsylvania, Texas and New York.

“Barn shows are a trendy, grassroots approach for bringing together sellers of antique and vintage, artisans of handmade goods, musicians, guest speakers and demonstrations along with popular shelter magazines for an event that caters to a wide range of collectors, designers and DIY (Do It Yourself) decorators,” said Kim Leggett.

Attendees can expect to find the most unusual in handpicked selections, spanning all eras and styles from farmhouse to French and architectural to garden, lighting, industrial, Americana and more.

Handmade jewelry designed and repurposed from found objects will be a unique feature of the show.

The event will also include several free seminars including floral arranging, furniture re-purposing and cooking.

An “early bird” ticket on Oct. 11 that includes a Southern-style breakfast can be purchased for  $35 per person.

Regular show tickets are $8 daily and $12 for a weekend pass. Admission includes entrance to the show, musical performances and the demonstrations.

Tickets may be purchased at the gate or in advance by calling 268-0216 or 790-8101. 

For more information about the show, visit 

Posted on: 10/3/2013


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