Treasures Abound at Vintage Fair in Walnut Creek
By Paula S. Miller
You’ve probably heard the saying ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.’ That quotation comes to life annually at the Vintage Fair in Walnut Creek. Each summer, folks from near and far come to this quaint village in Holmes County’s Amish Country to find their treasures.
The Walnut Creek Vintage Fair started in 2014 after a group of Walnut Creek Business Association members brainstormed and developed an idea for an event that would not only bring visitors to their charming community, but also provide an outlet for vendors and buyers with a mutual appreciation of flea markets, repurposing, and all things vintage.
“With the popularity of television programs showcasing flea market flips and home makeovers using repurposed materials, we realized there was a demand for trendy vintage home goods,” said Amy Yoder, committee member. “We thought a Vintage Fair showcasing repurposed, used, and handmade items would be successful, and it has proven to be a very popular event for Walnut Creek.”
The Walnut Creek Vintage Fair features dozens of vendors selling up-cycled, recycled, handmade, antique and vintage items, and more. Past vendors have displayed items ranging from vintage furniture, housewares, and jewelry to handmade candles, soaps, blankets, leather bags, and rugs.
Other popular items have included household items repurposed into succulent planters, hand-painted signs, and salvage windows and doors from old barns and houses.
The event has grown each year, with more vendors and more visitors attending each summer. Due to the increasing interest and attendance, the Vintage Fair went from a one-day event to a two-day event in 2018. “Visitors to the Vintage Fair will see hundreds of beautiful items at reasonable prices,” said Yoder.
“This year, we expect to have at least 45 vendors selling items.” A large variety of food trucks will be on site as well, with options for breakfast and lunch. One of the best parts – the event is free to attend, and there is plenty of free parking.
The 2020 Walnut Creek Vintage Fair will be held Friday and Saturday, June 26 & 27 from 7 am to 3 pm. The event is held in the field next to Mast Farm Service, on State Route 39, just west of Walnut Creek.
For more information about the Walnut Creek Vintage Fair, visit the Walnut Creek Ohio Facebook page or call Amy Yoder at 330-893-2995.
Vintage Fair in Walnut Creek