The World of Barn Sales

My family and I enjoy camping on the weekends.  It takes us to new places and resets our minds for the week to come.  For Father’s Day we ventured north to Punderson State Park.  Along the way we stumbled upon this sign.

Other Barn Sale Sign

Another Barn Sale?  What was it going to be like?  Was it tools and old junk?  Handcrafted and vintage goodness?  Either way I had to check it out.

Other Barn Sale

They have chickens, too!

Inside other Barn Sale

A little bit of everything.

It was a delightful mix of antique, vintage, and yard sale goods.  I didn’t get to talk with the owners, but I’m so glad I stopped.

Small Wood Car

I picked up this sweet little wood car for my kids.

And another thing I stumbled upon, this time in the cyber world is The Barn Sale Business.

Finding this site brought an overwhelming sense of camaraderie.  Here is a site and blog all about hosting, attending, and vending at Barn Sales!  Ha!  Just like mine!  WOW!  So cool.  Please check out their upcoming events and follow them to help support this cool resource.  And watch for little ol’ me to appear in the listing for the Fall Barn Sale!

So here’s to the strong community of Barn Sales!

 

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Pickers Welcome

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

For the first time ever, in addition to the Spring Barn Sale, Portage Trail Barn will have a picker’s tent.  Everything is marked down to a clearance price and ready to come home with you!  There are supplies, secondhand items, junk ready to be repurposed, items we no longer sell at the Barn, and even a few things from our own houses.  Cheap prices and you can even haggle with us like on Market Warriors.  Does anyone else love and hate that show all at the same time?  You haven’t seen it?  Eecck!  Go watch it.  Now!

Fun right?  We don’t have cable so PBS is our favorite!

Anyway, back to the picker’s tent.  Anything and everything is in there and we’re happy to offer it at low prices so you can create your own treasures!

See you this Thursday and Friday 3-8p and Saturday 10a-3p!!!

Vendors for Spring 2013

Hello all you crafty crafters!  I’m calling you!!!  Here’s the skinny on being a vendor at Portage Trail Barn.  Contact me via email PortageTrailBarn@gmail.com to let me know you are interested and what items you hope to have in the Spring Barn Sale.

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We’re looking to work with people in the Cuyahoga Falls and Greater Akron area.  Items should use re-purposed materials or be handmade with the Earth in mind.  We try to have a variety of items-so please be familiar with the Products listed on the website before you apply.  ALL VENDORS NEW AND RETURNING WILL BE CONTACTED THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18 TO CONFIRM ACCEPTANCE AS A VENDOR.  First I see who is interested and what items we might have then I set the list of vendors.

We are very interested in having the following in the Barn:

  • Simple children toys– wood, knit or crocheted, re-purposed fabrics, make believe props
  • Garden and outdoor decorations (everyday and seasonal)
  • Pottery-no need to have a huge inventory…just a few simple pieces would do
  • Unique home decor items
  • Fun seasonal decorations and Gifts (Spring, Easter, Mother’s Day, Baby Showers, Wedding Showers)

To apply send the following information to PortageTrailBarn@gmail.com

  1. Name, Address, Email, Phone number
  2. Business name and contacts, if any (Etsy shops, other locations where you sell items, websites, blogs)
  3. Photographs of your items- 3-4, please make these nicely composed photographs of things you currently have or examples of things you’ve done in the past.  If selected to sell at the Spring Barn Sale the photo will be used on Facebook and on the website to advertise.

ALL VENDORS NEW AND RETURNING WILL BE CONTACTED THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18 TO CONFIRM ACCEPTANCE AS A VENDOR.

Come out to the Winter Barn Sale

Join us tonight from 3p-8p for the kickoff of the Winter Barn Sale!

  • Tonight and Friday 3-8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm

Come snow or shine and dress for the weather.

Cash is preferred. We are now accepting credit and debit cards!

Find us just west of the State Road intersection on the Extension part of Portage Trail.

Look for the road sign and open sign!

Park in the lower lot and walk the path of lights to the barn.  During the busy times there will be a greeter to direct you toward parking and the Barn.

Winter Barn Sale Dates!

Winter Barn Sale- December 6-9
Now Four Days to take care of all your holiday shopping! 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

What amazing customers!  You asked for more time at the Barn and we’re giving you four days!  You want two nights to shop?  How about Thursday and Friday?

Evening shopping will be Thursday December 6 and Friday December 7 from 3-8pm.

Daytime hours will be Saturday December 8 and Sunday December 9 from 11am-3pm.

The dates are set…now go mark your calendars.  And relax, you won’t have to shop on Black Friday…you’ll take care of everything at the Portage Trail Barn * Winter Barn Sale!

Fall Barn Sale and a call for Vendors!

We’ve scheduled the Fall Barn Sale and I couldn’t be more excited.  Fall is my favorite season and the Barn looks just beautiful full of harvest crafts, spooky decorations, and snugly handmades.

There will be apple cider, cookies, and an activity for everyone to try.  Come see us:

  • Thursday September 20, 5-8 pm
  • Friday September 21, 10 am- 3 pm
  • Saturday September 22, 10 am- 3 pm

A call for vendors!

We’re looking to work with people in the Cuyahoga Falls and Greater Akron area.  Items should use re-purposed materials or be handmade with the Earth in mind.  We try to have a variety of items-so please be familiar with the Products listed on the website before you apply.

We are very interested in having the following in the Barn:

  • Simple children toys– wood, knit or crocheted, re-purposed fabrics, make believe props
  • Garden and outdoor decorations (everyday and seasonal)
  • Pottery-no need to have a huge inventory…just a few simple pieces would do
  • Knit or crocheted hats, gloves, cowls, neck warmers, etc. (adult and children)
  • Unique home decor items
  • Fun seasonal decorations (Fall, School spirit, Halloween, Thanksgiving)

To apply send the following information to PortageTrailBarn@gmail.com

  1. Name, Address, Email, Phone number
  2. Business name and contacts, if any (Etsy shops, other locations where you sell items, websites, blogs)
  3. Photographs of your items- 3-4, please make these nicely composed photographs of things you currently have or examples of things you’ve done in the past.  If selected to sell at the Fall Barn Sale the photo will be used on Facebook and on the website to advertise.  ***Even if you have been a vendor in the past and think/know I have a photo of your stuff***
  4. Please answer the questions- Why would you like to sell at Portage Trail Barn?  What attracts you to the items you are making?

Spring Barn Sale 2012

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support our local vendors this past weekend.  It was a huge success!  It made me so very happy to see new faces, return customers, and good friends.

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Portage Trail Barn will be taking a much needed quiet time for the next few months.  As many of you know, I’m expecting a new member of my family due to arrive around the beginning of July.  We will pick things back up in August and hope to do a Fall Barn Sale come September!

Thanks again!