Do you love the hunt? You know, sifting through bobs and bits looking for that just-right vintage treasure? Well, you are in luck, because Vintage Market Days are coming to McKinney on Mother’s Day weekend.
Vintage Market Days are weekend long markets staged in different locations (you can find them in five states so far). The crew at Vintage Market Days works hard to create one of a kind vintage shopping experiences for their patrons.
The event is juried, which means that vendors must apply for a booth. This allows the organizers to be sure there is the right mix of upscale merchandise and not too many vendors selling the same type of thing. You’ll be able to find “original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and more.”
Jackie Shaw, the coordinator of the McKinney event tells me that the jurying process also helps maintain the vintage-inspired standard. The vendors, who come from near and far, sell truly unique vintage items.
In addition, Jackie has been a vendor at various markets over the years and considers herself a “vintage junkie.” Her favorite part of the Vintage Market Days is the atmosphere. Live music and an Urban Country theme will help set the tone for the indoor-outdoor event based on the Paris flea market concept.
You can purchase tickets online ahead of time or on the day of the event. Jackie requests that if you do decide to purchase tickets at the door that you bring cash to speed the process along. In addition, she says most vendors accept debit and credit cards, but having a little cash on hand never hurts.
The event is at Myer’s Park, and the floors in the event center are packed dirt. It’s firm enough to walk around on or to wheel a cart you bring to fill with goodies, but you might want to rethink heels for this event.
What I’ll Be on the Hunt For
Bud Rogers and I just finished up a redo of our bedroom, complete with a wall paneled in distressed wood and some vintage industrial light fixtures. I’m gonna need some vintage decor to finish the look. This event is happening at just the right time.
What about you? What will you be on the lookout for at McKinney’s Vintage Market Days?McKinney Vintage Market Days Friday, May 9, 10am – 8 pm Saturday, May 10, 9am – 6 pm Myer’s Park and Event Center 7117 County Road 166 McKinney, TX 75071