For information about what’s happening with Farm Fair in 2010, please see this letter from MaryJane.
Below is the promotion and itinerary from Farm Fair 2009, if you were wondering
“What is Farm Fair?”
(All of the links will take you to 2009’s information!)
It all starts and ends in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho — home to a shimmering crystal-blue lake with white-sand beaches and the new MaryJanesFarm store at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Plaza Shops.
Friday night, there will be a gala launch party, complete with big-band music, skits, raffles, and snacks galore. You’ll meet MaryJane and store artisans, shop store-wide specials, and participate in the mall-wide “Shop Hop.”
On Saturday, you’ll tune up your buggy and prepare to barter up and down the Palouse, taking in breathtaking countryside and quaint communities along our designated route. Each community has activities planned— sidewalk sales, tours, food vendors, artisan demos, and more. When you arrive in Oakesdale, you’ll make a beeline to MaryJane’s Historic Flour Mill, where you’ll shop ’til you drop for antiques, farm collectibles, whimsical crafts, furniture, and whatnots too numerous to mention; meet up with other farmgirls and their kin for pony rides and old-fashioned lawn games; and boogie to live music all day long. Local ladies will be serving homemade pie and other 4th of July favorites. If you choose, you can end the evening back in Coeur d’Alene for spectacular fireworks over the lake.
Find out the winner of Saturday’s Passport raffle...
Farm Fair Route:
Farm Fair starts today in Coeur d’Alene!
Sunday, you’ll join other farmgirls and their families for “A Day of Simple Organics” at Settler’s Creek Farm in Coeur d’Alene. This fantastic find of MaryJane’s is not just an event venue, but also a local food producer for many of the area’s restaurants, as well as a farm school for schools and tourists. You’ll gather in their beautiful, grassy amphitheater for surprise guest speakers, music, selected local and regional vendors, and fabulous organic food including beef kabobs (made from MaryJane’s organic beef), corn on the cob, strawberry shortcake, wine, and more. This will be an “Earth Dinner”. You can also get involved in the Chapter Challenge — display your chapter’s creative skills by designing and decorating a complete table concept!
Tickets for the whole Sunday event are $30. If you haven’t already purchased them, they will be on sale at Friday’s event at the MaryJanesFarm Store.
For more details on each day’s events, especially the planned events for each community along the Farm Fair Route, see the events page.
Farm Fair Vendors:
Click here for a list and contact info of the vendors for Saturday at Oakesdale and Sunday at Settler’s Creek.
Farm Fair Accommodations:
You’ll need a place to park your buggy while you boogie, and a spot to sleep after a fun-filled day shopping and dancing all over the Palouse with “farmgirls,” “sisters,” and “mavens.” So, we’ve come up with a listing of a wide variety of hotels, campsites, and other bunking opportunities—something to complement every style and price range.
Click here for the list and contact info.
Farm Fair Poster:
Click here to download a printable Farm Fair poster in PDF format.