For the 22nd year in a row, beloved The Old Lucketts Store will bring thousands of vintage products from across the country to one place for three days with its annual Lucketts Spring Market. While initially scheduled to take place in May, staff of the antique shop, led by owner Suzanne Eblen and creative director Amy Whyte, decided that, as COVID-19 continues to spread, the spring affair will be moved to the fall, now scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 18.
Whether you’re searching for refurbished home furnishings or primitive decor for the garden, this three-day market has something for everyone, showcasing goods from more than 200 vendors. While the event first began as a daylong affair hosted at the antique shop in Leesburg, it has since evolved to attract over 10,000 visitors, requiring a new space at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville.
“This year, our vendors are going big or going home,” says Casey McGrath, who has worked at The Old Lucketts Store and its design house for over five years. “We have a bunch of vintage Airstream trailers, camper stations … people are really adapting what they are selling their vintage goods from.”
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Hello Lucketts Faithful, we hope everyone is hanging in there and we miss you all! Due to Covid-19, the Spring Market has been postponed. The new official dates are September, 18th-20th. Thank you for bearing with us, as we finalized our arrangements!! Mark your calendars!! Stay safe and see you soon.
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This year’s theme, Happy Place Found, will help set the scene for an uplifting, antique-filled weekend on the fairgrounds. According to McGrath, the team is working on implementing more interactive elements this year, such as a life-size Scrabble board in the bleachers and scheduled workshops, like a flower-crown-building class hosted by a local florist. Plus, food trucks, live music and beer gardens hosted by local companies, such as Vanish Brewery, will be open throughout the weekend.
Many of this year’s featured merchandise comes from locally owned businesses, including vintage rugs from the husband-and-wife duo behind District Loom, Leesburg’s Finch Knitting + Sewing Studio, Ekster Antiques of Hamilton and many more. For a sneak peak at other confirmed vendors taking part in the weekend affair, click here.
Despite the current circumstances, according to McGrath, Lucketts is prepared for what’s to come.
“We are always adapting, always thinking bigger,” says McGrath. “We are ready this year, it has finally clicked. Suzanne wants a hot air balloon in the middle of the field, and if it works, I’ll take it.”
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