Meet the Co-Founders
It’s been a dream of ours to host an event close to home that combines two of our favorite things, handmade & vintage. In 2014, Bess & her Aunt Deb took a leap of faith and gathered just over 20 local vendors that we admired for their talent and inspiring creativity. We were both a nervous wreck but so excited. The weather was horrible that weekend, but with Aunt Deb’s organizational skills, Bess’s eye for detail and a whole lot of help from our friends & family, we pulled it off. Over 2,000 guests came to shop that first year and our porters worked all weekend in the cold rain to transport purchases to cars.
Fast forward 5 years later and we are still just as excited to host our show! The weather has been beautiful, we now have nearly 50 vendors, both local and from surrounding states. Booths are large, plenty of space to roam about each vendor’s “mini storefront.” We love having our fairgrounds as our venue for ease of parking and lots of room for vendors both inside & out.
Bess of Besserina
Bess is a long time lover of all things handmade, especially for the home. She’s exhibited at Country Living Fairs in Columbus & Nashville, Homegirl in Hudson, and dozens of local pop up’s. In Bess’s space this fall you’ll find her 1963 Airstream over flowed with pillows, bags, original art, vintage finds & delicious meringue cookies.
Deb of Lakes Girl Vintage
Deb has a great eye for spotting the best vintage finds! She has a great deal of experience in retail & sales, and owned a consignment shop in Stow for 14 years. You’ll find so many fun & unique vintage pieces in her Old Fishing Shack her husband built her.
It is our hope that you come out to our show and do some shopping with your friends, enjoy some delicious food from our bakers and food trucks, and sit back to listen to live music played by some great local talent. We take great pride in our artsy atmosphere full of inspiration, and know you will love it!
There are so many Markets, Fleas, Craft Shows…and our goal isn’t to be the biggest or the best show around, our goal is to bring our guests a truly authentic handmade & vintage experience, to share with you our passion and to inspire you to create. See you in September!