With 90 vendors and 75,000 square feet of exhibit space, Josephine’s Redeemed Revival Fall Vintage Market has something for everyone who loves artisan, repurposed and upcycled treasures.
The two-day market kicks off at 3 p.m. Friday at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, where parking is free and plentiful. In addition to vintage wares, there will be 11 food vendors, live music and classic cars.
“It’s meant to be fun,” said organizer Samantha Smith, who owns Josephine’s Redeemed Revival in Port Orchard. “It’s meant to inspire people whether they are redecorating their home, picking up a new hobby or getting ideas for future projects.”
Smith selects vendors based on the quality of both their goods and displays. This year’s highlights include:
- Repurposely Different – creative light fixtures made from vintage industrial equipment
- The Design Twins – identical twins share their love of DIY and upcycled chic on a budget
- Cowpunchers – farmhouse furniture made from reclaimed barn wood plus vintage signs and light fixtures
- Trusty Trailer – a mobile farmstand that sells Shelton Valley Farm produce, flowers and organic pumpkins
“There’s a good mix of vintage, artisan, farmhouse and industrial,” said Smith.
This is the second year for the market, which attracted nearly 8,000 people in 2015. It has expanded into two buildings this year, the Kitsap Sun Pavilion and President’s Hall, increasing vendor space fivefold. There are rest areas in both buildings.
Here are Smith’s tips for getting the most out of the event:
- Bring cash to speed transactions and a tote bag to carry purchases. There are three ATMs available.
- The show is family-friendly, but aisles will be crowded. Consider leaving the stroller at home and carrying your baby in a frontpack or sling.
- You’ll get a vendor map when you arrive at the show. Use it to plot your course, so you don’t miss any favorites.
- Items go fast. If you wait, they might be gone, so prioritize what you want to buy right away and what can wait.
Details: The market runs 3-8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are good for both days, cost $5 and are available online and at the door, starting 30 minutes before doors open each day. You can also buy tickets at Uptown Mercantile in Bremerton and Found in Poulsbo. Children 12 and younger are free. Want first dibs? Early birds pay $10 to get in at 1 p.m. Friday.
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