A new event is being presented in downtown Hannibal this weekend, the Main Street Vintage Market Vendor Show and Sale. More than 40 booths featuring antiques, vintage and repurposed merchandise will be offered for sale on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
A new event is being presented in downtown Hannibal this weekend, the Main Street Vintage Market Vendor Show and Sale.
More than 40 booths featuring antiques, vintage and repurposed merchandise will be offered for sale on Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Lisa Marks, owner of the Main Street Vintage Market at 308 N. Main Street, is the producer of the Vendor Show and Sale.
"I'm excited to offer a new event in downtown Hannibal,” said Marks, who is also the co-founder and producer of Hannibal’s Big River Steampunk Festival held annually on Labor Day weekend. “Vintage and repurposed items are currently an extremely popular home decor aesthetic and we wanted to do a show with vendors who offered quality vintage items - a show that felt like a flea market or picker's market but with really cool vintage stuff rather than just regular old junk."
The Vendor Show and Sale is curated by Marks, who sought out and invited vendors offering antiques, chalk painted furniture, repurposed barn-wood furniture and decor, vintage clothing, handmade jewelry, architectural salvage, and textiles.
Furniture and décor styles represented include Mid Century Modern, French Country, Farmhouse Chic and other popular categories.
Fresh food, live music, and DIY classes and demonstrations will also be available.
"A unique part of this event will be the DIY classes and demonstrations. Vendors will be showing how they repurpose found items, how to use chalk paint to bring new life to an old piece of furniture, jewelry making, and more,” explained Marks. “There will be a special tent area set up for these demonstrations near the corner of Bird and Main Streets in downtown Hannibal. The schedule of events can be found on our Facebook event page or on signs posted throughout the show."
The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available throughout downtown Hannibal.
"We hope to draw people from around the region to these Vintage Markets. This show is our first, but we plan to do four per year; the next show is scheduled for Sept. 29-30 and will again be held on Main Street. We encourage people throughout the tri-states to come to the show, the more shoppers we get the better quality vendors we can attract. We'd like this show to grow to be a regularly held event that both vendors and shoppers eagerly anticipate, excited to see what treasures they can find at the next Vintage Market."