Eric and I went to the Vintage Pickin Barn Sale last September and had a blast! The spring sale is coming up this weekend, May 4-5 so I wanted to do a recap of our experience in case you’re thinking about going. I took lots of photos mainly for inspiration and I want to share just a few of them to give you an idea of what to expect. Just know that there’s so much more going on than what I captured! You’ll definitely want to check out the Vintage Pickin’ website, FB page, and Instagram to get updates and see lots of beautiful photos!
What You Need to Know Before You Go
- Photos—Make sure you have plenty of storage on your phone for photos. I took lots of photos for fun and for inspiration. So many great ideas!
There were several vendors I wanted to remember for future reference—to visit their online shop or storefront so I took a photo of the vendor’s business card as well as their booth.
2. What to wear—Comfortable shoes and clothing are a must. The property is beautiful but this is a barn sale. You’ll be walking across a hay field, on gravel, grass, and dirt. Check the weather before you go (Fyfee, Alabama). You might need a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a rain poncho. Welcome to spring in Alabama!
—An over the shoulder, lightweight purse with just the necessities will allow for hands-free shopping.
—A rolling cart would be great to transport smaller items you purchase. Large items can be left with the vendor and picked up and loaded at a designated area.
3. How to pay—Most vendors accept cards for purchases but cash is always good. Small bills are best for food and drink purchases.
4. Food—there were several great food truck options last year. (The ribs were DELICIOUS!) Tables were set up for eating (and resting). We opted for a bench in the shade. It was a perfect “people watching” spot!
5. Bathrooms–Porta Pottys were available at the entrance and near the vendors.
6. Fun—live music added to the fun!
7. Tickets for the event can be purchased online (recommended) or at the gate. We purchased the Early Pickin’ ticket. Click here to see the ticket prices and more details about the event.
Make sure you say “hey” to April at the Vintage Pickin’ Tent just inside the gate and be sure to get some Vintage Pickin’ Merchandise (it sells out fast!)
If you can’t make it to the Spring Barn Sale, save the date for the Fall Sale, September 14-15!