3 reasons to check out this weekend’s Country Living Fair

The annual festival offers the perfect combination of fall weather, fun shopping, and design celebs

On a perfect fall day, there’s really no better place to be in Atlanta than the meadow at Stone Mountain. That day is even more perfect when the park hosts Country Living magazine’s annual three-day fair, which starts Friday, October 21, and runs through Sunday, October 23. Last year we dropped by to chat with The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, and, of course, couldn’t get back to the office without making a purchase (a woodcarving by the Whimsical Workshop).

The fair features more than 200 vendors from 25 states, including antiques sellers, food vendors, artists, furniture makers, and crafters. There’s also a busy schedule of cooking, crafting, and DIY demonstrations. Here are three great reasons to go this weekend:

  1. HGTV’s Junk Gypsies will be presenting on the Main Stage at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, followed by a signing of their first book, Junk Gypsy: Designing a Life at the Crossroads of Wonder & Wander.
  1. Put those Scott Antique Market skills to work and audition for another HGTV favorite, Flea Market Flip. Visit the GAC Lounge on the Main Green Friday to Sunday to show off your creativity.
  1. Enjoy the fall foliage as you wander through the woods to visit hundreds of tempting craft and antiques booths. Local vendors include EK Studio (Dallas: photography, pottery, jewelry), French Silver Shop (Marietta: homemade tea towels, baby onesies), Re:loom–weaving a better life (Decatur: knit home, style, and pet accessories, the proceeds of which provide permanent, affordable housing to homeless and low-income families in metro Atlanta), Spoon Sisters (Tyrone: antiques), Textile & Twine (Atlanta: vintage-inspired aprons, home linens).