Tuesday, September 2, 2014

We Recommend ~ Places To Stay

Are you coming to the Kansas Barn Sale this year? Did you know it is only about one month away?   Have you marked it on your calendar in red ink and made plans to attend with all of your best girlfriends?  Need some overnight accommodations?  Here's some places that are close, clean, and recommended by the Kansas BS Chicks!

2 Leonard Court
Hesston, Kansas 67062
(620) 327-2053

*America's Best Value Inn
606 E. Lincoln Blvd.
Hesston, Kansas 67062
(620) 327 4231

1430 E. Broadway Court
Newton, Kansas 67114

*Holiday Inn Express ~ McPherson
2302 E. Kansas St.
McPherson, Kansas 67460

Or if you are a bit more adventurous, there is an RV camping park close too...

1001 E. Lincoln Blvd
Hesston, Kansas 67062
(620) 327-4173

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Find your HAPPY!

Are you the kind who wants one of a kind pieces all prettied up and ready for you? We've got that!

Are you the kind who wants a great deal on items so you can take them and fix them up the way you want them? We've got that!

Are you the kind who likes dumpster diving? Digging through piles of rusty crusty junk in search of the perfect treasure? We've got that!

Are you the kind who already has a house full of items you need, but want to shop for clothing, scarves, and jewelry? We've got that!

Are you the kind who wants a super fun getaway with your girlfriends? We've got that!

Are you the kind who wants a little road trip and a day in the country? We've got that!

Find your HAPPY at Kansas Barn Sale!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thrifting, junking, and fun in KANSAS!

Happy times! 100 or so of the best vendors you've ever seen!
All items are handmade or vintage. Beautiful scenery and a big ol' BARN!
Rust, junk, furniture, food, jewelry, art, food and FUN!!

The exact address of the sale is announced just before the event. It's near Hesston, Kansas.
Follow the many BARN signs and you can't miss it!
$2 per person will help benefit some of our favorite organizations: ICT S.O.S. and Youth Horizons! (kids 12 and under are free)

Join us Oct. 4, 2014 for the best art and antique market you've ever seen!

Please keep watching our Facebook page and this blog for updates! 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The tees are here, the tees are here!

We've had so many requests for so long and we finally did it.
We have Kansas Barn Sale tees!

Perfect for Kansas - There's no place like HOME!
They're only available for a few more days during our PRE-SALE!

Click here to order one. They'll be gone before you know it!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Chicks

The Kansas Barn Sale Chicks - who jokingly refer to themselves as the BS chicks.
They have regular BS meetings.
BS Phone calls several times each week.
Exchange BS ideas.

It takes nearly an entire year of work to pull off the fabulous one day event that is Kansas Barn Sale.
Hundreds of emails. Hours of meetings. Hundreds of hours of organizing and planning and coordinating and dreaming.

They believe in working hard. Creating original new things. Dreaming big.
They share a love of all things Kansas.
A love of family and laughter.
A love of supporting small businesses and encouraging artists.
A love of community.
A love of the heartland and hard working farmers.

They know that by bringing thousands of people from across the country to a little homestead in Kansas, it's bigger than them.
It reflects God. It reflects history. It helps non-profits. It grows small businesses.
It reflects the American dream and spotlights the best in the human spirit.

Sure, it's art and rust and junk and food and antiques and furniture and jewelry and laughter.
But it's really more than that.

Monday, April 14, 2014

What else is there to do?

One of the more frequent questions we receive is "What else is there to do in the area?"

So many people travel from around the country to attend Kansas Barn Sale, and then spend the weekend here.
So, over the next few months we'll be listing some additional things to do.

- Newton Et Cetera Shop. This is one of our favorite thrift stores to pick through. You never know what you'll find, but it's guaranteed to be a great price, and there is always friendly service!

- Andersons Office Supply. Don't let the "office supply" name fool you. While they do carry office products, this is much more like an old fashioned five and dime shop! It was started in 1892 and is conveniently located right next to the Etc. Shop on Main Street in Newton.

- The Old Hardware Store in Halstead. This place is pure eye candy from the time you pull up in front of the building. It's like a mash up of a museum, a hardware store, and an antique store. The staff is incredibly warm and helpful! You'll swear you just stepped back in time.

- Fox Theater in Newton. This historic theater hosts various events throughout the year including classic movies on select Friday nights. How fun to see a classic film in a great theater!

- Hesston Golf Park. Kansas Barn Sale is very "man-friendly" and dudes certainly won't feel out of place here. But if you want to let the ladies do their shopping alone, set up a Tee time at Hesston Golf Park. It's a beautifully maintained course and only a few miles from the big sale.

- Papas Pumpkin Patch. Just a few miles up the dirt road from Kansas Barn Sale is a great pumpkin patch! It's family owned, the kindest people, and best of all - Free admission! Take the kiddos and enjoy the activities, grab a few pumpkins or gourds, and have an enjoyable family outing.

Keep watching as we'll add more things soon!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Choose Happiness!

Our theme this year for Kansas Barn Sale is Happy!

Whether you're coming to find the perfect chair...
coming to listen to the live music...
coming to pick through the best junk...
coming to spend a day in the country...
coming to eat the best cinnamon rolls around...
coming to spend a day with your friends...
coming to enjoy farm fresh air...

We know you'll find your happy!

*KANSAS BARN SALE is held the first Saturday in October each year, near Hesston. Exact address is announced just before the event.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Junking in Kansas

Each year on the first Saturday in October, thousands of vendors and shoppers from all across the Midwest converge on our little rural farm community to enjoy this slice of America. Kansas Barn Sale!

Every vendor is hand picked, ensuring only the best picking for the shoppers!

You don't want to miss it!
Join us Oct. 4, 2014 for the best art and antique market you've ever seen!

*update* - We don't have a mailing list. Please keep watching our Facebook page and this blog for updates! 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Where it all began.

Once upon a time (way back in 2010) there was a flicker. A spark. A hint of a dream. A tiny little idea to create an Art & Antique show in Kansas, in front of a barn, in a beautiful setting. Something that Kansas had NEVER seen before. A carefully juried event with the best goods.
A place with music, rust, art, laughter, fire pit, cinnamon rolls, friends, and community.

Would people love it? Would they respond? We had no idea.
But did they ever!! Thousands of people now flock from all across the Midwest to experience Kansas Barn Sale.
We're already deep in the planning stages of our 2014 event.
Join us October 4, won't you?
Come Find your Happy at the KANSAS BARN SALE near Hesston!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Winner WINNER chicken dinner!

We told you recently that we'd be holding some contests at the Kansas Barn Sale.

We've finally been able to make it through the hundreds of amazing photos and choose winners!

Fullest arms... Her goods had to spill over into her stroller! We just want to know... Where did her baby go? Did she make a trade?

Best facial hair... We love the color and the fluffiness.... plus how could we resist that smile?! It is obvious that he is having a great time at the Kansas Barn Sale.

Best Daddy/Kid picture... We love how this Daddy is so obviously head over heels in love with his little pumpkin! If you recognize this Daddy and sweet child, please let them know they are our WINNER!

Best boots... Yes, ladies and gentlefolk we have a tie. These two ladies were on a mission. They knew there was a friendly little competition going on... and they wanted to win! Well, MISSION accomplished! Congratulations ladies! We think you both have CUTE BOOTS!


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Thank you for coming to the Kansas Barn Sale!