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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Please email therustedchaininfo@yahoo.com to claim your $25 gift certificates from our sponsor, The Rusted Chain

Thank you for coming to the Kansas Barn Sale!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Kansas Barn Sale 2013!!

What a wild ride!
Oh, y'all. What fun we had!! Thousands of vendors and shoppers from all across the Midwest converged on our little rural farm community to enjoy this slice of America.

Here's a tiny glimpse of the day.































Special thanks to our event photographer, Shannon Achilles!
There was so much rust, junk, art, food, music, atmosphere... It was all just magical!

And thanks to all the volunteers and people who worked countless hours behind the scenes to make this amazing event happen.

We're already thinking about next October! Are you?