Day Trip: Lucketts Spring Market

For lovers of all things vintage, this annual event is a must.
If flea markets and outdoor antiquing find you in your happy place, consider a road trip to Berryville, Virginia, this weekend. The 19th Annual Lucketts Spring Market takes over the Clarke County Fairgrounds May 18-20, featuring acres of vintage and shabby-chic vendors, live local musicians, fun family activities, photo-ops and food trucks serving eats ranging from gourmet doughnuts and gelato to crab cakes.

Rust Feathers Facebook photo

You can rent a red wagon for $5 per day to help transport your haul—funky jewelry, rustic housewares, garden ornaments and tons more—from the fair’s 200+ participating vendors.  Expect returning favorites like Ekster Antiques and Rust & Feathers, along with smaller artisans such as Olde Tyme Marketplace, whose owner, Beth Swanson Lewis, sells old-timey apothecary jars and ceramic crocks. If you’re on the hunt for a larger piece such as, say, a clawfoot tub, salvaged stained glass window or rehabbed armoire, be sure to bring a big truck or van. Or you can flag down one of the event’s on-site movers to schedule a home delivery for an added fee.

Carpe Donut, a Charlottesville favorite. Courtesy of The Old Lucketts Store.

Adults will appreciate the large beer and wine garden. Vanish, a local brewery that prides itself on using local ingredients, is bringing four beers to the market, including its “Lucketts Store Light” pilsner; “Lucketts Calling,” a Citra Wheat IPA; a Belgian White Wraith; and its Amber Waves ale.

Ekster Antiques website photo.

For the little ones, a “Young McDonald’s Farm” will offer pony rides and  a chance to meet other animals.
There will also be a few Instagram-worthy vintage cars and trucks on display.

Courtesy of The Old Lucketts Store

Ticket Options:
$40 – VIP Early Buyer Tickets are sold online and are good for all 3 days, as well as a special VIP entrance on May 18 from 8:30 a.m. – noon. You get a free tote bag with your purchase of a VIP ticket.
$10 – General admission tickets are sold at the gate and are good for one day only.
Children under 12 are free and pets are not allowed.
Market Hours:
May 18- VIP Early Buyer – 8:30 a.m. – noon
General Admission noon – 5 p.m.
May 19: General Admission 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 20: General Admission 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information, visit The Old Lucketts Store website.

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