Junk Hippy

Kristen Grandi

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Sat., July 8, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 2017
Free to $5
First of all, avid word freaks appreciate an idiosyncratic spelling, such as "hippy" here in lieu of the more common "hippie;" such choices shows pizazz, or at least, whimsy. Secondly, the Richmond-Rosenberg metroplex is one of those magical areas that have eluded the bulldozers of time, remaining chockfull of artifacts and charm, not to mention charming artifacts, the likes of which will certainly abound here. In addition to the promise of endless opportunities for haggling, bargaining, and horse-trading, this extravaganza of a vintage festival promises live music and a primo selection of local food trucks. [Organizer's description:] Recently labeled one of Houston’s “Hidden Gems” by Voyage Houston, Junk Hippy plans their 5th annual summer visit to the SW Houston area. Since 2012, Junk Hippy has transformed vacant venues into a vintage festival like no other and quickly became a tradition. Over 100 vendors from Texas, Oklahoma and several surrounding states bring the event to life with vintage, handmade, re-purposed and antique goods. Local food trucks make it an event for foodies as well, including Cousin’s Maine Lobster, voted Houston’s “Best Gourmet Food Truck”, and Cypress’s well-known sweet shop The Bake Shoppe and Café, famous for their life-altering homemade ding dongs. Katy-based musician Savannah Adkins is a Junk Hippy regular and is known all over the Houston area for her music. This year marks their fifth year at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. The event is to be held Saturday, July 8th, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission is only $5 at the gate, with kids 13 and under free. Vendors fill three air-conditioned buildings. You can also buy wristbands online in advance and bypass the line on show day. They are on sale now at www.junkhippy.com/shop. Think Round Top Antiques Week with a little Woodstock thrown in. Junk Hippy has always been homegrown, family-owned and operated. Even with their tribe of regular vendors hitting the road together like a caravan of gypsies, there are always new vendors to discover at a Junk Hippy show. Their unmatched creativity, display, product, community and atmosphere have earned Junk Hippy the title of one of Country Living Magazine's top 7 Vintage Sales, and make Junk Hippy something truly special that cannot be duplicated. Designers, DIY enthusiasts, pickers, bloggers, wedding planners, and business owners make Junk Hippy their source for the unique. This is the place to find that one funky piece that completes your project. Or the piece that begins your project. Shops, cafes, weddings, and nurseries have been put together with finds from a Junk Hippy show. Homes have been built with the architectural salvage pieces; the chippy old doors, windows, trim, even farmhouse sinks and glass door knobs. Vintage fringe and cowboy boots, jewelry made from typewriter parts, art made from roadside curb treasures, antique and mid-century furniture and accessories are all things to grab at a Junk Hippy show. Saturday, July 8 from 9-6 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds in Rosenberg, Texas. Follow Junk Hippy on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter for show updates, news and design inspiration.
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