This past weekend, the Owensboro Regional Farmers Market held its 3rd annual holiday market and Mother Nature was uncooperative. At all. Strong gusts of wind ravaged the event and many vendors were forced to pack their bags early. My mom and I went to enjoy the event and we did.
However, our purchases were incredibly short due to deteriorating weather conditions.
If you’re like us and still want to shop this holiday season, here’s an event you need to put on your calendar. Preservation Station in West Louisville is gearing up for its holiday market day! It’s Saturday, November 12 from 10am-5pm and they’ve lined up over 100 different Christmas gift/craft vendors and, of course, delicious holiday food!
Preservation Station owner Jennifer Higdon says the event will truly have something for anyone looking for fun and unique Christmas gift ideas. She promises, “Antique, unique, vintage, handcrafted, shabby chic, rustic items galore.”
Of course, that means “tons of holiday decor!”
Jennifer adds that there will be “jams and jellies, handmade soaps, jewelry, antique quilts, desks, bookshelves, chairs, dressers, beds, farmhouse decor, SIGNS GALORE, outrageously cool junk, glassware, barn wood and salvaged parts, designer furniture, old tools, candles, primitives, farmhouse tables, custom handmade furniture, furniture chalk paintings made by the pros and much more.
And, to really give attendees a taste of the holidays, the Preservation Station family restaurant will be hosting a Thanksgiving holiday buffet.
The menu is amazing. It includes the following elements:
KENTUCKY LEGEND HAM
SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE
Buffet prices are as follows: adults $14.99, children 6-12 eat for $9.99, children 5 and under eat for $4.99.
Of course, admission to the Preservation Station Holiday Market Day is absolutely FREE.
As Jennifer says, “Bring a truck! Definitely bring a truck!”
Here is a partial list of participating providers. Again, this list isn’t complete, but it’s definitely celebratory and impressive.
A day in time
Yellow Door Primitives and Antiquities
II Brothers Treasures
Picking and painting
Oak and Olive
At Grandma Janny’s
Hughes Farmer’s Market
Reclaimed Rustic Roots
Rabbit Ridge Merchant
The Purple Peony Shop
Son of Freyja
Art by Ava St. Clair
The countryside cooperative
Creative clay drawings
Desperado leather goods
Dusty Mae Treats
The mishmash paradise
Spotted Rabbit Trim
Handmade Soaps from Witch Kraft
Sunflowers and dots
Green Onion Pickers Emporium
The sturdy hinge
Woodworking in the Kentucky Backcountry
From shabby to chic
Lucy West & Co.
Conservation Station Antiquities
Homeware by Kathie
Small closet store
Deustch Corner Amish Products
Conservation station Family restaurant
Mill Rosie shop
Maple Seed Studio
Saw Scrap Creations
JC’s side door
Darling Handmade Company
The preservation station is located on Highway 56 in Daviess County, Kentucky.
DISCOVER THEM: 100 years of Christmas toys, gifts and fashions