June Pop Shop Market – Fairfield, CT
|June 19, 2014||Posted by Sarah under Connecticut|
What do you get when you combine the first warm day of the year with local artisans and food vendors?? Did you just say a seriously rad day? Yeah, that’s what I would say too 🙂
I first heard of Pop Shop around Christmastime but for some reason or another I could never make any of them. Finally in early June I recruited a friend of mine to go with me to the one in Fairfield and it exceeded both of our expectations. The day before we had actually gone to a local church bazaar/open-air market that was about 3 times the size, but we hardly saw anything we were interested in. Like most of these type of events, the items found there were very “crafty” and not really my thing. However, Pop Shop is the complete opposite!
Pop Shop has very unique, modern vendors. Many feature antiques and repurposed items like these super cool lights from Stonehill Design. I really loved the phone!
The market was partly indoors and partly inside a large warehouse next to the Fairfield Theater Company, which was nice since it was out of the sun and a bit roomier.
It was hard to not buy ALL THE THINGS. There was beautiful jewelry, hand crafted signs and locally made soaps and lotions. The one thing I settled on were these super cool Swedish Dishcloths from Three Bluebirds. They are eco-friendly, very durable and come in a ton of fun designs! I went with my favorite flower, Lily of the Valley, and of course some black cats 🙂
What a wonderful way to spend
all your money an afternoon! I love supporting local businesses (especially now that I am one!) and finding out new things about the area. For example, I wasn’t aware there was a cheese shop in Fairfield…we all need more cheese in our lives! The next Pop Shop Market will be in Fairfield again on July 5th as part of the town’s 375th anniversary. I’ve already got it on my calendar to check out!
Get out there this summer and check out some of the local events in your area. You’ll never know what you’ll find and what new things you’re learn about your town! Do you have fun open-air markets in your area?