Unique town… Unique event…
July 17th & 18th, 2015
Friday, July 17, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. first dibbs shopping
Friday, July 17, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., general admission shopping
Saturday, July 18, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., general admission shopping
First dibbs PLUS two day shopping $20
One day general admission shopping $8
"When you don't want what everyone else has..."
Come and experience the Franklin Barn Market located at beautiful Willowbrook Farm in Franklin, TN. This is an annual event that offers a unique home, décor and garden shopping extravaganza.
At this fun event you will find vintage wares, farmhouse style, unique finds, shabby chic, antiques, artisans, specialty foods and springs blooms, all while enjoying the southern hospitality distinctly offered by Franklin, TN.
Head out to find that perfect home decor item that you didn't know you were missing OR better yet, grab a bunch of friends and come enjoy the farm views, shopping and fun times that only an event such as this can offer. Be sure to come hungry and enjoy a gourmet bistro style lunch together.
If you have never been to Franklin, then you should definitely make this a weekend trip with friends and family. Franklin, Tennessee is just 15 minutes from Nashville. The city of Nashville is a vacation destination alone not to be missed, Franklin offers historic sites, restaurants, shopping and an amazing group of people who seem to have written the rules on southern hospitality and should be part of any great vacation. Even the local drivers are friendly around here.
If you already love these shows or are a serious shopper on a mission you would benefit from purchasing our first dibbs pass which allows early admission from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. on the very first day of the event (plus regular admission for both days of the show). You will be among the first to see and shop what the vendors have to offer. You never know what you might miss; buy your early shopping pass by clicking here.
You may also purchase a single day regular admission pass in advance by clicking here. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the gate.
What is a Barn Market?
Our Market offers a unique shopping experience where you can spend the day with friends strolling through a collection of beautiful goods to decorate your home. With a careful selection of fine vendors who make it their passion to offer unique finds, repurposed treasures and elements of beauty there will be something to offer everyone.
What can I expect to find at this Barn Market?
Upscale, original antiques, vintage, repurposed, artisan, shabby chic goods, potted bulbs, outdoor planters, hand packaged foods, handmade jewelry, repurposed accessories and goods and a café style lunch.
What forms of payment are accepted by the vendors?
Cash, then each vendor has their own policy on forms of payment accepted.
Can I purchase my ticket now to ensure “first dibbs” shopping?
Absolutely! We are offering early admission for two hours to those who want priority access to these amazing vendors! To purchase your first dibbs pass click here.
How can I purchase regular admission tickets?
To expedite your entrance on the day of the event, purchase tickets by clicking here. You may also purchase tickets (cash only) at the gate the day of the event.
What if it rains?
This is a rain or shine event. Either way it will be a beautiful day on the farm, besides we wouldn’t let a little old rain stop our fun. Oh, and the 8,400 square foot enclosed arena, and vendor tents don’t hurt either. So come on!
What if I purchase a large item?
Each vendor has their own policy in place for such a case. Usually, you may leave the item with them and arrange a mutually good time to return to pick it up.
What about parking and restrooms?
Portable toilets are available and parking is on site and no charge.
May I receive a refund for my entrance ticket?
Sorry, no. Please consider your ticket purchase a donation to the cause benefited that year if you are unable to attend.
How do I become a vendor?
This is a juried event. We are looking for high quality vendors with a Very friendly demeanor to add to our list of Amazing vendors. If this barn sale seems like a good fit for you click “How to Apply” where you will find the information requested.
What is the fee to become a vendor?
Booth sizes and locations range in price so there should be something for everyone. Pricing may start for as little as $200 and will increase with options such as the interior of the barn spaces, size and location. More specific information is contained in our contract and will be provided as we move forward.
What is the layout of the Barn Market?
Visit our site layout tab for a general guide. Depending on the specific needs of our vendors, the layout may vary.
Location, location, location:
Willowbrook Farm is located in Franklin, TN just minutes off of Interstate 65 where this home town offers history, various lodging options, entertainment, shopping, over 200 restaurants and an amazing group of friendly residents. All of this, plus Franklin is located in the 17th wealthiest county in the Nation (and we love to find and purchase treasures for our homes here). We are also located a short drive South of Nashville which offers even more endless opportunities for fun. Franklin has also been listed as No. 8 by Travel and Leisure in the “America’s favorite Towns” listing. Enjoy a pleasant atmosphere of selling then turn your work into a vacation by spending a few extra days with us in Williamson County, TN.
Not only is Willowbrook Farm conveniently located, it also offers an 8,400 square foot enclosed arena, a two story four stall horse barn, open fields, two ponds, seasonal flowers, amazing sunsets and a wondering brook. It is a beautiful place to spend the day.
We are not interested in buying your goods, marking them up & reselling them for a profit, nor is it our goal to do so. We have simply been blessed with a beautiful 40 acre farm in Franklin, TN & have seen a need for a venue like ours to offer to the public. We would love to share the experience of a barn market with you.
Array of vendors:
Not all shoppers who attend markets are searching for the same thing. We know that everyone’s taste is different & we intend to have a variety of quality vendors to bring original antiques, re-purposed vintage goods, fresh flowers and flavors of the South for their home, garden & gift needs.
This will be an advertised event through the use of print, word of mouth & social media outlets. We will help you get the word out to help promote your business.
This beautiful farm is the former home of Country Legend Carl Smith (former Grand Ole Opry performer and an inducted member into the Country Music Hall of Fame) who had no less than 5 number one hits and an amazing 21 consecutive Top Ten hits from the 50s to the 70s… talk about vintage! He also had an amazing record of nearly 100 hits topping the charts, he appeared in movies and had his own self-titled radio broadcast show titled “Carl Smiths Country Music Hall” for over 5 years. More, he was the father to a country singer in her own right, Carlene Carter whom was the result of his first marriage to June Carter Cash. This “Country Gentlemen” and his second singer wife, Goldie Hill lived out their retired days here with their prize horses. Carl Smith has stated “Call me lucky, ever since I can remember I wanted to be a hillbilly singer and a cowboy. I was fortunate enough to do both of them.” We have heard a number of funny stories since we purchased our farm. One was that Carl Smith “kidnapped” one of George Jones’ horses and brought it back here to the farm. Then Carl invited George over and nearly had him talked into buying his very own horse. George swore it was a twin to a horse he had. More stories move to more somber encounters such as a visit from Kix Brooks after the passing of Goldie. A sad time, but fun to imagine all those who have walked these grounds.
Food ! Yum..
Featuring gourmet café foods including croissants, fruit salad & southern sweet tea!
A percentage of all ticket sales will be donated locally.
Click on the button below for application information.