What it is: The Vintage Bazaar at Pettengill Farm is a bi-annual 2-day event where antique and vintage dealers come to sell their wares. You’ll also find handmade clothing, jewelry and fine art for sale, as well as plants and flowers. There is a stage for musical performances, a few food vendors, and an area with vintage motorcycles and scooters.
Cost: $10 for adults, $15 early bird & weekend pass, FREE admission for children under 12.
What to know: Parking is a complicated but well-run system wherein you are led down winding dirt roads into a field in the woods which functions as the parking lot. You walk a wooded path from there to the Bazaar. If you bring a stroller, make sure it’s a jogging stroller with all-terrain wheels – we struggled shoving our regular stroller along. There are also some walkways at the fair that are gravel.
Verdict: We loved it. We walked away with some old costume jewelry, a handmade skirt, a vintage octopus wall hanging? (husband…), and I found a fantastic vintage fashion pop-up called House of Findings where I got a mint-condition Etienne Aigner leather midi skirt for $65. Our toddler was entertained looking at all the displays of weird items and digging through bins of old costume jewelry. There is also plenty of grassy space to let a kid run off extra energy if they get antsy, and the whole place smelled like kettle corn. We’ll be returning.