Today I had the pleasure of attending the Goat Hill Fair, an antique and artisan show, which was held in the beautiful setting of the Santa Cruz Mountain’s at Yoder’s Goat Farm. The fair is comprised of approximately 50 unique vendors selling antiques and hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind creations made by local artisans.
This was my first time attending this fair and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised to find creatively different merchandise other than what the normal community street fairs carry. I actually stopped going to those community fairs because it was always the same vendors, selling the same stuff at each fair. So it was extremely refreshing to come across such an eclectic mixture of unique crafts and antiques.
Many of the vendors have a store or location where they sell their merchandise on a regular basis, so I was familiar with some of the vendors there.
A few of my favorites were Duexieme Vie (the Second Life), re-purposed fun, fashionable vintage handbags from the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s designed by my friend, Michele Buchholtz. Each is uniquely embellished using a variety of vintage findings, handmade floral accents and always something shiny!
Another of my favorite vendors is Atelier de Campagne. Atelier de Campagne is a team of three fantastic and fun guys, Trino, Johan and Matin who are antique importers and designers and have a location in Corralitos, CA, an off-site location in an antique shop in Santa Cruz, Centre Street, and they also sell at antique fairs.
I follow Atelier on their facebook site and drool each time they post their merchandise and their “shopping” trips in Europe. Their authentic, vintage pieces are incredibly beautiful and are wonderful embellishments in any home. Needless to say, I did not walk away empty handed from their station.
A fun and unique accessory designer is Judy Stanley of Judy’s Buckles. Judy designs fun and funky belts and pendants to spice up a wardrobe ~ if you’re looking for something plain, don’t come here! This is all bling! Puts a smile on my face. 🙂
One of the things that amazed me the most about this event was how all these vendors brought in their merchandise and displayed everything so beautifully. Entire rooms were recreated on top of this goat farm. It’s obvious that there was a lot of hard work involved and that these artisans and dealers take pride in and truly enjoy what they do!
Unfortunately, I can’t highlight all the wonderful vendors that had booths here but take a look at the slideshow at the end of this post for a variety of more pictures from this event.
All in all, I think the consensus on this event is that…
And by the way, there is a reason this is named Goat Hill…
Here is a complete list of the vendors that participated in this event – click on Vendor Info and Gallery tab. Enjoy the slideshow and all the incredible merchandise that was available. Click on the first image and a slideshow will start.