Market will sell vintage items

Colfax Fairgrounds will hold 27 vendors from across region

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

The Route 26 Vintage Market will be held at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds in Colfax this Mom’s Weekend.

The market’s organizers, Tami Schwartz, Nancy Thorson and Debi Anderson, said the event will include 27 different vendors from communities as far away as Coeur d’Alene. The vendors will be selling items like antique furniture, vintage clothing, plants, artisan jewelry, wood workings, art and food.

The event will be open on Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., as well as Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission costs $5.

Schwartz said they wanted a variety of vendors at this spring’s market.

“We had a vision,” Schwartz said.

The organizers wanted to host local vendors of vintage, antique and artisan items, Thorson said.

“Without [the items] being crafts,” Thorson said, “it’s a fine line.”

This is the fourth vintage market the trio has organized.

Anderson said the market was organized because the Colfax area needed more events like this.

They said they have received a lot of local support and business as they have had to move from a school gymnasium in Colfax to a larger space at the fairgrounds.

“We want people to have an enjoyable experience,” Schwartz said. “Not just the shoppers, but the vendors too.”

Anderson said she hopes shoppers will leave feeling like they got good deals on items.

“The vendors are not here to get rich,” Anderson said. “They love what they do.”

In addition to vendors, there will also be vintage refurbished camper-trailers for display at the market.

Schwartz said they will enjoy seeing WSU moms at their market, and they look forward to their business.

Thorson said the market will be worth the trip for moms in the area for Mom’s Weekend.

The fairgrounds are located in Colfax at 322 Fairgrounds Rd.