A former Clydesdale farm turned open-air, rustic shopping event brings hundreds of businesses and attendees from near and far — all for a good cause. Read on as we get behind the scenes to learn what’s new and exciting for this year’s Charm at the Farm.
Amy Doyle and Jayme Kuenkel opened Charm at the Farm on a 56-acre farm that formerly housed award-winning Clydesdale horses in Lebanon. Today, the space plays host to artisans and shops that come together for a unique outdoor shopping experience.
“The innovative market began in 2017 and features rustic gifts, unique jewelry, vintage furniture, home decor, and more from 115 of the region’s best vendors,” says Doyle.
Charm at the Farm was inspired by the owners’ passion to unite treasure seekers with those who restore, repurpose, create, and inspire.
Doyle and Kuenkel want to ensure that all of the 15,000 people who attend Charm at the Farm every year have a good shopping experience. That’s why they’ve upped the ante for the upcoming June event.
According to the duo, there are multiple new things to expect at the events being hosted this year. New vendors from outside the Tri-State from states like North Carolina, Tennessee, and Illinois in addition to the best local vendors will be there. You can also expect to see more live animals at Charm at the Farm including goats and sheep as well as Charm mascot, Lucy, the miniature pony.
The environment at Charm at the Farm is being enhanced for shoppers this year as well and includes upgrades such as a venue-wide sound system, live giveaways during Charm market hours, and an on-site DJ spinning live music.
Charm at the Farm has developing an affectionate following known as Charmers. The following gathered over the last few years the market has been around is due in part to the uniqueness of the event.
“Charm’s open-air concept on a magnificently beautiful, sprawling farm and its carefully-curated, eclectic mix of high-quality vendors from near and far make the Charm shopping experience one-of-a-kind,” says Doyle. “It is a girls weekend like no other, where you can sip wine, get your hair braided, meet the makers, shop for the latest trends, and pet some farm animals all while enjoying fresh air and dining al fresco.”
Plenty of new food trucks will be joining the scene at Charm this year and they’re increasing the number of DIY project sessions led by local shops that can only be found at Charm.
Tickets for the event at $5 and parking is free. The cost of DIY sessions vary. VIP night tickets for the event can be purchased for $15 and include weekend-long admission, wine or beer, plus first dibs on preview shopping.
To learn more about Charm at the Farm or to purchase your tickets, visit https://www.charmatthefarm.
Cincy Chic is also doing a VIP ticket giveaway on Facebook, where you can enter to win a set of VIP tickets to the event.