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Fall Pickin Days are this weekend and according to Judi Sutton, who helped coordinate the event, things are looking to be bigger and better than before.
“Several towns that had not participated in a while are back,” Sutton said. “New Salem is not on the map,but there will be food and vendors there. A lot of towns are just having yard sales.
According to Sutton, the weather is expected to be great for the Saturday/Sunday event.
“There is a chance of rain Friday,” she said. “But, Saturday is a high of 64 degrees and partly cloudy, while Sunday is 65 degrees and sunny.”
Although the foliage will not be at its peak colors, Sutton still expects visitors to enjoy the drive between stops.
And the stops should be worth it.
“I’ve talked to some of the towns and they say they are getting lots of calls from vendors,”Sutton said. “And usually this week is busy because Spoon River was this past weekend and if any vendors have leftover merchandise, they want to come to Pike County.”
Stops on the Fall Pickin’ Days drive are:
ATLAS: Crafts and yard sales. Please note that the White Cottage will be set up at Midwest Vintage Company in Pittsfield.
DETROIT: Flea markets and yard sales, antique lawn mower and chainsaw display, Civil War and wildlife display, doll collection, Detroit Dairy Delight
EL DARA: In the quaint village of El Dara (established 1836), vendors will be located in and around the Old General Store, township building, shelter house, and Judi’s Country Store: antiques, collectibles, primitives, wreaths, Christmas items, home décor, books, crafts, radios and much more! Kathy’s homemade soaps and handmade walking sticks will also be available, a sweet little boutique, flea markets and yard sales. Pumpkins, gourds, and Sweet Annie also available. Food: Bro’s BBQ will be offering pulled pork, ribs, pork steak, pig tail fries, and mm uch more. Logan’s Mobile Food Wagon will be serving fish sandwiches, corn dogs, and tenderloins.Jason’s Kettle Corn will be serving traditional kettle corn as well as Jalapeno, Snickerdoodle, Caramel and Caramel apple. CHURCH: Everyone is welcome to attend church services Sunday at 10:30 AM at the El Dara Christian Church. We hope you stop by to visit us.
FISHHOOK: In and around the “Old Church”, you will find antiques, furniture, home décor, kids’ books, and collectibles. In the Town Hall, you will find crafts, rummage sale items and collectibles. Food: In the Town hall, soups and sandwiches will be served.
GRIGGSVILLE: Around the drive in restaurant, you will find vendors offering a variety of merchandise
HULL: Hull Community Center – large inside sale: restaurant dishes, pans, toys, day care items and much more! Town wide yard sales. Food: Biscuit + Gravy, specialty soups and sandwiches available at Hull Community Building.
KINDERHOOK: Yard Sales
MILTON: Various merchandise and food vendors.
NEBO: Yard sales.
NEW CANTON: Yard Sales and Flea Markets along Highway 96.
NEW HARTFORD: Ackles Farm Market located in New Hartford since 1967 will be offering unique specialty items, bulk candy, pickles, salsas, apple butter, farm fresh eggs, Wisconsin cheese, fresh vegetables and fruits, apples, cider, gourds and pumpkins.
PERRY: Vendors will be located near the convenience store offering for sale: Antiques, crafts, flea market items and yard sales. Food: Pioneer Express
PITTSFIELD: Floral arrangements, homemade items, antiques, vintage items, upcycled furniture, decorative signs, face painting, hair bows, fragrance burners, crochet items, jewelry, pottery, wooden bowls, trailer boutique clothing, gifts, books, reusable shopping bags, food and more. Stop by the Picture Pittsfield booth for a free city retail and accommodations map. Free Wi-Fi available on the East and west sides of the square. Local restaurants, boutiques and antique stores will have special hours and sales. Food Butterfly Pork Chops, homemade chicken and noodles, and hot dogs.
AREA ANTIQUE SHOPS: Midwest Vintage Company – over 47 vendors offering antiques, vintage, flea market finds, and home décor + goods! Don’t miss our new General Store inside full of candy and goodies! Food: Homemade Chicken and Noodles. Kettle Corn, Pork Rinds, Baked Goods.
Pike County Mercantile – Local one of a kind artisan goods plus much much more!
The Picket Fence – indoor and outdoor vendors offering antiques, primitives, collectibles
Pike County Collectibles – indoor and outdoor vendors offering antiques, coins, artifacts and more. FOOD: J&D Rolling Smoke BBQ serving BBQ, loaded nachos, ribbon fries, and more.
Suzy Q Antiques
PLEASANT HILL: Town wide yard sales.
ROCKPORT: The park in Rockport will be full of vendors! There will be wreaths, jewelry, doll clothes and accessories for American Girl dolls, T-shirts, Fleece blankets, dish towels, potholders, and hot pads. Color street nails, seasonal décor, and much more. Make a purchase from any vendor and receive an entry into a drawing for a Visa gift card! Food: Sue’s homemade candy
SUMMER HILL: Visit the 1850s former general store, now home to JJs Summer Hill Antique Mall. They will have dozens of vendors offering products ranging from primitives, furniture, outside seasonal décor, clothing, collectibles, and much more. FOOD: kettle corn and various food vendors.
HIGHWAY 54 ANTIQUES and Collectibles (located between Atlas and Summer Hill) – Antique shop will be open and host outdoor vendors all offering a large variety of primitives, vintage and antique items. Also, furniture, stoneware, tools, and collectibles.
TIME: Located around the beautiful bandstand in the small village of Time, there will be wool spinning demonstrations. Shop for crafts and homemade soap and candles. Food: Chicken and noodles, pulled pork, chili hot dogs, Jelly Shack, hamburgers, kettle corn, pork rinds, and roasted nuts. Church. Everyone is welcome to attend church service at 9 a.m. Sunday morning.