Saturday, October 19, 2013

Winner WINNER chicken dinner!

We told you recently that we'd be holding some contests at the Kansas Barn Sale.

We've finally been able to make it through the hundreds of amazing photos and choose winners!

Fullest arms... Her goods had to spill over into her stroller! We just want to know... Where did her baby go? Did she make a trade?


Best facial hair... We love the color and the fluffiness.... plus how could we resist that smile?! It is obvious that he is having a great time at the Kansas Barn Sale.


Best Daddy/Kid picture... We love how this Daddy is so obviously head over heels in love with his little pumpkin! If you recognize this Daddy and sweet child, please let them know they are our WINNER!


Best boots... Yes, ladies and gentlefolk we have a tie. These two ladies were on a mission. They knew there was a friendly little competition going on... and they wanted to win! Well, MISSION accomplished! Congratulations ladies! We think you both have CUTE BOOTS!


AND


Please email therustedchaininfo@yahoo.com to claim your $25 gift certificates from our sponsor, The Rusted Chain

Thank you for coming to the Kansas Barn Sale!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Kansas Barn Sale 2013!!

What a wild ride!
Oh, y'all. What fun we had!! Thousands of vendors and shoppers from all across the Midwest converged on our little rural farm community to enjoy this slice of America.

Here's a tiny glimpse of the day.































Special thanks to our event photographer, Shannon Achilles!
There was so much rust, junk, art, food, music, atmosphere... It was all just magical!

And thanks to all the volunteers and people who worked countless hours behind the scenes to make this amazing event happen.

We're already thinking about next October! Are you?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Want to make a WEEKEND of it?

Are you coming to the Kansas Barn Sale?  Do you want to make a weekend of it?  Need some overnight accommodations?  Here's some places that are close, clean, and recommended by the Kansas BS Chicks!

2 Leonard Court
Hesston, Kansas 67062
(620) 327-2053

1430 E. Broadway Court
Newton, Kansas 67114
1-888-287-8265

*Holiday Inn Express ~ McPherson
2302 E. Kansas St.
McPherson, Kansas 67460
1-800-315-2621

Or if you are a bit more adventurous, there is an RV camping park close too...

1001 E. Lincoln Blvd
Hesston, Kansas 67062
(620) 327-4173


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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Meet the KANSAS Barn Sale Chicks

Who are the Kansas Barn Sale Chicks, anyway?

We're Beki and Stacee.
Beki is a wife, mom of 3, author, and runs a successful jewelry business, The Rusted Chain.
In 2010 she had a(nother) wild idea, one of many- A Barn Sale.
There was nothing like it in the state of Kansas!
It would be a juried show with the highest quality vendors selling only art and vintage goods.
An event like this in the Midwest would be so well received!
She could see the potential, and oh it was big!


Stacee is also a wife and mom of 3. She attended and graduated from Kansas State University.  Her current role is as a Stay at Home Mom.
She loved Beki's idea of this big Kansas Barn Sale. She could see the twinkle in the eye. But she knew there needed to be someone to pull it together.
Dreamers tend to not be very organized or structured and Stacee knew that was a need she could fill. She offered to help.
And since they're family and all (cousins by marriage), it worked well.
A set of dreams and a set of brains. One dreamer and one doer.
It's a match made in rusty junky Kansas heaven!
They are BS (Barn Sale) partners, have regular BS meetings, and the best of friends.

Their goal is to shine. Shine a spotlight on the beautiful state of Kansas. Shine God's light during the sale, promoting family values, good morals, and an All-American festival. Shine to their kids, showing hard work and perseverance. Shine God, shine family, and shine barns. 

We can't wait to meet you on Oct. 5! 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Contest time!

We love a good contest, don't you?

We thought we'd host a KANSAS BARN SALE contest just to add a little extra fun to Oct. 5.

We have an event photographer (Shannon Achilles Photography) that will be roaming around on Barn Sale day.
If she hasn't captured you, you need to try to find her! She's the pretty blonde with the big ol' camera.
Our categories are:

Best Dad/kid pic.


Cutest boots.


Best Facial hair. (we think he's smiling under that beard.)


Fullest Arms. (photo courtesy of Kansas Magazine.)


In the week following the KANSAS BARN SALE, our team of highly specialized experts will review the photos and pick our favorites in each category.

They'll be announced on our Facebook page and each one will win a $25 gift certificate from our sponsor, The Rusted Chain jewelry!
(men, if you win, there will be a lady in your life that would love the jewelry. Or they have a few guy items as well!)

That's it! Show up. Hope the camera finds you but if it doesn't, you find the camera!
Are you ready?! We are!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

2013 KANSAS BARN SALE Vendor List

Plan to spend the day with us on Saturday, October 5th, 2013.  
The good times will begin at 9:00 am and continue until 4:00 pm.  

We'll have antiques, vintage and re-purposed lovelies, furniture, handmade goodness, get in my belly breakfast and lunch, tasty treats, pumpkins, a live band, and a fantastic FALL atmosphere that you do not want to miss out on!  Bring your friends.  Bring your sister, your mom, your grandma, your husband.  Bring your whole family.  
There will be something for EVERYONE! 



Our Vendor List for our 2013 sale is amazing!  We are pleased to have so many quality vendors this Fall... over 80 of them in fact! This is our fourth year for The Kansas Barn Sale and we've been working hard to make sure it keeps growing and getting better and better each year.  Last year we saw over 2000 shoppers, and this year we anticipate many more.  Word of the Kansas Barn Sale is spreading like wildfire.  KANSAS Magazine even featured us in their Summer 2013 edition!  And, we are on Folk Magazine's "Live Authentic Tour" list...Visiting the Marvelous Markets across America.





We have some returning vendors this year and many new vendors.  Some of our vendors have an etsy site, a facebook page or their own business websites.  If they have one of these websites or pages, we have provided a link below with their name, so that you can get a sneak peek at some of the items that they may be selling at the Kansas Barn Sale.  Just click on the vendor names and you will be redirected to their websites.





~ 2013 KANSAS BARN SALE VENDORS ~
Our Sponsor: The Rusted Chain
Lil' Miss Maya                                                              Jan's Doll Boutique
Sewing Dreams and Notions                                          Now You See It....
Three Doors North                                                        R.C. Mueller Alpacas
Crochet By Tamara                                                      Blue June's Retro Deco
A Shabby Romance                                                      From's Mama's Porch
The Birds and The Beads                                              Little Farm Family
Yellow Dog Welding                                                     Krafty Kash Designs
From Victory Road                                                       Friends and Follies
The Doll Clothes Shop                                                  Olive and Mickey's
Bender Bee Company                                                   Little Hero Outfitters
Patricia Neufeld Ceramics and Sculpture                        Chubby Chicken Creations
Paddywhacks                                                                Sawdust and Stilettos Furnishings
Gifted                                                                          Lisa Lian Finds and Designs
Zippity Stitches                                                            Prairie Lakes Photography and Gifts
D & M Collectibles                                                        Beadiful Creations
The Blue Roan                                                             The Old Church Antique Shop
The Shabby Attic                                                         Random Road Creations
Berge Sales                                                                 Goldilocks & Lollipops
Jenny LU Designs                                                        Grey Vintage
Skin Sweets and Body Treats                                       JHCrafter Custom Creations
Hastings Woodworking                                                Little Yellow Chair
Wildfire Accessories                                                    KS Barn Quilters
Mandi's Off The Wall                                                   Studio 11 Boutique
Minky and Me                                                             The Schubox
Clover Lane Crafts                                                      Chimes In Silver
Virginia Purl Company                                                  Sandcastle Jewelry
Giggling Grapes Wine Jelly                                           Three Giggly Girls
Harvest Hills Pumpkins                                                The Antique Pallet
Three Sisters                                                               KoozieQ
Hazel Grace Creations                                                  Amish Friends
Foam On The Range                                                     DCB Custom Crafts
Granny Goat Studio                                                      Wilson Rustic Revivals
The Shivering Sheep                                                     Three Brothers Market
Junk Jockey                                                                  Deep Roots Family Farm
Country Cottage Portraits                                              Prairie School Farms
Circle C Ranch KS LLC                                                   Rockin B Trading Company
Harvest Moon Home                                                     Farm Shed Goods and Gifts

Plan on eating breakfast and lunch with us on October 5th... Some delicious food will be made and served by these lovely vendors:
Cake Face Bake Shop and Deli                          Prairie Harvest Market & Deli
Penner's Baked Goods                                                        Soup In Hand
Meridian Mennonite Church                                             First Bank of Newton
Hastings Hot Drinks

Don't forget to follow us on facebook and Twitter to get the latest Kansas Barn Sale updates and news.

Friday, September 20, 2013

It's a barn raising!


Here at the Kansas Barn Sale, we have a brand new barn as a backdrop this year. 

And we're having a good old fashioned BARN RAISING!


--sort of-- 

To celebrate the new barn, we invite you to bring a dry good to the KANSAS BARN SALE on Oct. 5. (can of soup, box of pasta, paper products, etc.) ... just slip something into your purse or bag. 


We'll collect them IN THE BARN & donate them to Circles of McPherson County to help RAISE UP families in need!

Oh, we cannot WAIT to see what y'all bring! 

Find more on our Facebook page.