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!


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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!