Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market, aka The FARM, announces its annual Christmas In July event. The month-long event features family fun, nostalgia, and, of course, holiday shopping!
While the mall’s Holiday Hayloft and several vendors offer Christmas items all year long, this event not only has more vendors offering Christmas items, but the shop’s entryway will be decorated for the holiday and the store itself filled with Christmas music.
Kristi Bixby, owner of the antique mall, says, “Christmas In July has been a huge event for us the past few years. The community loves it! It’s more relaxing to shop for decorations and gifts before all the hectic holiday activities begin. And it’s fun to find unique items that aren’t at all the box stores.”
Bixby also says those traveling to the area appreciate the event too. “Collectors of Christmas items collect all year ‘round - and we collectors love to go hunting for our treasures on vacations!"
In addition to the holiday atmosphere and seasonal finds, there’s holiday entertainment during Christmas In July.
Fargo’s own Mrs. Claus will make her annual July appearance at The FARM, handing out candy canes and posing for pictures with children.
“Children really light up when they see Mrs. Claus!” says Deanna Dahlsad, the mall’s Events Coordinator. “And I think a number of parents enjoy the gentle reminder to children out of school for the Summer to behave if they want to be on the Nice List!”
Fargo’s Mrs. Claus also has a lot of fun herself. “I love heading to The FARM to look for treasures and trinkets. It's never too early to start your Christmas shopping, and it's always the right time to be in the Christmas spirit!”
In keeping with the Christmas spirit, the store’s Scavenger Hunt or "I Spy" sheets are holiday-themed for Christmas in July.
“Not only do children like the scavenger hunts, but adults do too. Couples and groups of friends will compete for bragging rights to see who can complete the sheets first. It’s a lot of fun!” says Bixby.
“Sometimes people are more than a little surprised to walk in and discover Christmas is happening in the mall in July. Maybe they think we’re a little nuts,” laughs Dahlsad, “but in no time they’re enjoying the music, feeling nostalgic for happy holiday times, and sharing their stories of elves on shelves and grandma’s ornaments.”
Christmas In July at The FARM runs the entire month of July. Fargo’s Mrs. Claus will be at the antique mall on Saturday, July 15th, from 11 am until 3 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Please Note: In preparation for this event (and some deep cleaning), the mall will close early on Thursday, June 29th, at 4 pm and remain closed all day Friday, June 30th.
Our annual Spring mall-wide sale is the first weekend in June this year!
Here are the dates for our annual Holiday Open House at Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market!
Can you believe it's been nearly 7 years since Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market was born?!
Officially, our anniversary date is October 15th, but, as many Farm Friends know, we've traditionally celebrated in September with a flea market. But as The Farm is always dropping the fresh finds and fun, we've decided to celebrate with something new: Dealer Dicker Day.
Our annual June flea market is this weekend - Saturday, June 18th, and Sunday, June 19th - and this is the BIGGEST one yet!
Mall-wide sales inside & a flea market & other fun set up outside in the parking lot!
There will be amazing barbecue from Puff The Magic Potbelly, the VFW Post 762 will be there selling beer, and we will have live music!
Saturday, from 11am - 3pm, local favorite Smith & Loven Six String Circus will perform - and they always bring the fun!
Sunday, the Bluegrass Association of North Dakota, aka B.A.N.D, returns to the Farm with a live jam starting at 1pm!
In addition to some of our Farm family vendors selling outside, we also have vendors which are new to the Farm - including local artists and makers Eckoe Moore & Beyond Love & Light Work as well as vintage from Sarah’s Closet and Gatherings Collective.
The only thing missing is you - so we hope to see you there! (And please do share!)
Saturday, June 18th, and Sunday, June 19th. The fun starts at 10am each day & the antique mall will be open until 6 pm.
Thanks to all of you, The Farm was voted the Best Antique Shop of the Red River Valley for the second year in a row!
As the winner of the InForum's annual Best of the Red River Valley competition, we were asked a few questions. Not all of them were printed in the publication, so we thought we would share them here.
What makes what you do special to customers? How do you define customer service?
All vendors at The FARM strive to keep a clean shop while providing the unique antique, vintage, repurposed, decorator, and collectible items our customers are looking for. Customer service is all about providing attentive personal experiences for our visitors, our Farm Friends.
What's the most memorable moment of the past year for your or your team?
Honestly, our business is built on daily memorable moments… Helping a sister find candlesticks for her sister’s wedding, watching as older men become little boys when they spot their childhood toys, helping someone replace a broken item or find the perfect gift, assisting the woman who turns a corner and cries seeing that picture just like the one grandma had, aiding in the discovery of a vintage vinyl score, sharing in the happiness that Farm Friends feel when they bring a friend into the mall for the first time… These connections are so important to us.
What's new for your business? What should people know about your business and what you do?
Daily we bring in fresh finds, reorganize, redecorate, to keep the mall an inspiring, fun place to visit. We had just started our events program when the pandemic hit, and are looking forward to returning to those connections with our customers and local non-profit organizations.
How do you plan on defending your title next year?
To remain focused on what we do best: Providing unique items and great customer experiences in a clean shop while being an active part of the Red River Valley community.
Thank you, again, for voting us number one! We hope to see you at The Farm soon!
Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market, aka The FARM, mixes the past with the future this Halloween season by offering live tarot readings at the antique mall!
Along with the usual antique, vintage, & historical items, there will be more unusual finds, including handmade scented “Horror Film” candles, rare Halloween blow mold figures, uranium glass, vintage x-rays, and other hard-to-find oddities. And the Holiday Hayloft will be open too.
he Farm will mix the past with the future too by offering live tarot card readings from local expert Bonnie Bee. Bonnie Bee is an intuitive tarot card reader with over 40 years of experience. Her clairsentient ability was passed down to her through her mother, who was also a tarot card reader. A five-card tarot spread reading with Bonnie Bee will be just $10.
The Halloween festivities begin on October 21st, Thursday night, at 5:30 pm, with a special seasonal shopping atmosphere created with special lighting.
Kristi Bixby, the owner of the antique mall, says, “When the overhead lights are off in the building, the antique mall has an almost magical ambiance from the glow of lights in the individual booths. Halloween season is the perfect time to showcase such a mood."
On Saturday, October 23rd, Bonnie Bee will return to offer more tarot readings from noon until 4 pm.
We hope you'll stop in for a spell!
Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market will be holding our annual Fall flea market in the parking lot again this September. As this annual event is also a celebration of our anniversary (we officially turn 6 years old in October!), all of our vendors will be having sales inside too!
The FARM's Annual Fall Flea Market & Anniversary Sale Dates:
Saturday, September 19th, from 10 am until 6 pm
Sunday, September 20th, from noon until 6 pm
Among the treasures to discover at this big Fargo-Moorhead junking event: vintage holiday blow-mold, handmade wood signs, & other Fall & Halloween decorations; vintage vinyl records, cassette tapes, & 8-track tapes; antique books, local history books, & vintage children's books; retro swag lamps, old beer light-up signs, vintage glass hurricane lamps, & mid-century pottery lighting; antique furniture, painted furniture, & furniture pieces for you to paint & transform; vintage clothing, collectible perfume bottles, & jewelry; paintings, pictures, frames, vintage paint-by-numbers, & other wall decor; collectible die-cast toys, antique tin toys, action figures, & retro 80s toys; hardware, weathered wood, vintage doors, & old windows; old china sets, vintage flatware, & vintage linens; collectible advertising items, antique and retro magazines, antique postcards, & other collectible vintage ephemera; mid-century modern glassware, collectible vintage pottery, old crocks, & collectible figurines - and so much more!
We welcome you to this event & hope to see you at The FARM!
Worried about social distancing for this event? The flea market will be held outside in the parking lot and the antique mall itself is large, making social distancing relatively easy. We also have hand sanitizer at the door and a washroom about halfway through the antique mall too. Masks are recommended, but not required.
Yes, there will be another summer this year, so, yes, Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market will be having our annual June flea market outside in the parking lot again - and, yes, all our vendors will be having sales inside too!
Annual Summer Flea Market Dates:
Saturday, June 20th, from 10 am until 6 pm
Sunday, June 21st, from noon until 6 pm
Expected junkin' finds include planters and other funky garden items, antique advertising items, signs, vintage enamelware, rustic farmhouse decor, vintage vinyl records, kitchenalia, old license plates, vintage children's books, repurposed lamps and lighting, die-cast cars, comics, artwork, re-imagined glassware, painted furniture, pictures and frames, retro toys, hardware, vintage crafting supplies, figurines, weathered wood, vintage clothing, collectible pottery, action figures, jewelry and so much more! Deals will abound!
Because The FARM values being an active member of our Fargo-Moorhead community, we've invited our friends at Heidi's Home Rescue to join us. Heidi's Home is a new Fargo dog rescue. You can come to their booth at the flea market and find out more about their services and how you can help rescue dogs - including by dropping off cleaning and pet supplies at this dog rescue donation drive drop-off spot! A list of items needed by the animal rescue can be found here.
Heidi's Home Rescue will also have a prize drawing - enter to win a gift package from our local PetSmart worth over $50!
UPDATE! Local educator and author Amelia Lemar will be signing books during the flea market too! Details here!
Another UPDATE! The Adibon Food Truck will be onsite too! Check here for the menu offerings.
We welcome you to this event & hope to see you at The FARM!
Worried about the Corona virus? As our FARM friends know, the antique mall is large & social distancing is relatively easy (and we have hand sanitizer at the door, a washroom about halfway through too). Masks are recommended, but not required.
As you may have heard on our Facebook Page, Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market will be reopening on May 1st!
Our current hours will be: Monday thru Saturday, 10 am til 6 pm and Sunday, from noon til 6 pm.
The past few weeks we have all been busy at The FARM, cleaning, revamping, restocking - but we certainly have missed you! Feel free to come in and see all the changes - and meet the newest vendors too!
As we've noted before, we've always had an automatic Purell dispenser at the entry and hand washing availability - since day one. In our large shop, there's plenty of room to move around and still practice social distancing. (However, we will still reserve the right to limit the number of folks in the shop at one time, in order to keep the shop safest for everyone.) And we continue to clean and disinfect common areas for everyone's safety.
We hope to see you soon at The FARM!
If you feel unable to come into the shop, we understand - and are presently adding items to our online store for in-store & curb-side pickup!