As we mentioned in our last newsletter, The FARM is now offering Scavenger Hunt or "I Spy" sheets.
Originally intended to keep little ones entertained while adults shop, it turns out these scavenger hunts are fun for folks of all ages! Moms, dads, grandparents - everyone seems to love the junk hunt!
In the Corner Market at the front of the store, you'll find clipboards with sheets listing items to find in the shop. Simply fill in the blanks with the booth or case numbers where you find the listed items. When the completed sheet is turned in at the desk, successful hunters will receive a free sticker with Kit, The Farm Raccoon, on it!
(The FARM pencil is yours to keep just for trying!)
While we began this, it was, of course, focused on a Valentine's Day theme - but we've plenty of other sheets available too. So if you've already done the one on a clipboard, just ask for a different version. Let's keep the junk scavenging fun!
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!
This weekend is our annual Fall Flea Market - and it's also a celebration of the antique mall's 6th anniversary in October!
Kristi Bixby, owner of the antique mall, says, “We have been blessed to survive this many years, despite road construction, pandemic shutdowns, and everything else due to the support of our local community. We are so thankful to have also been voted the Best Antique Mall in the Red River Valley in 2020."
This annual fall event brings numerous buyers to the antique mall’s parking lot which is full of vendors selling vintage furniture, antique crocks, collectible retro toys, local pottery, vintage vinyl, rustic farm house items, repurposed furnishings, mid-century modern decor, and other vintage wares.
Along with the booths outside, all the vendors inside the antique mall will be having sales as well. The Holiday Hayloft and Tool Shed have been restocked with fresh items - which will also be on sale.
As always, The FARM includes local non-profit organizations in this public event.
"The FARM values being an active member of the Fargo-Moorhead community. Along with supporting all the small local businesses under our roof, we are proud to support local non-profit organizations who serve our Red River Valley,” says Bixby.
The Bluegrass Association of North Dakota (B.A.N.D.), a local nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of bluegrass music in North Dakota, will be in attendance both days of the flea market performing live jam sessions on Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4 pm.
Proceeds from food sales will benefit Downtown Fargo's VFW Post 762.
Both organizations will be accepting donations.
The FARM’s Annual Fall Flea Market runs Saturday & Sunday, September 18th & 19th, from 10 am until 5 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Come celebrate with us!!
Things are a little different this year - but we are still going to have our annual holiday event at Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market!
We need your help! Please take a moment to vote for the Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market as The Best Antique Shop in the annual Best Of The Red River Valley.
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.
Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market is proud to announce that local educator and author Amelia Lemar will be signing copies of her first book, It's Okay: The 8 Things All Children Need to Hear, this weekend at our Annual Flea Market!
Lemar, who teaches fifth-grade in Fergus Falls, has just published her first book, It's Okay: The 8 Things All Children Need to Hear.
It's Okay seeks to address the gaps in mental health education, inspiring and guiding caregivers with tools to better help children build confidence, self-respect, and motivation, leading to greater achievement, success, and happiness in adulthood. The book is not just for teachers, childcare providers, social workers -- it's for parents, parents-to-be, grandparents, and anyone who has or works with children!
Released in late May of this year, Lemar's book has - in just a few weeks - already ranked number one in its category on Amazon!
Attendees of this free event can also hear from the author about her future book plans, which include a series of children's books involving her dog, Maverick, as the main character.
Amelia Lemar will be signing copies of her book inside The FARM on Saturday, June 20th, from 10 am until 2 pm and Sunday, June 21st, from noon until 2 pm. Limited copies of the book will also be available.
You can follow the author on Facebook here.
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.
In early February, The FARM was notified by The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce that the mall owner, Kristi Bixby, had been nominated for Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2020 ChamberChoice Awards!
Monday, we were informed that candidate lists had been finalized - and Kristi is on it!
We are all so proud of Kristi for achieving this honor, and we know she is deserving! Our fingers are crossed the Chamber committee agrees!