Ten years ago Maria and Pam, along with a few other women, had an idea to host an antique show in Maria's barn, a converted horse stable, not knowing if people would come, what to expect, or with any experience hosting such an event.
The very first show, in the fall of 2005, was such a huge success, that the group decided to put together another show, and as time went on, some of the original members hung up their Barn Show aprons, and moved on to other pursuits, and over time, Maria added a new barn girl or guy to the crew, each with their own unique style.
It's been about six years now since the crew of Maria, Pam, Kari, Gail, Calvin, Gregg and Kenny have been together, and The Barn has evolved into the area's premier vintage show and it's bigger and better than anyone involved with the original dream could have imagined!
And as we celebrate our 10th anniversary this weekend,
October 9th - 11th, we want to thank you so much
for supporting our passion, show after show, year after year.
We are so incredibly blessed to be doing what we love, and know that none of this would be possible without you.
So, please join us this Friday, October 9th through Sunday, October 11th to celebrate our 10th anniversary, and while you're at The Barn, be sure to drop your name in the raffle drum which will
be located next to the free coffee, cookies, etc., because one lucky customer is going to win a $100 Barn Show gift certificate,
and a few special goodies to go along with it!
Think of the possibilities!
What would you buy with a $100 Barn Show gift certificate?
The possibilities are endless, but you have to
come to the show to enter!
So, now let's get to the details!
The Barn is packed!
It's absolutely overflowing with another amazing
collection of authentic finds - the kind we're famous for, and
there's truly something for everyone.
From farmhouse to traditional to modern to eclectic - we have it all because we've spent months out picking flea markets, barns, and
secret sources and hauling it to The Barn, where we spent another month creating vignettes we hope inspire and delight you.
It's all ready and waiting for you and your friends
bright and early Friday morning!
(Or whenever you can join us!)
So before we slide open The Barn doors and present our 10th anniversary collection, let's go over the ground rules:
1. Where: The Barn Show
3250 Bottner Road, Gambrills, MD 21054
Anne Arundel County - conveniently located just off
the Route 424 exit
(north towards Crofton) of Route 50.
Friday, October 9th - 9 - 6 p.m.,
Saturday, October 10th, 9 - 5 p.m., and
Sunday, October 11th, 9 - 5 p.m.
3. Parking is limited, so please carpool if you can.
Friday morning is our busiest time so if you don't like crowds
please consider coming a little later in the day, or Saturday and Sunday when the crowd is smaller.
And as much as we love babies and toddlers, Friday morning
is just not a good time to shop with them because there's no room
for strollers during the Friday morning rush.
We will have parking attendants at the entrance
to the driveway, in the parking lot and at our
satellite parking area. Please follow the direction
of the parking attendants
(our husbands, sons, brothers, etc.!)
and if the main lot is full you will be directed
just down the street to the home of one of our really
awesome neighbors' who generously
allows us to use his field as a satellite
parking lot. If you are directed to the
satellite lot, don't worry, you won't have to walk at all
because we have a free 10 passenger shuttle van,
driven by one of our always charming husbands,
that will drive you right to The Barn, drop you off at
the entrance, and you can shop away at your leisure.
Once you're done, our driver will deliver
you right back to the satellite lot.
4. Everything in The Barn has a price tag. If you
find something you would like to purchase and it
is a small item, i.e., a lamp, book, candle,
please pick it up, but DO NOT REMOVE THE TAG, you can
hand it to one of us, tell us your name and
we'll start a hold pile for you on our hold
table with your name on the items
so no one else can snatch them.
If you find a piece of furniture, and are 100% sure you want it,
please stand by it, flag down a
Barn Show member (wearing black aprons)
and we will help you pull the tag.
Items are not considered SOLD until they
have been paid for.
If for any reason you change your mind,
please give the tag back to a crew member
so we can re-tag it so someone else can
Items with tags pulled and not
paid for within one hour will be
returned to stock and re-tagged.
AND REMEMBER, PLEASE LOVE WHAT YOU BUY,
BECAUSE ALL SALES ARE FINAL
5. If you find something you love (and we hope you do!), we accept cash, checks with proper identification and Visa/MasterCard.
If you would like to use your Visa/MC you are
welcome to do so with a
minimum purchase of
6. Now, let's talk about the checkout line. So
we can get you in/out with your purchases
as quickly as possible, we ask that you please
enter the line behind the main barn
and you will be directed to one of the
checkout lines. We will have a line
expediter who will direct you to
a cashier in accordance with how you
would like to pay - cash, check, credit card.
7. If you're driving a Smart Car and fall in love with
a big dresser, you can always borrow a friend's truck and
pick it up later , or inquire about the delivery service we offer.
Kenny delivers everything from armoires, to farm tables, to dressers, buffets and anything else you can't fit in your car.
Please keep in mind all deliveries
are made after the show is over.
8. The Barn crew and our amazing volunteers will all be wearing black or green aprons, so if you need some help, have a question, or just want to tell us how much you love The Barn, :), please let us know. We're here to serve you, and will do whatever we can to make your visit to The Barn an awesome one!
9. Have fun! Enjoy the show!
We're going to be so happy to see you!
Call us if you get lost, have questions
or just want to say hello, we'd love
to hear from you!
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And once again, and most importantly,
we thank you for your support!
- The Barn Crew -
Maria, Pam, Gail, Kari
Calvin, Gregg and Kenny