First Annual Vintage Garden Market Draws Over 500 Visitors

First Annual Vintage Garden Market Draws Over 500 Visitors

Sign for Vintage Garden Market. Photo: KCMGA.

The First Annual Vintage Garden Market was held on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Kaufman County Poor Farm. Sponsored by the Kaufman County Master Gardeners, the Kaufman County Historical Commission, and the Kaufman County Commissioners Court, the market featured an operatunity to learn about the history of the Poor Farm.

Shadows of Old Texas did historical reenactments throughout the day, and a blacksmith did demonstrations. There was also an Antique Tractor Show, and vendors sold a variety of unique items. Food trucks provided barbecue, tacos, ice cream and other treats. In celebration of Archaeology Month, there were several activities and exhibits for children.

Vegetable demonstration garden at the Poor Farm. Photo: KCMGA.
Vegetable demonstration garden at the Poor Farm. Photo: KCMGA.
Pumpkins were popular items with visitors. Photo: KCMGA.
Handmade quilts were among the wares available. Photo: KCMGA.
Master Gardener Tamara Stahlman and visitors at the Vintage Garden Market. Photo: KCMGA.
Master Gardener Tamara Stahlman and visitors at the Vintage Garden Market. Photo: KCMGA.
There were activities for kids, too. Photo: KCMGA.
There were activities for kids, too. Photo: KCMGA.
A display of antique farm equipment drew a lot of visitors. Photo: KCMGA.
Shadows of Old Texas reenactors in period costumes. Photo: KCMGA.
Shadows of Old Texas reenactors in period costumes. Photo: KCMGA.
Reenactors from Shadows of Old Texas rest between shows. Photo: KCMGA.
The Sherriff and his lady from Shadows of Old Texas. Photo: KCMGA.

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