Where and When is the Whipp Farm Antique Show?
The Whipp Farm Antique Show will be held September 17-19, 2021. The show is located just outside of Cleburne, Texas at 1900 E. FM-4. Whipp Farm is one of the popular venues during the Antique Alley Flea Market. Antique Alley Texas is a 39-mile-long flea market that happens the third weekend of April and September each year. Whipp Farm Productions
Looking back to September 2018, one of the show attendees remembered that it was one of those weekends when Mother Nature did not favor outdoor events. The rain poured on Thursday night before opening day Friday. Antique Alley Texas had a damper put on it – some of the usual vendors decided not to set up at all and others scrambled to put plastic tarps and tents over all of their merchandise. These vendors were in hopes of selling lots of merchandise throughout the weekend.
On Sunday afternoon of the last day, the Whipp Farm Antiques Show roped off and organized parking lot was full. Shoppers were coming out in droves despite the misty rain that blanketed the area. The ground was soaked. The grated dirt roads were saturated, but easily traveled with convenient parking.
What Will Shoppers Find?
Despite the misty weather, shoppers were out browsing and buying merchandise from more than 200 vendors. All of these vendors set up and thoughtfully displayed their own unique merchandise at Whipp Farm Antique Show. There were definitely a few great buys on antique treasures scattered throughout the dealer booths. Not all the vendors sold antiques. Home decorators searched for unique finds to repaint, upcycle and repurpose.
Along with great treasure shopping, The Whipp Farm Antiques Show featured all types of food vendors. Favorite foods included fried funnel cakes. homemade root beer, and kettle corn. Other shopping treasures included vintage garden furniture, antiques, repainted furniture, vintage home décor, farmhouse, upcycled and repurposed treasures. Treasures all hoping to find a new life and a new home.
Old-time Soda Fountain Popular with Shoppers
The Wild West Soda Company booth was in sync with the vintage, old-time atmosphere found throughout Whipp Farm Antique Show. The booth was designed to look like an old saloon. Shoppers could purchase homemade sodas made from recipes from the late 1800s. Hires developed his root tea made from sassafras in 1875, debuted a commercial version of root beer at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876 and began selling his extract.
The most popular sold at the Old West Soda booth was Root Beer. Cherry lime and sasparilla flavor sodas came in second and third place. Some of the ingredients in these sodas include pure cane sugar, vanilla, wintergreen, licorice root, nutmeg, acacia, anise, molasses, cinnamon, clove and honey. The native Central American plant smilax ornate originally made the carbonated drink Sarsaparilla.
Avid Antique Enthusiasts will also want to check out the shops in the surrounding areas. Antique Shops Surrounding Antique Alley Texas There are 40-plus miles of shopping opportunities at this biannual community event with flea markets, pastures full of vendors, sidewalk sales, downtown businesses offering sales, yard sales, barn sales, handmade arts and crafts, and treasures galore.
Follow the “Shopping Trail” between Grandview, Cleburne, Keene, Alvarado, Venus, Maypearl, and Waxahachie. Read More
Check out the Texas Vintage Shopper Event Finder page for the next upcoming show dates for Antique Alley Texas, which includes among others, Whipp Farm Antiques Show.