Roadshow stops in Waco, channels Pinterest

960061_408041655990429_722974856_n FTWBy Haley Davis

An eclectic vintage shopping experience. This is the slogan for the Junk Hippy Roadshow that has been traveling all over Texas and Oklahoma since March 2012.

This unique show that has visited the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Amarillo and Houston is making a stop in Waco.

“We thought Waco was the perfect place to bring Junk Hippy to the heart of Texas,” owner Kristen Grandi said.

Grandi started the roadshow after years of planning, and it was originally based out of Oklahoma City. The show will be from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. Saturday in the Chisholm Hall at the Waco Convention Center. Admission is $5 at the door, and children under 13 years old are free.

At the show, consumers can find a mix of local and traveling venders, featuring 100 booths of artists and crafters. Several local Waco venders include Junk Exchange, Paper & Lace, ABC Antiques, LaSalle Shops and Texas Trash & Treasures.

Texas antique store Queen Bees broke the Junk Hippy record for biggest vendor space rented for the Waco show.

The roadshow focuses on the vintage handmade creations each vendor has to offer. All items for sale at the roadshow are unique pieces that can’t be found at any other store, Grandi said. The show has been compared to Pinterest all in one building. An Oklahoma City reporter called the roadshow “Pinterest Live.” People can find things from rusty vintage goods to French country décor and home items, handmade jewelry, clothing, antiques and much more.

“It’s time for Christmas shopping, so it’s the perfect place to find fun and special gifts,” Grandi said.

The event will also include live music from Lauren Lee and Liberty Road, a family band with an acoustic/folk sound.

The roadshow likes to support local businesses and a green lifestyle by repurposing and hand making items including soaps and bath goods. Junk Hippy donates a free booth at all their shows to firsttime venders who hope to start a business.

“My favorite part is tight-knit junk family,” Grandi said. “They are all very supportive of each other and so much fun to be around. We love to see the family expand with each stop the show makes.”

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