Camden Barn Sale set to be the Quintessential Fall Event

Image by Laura Raines

Image by Laura Raines

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For some, fall is marked by the return of the cult favorite, pumpkin spice latte. However, if you live in South Arkansas, the cooler season is welcomed by the arrival of the Tate Barn Sale in Camden on the last Saturday in September. This year it will be held on Sept. 29th @ its usual location on Oakland St. & Monticello St. It's the quintessential southern affair - delicious food, crafts and handmade objects galore, large oak trees and a very old picturesque barn. Put all these together and you have the perfect way to spend a Saturday in the fall.

The event is expected to have over 130 unique vendors this year, showcasing a variety of products including handcrafted wooden pieces, ceramics, paintings, floral arrangements, handmade clothing, jewelry, stained glass, and one-of-a-kind toys. Live music is also scheduled throughout the day, so don’t forget your dancing shoes. If you work up an appetite, no worries because you will find an abundance of food options. To ensure the kids also have a blast, the event will have a thrilling kids zone.

There are tons more activities happening all around town, too. The day kicks off at 7:30 am with the Kiwanis Club 5k Run/Walk benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation, starting at Wood’s Place restaurant on Washington St., which coincides with the Kiwanis Pancake breakfast at the Camden Fairview High School cafeteria from 6:30 am - 10:30 am (carbo load before the run maybe?) where you will also have the opportunity to see some beautiful antique and classic cars with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. You can also take a stroll through downtown which is lovingly decorated for fall by the community.  Close your evening with the St. Louis Catholic Church Spaghetti Supper which starts at 5:00 pm.

All-in-all, it will be a day well spent in an amazingly hospitable small southern town.

Image by Laura Raines

Image by Laura Raines