the greatest show on earth

March 21, 2018

the greatest show on earth. the twice-a-year Texas Antiques Week right here in Round Top/Warrenton/Fayetteville/Burton. it’s when 100,000 people and over 2500 vendors converge on our little community of only 90. that’s right 90 people. it’s when the whole entire world comes to our little pocket of texas…when you can find anything and everything. where you can find everything you never knew you needed. the hills are alive. alive with junk. and bluebonnets. and we’re ready. we’re so, so ready.

consider this your Texas Antiques Week 101, spring 2018 edition.

chapter 1. the basics – store dates/hours

we’ve been hard at work redecorating the entire store for the past month….we’ve hauled in lots of fresh rusty, crusty junk and we have all kinds of awesome new goods!

as you all know, the dates can get a little confusing. we’ve been getting lots of questions (which is really never good because we’re confused too! :)). keep reading…we’re going to try to explain what is basically equal to the quadratic equation in our world regarding comprehension level. 

50 years ago a trailblazing woman named Emma Lee Turney started a round top antique show in a barn in round top. She set the dates according to the farmers almanac. soon the show expanded with other dealers setting up on the sides of the road in cow pastures from round top to warrenton (5 miles away) … and expanded from only a weekend show to a full week. and now 50 years later it’s almost a full month. 

each show is run by different people and there is no governing body; therefore, each show has different dates. we have a store so we’ll be open the whole time, but our special antiques week festivities (Front Porch Series, Miranda Lambert wine,  Junk-O-Rama PROM, Bloody Mary Bars, etc… ) will be from March 28-April 8. Royers in the front yard will kick off Saturday, March 24th – Saturday, April 7th. the Zapp hall show will be March 29 – April 7 . Junk-O-Rama Prom is Thursday, April 5.

if that didn’t help, we recommend ANTIQUE WEEKEND.com to clear through the confusion.

chapter 2. the bluebonnets.

it’s that time of year, y’all. and let me tell ya, the bluebonnets are always worth the drive. it’s our state flower and they’re really showing off this year. they line the highways and byways like a beautiful blanket of blue & white as far as the eye can see. (thanks to keely marie scott for this shot)

chapter 3. after hours at the JG store featuring WINEEEEEEEE & live music #happydance

our after hours shopping event has quickly become a tradition …everyone is invited!!! as you may know, we’ve partnered up with Virginia Dare Winery (seriously, it’s a tough, tough job…but SOMEBODY has to do it…read more about our partnership HERE). mark your calendars to come sit in our yard, drink wine (complimentary!) under the oak trees, listen to live music, and just slowwwww down.

the good folks from Virginia Dare Winery will be here all the way from Sonoma County. this wine label has a rich history that dates back to 1835  … it was one of the first wineries to sell wine after the repeal of prohibition back in 1933. It eventually saw turmoil and almost faded into history were it not for the The Francis Ford Coppola family that has kept the name alive. there’ll be music by Aaron Gross & Amanda Hart, food, WINE, and after-hours shopping! it’ll be a good time had by all! y’all bring yo friends and yo neighbors! pull up a chair and hang in our front yard!

chapter 4. royers + JG = happiness 4ever (hint: gypsies ❤ coffee) #winning

because everyone knows Round Top = Royers so we’re lucky enough to have Royer’s Pie Haven and Two Sparrows Roasting Co in our front yard! serving up all kinds of coffee (small batches roasted locally right here in Round Top!!!), Royer’s famous pies, Blue Bell ice cream, sack lunches featuring tara’s homemade chicken salads, and moreeeeee!!! and THE BEST ICED TEA IN THE WORLDDDDDDD. 

 

chapter 5. here for the party….Junk-O-Rama Prom! ?

it’s where the glitter meets the grit…a night of texas two-stepping under the fleamarket stars. Thursday, April 5th @ the JG tent @ Zapp Hall! for Junk-O-Rama Prom pro tips, read here…or click the pic below

chapter 6. bloody mary bar

yep, you read that correctly. there will be a HANGOVER BRUNCH the morning after prom. because, it just had to happen. it’s just what the doctor ordered.

featuring Barbecue Wife’s Bloody Mary Bar (artisan, nothing-but-good-stuff-in-it, austin-made, bloody mary’s with Tito’s vodka) PLUS, Royer’s Pie Haven breakfast tacos & Two Sparrows Roasting Company’s coffee, AND Red 55’s Mimosas!!! whew! y’all! this is AMAZINGGGGG!!!!

 

chapter 7. Front Porch Series

pull up a rocking chair and stay awhile for our front porch series featuring local singer/songwriters! it’s FREE! bring a lawn chair, bring a blanket! bring the whole fam-o-lee!

 

chapter 8. margarita tasting

doesn’t get much better than a (free!) artisan margarita tasting! y’all stop by!!

chapter 9. vintage trailer tour

So you’ve all heard of fancy home tours and open houses? Well, this is kinda like that. But these homes have wheels, it’s a vintage trailer tour. All owned by the largest women’s outdoors group in America, the Sisters On The Fly, focused on sisterhood and empowerment of women. With a free will donation, you can take a tour of over 75 vintage trailers parked here at the JG world HQ – all retrofitted and decorated to the hilt…we promise it’s something you will LOVE!

Plus, there will be campfire eats including a gourmet hot dog bar by Royers Pie Haven, sangria and wine samples provided by Red 55 Winery, and songs around the campfire! All profits will be donated to restore the historic Fayetteville school house and school library … a project near and dear to our hearts.

chapter 10. where to get the wine.

As always, Miranda Lambert’s Red 55 Winery will be setting up at both the store and the tent… stop by and get your fave blend by the glass or the bottle!

chapter 11. grab the rags

snag a local magazines to help guide you through your days and nights at Texas Antiques Week. and click here for even more info!

 

 

i think that’s about it… you should be a pro-fession-ale now! gas up the biggest vehicle you have, pack your tie downs, and get ready to leave your cares behind you like we gypsies leave a trail of glitter! it’s the most glorious time of the year!

see y’all at the show!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Becky Hiatt March 26, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    We are holding an event, and wonder if Junk Gypsies are interested in speaking engagements. Please let us know! :). If so, what are their speaking fees, arrangements, etc. Thank you so much!

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