NEW LONDON, Mo. -- Almost anything -- possibly a kitchen sink or two -- will be available to those looking for antique and vintage pieces for their home this weekend at the Northeast MO Pickers Market.
Open Saturday and Sunday at the New London City Park and the adjacent Old School Marketplace, 1101 S. Main, visitors will be able to check out more than 150 vendors from 10 states, featuring old furniture pieces, vintage antiques, architectural salvage and handmade home decor. Visitors can also find boutique clothing, handmade jewelry, candles, spa-style bath treats, garden decor and accessories and gourmet food.
The Pickers Market will feature Robert Kulp and Mike Whiteside, the hosts of "Salvage Dawgs" on DIY Network, on Saturday.
"One thing unique about the ‘Salvage Dawgs' is they go in and salvage pieces that would have been bulldozed because a lot of the places they go to are abandoned buildings that are scheduled for demolition," said event promoter Jackson Bishop. "They then in their shop repurpose a lot of those finds into usable furniture and home accessory type pieces."
He said locations are being sought for a possible episode in the future.
Bishop has held pickers markets in the area for three years.
"We have a lot of local vendors, but we have vendors that travel to come," he said. "So it gives the attendees something different to look at -- something that they probably wouldn't see at a lot of the other area markets."
The Pickers Market runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Live entertainment will be available both days.
Parking attendants will be on hand to assist with parking and traffic flow, and there will be "holding areas" for purchases, as well as porters to assist loading vehicles.
Two off-site parking lots will be available at the Lions Club on U.S. 61 and the Ralls County Courthouse. A shuttle will be offered on Saturday with pickup every 15 minutes.
Admission is $5, and children 12 and under are free.