The Vintage Faire in Fairbanks aids the community beyond opportunities to shop local
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) -The first day of the spring session of the Vintage Faire happened today. Handcraft-lovers, food enthusiasts, and thrifters gathered inside Fairbanks’ Shopper’s Forum in search of treasures. Some of them were brand new while others were “pre-loved” or “vintage” - which enthusiasts like to call “used’ items. The event spans over the two-day weekend ending on March 6 but will return in the fall.
“The Vintage Faire’s organizer Tarah Chamberlain said, “We have it twice a year- once in the fall and once in the spring. This is the sixth year of the Vintage Faire and Chamberlain shared information about the growth stating, “We have grown from a small event that had 30 vendors all the way up to 94 of them.” Some of the vendors are even students that have a knack for entrepreneurship.
The fair’s inspiration was not only to support local businesses and create a shopping alternative for buyers, but also to benefit students who may need extra help with studies.
The Vintage Faire started in 2015 to aid the mission of the Aurora Tutoring School, a local private school. Aurora Tutoring initially assisted kindergarten through high school seniors. Now the school provides services to college-age students with community support from attendees and vendors.
More information on the Vintage Faire can be found on their Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/vintagefaireak).
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