Folk & Folly Part of Pop-up Barn Show Oct. 17-18

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Folk & Folly Part of Pop-up Barn Show Oct. 17-18

Folk & Folly, sponsored by Social Marmalade, is a creative and collaborative design showcase presented by Dream Team events at the City Farmhouse Pop-Up Show scheduled Oct. 17-18. 


Slated at the Buddy Killen estate at 3090 Old Hillsboro Road in Franklin, the show features this year some Poe-inspired interior design, as well as vintage and antique shopping, jewelry, artisans, and more; live music and food trucks.

Just past the rusting iron gates enveloped with nature’s growth lies a path that leads over a stone bridge to a mansion. It has been sitting undisturbed since its caretaker left in 2002. Just years before that, it had welcomed some of country music’s most famous people including Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner, and George Jones. Past it doors was the sound of music with a padded music room that held the baby grand, and at its helm sat one of country music’s most famous publishers, Buddy Killen.

Folk & Folly will showcase local talent (interior designers, artists, creative directors, photographers, etc.) and the revered qualities that set apart creativity in the Southern milieu: elbow grease, resourcefulness, storytelling, and play. Their installations will generate curiosity and connection, using “found objects” — or more aptly, “picked” items — in the creation. Think “Alice in Wonderland,” “Where the Wild Things Are,” and “Avant Garde”.

Attendees at the two-day Pop-Up Barn Show will be able to explore the “lost in time” plantation home of Buddy Killen. Inside they will find a space that captures their attention, inspires them to share what they’ve seen, and engages them into looking further at the individual artists who have creatively presented their “outside the box way of creating and presenting design.”

Also part of the two-day show are more than 75 pop-up vendors from near and across the country. A milk paint demonstration is scheduled, and live music from area performers will be featured.

Special guest is Nina Hartmann, a Swedish interior stylist, designer, and author. Admission is $25 for early buying and weekend pass.

Early hours are from 9 a.m.-noon; General admission is noon to 5 p.m. on Friday ($10) and from 8 a.m-3 p.m. Saturday. A weekend pass without early shopping is $15. Food trucks will be on hands. Lunch with Nina Hartmann and Matthew Mead at noon on Saturday is $100 and includes a weekend pass ($10 more for early shopping, autographed copy of Ms. Hartmann’s new book, autographed copy of Mead’s newest book.

For information call 615/ 268-0216 or visit

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