Scenes from the Country Living Fair, Rhinebeck, NY

This past weekend, I spent four beautiful days in the Hudson Valley of New York state. Each June the town of Rhinebeck hosts the Country Living Fair. This fair is absolutely amazing. It is as if all the things you love about Country Living Magazine have sprung to life! I was invited to speak at the fairs again this year.I presented all three days and sold out of my book on the first day! That was so exciting and I loved getting to meet all of you. Thank you for coming.

On the last day, I cooked breakfast for fair goers. Here’s how everything looked prepped in the kitchen ready to go. I shared two easy egg-centric breakfast recipes from the book.


I also had plenty of time to shop! These fairs are so unique in that I always discover treasures that I only see at these fairs, especially the handmade one-of-a-kinds.


I love all things for the garden.


These topiaries were amazing!


Lovely vintage linens are abundant.


And delightful little finds like these are times when your heart skips a beat!
If you have been part of my blog, you know that I have a thing for air plants. Look how darling these tillandsia on driftwood look pinned to an old mattress frame.


Here the air plants were popped into the letter E. They are so versatile.


Airstreams and campers are a plenty. There was even a section all about glamping and fun presentations sponsored by Go RVing.


I indeed found chickens everywhere, even on the signage.


The local 4-H also shared goats, bunnies and horses. Kids were even allowed to ride the gorgeous horses.


Sarah Hudock the artist and creative force from was a vendor. I was thrilled to see her at the fair.


This couch spoke me!


What a darling way to do place settings outdoors. Pop them in a mason jar with a cloth napkin.
Finally I caught up with my dear friend, Cari Cucksey from HGTV. She brought the airstream, lots of kitch and amazing RE-Purposed furniture. Check her out here.
The next two Country Living Fairs are in Columbus, OH and Atlanta, GA.
I hope to see you there!


Hello friends, welcome! Follow along on our chicken, beekeeping, gardening, crafting and cooking adventures from Cape Cod.

  • Aww! Thanks so much for the mention Melissa! I had an absolute BLAST there, was so awesome to see you, and I've been a busy bee ever since I got home, thinking up new stuff for the Ohio Country Living Fair! xoxoxo <3

  • SRS

    Thanks for the tour, looks like a lot of fun

  • How wonderful for you, Melissa! I am so happy for you. I wish a CL fair came out this way, I would LOVE to go! Congrats on your book! Tilly must be proud watching from the Heaven!

  • Anonymous

    I wasn't able to attend this year 🙁 I am hoping to go next year. Hopefully I'll know about it sooner.