Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A Sad Day for Nellie's!!

This message to you is one of the hardest I’ve ever had to write to my followers. 
After careful consideration and many long, late night discussions with my husband, it is with deep regret and sadness that we are announcing the end of our Nellie’s Barn Sale events. The already planned October 4 & 5 event will be cancelled and we won’t be hosting any barn sales in the future.
Multiple factors have played a part in this life-changing decision. But the most important is the status of my husband's shoulder pain issue. He suffers from a chronic pain caused by an old injury that doctors have not been able to find the source of the pain. He is the muscle behind Nellie's. He hauls equipment, sets up two acres of snow fencing, sets up barricades, helps vendors with anything they need, carts the generators to and from the site, retrieves and returns all the cozy couches and chairs you sit on at the bar and music stage, and is responsible for all the other heavy lifting, tugging, and moving of equipment necessary to produce a two day event.
We did not arrive at this decision lightly. I’ve toiled over it. I’ve lost sleep over it. When all is said and done I need to put my family first. I need to give my husband the well-deserved rest and retirement he was looking forward to five years ago when he put in his last day of construction and cement work.
But there is a bright side. I hope all you shoppers and shop owners will be happy to hear that, in place of doing our fall barn sale, we will instead add a second Vintage Shop Hop to the fall schedule! Ink in the date of Friday and Saturday, October 4 & 5 to get out and road trip for the first ever fall Vintage Shop Hop. As far as the Christmas at the Farm event that I co-host with Meyer’s Tails Up Farm, nothing changes. The show will go on as scheduled for November 1 & 2.
I can’t tell you how grateful Jesse and I are for the continued support of our shoppers, vendors, food trucks owners and musicians over the years. We have had a blast! We’ve been doing these shows since I began in my yard over 12 years ago. So many of you have been witness to our success. You have seen the event grow from a backyard tag sale to one of the most authentic and respected vintage markets in the region. We appreciate your business and friendship. It’s been a great run.
If you don't already follow the Vintage Shop Hop or Christmas at the Farm pages, find them here:
Until then, happy junking!
Ann & Jesse Campos

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Nellie's is around the corner.


Don't miss Nellie's Barn Sale on Friday & Saturday, October 5 & 6, 2018!!! Hardcore shoppers will be happy to know that we've made a new policy that 100% of what our vendors sell must be vintage. There are a few exceptions with vendors who have been with us for many years...but for the most part, this show is all vintage, all the time! What you won't find is "Made in China" reproduction vintage--or the same things you can find at Hobby Lobby or Target!!! This is the real thing!

Friday, October 4, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019
10am to 4pm - General Admission $5 (13 years and up)

In addition to 60 peddlers with the best vintage in the region, both days will feature the famous JUNKSTOP beer garden with the biggest Bloody Marys you've ever been served, cocktails to warm you up, or cold brew, wine and more. AND, you can stroll the grounds with your drinks while you shop.

All day live music at the JUNKSTOP stage.

HERE is the list of fabulous vendors, or click tabs above. Now, go call your road trip friends and get Nellie's Barn Sale on the calendar!

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Nellie's rocked it out in 2017!!!!

This event is over...but read about our cool fall events...lots of yummy photos below!!!!

Don't be left out!!!! Get Nellie's Barn Salet inked in on your ROAD TRIP calendar and start your planning for a great weekend. Friday and Saturday, October 6 & 7, 2017 is when you MUST be in Roscoe, Illinois to get the goods! You might want to ask for the day off!

As always, we'll have 60 vendors with 95% of the product in the two acre field being **VINTAGE**, with the other 5% being fun handmades that compliment your vintage decor...like fun artwork of cows...yummy candles...cool signs for your wall! Be sure to stop by Joy's booth of oil paintings...where you can watch her paint live!  Don't worry if you can't come the first day...we require our vendors to restock for Saturday, with just as much cool vintage as they had the first day! So second day shoppers get the best stuff on Saturday!

Last year we rolled out the new JUNK STOP beer garden with was a huge hit. Once you've shopped 'till you dropped, sit back in a cozy upholstered chair, kick your feet up on the coffee table, and sip a ginormous bloody Nellie's, a cold beer, a sweet glass of wine or a hot cocoa and take in the music coming from the JUNK STOP stage just a few feet away.

We got JUNK HUNKS to help you carry your cool goods...if it's too heavy for you...they got you covered. It's a free service to you, but they appreciate tips for doing a good job of getting it to your car.

Stay hip by getting a Henna Tattoo this time around...Tattoos by Cassie will be located in the back field, just outside the hut. Don't be worried about what mom or grandma will say...they fade away after 10-14 days...but soooooo fun while they last!

A handful of photos of last fall are below. Or, jump over to see the full album on our facebook page HERE.

For a complete list of vendors, with links to see their loot, click HERE!!

Friday, October 6 Music Line Up
10am-12noon - Emilio Salinas, current finalist for the local Stateline Idol contest...he'll be moving on to Chicago for another round.
12-2pm - Andrew Robinson, singer, songwriter and one man band.
2-4pm - The Lone Canary, duo playing an acoustic, rootsy sound echoing the styles of legendary folk artists...with a fiddle and guitar!

Saturday, October 7 Music Line Up
12-2pm - Ron Rawhoof, singer songwriter of Midwest Americana music
2-4pm - Kissin Fiddlers, this married duo brings American fiddling tradition to the event. Together, the two play an eclectic combination of Irish, American, old timey, and western swing styles in addition to their own original music. 

Food & Drink:
Wepa Cusine, fresh and bursting with flavor enjoy this delectable food with a Puerto Rican flair.
The Cheese Market, hot cheese curds, grill cheese sandwiches & soda
Doughlicious, hot hand made donuts and coffee...they'll be serving to the early birds in line!
Frybabies, fresh sandwiches, fried sweets & snacks, and fun drinks.
Yolo Sweets, delicious cupcakes for your sweet tooth...and chocolate dipped bacon! Yep!
Kettle Korn, our local scout troop had dozens of flavors
JUNK STOP beer garden, our local pub, Poison Ivy, will be serving up their famous (ginormous) Bloody Marys, wine, beer and other spirits. You're allowed to sip and stroll!!!

JUNK STOP beer garden

A meal in itself!

Our crowds move through the gate at record speed! 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Nellie's "Vintage Extravaganza" 2016

We're over the moon excited! Nellie's Vintage Extravaganza has been chosen by Romantic Country magazine as one of the "Best Fall Fleas & Tent Events" in this month's issue. It will be on newsstands at the end of September. I buy mine at Barnes & Noble.

Nellie's Vintage Extravaganza--13th year of hosting events. 

Our fall 2016 event has a line up of over 55 vendors peddling the best in vintage swag, live music all day and food trucks! Shoppers love our event because every vendor's product line has a vintage component. You won't find perfume dealers, big lot close outs or cheesy crafts at Nellie's! Just fabulous vintage, repurposed furniture, shabby and cottage decor, architectural salvage, industrial and boho styles and cool jewelry. If you can't attend on the first day...no worries...our vendors completely restock for Saturday...so you'll still "get the good stuff" on Saturday!

Find the list of vendors here with a link to their facebook page!

The sale is Friday and Saturday, October 7 & 8, 2016 in a two acre field at 10985 Main Street in Roscoe, IL. Look for the red farm house (Meyer's Canine Colony)...the event is held on the property and in the back field. In addition to great vintage, we have live music all day. The current line up includes Lone Canary, Ron Rawhoof, Andrew Robinson, Ryan Bielefeldt, Kipster & Sisters, and Thinking Aloud.

You won't get hungry either! Primetime Towne Fryer will make your mouth water with their juicy stuffed burgers and Jacked Up Chicken Melts! Or, satisfy your fair food cravings at Frybabies trailer where you'll find Fry Bread Tacos, Apple Pie, Onion Rings and Sweet Tea! Yolo's Sweets is serving up apple cider donuts, cupcakes and hot coffee! Of course on your way in or way out, stop by the Roscoe Boy Scout Troop 620's Kettle Korn booth for a bag of the best Kettle Korn around...sold in dozens of flavors like Peppered Bacon, Tutti Fruti, Green Apple, Chicago Mix and of course Caramel.

In case you've never been to our hip event...here's a link to last year's photos...or view the video below.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Nellie's FINAL barn sale at my home!

For the past ten years I have held a barn sale at my home--which has grown and grown--and has completely morphed into what is now my Nellie's Vintage Extravaganza with 55 vendors--held in a separate location from my home. On Thursday and Friday, June 16 & 17, 2016 I will be hosting the FINAL sale AT MY HOME! I am purging all vintage items that are in my barn--at 50 to 75% off--so come and get it!!! (Don't worry, the fall October 7 & 8 sale is still on as planned with 55 vendors).

For the first time ever I am holding evening hours for all the shop owners who have not been able to get here during the day!

Thursday, June 16 from 4pm to 7pm
Friday, June 17 from 9am to 4pm

As always, there are no early sales--and the line typically forms early. It's a bit different this time around. I will be holding the entire sale in the BACK YARD...there will be no furniture in the garage or driveway in my front yard like in the past. There will still be two lines that form...one in the back along Burr Oak Road, and one in the front, and we will walk you around the house to the back yard.

10856 Branding Iron Lane, Roscoe, Illinois

Remember...this sale is at my home so please be considerate of neighbors and don't block lawns, driveways or mailboxes!

Here's what you'll find...and I will post photos next week on my facebook page as I start moving items out of the barn during set up!


Everything but the kitchen sink!

Get out your calendar and plan to attend two of the best vintage shows around...
Nellie's Vintage Extravaganza - 55 Vintage Vendors, Music & Food
Christmas at the Farm - 25 Vintage & Seasonal Vendors, Christmas Music & Hot Cocktails!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

vintage loot. live music. great grub.

This will be the 12th year for my barn sale...although it's been held at my home for most of it's "life", it's now bigger and better and held in downtown Roscoe, Illinois in a two acre field! Come see what 55+ vendors have to offer...all vintage...all the time! October 9 and 10, 2015, 10am to 4pm both days. We're located behind the Meyer's Canine Colony at 10985 Main Street in Roscoe, IL.

It's only $3 admission--and you'll find food and live music too! A portion of our proceeds is donated to the Roscoe Boy Scout Troop 620.

Click HERE for taking a peek at all the vendors who are coming!

Or click HERE to see photos from last fall's event!