Head back to Oregon's roots with Victorian Faire and Tea
Although the world has changed a great deal in nearly 200 years, it would be fun to spend an afternoon in Victorian dress, shopping with more than 40 antiques dealers and taking an authentic afternoon tea with a friend.
The Victorian Faire and Tea, sponsored by Wind Horse Antiques and Red Dog Events LLC, will transform Maggie's Farm & Garden greenhouse unto a Victorian village with vendors, strolling entertainers, treats, activities for children and a tea service on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22.
Those attending can browse through period antiques and related vintage items, Steampunk, Victorian clothing and accessories, literature and other antique treats. Among these will be local produce samples and artisan products.
A photographer will be available for those who'd like a portrait from the site's Victorian Library. Also planned are period dance and handiwork demonstrations as well as readings from Northwest authors. Don't forget there will be sessions regarding the history of Oregon's Victorian era from Bush House in Salem and Brown House in Stayton, historic homes partners.
Sponsors hope to see those attending dressed in period costumes along with Time Travelers wandering throughout the greenhouse.
The Faire is free all day Saturday. Tickets for Friday's evening party with a special buffet tea, antique valuations and a period fashion show are $35 and can be purchased in advance. These can be bought at AVintageFlea.com.
There will be three tea services on Saturday. The children's Teddy Bear Tea is scheduled for noon and can be purchased for $10 that day. The adult tea services will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and must be purchased in advance on the website above.
Maggie's Farm & Garden is located off I-5, halfway between Portland and Salem at 12814 Arndt Rd. NE, Aurora, Or 97002. For more information and tickets, go to the website or call 503-267-5491.