Living magazine launches fair at Chicago Botanic Garden
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[SEPT. 30, 2006]
NEW YORK -- Country Living magazine is bringing
the first-ever Country Living Fair to the Chicago area on Oct. 6-9.
The fair, taking place in tents on the fall grounds of the Chicago
Botanic Garden, will bring the pages of the magazine to life,
offering visitors the opportunity to fully experience the country
More than 100 exhibitors from the United States, Canada and the
United Kingdom will display and sell custom-built, hand-painted and
antique furniture; folk art and toys; quilts; hooked rugs; specialty
foods; and more.
Over 12,000 visitors are expected to attend and enjoy the
weekend's crafting and seasonally themed demonstrations.
editors and contributors will demonstrate pumpkin carving,
holiday table setting, potato stamping and autumn cake
Fair attendees will
have the opportunity to submit photos of their homes to Country
Living editors for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue.
can submit a homemade pie to be judged by a Country Living
panel. Register for the contest in advance at
a Country Living contributor and author, will host a live "What
is it? What is it Worth?" appraisal event.
Book signings will
be available with Country Living editors as well as authors
Barbara Kemp and Margaret Shaw, Kathy Moses, and Helaine
Specialty Foods will debut, with tastings of sweet and savory
David T. Smith will
lead a workshop on "Kitchen Design: The Historic Home" and
"Hiding the Necessities in an Historic Home.
A host of
children's activities will include a straw maze and face
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Country Living Fair hours will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A four-day pass is $12 with advance purchase or $15 at the door.
A 12-month subscription to Country Living magazine can be added for
$5 more. Children 16 and under are admitted free. Purchase advance
tickets at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 866-500-FAIR, or
www.chicagobotanic.org/countryliving. Parking is $12; free for
For more information, call 866-500-FAIR or visit
About Country Living
Country Living is the No. 1-selling shelter magazine at
newsstands. It focuses on a variety of topics, including decorating,
antiques, cooking, travel, remodeling and gardens. Country Living is
published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of
Hearst Corporation and one of
the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, with a total of
18 U.S. titles and 145 international editions. Hearst's magazines
are also read by more U.S. adult women than any other monthly