***Registration is now closed for ‘bird and barn’ 2017. ***

Free 2 Fly’s 4th Annual Fundraising Event, ‘bird & barn’- Thursday, October 26th, 2017 – 10 am- 8pm!

We are so excited about our 4th annual fundraising event ‘bird and barn’! We look forward to this event each year because we get to showcase talented local artisans while also raising money for our organization. We had 26 amazing vendors last year, and we plan to have 30 this year. If you are interested in becoming a vendor for this year’s event, see the information below.

For previous vendors- 1st cycle:

4-28-17 Applications go out to previous vendors from 2016 event

4-30-17 Applications for previous vendors are DUE

5-11-17 Free2Fly will contact previous vendors regarding their applications

5-12-17 Previous vendors who are selected by bird & barn committee  – Deposits are DUE

For new vendors- 2nd cycle:

5-15-17 Applications are open to the public to apply for remaining booth slots

5-31-17 Applications are DUE for review

6-30-17 Free2Fly will contact applicants regarding application

7-1-17 Selected applications by bird & barn committee – Deposits are DUE


*The 2nd cycle of our application process is now open. You can access an application by emailing payton@projectfree2fly.com. 




Read about last year’s event below….

Our 3rd Annual Fundraising event, ‘bird & barn’ was so much more than what we could have dreamed of and we just want to thank YOU for making it so incredible.  Whether you were a vendor, a volunteer, or an attendee, you played a huge part in making it such a huge success for us!  We filled the gorgeous Black Fox Barn with 26 unique booths, and no two booths were alike.  We strive to find a big variety of items, and we were so pleased with what all vendors had to offer this year.  We not only filled the top floor of the barn this year, but also used the bottom floor of the barn to showcase our participant’s offerings. Spill the Beans coffee truck, The Cake Nest, and BBQ catered by ‘Smoked’ offered a delicious food & drink selection for all our attendees to enjoy as well.

We are so thrilled that over 1,200 people attended!  Such an honor to welcome so many people to our hometown and to the gorgeous farm we all love so much.

We want to encourage you to connect with all of our incredible vendors via social media to stay connected on all they have to offer throughout the year.  You may access all the vendors we have links for by clicking on their shop title at bottom of post.



THANK YOU to the following people who made this day possible!

Sponsors: Joe & Ellen Washington, Black Fox Farms, Caldwell Paving, Children’s Fair, Coca-Cola, Cleveland Distribution, Dick’s Graphics and Printing, Stewart Family Denistry, Quick Signs, WTNB Television, The Acropolis, and Smoked Catering Co.

Free 2 Fly Board of Directors: Hailey Johnston, Abbey Duncan, Lori Shamblin, Ashley McCoy, Sarah Cantrell, Donna Johnson, and Keenon Hulton

bird and barn planning committee: Hailey Johnston, Keenon Hulton, Lori Shamblin, Abbey Duncan, Jeff Duncan, Donna Johnson, David Johnson, Josh Morrison, Danielle Reed, Michael Reed, Danielle Winters, Tami Hicks, Ashley McCoy, and Sarah Cantrell

We also had over 100 volunteers that made the day possible! Thanks to all of you who volunteered your time and energy the day of. Your work was needed and helped tremendously! We hope to see you again this year.

Also a big thanks to last year’s vendors:

Free 2 Fly

Razzberry’s gifts

Emotion Made Visible

Hackberry Barn

Trendy Mom

Billie Rose Ideas and Design

Foggin Woodworks

Cassie Loizeaux

The Brick Kiln Handmade Pottery


May We Suggest

Rising Dawn

Teal Skies

Farmhouse Family

Just Branches

Sunshine Girl Designs

The DW Designs

Support World Vision

Saylor See

Caroline Banks Co.

Udder Joy Farms

Fitted Stitches

Stuff & Buckets

Spill the Beans Coffee Co.

The Cake Nest

Smoked Catering Co.


Mark your calendars for this year’s event! We can’t wait to see you there.

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