As I walk along the fence of 21st Street, I pass four retro chairs reupholstered in orange shower curtain material (vinyl), painted picture frames, a table with a chalkboard paint top, and signs intended for house decor cut out of sheet metal and painted in a vintage style. I enter the gate and am greeted warmly by the organizers of Second Sunday, Sacramento’s Antique Faire, and pay my $3 entrance fee. Looking up from the table toward the aisles of antiques and other various items, the crowd is buzzing with energy to find the perfect antique, bargain, or gift for a loved one. I decide to methodically zig zag through the aisles, going south down one aisle and north up a parallel aisle.
Most vendors are engaged in conversation with prospective buyers and the few that aren’t say hello as I browse through their treasures. The event is underneath Highway 50 creating a significant amount of shade that is welcomed on a day like today. I come across the food trucks and the smell of coffee and Kettle Corn is enticing.
As I continue to stroll, I am amazed at the selection and variety of vendors at Second Sunday. One vendor alone has an entire stall with door/drawer related accessories. Another crafted wrought iron benches with burlap cushions and sold out in the first couple hours. Second Sunday is not just your crystal glasses and coca-cola collectables, there is a little something for everyone.
Second Sunday is every second Sunday of the month underneath Highway 50, with the entrance on 21st St. Admission is $3 for adults and children under 16 are free.
Megan is The Plus Ones’ Sacramento Director and a lover of art, libations, social sports and travel. As being a part of The Plus Ones, she is excited to share fun events happening in our city of trees.
Sacramento Antique Fair
21st St. (Between W & X St’s)