I hope you’ve got your tickets, because our first ever 417 Home Market sold out in a hurry! For you lucky, home-loving ticket holders, this guide is for you! We’ve been planning this event for two years now and I’m so excited to see it come to life on Sunday, April 25 from 1–4 p.m. As editor-at-large at 417 Home magazine, I’ve made it my passion to cultivate and share local home and style inspiration with all of you, so this event is very special to me! 417 Home Market is for who we’re calling the #417Home community. We’ve defined this group as a community that welcomes inspiration and celebrates life’s simplest pleasures. Isn’t that perfect? After this last year, I think we can all agree how important this mindset really is.
Location, Location, Location
417 Home Market is going to be held at the picturesque Workshop at Finley Farms in Ozark, Missouri. This property has a rich history and is a big part of Ozarks heritage. Once a working mill located at the convergence of the Finley River and the Ozark Trace, this area is now being restored by the Morris family into a cultural destination featuring restaurants, a chapel, and The Workshop, which was restored from an industrial garage. The Workshop facilitates interactive classes in many areas of interest and has urban gardens cared for with only organic practices.
417 Home Market will take place mainly outdoors around and in The Workshop and gardens. I encourage you to make the most of this beautiful location by touring the gardens, sitting on the beautiful patio and lounging in the picnic area during the event. Make sure you dress appropriately for the landscape, though—it’s perfectly rustic, which means lots of gravel and grass pasture. If it’s rained leading up to the event, things could get muddy! A pair of wellies could be a good idea! Most of this event will be outdoors, with some covered areas, so dressing in layers will help you stay comfortable. My outfit plan is “garden chic”, which means linen overalls and birkenstocks if it’s warm and sunny, and wellies, jeans and a button-up if it’s rainy and cool.