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Barn Sale this Weekend—and Giveaways!

The Barn at Red Gate Farm sets up for the sale!
The Barn at Red Gate Farm sets up for the sale!

The Barn Sale at Red Gate Farm in Cheney turns three this year! Rachel and Ben Showalter are the owners of Red Gate Farm and spent several years restoring the 1885 barn on the property, working on weekends with family and friends to restore the barn to its former glory.

To celebrate the farm and create a community event, the Showalters started hosting an art/craft sale in 2009. The sale continues to grow each year with food vendors, music, and artists. This year's sale includes 36 local artists with work ranging from jewelry, aprons, and junk finds to glass, quilts, and furniture. (And also handmade paper art and painted furniture by a blogger you might know!).

I have been a vendor at the barn sale since the beginning and it is an event I look forward to each summer. The atmosphere is great fun and the vendors are wonderful. This year I'll have some new items--reusable bulk food bags!

Stop by my booth and say hello--I'd love to meet some readers. Mention the Dwell Well blog, and I have some Down to Earth giveaways!

Sale info:
Saturday, August 20: 10 am-4pm
Sunday, August 21: 12pm-5pm
Admission is $4 for the whole weekend. Kids 12 and under are free.

Red Gate Farm is located at 22411 W. Lance Hill Road in Cheney

Check the extended post for directions.

I hope to see you there!


If you are traveling west on I-90:  Take exit 270 and follow Highway 904 (Michael Anderson Memorial Hwy) for 8 miles thru Cheney. Take left on Lance Hill Road for 7 miles to The Red Gate Farm.

If you are traveling east on I-90:  Take exit 257 and follow Highway 904 (Michael Anderson Memorial Hwy) for 9 miles.  Take right turn on Lance Hill Road and travel 7 miles to The Red Gate Farm.


Artist and crafter Maggie Wolcott writes about craft events in and around Spokane, as well as her own adventures in creating and repurposing. Her DwellWellNW posts include project and decorating ideas, recipes, reviews of events, and interviews with local artists. Maggie spends her days as an English professor, and when she’s not grading papers, she can generally be found with a paintbrush or scissors in hand. She can be reached at