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Monett Site of Repurposed Faire Festival this Weekend

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A festival this weekend (8/22-8/23) in Monett will celebrate old things that have been made new.  The Repurposed Faire Festival is in its second year.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more on the event.

"The festival is featuring kind of vintage, flea market, repurposed, crafting, homemade, artisan-type vendors," said Ann Saunders, an organizer of the Repurposed Faire Festival in Monett.

Saunders says there will also be live music and a visit by Jeremy Rabe, the FIY Guy.

"So we just have a variety of booths and entertainment and then we have just tons of food," she said.

There will also be kids' activities and a chance to purchase items made for the Flea Market Flip contest.  Proceeds will go to Monett Main Street, which Saunders is a part of. The event came out of Saunders' involvement on that organization's  Economic Restructuring Committee.  It's set at what was the Jumping Jack Shoe Factory.

"And now it's a space that's actually in a flood plain, and we're taking that blighted space and showing people how it can be beautiful and a marketplace," she said.

Hours for Monett's Repurposed Faire Festival are from 9 am to 7 pm tomorrow (8/22).  A  car show is planned for Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.  To learn more, click here.