An abundance of home furnishings can protect you when Dracula claws through the drywall because your blood smells like monster candy. Obstacle up with today's Groupon: for $6, you get three adult weekend passes to The Peddler Show at Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds. The show will be held Friday, February 17, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, February 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, February 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children younger than 5 receive free admission.
Now in its 35th year, The Peddler Show assembles a rotating cast of hundreds of vendors who travel throughout the state proffering handcrafted jewelry, unique home décor, and sundry outdoor accessories. Full weekend admission allows visitors to sift through stylish clothing, soak up the fragrances of scented candles, and challenge dolls to high-stakes staring contests. Weary guests can refuel with on-hand gourmet cuisine or add elegance to future meals with individually etched glassware.
Though The Peddler Show sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
The Peddler Show Tour
Visit one of The Peddler Show Tour's events, and you'll likely see some smiling faces among the other shoppers in attendance. It seems like there's nearly always someone grinning widely, having just discovered a perfect gift. It might be a necklace from Nan's Precious Pearls, a bottle of lotion from Salve All Natural Skin Care, or a tin of indulgent sweets from The Caramel Candy Co. Or maybe it's all of the above.
The Peddler Show Tour has been connecting Texan shoppers with boutique gifts and housewares for well over three decades, but the show has never been stronger than it is today, with 26 events hosted annually across the state. Even frequent shoppers can find something new on each excursion, since hundreds of different merchants and boutiques apply to participate. While many come for the clothing, jewelry, and household items, others stop by to sample gourmet foods or purchase a bed frame made of fudge.