Emily Buckley, editor in chief

Springtime and Vintage Market Days … can you name a better duo? With warmer days ahead, the idea of strolling down the long aisles of fabulous vintage, handmade, and one-of-a-kind finds sounds delightful. Add supporting a worthy cause, and your soul will be full of all kinds of sunshine!

“We’d love for you to join us Mother’s Day weekend, May 9-11, at the Cache County Fairgrounds,” Jenni Hadfield, Northern

Utah Vintage Market Days owner, said. “We are excited to showcase over 180 vendors at this year’s market. If you like one-of-a-kind vintage, antique treasures, handmade artisans, unique furniture, live music, and food trucks, then you don’t want to miss this!”

Although the market is just three short days, the other Northern Utah Vintage Market Days owner, Jayme Thompson, says their vendors work year round to bring unique items to the market. “We have vendors that do markets all over the country and Northern Utah is one of their top favorites. We couldn’t agree more!” she said.

Vintage Market Days vendors are handpicked and come from across the United States. Jenni and Jayme say regular favorites and new vendors can be expected this year.

This spring something special is being added to the event: “We are teaming up with the Malouf Foundation and their program, Rooms Restored for what we are calling our VIP event,” Jenni said. “It will take place the night before the Market officially opens, on Wednesday, March 8.” The evening will include live music by The Bellview Band, select food trucks and treat vendors, and a presentation by Elizabeth Smart.

Rooms Restored is a charitable organization dedicated to creating restorative spaces for children who have endured sexual abuse by providing individual room restorations and advocacy program renovations. Individual room restorations provide child survivors with an opportunity to makeover their bedrooms through a safe, trauma-informed process.

To ensure the privacy and safety of survivors, the program is completely referral-based, with on-staff mental health professionals working directly with licensed therapists and advocacy programs, according to Jordin Petersen, victim advocate and Rooms Restored program director at the Malouf Foundation.

“We are trying to raise $10,000 for Rooms Restored during this VIP event,” Jayme said. “This would cover the renovation of 12 rooms for abuse victims.”