See below for the amazing list of talent coming to the Atlanta Country Living Fair. All stage presentations are included with the price of admission. Dates and times are posted as they are confirmed. Talent and schedule subject to change.
- Nancy FullerFriday, Saturday and SundayKitchen Stage
Nancy Fuller is a woman of many talents. She’s an author (Farmhouse Rules: Simple, Seasonal Meals for the Whole Family), Food Network star (Farmhouse Rules, Spring Baking Championship, Holiday Baking Championship), and co-owner of Ginsberg’s Foods, a multimillion-dollar business she runs with her husband, David. She’s also a loving mother of six and grandmother of 13. Nancy lives in an authentic 17th-century farmhouse in New York’s Hudson Valley region. Raised on garden vegetables and grass-fed beef, farming has always been in her blood. Her recipes represent her farming roots, and she believes in feeding others delicious, simple meals from the heart.
Featured most recently in the May 2019 issue of Country Living, Nancy joins the Atlanta Country Living Fair’s Kitchen Stage all three days! Don’t forget to stop by her booth to pick up a copy of her book, one of her garlic mashers, and to let her know who your favorite baker was on this season’s Spring Baking Championship.
- Kim LeggettMain Stage
Named by Country Living in 2018 as one of the The Country’s 100 Most Creative People, Kim Leggett is an award-winning interior designer and author of the bestselling book City Farmhouse Style, featuring beautiful interior photographs and design tips for achieving the popular farmhouse look. Kim and her husband, David, the other half of the City Farmhouse team, have been legendary pickers for more than 20 years and favorite designers to celebrity clients including Ralph Lauren, Sheryl Crow, and Little Big Town’s Phillip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman. Their popular cross-country City Farmhouse Popup Shops draw farmhouse enthusiasts from around the globe for the curated, authentic farmhouse antiques and vintage home decor. This year, you’ll find the brand’s popup shop at Country Living Fairs in Columbus and Atlanta, along with their personally selected guest vendors offering vintage wares that compliments the City Farmhouse aesthetic.
- Katie BakerMain Stage
Join barn quilt creator and antiques enthusiast Katie Baker of Baker Nest as she discusses the history of barn quilts, the modern barn quilt movement, and how she’s bringing them to all homes across the country.
After many years of barn quilt making, designing and teaching, Katie has earned the title of Barn Quilt Queen with her fans and peers in the home decor community. Combining her extensive background in education and history with her love of designing and creating, she now is taking this unique American folk art, traditionally seen only on barns, to homes all across the country.
- Courtney WarrenFour Things Designers Do Differently Than You Do When Starting a Decor ProjectMain Stage
Your finger hovers over the call button. You chew your lower lip. You cast your eyes around the room one more time seeking confirmation. Oh, how to know? SHOULD I CALL IN AN INTERIOR DESIGNER OR NOT??
Yes, you have Pinterest and Instagram, plus a notebook full of tear sheets, paint chips and fabric swatches. You’ve binge-watched your two favorite renovation shows for inspiration and feel you might be ready to direct your home’s design project. Does a designer really have superpowers you don’t have?
Experienced interior designer Courtney Warren shares the unvarnished truth about the need–or NOT–for a designer’s perspective when tackling decor changes at home. From beginning assessment to finish-out, when should you DIY it and when should you call in the troops?
Learn valuable strategies from this talented expert who operates a busy design business across the Dallas area, where she is in high demand for her ability to move clients’ home designs “From Stuck to Stylish”. Her big laugh, quick wit and joyful personality assure her clients that design can be FUN! Courtney’s own home as well as her client projects have been featured in national magazines including Better Homes and Gardens, BHG Do It Yourself, BHG Kids Rooms, Best of Flea Market Style, Cottages and Bungalows, and American Farmhouse Style. Her quest for the best vintage and antique treasures has earned her distinctive nicknames such as “flea market queen” and “fast-footed bargain hunter”. Courtney was chosen for TLC’s series Four Houses and is a frequent design consultant and commentator on Dallas TV’s lifestyle program Good Day. She is a pastor’s wife and busy mom of two boys. Check out her favorite quotes (the ones that make her snort-laugh) and current design projects on Instagram @courtneywarrenhome.
- Chef Phillipe SobonPasta from Scratch 101Kitchen Stage
Chef Phillipe will present the proper technique for making delicious pasta from scratch incorporating fresh ricotta and a delicious sauce using ingredients already found in your pantry.
Chef Phillipe Sobon, a self taught Chef has been cooking up delicious food for over 18 years. A professional Polish folk dancer that has toured over 25 countries exploring food and culture was a finalist on Masterchef Season 5, a contestant on Food Network’s Cooks vs. Cons Season 2, appeared on LIVE with Kelly & Ryan, featured in USA Today, and a finalist for World Food Championships 2017. He has worked with famed chefs, Fabio Viviani and Graham Elliot and personally cooked for Food Network’s Scott Conant, Geoffrey Zakarian and Lorena Garcia. Chef Phillipe was named one of the Top 100 Health and Wellness Influencers in the U.S.