Conservation station holding autumn market day on Saturday

Conservation Station Fall Market | Photos provided

Preservation Station Market and Event Center hosts a fall market day on Saturday, with over 100 vendors and a buffet restaurant at 9661 State Route 56.

Located just 20 km west of Owensboro, Preservation Station is housed in a 40,000 square foot former elementary school where classrooms have been converted into boutiques and antique stores. The old school cafeteria has been converted into a 100-seat restaurant and the sports hall is now used as a special event venue for market days and weddings.

This Saturday, customers can shop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for antique, unique, boutique and artisan items. There will be plenty of fall decor, fall clothing, and an additional 20% off all new farmhouse dining sets.

“We have something for everyone,” said owner Jennifer Higdon. “From Amish jams and jellies to children’s clothing, antiques, jewelry, spa items, man cave signs, t-shirts, brand new farmhouse furniture, Hawaiian shirts, pet supplies, antique and vintage items and furniture, posters, records, garden items, collectible knives, porch decor, pyrex, bath and body and much more.

Buyers will be able to eat from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the restaurant, which will offer a large buffet. The menu will include hand-breaded chicken fillets and catfish, homemade meatloaf, KY Legend ham, baked beans, creamy mashed potatoes, southern green beans, sweet corn , broccoli, french fries, garden salad bar, banana pudding, pasta salad, potato salad, coleslaw, watermelon, peach cobbler and bread pudding.

“We’re ready for a crowd,” kitchen manager Angela Fields said. “We have been cooking for days. We have great staff who work as fast as possible, and we can usually get people in and out quickly, so we don’t have to wait. Bring all your friends, so we don’t have any leftover food.

Deborah Coomes, co-owner of Preservation Station, added, “Buyers come 2-3 hours away all day, so if you haven’t been to see us, we’d love to have you with us.