Saturday 10/6, 1:30-3 pm
Be the first to select from this year’s new nativities and ornaments at our Nativity Unveiling Party! Several different countries and materials will be represented. Nativity enthusiasts and their families are invited to attend, come-and-go from 1:30 pm - 3 pm. Refreshments and holiday deserts will be provided!
Saturday 10/6, 1:30-3 pm
Join us on September 8, 2018 in Downtown McKinney for a Foodie Walk. Try delicious food & drink from around the square.
At Fair & Square Imports, sample tea poured by the founders of Rakkasan Tea.
Based in Deep Ellum, Rakkasan Tea Company is a partnership between Brandon Friedman and Terrence Kamauf, veterans of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rakkasan was the nickname of their regiment within the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division. Their experience of taking time to drink tea provided by locals led to the start of the Rakkasan Tea Company. They import only from carefully selected estates in post-conflict countries as a way to promote peace and economic growth.
Join us on July 14, 2018 in Downtown McKinney for a Downtown-wide Sidewalk Sale! Join the hunt around the square for bargains, new items, trunk shows, and more.
Shop the sidewalk at Fair & Square for a whole rack of NEW fair trade dresses, tops & skirts all marked 50% off.
PLUS—we'll have a small section of sale items marked 75% off. Get here early to get first pickings!
SATURDAY MARCH 24, 11 AM - 2 PM
You're invited to our whimsical Threadies Tea Party and Trunk Show featuring fair trade girls' dresses from Vickery Trading Company. Grab mom, grandma, sisters, daughters and besties for some fabulously fun girl time!
TRUNK SHOW: Vickery Trading Co. will be featuring dresses from their new 2018 Easter Line, plus several best-selling designs in sizes 2T-8. Dressing rooms will be available to make sure it's the perfect fit for your little girl! Meet and greet VTC's founder, Stephanie Giddens.
TEA PARTY: Join our fun-loving hostess, Miss Thready Bear, for come-and-go Tea Party delights. All ages welcome!
Come meet Stephanie Giddens, VTC founder and executive director, between 11 am-2 pm at the trunk show and hear all about the VTC story.
Located in Dallas, Vickery Trading Company operates a children's clothing company that employs and empowers refugee women living in the metroplex. VTC is a nonprofit job training program that teaches refugee women how to sew and work in a business environment, providing a fair wage for their time and the clothing they produce. They also provide educational programs, mentoring, counseling and job placement services.
Come meet Miss Thready Bear and her special friend, Andrew Jones, co-founder of Threadies, at the event
11 am-2 pm.
A world in turmoil hits children hardest. The key is comfort--for children, stuffed animals embody comfort. When you purchase a Thready teddy bear, its twin goes to a child refugee, along with tools vital to help them cope with trauma. Threadies teach children the value of sharing love, connecting them with another child across the world.
We’re proud that each and every Thready bear is handmade in the West Bank by at-risk women, providing them with valuable job training and their families with a sustainable income.
Our next DIY Night is Thursday 1/25 from 7-8:30 pm
Tickets are $25 each or 2 for $40—Includes a necklace, set of pliers, and sips & snacks (a $50 VALUE!)
GALENTINE’S DAY DIY Night: Call up your besties and join us for a fun evening of jewelry making. We’ll be creating a beautiful necklace with fair trade beads. And don’t worry, we’re going to walk you through everything to make sure your necklace turns out fantastic. Not only will you be able to take home your new necklace, but also a pair of jewelry making pliers which are very handy for creating or fixing jewelry at home.
There will be sips and snacks to keep your creative juices flowing, plus Andrew is making one of his signature cocktails.
Tickets are $25 each or 2 for $40, which covers the cost of your necklace supplies & jewelry making tools. Only 20 tickets are available, so claim yours today!
Jewelry making craft geared towards ages 13+. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please let us know in the comments section at checkout if you intend to come but not craft, so that we can make sure we have a chair for you.
Return policy: Attendees can receive a full refund before Tuesday January 23rd. Please email us at email@example.com regarding refunds.
Saturday 10/28 from 10 am - 8 pm
We have worked directly with an artisan group in Nepal to provide you with hand-loomed, 100% Cashmere scarves, shawls & throws at amazing prices!
- Scarves: $35.75 each
- Shawls: $55.00 each
- Throws: $125.00 each
Register here and we'll email you a $20 coupon towards your Cashmere purchase of $100 or more on Saturday 10/28 (see below for details)! From 10 am - 8 pm we'll have coffee samples, door prize giveaways, and a customer service associate to help you pick your perfect Cashmere pieces.
*$20 Coupon Details
This coupon is valid for $20 off the purchase of Cashmere item(s) totaling $100 or more on Saturday October 28, 2017 only. Not valid towards non-Cashmere items. Coupon available by online registration (see form above) or by printed postcard mailed to Country Club members. Coupons cannot be combined. Please have coupon available at cash register either printed or digitally on phone. One use per customer. Valid only in-store at Fair & Square Imports, located at 219 E. Louisiana St., McKinney, TX 75069. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Not valid online. Not to be reproduced. No cash value. See store for questions regarding redemption.
Our next DIY Night is Wednesday 10/25 from 7-8:30 pm.
Join us for a fun evening of painting with acrylics. The painting will be your choice of two seasonal decorations that will fit perfectly with your fall decor (SEE OPTIONS BELOW!). There will be sips and snacks to keep your creative juices flowing, plus Andrew is making one of his signature cocktails! Don't know how to paint? Don't worry! We are going to walk you through everything and we have tips and tricks up our sleeves to make sure your painting turns out fantastic.
Tickets are $18 each, or 2 for $32, which covers the cost of your canvas and paint. Only 20 tickets are available, so claim yours today!
Every age is welcome—children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Painting craft geared towards ages 12+. Please let us know in the comments section at checkout if you intend to come but not paint, so that we can make sure we have a chair for you.
Return policy: Attendees can receive a full refund before Tuesday October 24th. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org regarding refunds.
10/25 from 7-8:30 pm
1 Ticket: $18
2 Tickets: $32 ($16 each)
3 Tickets: $48 ($16 each)
Thursday Night - no longer available
(Frames will be available to purchase separately that night)
2017 Nativity Unveiling Party
Saturday 10/7, 1:30-3 pm
Be the first to select from this year’s new nativities and ornaments at our Nativity Unveiling Party! Several different countries and materials will be represented. Nativity enthusiasts and their families are invited to attend, come-and-go from 1:30 pm - 3 pm. Light refreshments and holiday snacks will be provided!
There is no admission cost for this event, but please register here to let us know you're coming. Each attendee that registers gets a goodie bag and gets entered for fun prize drawings!
Dust off your lederhosen and tune up your yodel for this year’s Oktoberfest! McKinney Oktoberfest is a family favorite, offering authentic German music, food and drink, traditional costumes, dancing, children’s activities and much more. The “bier garden” covers a total of 14 blocks throughout McKinney’s Historic Downtown square so you can enjoy all downtown McKinney has to offer!
Apparel Trunk Show
Saturday 9/9, 10 am - 8 pm
Sat. 9/9, all day from 10 am - 8 pm, join us for our 3rd Apparel Trunk Show! Come try on an assortment of fall tops, leggings, camis, outerwear, and socks, all Organic Cotton, and all handmade by artisans working with the fair trade organization Maggie's Organics. Plus we’ll have activities planned throughout the day!
Safari Shopping Night
Wednesday August 9, 5-8 pm
You are invited to explore Downtown McKinney with us! Grab your besties and join us Wednesday, August 9th for a fun Safari Shopping night on the square. At Fair & Square we'll have a "Team Elephant vs. Team Giraffe Contest," plus safari themed cocktail & 10% off for all Safari night shoppers. Sip, shop & enter to win 1 of 4 "Swag Bags" worth over $100 each! The event is 5-8 pm, come and go.
About The Flashlight Project
The Flashlight Project is a group of passionate people committed to ending sexual slavery in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
1. Connection: The Flashlight Project puts outreach posters with their hotline number in medical exam rooms so that victims may know how to get help. The poster is in English and translated into six languages. Mosaic Family Services answers the hotline with trained staff who speak many different languages.
2. Identification: The Flashlight Project helps police departments identify sex trafficking victims by providing outreach materials in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Thai, Tagalog, and Russian.
3. Restoration: The Flashlight Project work with area shelters where victims regain control over their lives and rebuild their futures with dignity.
Sat. 4/29, all day from 10 am – 8 pm, come try on an assortment of summer dresses, tops & skirts, all handmade in Ghana by women working with the fair trade organization Global Mamas. Plus we’ll have activities planned throughout the day!
At 2 PM on Saturday, October 8, a curtain will drop at Fair & Square Imports revealing all the new 2016 Nativity Sets acquired from artisans all over the world. If you are a seasoned collector or just starting out, you won't want to miss the opportunity to add a uniquely crafted creche to your collection.
Nativity enthusiasts and their families are invited to attend this festive, hour-long event. We will feature goodie bags filled with fair trade holiday treasures, Christmas snacks, door prizes for Country Club members, games and fun prizes! Stick around afterwards to shop and dine in Downtown McKinney!
CURRENT SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
- 2 PM: Curtain is dropped revealing all the 2016 Nativity sets and ornaments. Goodie Bags given to the first 20 households attending the event. Enjoy yummy treats while shopping for your next nativity.
- 2:15-2:45 PM: Games
- Nativity Scavenger Hunt with prize upon successfully finding all the pieces to the Nativity.
- Gift Opening Game
- 2:45 PM: Drawing for those attending the event who are or have signed up to be a member of our "Country Club."
- 3 PM Event wraps up. Stick around—we're open until 9 pm for Divine & Wine!
Come to Historic Downtown McKinney for a FREE Three-day Festival! Fair & Square will be open during all festival hours, plus we'll have a booth of dozens of bolga baskets in the "Marktplatz" by the North East festival entrance!
- Friday, September 23, 4 to 11 p.m.
- Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Sunday, September 25, Noon to 5 p.m.