Sunday, August 19, 2018

Fond Du Lac County Fair

July 12, 2018 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Are you in the mood for a good old-fashioned county fair? Well look no further than the Fond Du Lac County Fair to be held July 18-22, 2018 in Fold Du Lac, WI. According to the fair’s managers, the original purpose of the founding of the fair way back in 1852 was to educate the general populace, to help people learn about life, to find out about the rich heritage of agriculture in Wisconsin, and to learn how to be responsible and better citizens. All of this is still very much in evidence at the annual fair, represented in every booth or game... 

Schoharie County Sunshine Fair

July 12, 2018 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

The news is out! The Schoharie County Sunshine Fair will open it’s gates for the 142nd time on August 7, 2018, running through to August 12, 2018 – and you’re invited to join the fun. Held on Grand Street in Cobleskill, NY, this fantastic fair supplies the local area with the county’s best opportunity to enjoy all the beauties of New York State. From farm fresh fruit and vegetable stalls to prepared foods and concessions, and every type and kind of merchandise sold to fair-goers, this Sunshine Fair is the place to see and be... 

St Peter’s Fiesta

June 28, 2018 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Organized every year since 1927 by the Italian fishing community, the Gloucester, Massachusetts summer would not be complete with out the week-long St Peter’s Festival, which sprawls across the entire downtown and into the bay itself. Marking the passage of a year of protection by St Peter, patron saint of fisherman, the town celebrates by holding an all out party, complete with a parade, carnival, food, shopping, games and the festival’s highlight, the Greasy Pole. According to the festival’s tradition, dozens of daring men ranging... 

Using Instagram to Grow Your Vendor Business

May 24, 2018 by LisaE  
Filed under How-To Zone

You’ve taken the step to set up shop as a flea market / swap meet vendor, proudly opening your business within the marketplace. You have a great shop layout, you have signs posted, you’re working with the market manager to help draw in the shoppers – so what’s your next logical step? The answer, of course, is social media. Many vendors have active Facebook accounts, connecting with friends and family, and many also use Twitter to get the word out about your market and your business, but if you haven’t tried your hand at... 

Savings and Sunshine at Miami International Mart

April 13, 2018 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

April is the perfect time to head to the Sunshine State. Busy resellers looking for great deals should consider taking a quick trip down to the Miami area to combine fantastic wholesale sourcing with a much-needed respite from the winter’s ice and snow. Miami International Mart will hold their next wholesale show on April 15-17th, 2018, with four additional sourcing events over the balance of the 2018 calendar. Buyers browsing the show floor will find tens of thousands of products in hundreds of general merchandise categories. Many of the... 

NFMA Conference Highlights Industry Success

April 5, 2018 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

How do you define the current state of the flea market & swap meet industry? According to Rob Sieban, president of United Flea Markets and most recent chairman of the National Flea Market Association (NFMA) board, that definition would begin with diversity. At the February 2018 annual convention held in Las Vegas, the NFMA celebrated the strength and range of a very healthy industry. When asked about the conference, Sieban noted, “There continues to be a diversified group of attendees, from small, medium and large markets, as well as geographically... 

United Flea Markets Acquire Ramona Flea

March 1, 2018 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

United Flea Markets, owner of the Mile High Flea Market in Denver, CO, the T&W Flea Market in Pensacola, and the J and J Flea Market in Athens, GA, have announced the acquisition of another Florida market, the Ramona Flea Market in Jacksonville. Rob Sieban, President, CEO and Co-Owner of United Flea Markets says he’s delighted to welcome the highly-respected Ramona Flea Market to the United Flea Markets family. “The Ramona Flea Market is a long-standing and thriving business noted for its impressive vendor and buyer relationships,”... 

Pop Up Potential for 2018

January 23, 2018 by LisaE  
Filed under How-To Zone

According to PopUp Republic founder Jeremy Baras, pop-up fairs, markets and events are a trend that has grown exponentially in the past few years and will continue to strengthen in 2018. The fleeting nature of a pop-up is one of the key features that make them so attractive to shoppers of all kinds. FOMO – the fear of missing out – motivates shoppers to visit a market or festival that won’t be around for more than a few days. Pop-up events, especially swap meets, flea markets, and food truck get-togethers can offer exclusive, locally... 

Grow Your Vendor Business with Facebook

January 18, 2018 by LisaE  
Filed under How-To Zone

As a busy market vendor, finding time to advertise your business can be tough, but Facebook has rolled out some new tricks to help. In addition to asking your customers to like and follow your business on Facebook, there are some simple steps you can take to boost your online presence to help you find new fans, as well as keep your current customers engaged and coming back to your booth, time after time. According to SEO experts MOZ.com, the average amount of time consumers spend on an individual brand’s website is about 3 minutes, 49 seconds.... 

Caesar Creek Flea Market

January 16, 2018 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Attention all vendors! Do you carry new, used, scratch & dent appliances in your product line? If you do, the owners of the Caesar Creek Flea in Wilmington OH are looking for you! Open every Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 5pm this busy market has over 100,000 square feet of vendor space and they are looking to add to their vendor roster and cover the appliance market. The market is fully heated and air conditioned, and has a very healthy 6,000+ shopper head count each and every weekend. The market keeps up with all the newest trends and has... 

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