Monday, June 26, 2017

The Worlds Oldest Rodeo® Since 1888

June 22, 2017 by mbrophy  
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The World’s Oldest Rodeo® returns to Prescott, AZ, once again from June 28th – July 4th. For 130 years, Prescott Rodeo Grounds have hosted this annual event over the 4th of July holiday, featuring eight rodeo performances, a rodeo dance, parade, arts and crafts show, and much more. Each of the eight rodeo performance features a grand entry, wild horse racing, steer wrestling, bareback riding, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, team roping, women’s barrel racing, bull riding, and more. July 4, 1888, became the birthday of professional rodeo... 

The Big Butler Fair: “Always Over the Fourth”

June 20, 2017 by mbrophy  
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The Big Butler Fair, now celebrating its 162nd anniversary, is the largest agricultural fair in Western PA. The event draws over 100,000 people from across Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and West Virginia to enjoy 9 days of food, fireworks, carnival rides, games, demolition derbies, concerts, truck pulls, and the Y108 Freedom Festival. The fair began in 1855 and has grown larger every year since. The Big Butler Fair provides a terrific opportunity for friends and family to spend time together. The event is family-friendly, offering state-of-the-art... 

Burley June Bug: Flea for a Cause

June 13, 2017 by LisaE  
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Flea Marketers are known for their large hearts, and the crew at the Burley June Bug Flea are right there among the best of the group.  The June 3rd, 2017 event in Port Orchard, WA, will be a benefit to support four local animal rescue groups, The Chew Dog Rescue, Harbor Hope Cat Rescue, Rabbit Haven, and Sunrise Equine Rescue. The market will run from 9am – 5pm and vendors of all kinds are welcome, especially those selling handcrafted, vintage, and repurposed items.  Food and themed events will be part of the festivities, and a large crowd... 

Celebrate Quirkiness at the Polka Dot Flea

June 8, 2017 by LisaE  
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Shabby chic fans, you are in for a treat! Central Florida is soon to be the home of the Polka Dot Flea! An indoor event, the flea market will be held Friday and Saturday, June 9-10, 2017 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. If you sell antiques, vintage, funky junk, quirky collections, or the repurposed and well-loved items from time periods both past and present, you will want to have a booth at this market!  The brainchild of Carol Turner, DIY tip expert extraordinaire and creator of the Polka Dot Closet blog, Ms. Turner’s passion for all... 

ASD Market Week

June 8, 2017 by mbrophy  
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ASD Market Week is a comprehensive B2B trade show that brings a variety of retail merchandise from all over the world together in one efficient shopping experience. The ASD Market Week show floor is filled with many trendy, innovative, and quality products at value price points. The bi-annual ASD Market Week at the Las Vegas Convention Center is a great opportunity for buyers to spot new trends, take advantage of special tradeshow pricing, meet the wholesalers in person and actually see and touch products before purchasing. Nine Shows. One Location. ASD... 

Raven’s Roost at the Curb

June 6, 2017 by LisaE  
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Are you in the mood for a funky flea market?  Look no further than the Raven’s Roost At The Curb, a monthly market held in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Located at 501 Yancey Street, on the grounds of the Greensboro Farmers Curb market, this new flea is already a hit with the locals and visitors alike. Admission in is free and plenty of shopper parking is available across the street at the War Memorial Stadium. Launched in 2017, the market is packed with local and regional vendors selling handcrafted foods, vintage goods, uniquely up-cycled... 

Building Margins with Liquidation Auctions

June 6, 2017 by mbrophy  
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Liquidation merchandise, reverse logistics, and off-price goods are becoming an increasingly large segment of our industry. For flea market buyers and sellers, price is often the most important purchasing factor. Liquidated products are sold well below regular wholesale prices, and vendors are able to pass those savings along to shoppers to maintain a competitive advantage. Liquidated goods come from a variety of sources including closeouts, overstock, customer returns, and end-of-season products from larger retailers who can no longer sell those... 

28th Annual Texas Blueberry Festival

June 1, 2017 by mbrophy  
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The Texas Blueberry Festival is a daylong celebration of the annual harvest. Hosted in Nacogdoches, this is the only state-sanctioned blueberry festival in the Lone Star State. Each year, 19,000 people from Texas and surrounding areas flock to the festival for a smorgasbord of food, activities, and entertainment. In 1989, Nacogdoches residents Leon and Patsy Hallman coordinated community leaders and volunteers to plan an affordable, family-friendly event that highlights downtown businesses and attractions, while celebrating and promoting local industry.... 

Growing up in the Flea Market World: Life Skills for Success!

May 25, 2017 by publisher  
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Flea markets offer a unique work environment. Whether you are management, staff, seller or shopper, the atmosphere is like no other. The eclectic energy of small businesses, mind-bending hours, boggling bargains, and people of all ages, languages, and cultures lend to the flavor of your local flea market. The diversity of working in a flea market is especially valuable to children who work side by side with their families. Whether it is caring for a younger sibling, translating for a customer, or learning to make change, families spend quality time... 

A Feast For the Senses in Florida

May 23, 2017 by LisaE  
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What’s located halfway between Tampa and Orlando, FL, and accessible to everyone, every weekend, all year long? It’s the International Market World in Auburndale! With an enormous 1,200+ vendor spaces, this market has everything a shopper or vendor could possibly desire. Food concessions at the market are a huge shopper draw, and while the shoppers come in droves, they fill the aisles of covered and field spaces, looking for bargains of all kinds.  Farmer’s market fresh produce to prepared foods, to gifts and souvenirs, tools,... 

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