Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pensacola’s Popular T & W Flea Market Under New Management

May 19, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

United Flea Markets, owner of the successful Mile High Flea Market in Denver, CO and the Flamingo Island Flea Market in Bonita Springs, FL has recently acquired T & W Flea Market in Pensacola, FL, the oldest and largest flea market in the city. United Flea Markets plans to continue the successful operations of the T & W Flea Market while working to improve and enhance the guest experience. “As owners and operators we have a deep understanding of the flea market business and the ever-changing needs and desires of both buyers... 

County Line Flea & Trade

May 18, 2017 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Open year round, the Warren, MI, based County Line Flea and Trade Center is an indoor market with over 300 dealer spaces and a ton of shoppers looking for deals. Merchandise includes tools, retro goods, vintage clothes and home goods, as well as brand new products and antiques of all kinds. A landmark in Warren, the flea market has been in the same location for over 35 years.  The vendors throughout the market are known for their friendly disposition and willingness to make the shoppers feel welcome. Many vendors are long-time market fans who decided... 

Luke’s Town & Country Flea

May 16, 2017 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Do you feel like setting up shop at an old fashioned flea market, set on 13 sprawling acres in Kentucky? Then you’re looking for Luke’s Town & Country Flea Market, located in Greenville, KY. Greenville has a history of holding a market or a trade day since back in the 1920′s, but in 1979, Luke & Carla Robinson made it official when they opened up shop.  Luke’s life-long passion for collecting and picking was what first started the idea for the market, and many items from his 30+ years in the business are on display... 

OFFPRICE Show Expands Childrens Wear Offerings

May 16, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

The off-price retail market just keeps growing. Sales of off-price apparel and home goods are expected to increase six to eight percent between now and 2020, outpacing the growth of the overall retail market. For over twenty years, the OFFPRICE trade show has been a reliable industry source for off-price apparel, footwear, and accessories. The next OFFPRICE Show, to be held August 12 – 15th at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, features a newly expanded children’s wear section (see details on page 11). The children’s wear market is expected to reach... 

Kiss The Armadillo at Bussey’s

May 11, 2017 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Have you ever given a kiss to an armadillo? How about a 12′ long, 5′ high armadillo statue? Well, if you’re heading out to the San Antonio/Schertz, TX, area, you can stop into Bussey’s Flea Market and scratch that particular item off of your bucket list! Bussey’s Market was first opened back in 1978 by Mr. H.P. Bussey as a venue with just 120 vendor spaces. Over time, the market grew to over 500 spaces, and was sold to a limited partnership, including Mr. Harold Smith, who continues as the market’s General Manager... 

City of Bowie 2nd Monday Trade Days

May 9, 2017 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Since 1890, the City of Bowie, TX, has been offering residents, vendors and visitors a chance to trade a mule, buy a horse, get a bite to eat, and browse through the aisles of a huge market to their heart’s content.  Although there is a lot less horse and mule trading going on in the 21st century, the market is still chock full of fun and is an amazing source for everything from apparel, crafts, and antiques to video games and cell phone accessories. You can also still get a great snack or a meal from one of the outstanding food vendors who... 

Friendship Flea Announces June Date

May 4, 2017 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Indiana residents and vendors, grab your calendars and mark off June 10-18, 2017, because the Friendship Flea is coming back! Held twice a year in June and September, the Friendship Flea is Indiana’s most unique antiques and flea market!  With 500 vendor spaces, this event is chock-a-block full of fun and entertainment- not to mention shoppers and deals. Known throughout Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, this market is the place to be come June.  Featuring vendors of every possible description, a wide variety of dining options, plus RV and... 

Keep Your Cool With Breathable Summer Fabrics

May 4, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Spring has officially sprung and summer is just around the corner. As the temperatures continue to rise, shoppers are looking to ditch their heavy flannel and fleece for lighter breathable fabrics. Touchable textiles are a top choice for market browsers.  The tactile shopping environment of flea markets lends well to textile sales, especially outdoor markets where shoppers will have staying cool at the top of their mind. Here are the four best summer fabrics to keep your customers cool and comfortable throughout the summer months. Cotton The... 

IAFE Seminars For Online Learning

May 2, 2017 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

The International Association of Fairs & Expositions has announced a brand new roster of continuing education seminars – now to be made available online at the Association’s website, The first seminar, focusing on planning Agricultural Competitive events, will be held the first week of May, with another online event, concerning Venue Lightning Safety, taking place the second week of May. Geared towards market and swap meet owners and managers, these webinars will cover details and information that are of critical... 

Shipshewana Flea Market to Open May 2nd

May 2, 2017 by mbrophy  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

Hundreds of vendors, foodies, makers, small-business owners and farmers will gather as the Shipshewana Flea Market kicks off the 2017 season on Tuesday, May 2nd. The Midwest’s largest flea market — along with Shipshewana’s weekly auctions — has been drawing thousands of visitors for 95 years, becoming a do-not-miss Hoosier tradition. Shoppers can look forward to nearly 900 open-air booths with home decorations, clothing, handmade items, accessories, garden supplies and a farmer’s market aisle bursting with fresh produce and plants. The... 

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