I love Flea Markets! Flea markets are part garage or yard sale, part craft show. Granted this has been a new passion of mine in the last couple of years. It’s fun to get out and walk around, see what’s available and to meet nice new people!
Supplies I Used
- Wheeled cart-This is not the style of cart I use, this is just to give you an example. Almost always you can find used ones to purchase at the flea market you’re going to.
- Lightweight purse. I prefer a small over-the-shoulder billfold style purse.
- Bottles of water-it’s very important to stay hydrated
- Sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and/or umbrella
- Comfy walking shoes
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First and foremost, make sure you are prepared for the time you are there, whether it’s a few hours or all day!
You will need good walking shoes, because at Flea Markets they are usually spread out to accommodate all the vendors that will be there.
It will be very important to stay hydrated.
A lot of flea markets happen during Spring and Summer and are outside, so bring along extra bottles of water to drink, sunscreen and/or an umbrella.
Yes, there will be food vendors there providing all kinds of food and drinks and places to eat and relax, feel free to enjoy these too!
My mother in law has two wheeled carts we can borrow when going to flea markets.
We use our cart to haul our supplies along with any treasures we might find when we are out hunting!
It’s better to have one with you and not need it, then to need it and not have one!
arriving at the flea market
When you arrive at the flea market, expect to either pay for parking that is provided next to the campgrounds or plan to do a lot of walking if you decide to park elsewhere.
Also, there is usually a fee to get into the flea markets.
When we attended the What Cheer, Iowa Flea Market this year, it was $2.00 per person.
If you need to leave and expect to return the same day, check to see if you need to get a mark on your hand so you don’t have to pay again.
Flea markets will usually have food vendors and usually the restrooms are located nearby.
Otherwise, there are usually port-a-potties throughout so bring some hand sanitizer.
One of my favorite features of flea markets are the crafts available too.
I do a lot of “window shopping” at flea markets, it’s just nice sometimes to get out and see what other people are collecting.
Did you purchase something big at the flea market?
Did you make a big purchase at the flea market?
At the What Cheer Flea Market in Iowa, if you make a big purchase, you can drive in, onto the pit area to pick it up.
Just be patient navigating through the crowds.
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