Saturday, August 30, 2008

Labor Day Flea Market

Every Labor Day weeked, the town next to us holds it's annual Labor day flea markets. More properly known as the VFW Flea Market & Gun Show, which has been called the largest American flea market to the east of the Mississippi river. It is held twice a year and usually attracts around 500,000 visiters. Vendors and customers have arrived from as far away as Germany, Africa and South Korea (thanks Wikipedia).

It's hard to really get a feel for it in this pictures, but the entire town becomes consumed by the flea markets. It's 1.5- 2 miles all along the main road, and every parking lot and field is filled with vendors. It's huge!

It was really hot out, and really crowded. We wandered around a bit looking for deals and treasures. Didn't find much, but did enjoy some classic fair food. i just can't resist those blooming onions and Hawaiian shaved ice. The flea market is held every Labor day and Memorial day, although the Labor day one is the big one. We come every year, not really to buy stuff...just to wander and take it all in.

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