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Flea market guide: 2008

Flea market guide: 2008

Flea market guide: 2008 Author: Style At Home

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Flea market guide: 2008

There's no better time to freshen up your home décor than in the spring and summer. When the sun starts to shine people come out of woodwork and head to their favourite flea markets to dig for that perfect craft or antique. So roll up your sleeves, brush up on your bargaining skills and head outside this season for some great finds for great prices at one of these great flea markets:

21st Centry Flea Market
Location: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive at 16th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
2008 Dates: January 20, March 16, June 22, September 21, November 16
Description: Not to be missed! A European-style collectors market offering 175 vendors selling 50's kitsch, shabby chic, collectibles, bottles and tins and so much more!
Admission: General admission $3 at Door 10am - 3pm; Early-Bird admission $20 at the door 7am - 10am; Children under 13 free with adult; Free parking

The Vancouver Flea Market
Location: 703 Terminal Ave., Vancouver, BC
Time: Saturdays and Sundays, 9am - 5pm, holidays 10am - 4pm
Contact: 604-685-0666,
Description: Also called "The Big Red Barn", this all-season market features 360 vendors selling household items in addition to collectibles, memorabilia and more. Running for nearly 25 years, this market attracts 4000 visitors every weekend.
Admission: 75 cents

Crossroads Markets
Location: 1235 26 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB
Time: Saturdays and Sundays, 9am - 5pm
Contact: 403-291-5208,
Description: Crossroads market celebrated its 20th Anniversary just last year! Be sure to pop into Calgary's largest indoor and outdoor market with over 150 vendors within 100,000 square feet housed in a heritage building. Art, toys, travel tickets, collectibles and more are available, and it's a farmer's market during the week also open 9am - 5pm.
Admission: Free!

The Ruddell Flea Market
Location: Highway 16, near Ruddell, SK
Time: April 5th to September 30th, 8am - 8pm (weather permitting) except Wednesdays
Contact: 306-389-2174,
Description: A flea market that provides antiques, collectibles, household goods and antiques. Find handmade quilts, fine china or antique radios. Also check out their online store.
Admission: Free!

The 400 Market
Location: Hwy. 400 at Innisfil Beach Rd., Barrie, ON
Time: Saturdays and Sundays, 9am - 5pm
Contact: 705-436-1010,
Description: More than 400 vendors offer clothing, furniture, tools, toys and more. Contains an antique mall open all week from 10am - 5:30pm.
Admission: $1 for parking

Aberfoyle Antiques Market
Location: 61 Brock Road South, Guelph, ON (1 km north of the 401)
Time: Sundays 8 am to 4 pm, April 27 to October 26
Contact: (519) 763-1077 (local) or toll-free: 1-877-763-1077,
Description: Located in picturesque Aberfoyle, their Antique and Flea Market is a cut above with log cabins, barns and rustic booths. Offering over 100 vendors selling antiques and collectibles including furniture, memorabilia, jewelry, glass, china, and much more.
Admission: $2 per adult; children 12 and under are free

St. Jacobs Market District
Location: At Weber Street North and Farmers' Market Road, north of Waterloo, 3 km. south of Village of St. Jacobs.
Time: Thursday & Saturday year around 7 am to 3:30 pm; Tuesday Summer Market: Mid-June to the end of August 8 am to 3 pm; Sunday Market 10 am - 4 pm (March – December)
Contact: (519) 747-1830,
Description: You can browse over 600 vendors to shop for crafts, furniture, home décor, tools, meats, cheeses and local produce.
Admission: Free!

Antrim Flea Market
Location: The old Antrim truck stop located on Old HWY 17, outside Ottawa, ON
Time: Sundays 9am - 5pm
Contact: 613-832-4123 or 613-880-4775
Description: A child of the old Stittville Flea Market, this indoor/outdoor shopping experience showcases native art, antique decor, custom furniture, antiques, stained glass and more.
Admission: Free!

Dr. Flea's Flea Market
Location: Hwy 27 & Albion Rd at 8 Westmore Drive, Toronto, ON
Time: Saturdays and Sundays, 10am - 5pm
Contact: 416-745-3532,
Description: Toronto's largest market hosts over 400 vendors with an international farmer's market outdoors.
Admission: Free!

The Pickering Markets
Location: 1400 Squires Beach Rd., Pickering, ON
Time: Saturdays and Sundays, 9am - 5pm
Contact: 905-426-3387,
Description: Celebrating its 30th year, over 500 booths feature unique finds including sports cards, memorabilia, home decor, music, jewellery and novelties, with a food court for when you get tired.
Admission: Free!

Finnegan's Antiques, Handcrafts & Collectables
Location: 775 Main Rd. R.R.2 Hudson, QC
Time: 9am - 4pm, First Saturday in May till the last Saturday in October
Contact: 450-458-4377,
Description: Find collectables, carpets, antiques and reproductions just west of Montreal.
Admission: Free!

Alderney Landing
Location: 2 Ochterloney, Dartmouth, NS
Time: Mid-April to November 7 am - 1 pm; November to mid-April 8 am - 1 pm
Contact: Lisa at 902-461-4698
Description: Offers jewellery, handmade crafts, antiques and more within a farmer's market.
Admission: Free!

MacCormack's Flea Market
Location: 99 All Weather Hwy., Summerside, PEI
Time: Sundays, 7am - 3pm year round
Contact: 902-436-5260
Description: Woodworking, handmade crafts, household items and antiques are a few of the finds here. Refreshments available.
Admission: Free!

Magnetic Hill Flea Market
Location: Magnetic Hill Concert Site, Moncton, NB (Hwy #2 & Hwy #126)
Time: July 4 to 6, 8am – 8pm; July 7, 8am – 5pm
Contact: 506-386-1200,
Description: Over 800 vendors feature automotives, antiques, crafts and lots more!
Admission: $3/day

Avalon Mall Flea Market
Location: 48 Kenmount, St. John's, NL
Time: Sundays 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Contact: Anne-Marie Barrington, 709-726-8459
Description: This indoor market features handmade crafts, antiques, electronics and baked goods.
Admission: Free!


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