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Elkhorn Flea Market on Sunday


The last Elkhorn Flea Market of the season is tomorrow! I'll be up at the crack of dawn, firing up the coffee pot, then hitting I-43 South towards Elkhorn in hopes of getting to the gate by 7am. In my opinion it's not worth going unless you are there by 10am. There are hundreds of dealers and miles of roads to cover, so plan on spending your whole day there. I usually come prepared (think bag-lady crossed with Rambo). I have boots, an umbrella, sunscreen, coffee, a camera, a notepad, and several wallets where I keep cash. The boots and umbrella is for inclement weather (the market is rain or shine). Those wallets are so I don't spend all my money at once and comes in handy when bargaining. I love the bargaining and the "treasure hunt" feel of it all. It's fun to find those great bargains and odd finds. You'll be amazed at what some people try to sell.

 A few more tips:  

- The front office has free maps of the grounds.  It's easy to get lost here.

- Pick up your produce/pumpkins/large items on your way out.  Carrying them all day is not fun.

- Remember where you parked.  I sometimes bring my Brewers car flag so I can find my car.  You might be making several trips back and forth.

- Bring lots of cash.  There is an ATM on the grounds, but it sometimes runs out of money by mid-morning.

- You can borrow a garden wagon or moving dolly from some of the gates if you leave a photo ID.    

- Don't miss the cream puff stand. 






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