People love their flea markets in Wisconsin
Flea Markets & Antiques
People love their flea markets in Wisconsin

Of all the flea markets in Wisconsin, let's focus on the little ones.

There are so many amazing flea markets in Wisconsin but I want to focus on the humdrum flea markets my mother used to take me to as a kid. I grew up in Wisconsin and they are abundant.
The basic city flea market is usually in some big building in a fairgrounds that is saved for the county fair. You go in and pay a small admission fee that goes to the up keep of the grounds; then you head inside the building where there are stations full of personal craft projects that people are trying to peddle as art.
There was once an entire booth dedicated to beer can wind chimes. As a teenager I was horrified at the tackiness of it. As an adult, I'm still horrified, because who would buy that?
When I went home for my father's funeral and to clean up his house, I stopped in at a flea market on the weekend for nostalgia-sack. People came in droves to see the junk!
As I passed through the aisles of wilted crafts and people wearing homemade sweatshirts, I came across one woman who had made kleenex box koozies that were small couches. I gained a new-found appreciation for Wisconsin flea markets that day. This woman was proudly displaying these crafts as art and there was no shame in it.
All of those people truly believe that they have an amazing craft product to sell-- who am I to say or think otherwise? It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there!
Always a myriad of Packers stuff.
Always a myriad of Packers stuff.
Lots of antiques/junk to pick through.
Lots of antiques/junk to pick through.
“People came in droves to see the junk!”
This is a thing.
This is a thing.
They get really crowded really fast.
They get really crowded really fast.
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