Antique Flea Market opens for the season Sunday in Elkhorn
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The Antique Flea Market opens Sunday for the first of four dates this summer at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn. File photo by Lynn Greene.
ELKHORN —Avid collectors of things large and small will be out in force Sunday as the first of four Antique Flea Markets opens in Elkhorn. The event is held rain or shine at the fairgrounds, 411 Court St., about 9 miles northwest of Lake Geneva.
Event dates this year are May 16, June 27, Aug. 8 and Sept. 26. Gates open at 7 a.m. with free parking. Dealers are located both inside and outside. Admission is $5 at the gate.
The market began in 1982. A set of collectors and antique dealers saw potential in a perfect setting at the Walworth County Fairgrounds for the start of something big. Back then, a good day was more than 50 dealers at a show. Add another zero and you’ve got the current average of more than 500 dealers.
You’ll find a wide range of merchandise from furniture in the rough to fine antiques, glassware to pottery, advertising to linens, decoys to dolls, and everything else in between. In addition to seasoned show dealers, the contents of grandma’s attic or grandpa’s barn might show up in the back of a truck. The pickin’ is great, and so are the people.
More entertainment news in the May 13, 2010 e-edition of Weekender HERE.