Beacon Flea CLOSED SEPT 24th

Beacon Flea Market will be closed September 24th for Spirit of Beacon Day. 

The City of Beacon requires the use of the parking lot for parade parking.

Fun events, food vendors, non-profit fundraising and a huge parade involving the Beacon schools, organizations and services will close two thirds of Main Street for the day.

 

See you next Sunday, October 1st, for a fabulous Fall Beacon Flea!

Emma Dewing
New vendors always welcome to join us!

Beacon Flea encourages you to sign up for the weekly call to vend, and the newsletter that will keep you informed on the next scheduled estate sale. 

If you have antique, vintage, second hand, re-purposed, or hand made items Beacon Flea welcomes you!

If you do clean outs, estate sale ends, are a secret picker, Beacon Flea wants you to sell with us!

If you make unique, stylish, one of a kind items with a little fab and flair, Beacon Flea wants you!

Please see the visit/vend tab in the top right corner and (read the expectations) submit the form!

You will receive an email every Wednesday asking for commitments for the upcoming Sunday. If you wish to join us - please respond with a 'yes!'. If you can't that Sunday - simply ignore the email. It's that easy!

Once you have committed, please show up between 6am and 7am. Market management will meet you and assign you your space. Fees are collected mid-day, in cash. 

More details once you click the visit/vend tab above!

Emma Dewing
Photos from last Sunday!

May 21st was a lovely sunny day! Dee Lane of Halfinthebag was back with her newly renovated, much bigger, RV. It was a fabulous opportunity to get some birds eye views of the market. 

Open for Mother's Day!

After much deliberation, soul searching, weather watching and wringing of hands I have decided to go ahead and open tomorrow. It is Mother's Day, after all, and I for one would be pretty sad not to be able to attend a flea market on Mother's Day!

The typical weather pattern for this time of the year does make it tricky to make the right call. Not helped by the fact that the reliable die-hards of this industry are dying out. Used to be a time when setting up in all weather was the norm - tough, cold, wet, but still able to make money, and still worth it to be out there doing it. These days the customers have a hard time coming out in the rain, and the vendors don't show for fear of wet merchandise and assume the customers won't...it's a slippery slope. 

I grew up in England, on a farm. Work didn't stop because of the rain. Or cold. Or occasional snowflake. We've all become soft. I don't even own a proper rain coat or boots anymore. I guess I assume if it's wet I won't be out in it. 

Days like today make me glad for days like tomorrow - everyone will be happy to be out of their houses where they have been cooped up for hours with restless kids and dozing pets. It will feel like a holiday! It's what I love about the flea - seeing everyone again after what feels like an eternity.

Come and say 'Hi'!

Beacon Flea Market OPEN April 23rd!

The weather has finally settled into a balmy, sunny, and dry 63 degrees. I'll take it! 

 

Come on out and set up or shop with us this Sunday! We have a lovely line-up of vendors so far, both regulars and new to Beacon!

Highlights so far include:

Vintage clothing from Abigail at Psychedelic Sunset Vintage 

Rock Dove Rings with electroplated gems and sea glass

Home goods made from reclaimed lumber by Bell Custom Woodworks

Art and jewelry handcrafted and inspired by nature by Myriad Mirage

Handcrafted shea products by Mamadou at Shea Oceans

Emma Dewing