Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hillsdale Flea Market

Hillsdale’s Hamlet Committee will host a flea market on May 27, the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, marking the return of an event that in years past drew hundreds of shoppers to the center of the town.

The flea market will feature over 40 vendors selling goods ranging from toys, kitchenware, furniture, plants and clothing to antiques, jewelry and collectibles. Several artisans will be on hand with heirloom quality wooden bowls, upcycled birdhouses, hand tooled jewelry, and tote bags made from vintage fabrics.

“The Hamlet Committee hopes the flea market draws both residents and visitors for what promises to be a fun community activity,” said Bart Ziegler, chair of the Hamlet Committee. “Shoppers can expect a huge variety of goods from a variety of sellers who are eager to share their items with bargain hunters.”

The flea market will take place in the Hillsdale Hamlet Park, located just southwest of the intersection of N.Y. Routes 22 and 23 at the traffic light.

The market will open at 8 am for early-bird shoppers, at a charge of $10 per person. Free attendance will begin at 9 am. The market will end at 3 pm. As this is an outdoor event, a rain date for severe weather is set for Sunday May 28, with the same times.

More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page, or by emailing  email hidden; JavaScript is required

Food and beverages will be offered for purchase at the market, while a variety of eateries in the hamlet will be open as usual for breakfast and lunch. A professional appraiser will be available from 11-1 under the large tent, charging $10 for up to 2 items. There will be a raffle for 2 valuable prizes; you can buy your raffle tickets in advance at the Hillsdale General Store, if you would like.

The Hamlet Committee is a volunteer community group that works to enhance the quality of life in the town’s core, both economically and aesthetically, under the auspices of the Hillsdale Town Board. Proceeds from the flea market will be used to further the committee’s mission.