Tour de Thrift in 2015
It’s hard to believe it’s 2015 already!…but here we are. We’re excited for the upcoming year, and busy planning lots of new places to review and ideas to share with you. We’ve got some new itineraries that you’ll be able to download, print out, and use to plan your thrift and flea market shopping adventures. We’ll have some interviews with other shoppers, collectors and even some dealers. We’ll learn about favorite places to shop, favorite finds and interesting collections. To start the new year off we’ve got a brand new Flea Market to tell you about (it’s only been open for a few months). We found out about it, thanks to our friends at First Floor Attic in Annville, PA. The market is called The Stubborn Dutchman and its located on route 72 heading north from Lebanon, PA.
The Stubborn Dutchman Flea Market
1840 State Route 72 N
HOURS: Sat. Sun. 7am – 2pm
Indoor / Outdoor Market
This new market opened in July of 2014 and has been growing rapidly ever since. There are 44 spaces inside and room for 500 vendors outside. There was a fun Christmas extravaganza in November and they’ll be having other special events throughout the year. In August ( 8/23/15) they’ll be hosting a Walk for Breast Cancer Car Show. If you’re interested in being a vendor outside it’s only $5.00 for a space – what a bargain!
There’s food for sale including hot dogs, homemade ice cream and waffles, nachos, soft pretzels, burgers, fresh-cut fries, popcorn, meats and cheeses, beef sticks, jerky – yum! Vendors were selling a variety of goods including Antiques, Collectibles, Primitives, Tools, Toys, Clothing, Avon and much more. The day we visited, some of the spaces were closed but the vendors who were there were eager to make deals and in general very friendly. Several vendors had some nice mid-century and vintage items – which of course is my weakness. I picked up a few things for myself and even some gifts for my family.
This isn’t a huge indoor market (there are 2 big rooms with 2 smaller rooms at the main entrance) but, with the addition of outside vendors, and the fact that they’re open both Saturday and Sunday, will make this a good market to visit whenever we’re in the Lebanon, PA area.
I’ll be sure to share more this spring and summer when we visit the outside market at The Stubborn Dutchman Flea Market!
Thanks for joining us in 2014 and hope you’ll follow along in 2015 as we begin a new year of adventures. Be sure to subscribe to our blog to receive the most current updates.