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Annual Flea Market Festival on Saturday

Vendors from 11 Kansas and Texas communities have reserved more than three dozen spaces for the 14th Annual Flea Market Festival of Antiques, Collectibles, Art and Crafts, set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 8 at the Finney County Historical Museum.

The Saturday gathering will take place on the museum’s south patio and adjacent Mary Regan Conference Room, with thousands of donated items for sale, along with nearby vendor booths in Lee Richardson Zoo.  

Public admission is free.

Entrepreneurs, artisans and crafters are offering antiques, collectibles and memorabilia, honey, house plants, household items, quilted, crocheted and sewn items, roasted nuts, skin care products, tumblers, cups and keychains, military items, purses, roasted coffees, stenciled wooden signs, T-shirts, splatter-style enamelware, metaphysical goods, repurposed objects for indoor and outdoor décor, wood crafts, jams, jellies and spreads, jewelry, vinyl records and compact disks, plus a variety of additional discoveries for shoppers.

At least two booths will sell vintage and contemporary toys, and face painting will be available too.

In addition to take-home food items, different booths will sell everything for on-site consumption from beverages and flautas to baked goods, popcorn, chilled and frozen snacks and desserts, hamburgers, hot dogs, and homemade pie.

The vendors are coming from Garden City and Holcomb, plus Copeland, Hugoton, Ingalls, Oakley, Quinter, Satanta, Scott City and Sublette; as well as Amarillo, Texas.

Meanwhile, the patio and conference room sale will provide approximately 2,200 square feet of clean, quality used items that have been donated, including electronics, home and office furniture, glassware, housewares, games, toys and stuffed animals, blankets, home décor, hangers, records, CDs, DVDs and VHS movies, frames and framed artwork, cups and mugs, knick knacks, Christmas and autumn decorations, gadgets, kitchen items, luggage, bags, lamps, figurines and a variety of additional goods.  Acceptance of donations closed on June 30 due to lack of storage space.

Hosted by the Finney County Historical Society to benefit the museum, the event is sponsored by Commerce Bank and the Finney County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Approximately 30 volunteers are helping stage the gathering, along with members of the Garden City High School Cross Country Team and the Real Men Real Leaders Program.  

The festival will again be conducted in conjunction with the Jungle Run auto show at the zoo, with access to both via the pedestrian arches at the zoo.