Canton, Mississippi – For one day something magical happens to this small historic central Mississippi town: the cityscape is completely transformed, as more than 1,100 of the nation’s premiere artisans and craftsmen spread their wares in a strategically compatible arrangement that helps turn ordinary women into the super stars of power shopping. October is the favorite time of the year to come to the Canton Flea Market Arts and Craft show,” according to Angela Ladner. It is a great time of the year to start your Holiday shopping, you get items that you can’t buy at a retail store. More than the purchases, however, for those like Angela who attend with friends, family or in groups, the event is a richly satisfying social ritual.
Flat Rock, Michigan – The Historical Society is sponsoring its semi-annual flea market from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Flat Rock Speedway, 14041 Telegraph Road. Items for sale will include antiques, arts, crafts and collectibles. There is no admission or parking fee for this sale and it will take place rain or shine.
Detroit, Michigan – The 31st Annual Historic Fort Wayne Flea Market is coming the weekend of October 12-13. The flea market will be open from 10am to 4pm. The cost of admission is $3 and parking is $5. If you’d like to sell something, you’ll have to rent table space for $35 and up. But whether you’re a buyer, or a seller, you can get more information by calling 313-882-6107. Historic Fort Wayne is located at 6325 West Jefferson (at Livernois) on Detroit’s southwest side.
Ft. Myers, Florida – Fleamasters Flea Market Hosts “Great Pumpkin Festival,” October 11-13. Shoppers are invited to celebrate the fall harvest season in a 400,000 square foot venue with more than 900 shops plus 20 restaurants and snack bars. The three-day event features plenty of pumpkins, shopping and free entertainment. Musicians will stroll the main market, and others will perform on the Music Hall Stage. Featured performers include the Blue Dirt Dixeland Jazz Band, country artist Colton James, Sanibel performer John Stey and accordionist Bob Lech. The Bayshore Elementary School Cloggers will dance Saturday at 1 p.m. and Hot Flashz Dancers will perform Sunday at noon. In addition, shoppers can adopt a pumpkin for $5 to $15 each at the Pumpkin Patch to personalize and take home as well as create a special Pumpkin Festival memory at the Pumpkin Farmer’s Family Photo Spot.