Five monthly flea market and craft fair events will feature more exclusive treasures and handmade items throughout the summer. More vendors are expected to showcase their one-of-a-kind products at the indoor and outdoor market this season. These family-friendly events are held at the Dodge County Fairgrounds – rain or shine.

The remaining flea market and craft fair dates include: June 16 and 30, July 21, August 25 and September 15. Vendors will have items available for purchase from 8:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon. Attendees should plan on arriving early to guarantee the best assortment of unique finds and thrift purchases. More than one hundred vendors will be showcasing their items and collectibles. Most vendors will provide shopping bags. However, shoppers should consider bringing bags, carts and wagons to transport their purchases.

Fresh, local, seasonal produce will also be available for purchase throughout the summer. Be sure to grab an assortment of fresh items for your next barbeque or cookout.

Interested vendors are always welcome and may contact Mary Edwards to reserve a booth space.  Booths are very generous in size and equally affordable.  Fees range from $15-20 per date.  Please contact Mary at [email protected] or 920-350-5360 to express your interest in the craft fair and flea market.

Attendees on June 16 should note that the event will run later than normal, as it will be arranged in conjunction with The Lights Fest, which will begin at 4:00 that afternoon. Festival participants will release lanterns at dusk, while they declare their goals, dreams or honor a loved one. Live music, concessions and family-friendly entertainment will be planned all afternoon and evening.

Attendees on June 30 will be helping families locally and all over the country, as funds will be raised for Bo’s Heavenly Clubhouse and the families that the organization supports.  A fundraiser has been scheduled for this organization that helps families deal with the grief and loss of a child.

Concessions are always available for purchase at each market.  Breakfast items will be added to the concession menu this season, which will be organized by Frosty’s Animal Rescue, an organization that helps find amazing animals amazing families in the Dodge County area.

by Jamie Adcock author of and