The first day of fall is right around the corner. Get a jump on the crisp season in Beaver Dam this Saturday, September 18 — with seasonal items and seasonal produce at our outdoor market and vendor fair. This Saturday is the first of two remaining flea markets and craft fairs of the year. Gates will open at 8:00 am and will close at 2:00 in the afternoon. Arrive early to enjoy the greatest variety of unique items.

Rummaging season may have ended. But you can grab your sweatshirt or your flannel and head to the Dodge County Fairgrounds for some fantastic thrifting and browsing. Autumn is usually quite pleasant. However, this event will be held rain or shine.

Admission and parking are free, allowing visitors to spend their dollars on all sorts handmade crafts, rare finds and collectibles. Support local hobbyists and small businesses across the expansive fairgrounds.

Thrifters will enjoy good deals on knickknacks, glassware, baskets, clothing and more. If you’re into up-cycling furniture or items, the variety changes at each monthly event.

Local crafters will be selling a variety of handmade items for the fall season. Decorate your yard for fall with an assortment of lawn art, floral displays and signs.

Crafters, vendors and small businesses can secure their booth for September 18 by making an online reservation. Reservations only require a $20 space fee plus $1 processing fee. Direct-sales businesses should consult the event website to make sure that there is no duplication of companies or brands. Only one may be represented at each event. There are an unlimited number of spaces available for crafters and flea market vendors.

After you’re done shopping, you can grab some warm concessions at our concession stand, while warming the hearts of local animals. All funds raised will support Frosty’s Fosters Animal Rescue.

Mark your calendar to shop for even more unique items this fall. The final event of the year will be held on October 16.

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