SOUTH HAVEN – Have a passion for second-hand shopping and bargain hunting?You will find plenty of that during the Michigan Flywheelers Museum’s Swap Meet & Flea Market where over 160 sellers will be offering everything from antiques to tractors. The event will be held Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 rain or shine.
Some of the items that will be for sale include produce, baked goods, jewelry, furniture, tools, toys, clothing and more. “It’s a huge outdoor yard sale,” explains Patrick Ingalls, museum president. “You can find just about everything imaginable.” This year marks the 22nd anniversary for the event which is a fundraiser for the non-profit.
“We started this event as a way to raise money to support the museum,” explains Ingalls. “The money raised from this helps with restoration projects, operation costs and exhibit development.”
Because there is no pre-registration, Ingalls said that they never know what people will be bringing in to sell. Although it started as an event for vintage tractor and engine collectors to buy, sell and trade parts, it has evolved into one of the largest annual outdoor flea markets in the area, he said.
Held rain or shine, hours are 8 a .m. to 4 p.m. both days. Admission is $2 per person. Children 12 and under are free with an adult. Please note this is a pet-free event.
For those interested in selling, cost is $15 per vendor for both days. Pre-registration is not required. Set-up for vendors starts on Thursday, June 7 at 8 a.m.
Camping is available during the Swap Meet. Cost is $10 per night per camping unit plus daily admission per person. Electrical hook-up is $10 extra. There is a $15 registration fee for anyone bringing in personal transportation vehicles, such as golf carts. For more information: 269-639-2010, firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook.
The Michigan Flywheelers Museum is located at 06284 68th Street, South Haven, Michigan.