Flea market bringing in customers

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By Linda Ireland

LaRue County’s only flea market has met with moderate success since it opened in May at the LaRue County Fairgrounds on Greensburg Street.

As many as eight bargain booths have been utilized on Saturdays, according to fair board members Tom and Phyllis Smith who organized the event.

The flea market is located at the old horse barn.

Saturday, about six people had a variety of items at their booths ranging from toys to antiques.

“We’ve had a pretty good turnout,” said Tom Smith, who also has a booth. He hopes more people will use the area for yard sales as word gets out about the market.

The cost for set-ups is $8 per day. A few tables are available for set-ups, but Smith said it is a good idea to bring your own, just in case.

A few stalls in the barn are available for $10. 

“If they rent a stall, they can put their own lock on it,” Smith said.

Vendors may arrive as early as 7 a.m. to set-up, Smith said. The public will be admitted at 8 a.m. and the area will close at 2 p.m. 

Anyone wishing to rent a booth, hold a yard sale or bake sale or sell concessions at the fairgrounds flea market may call Smith at 502-349-5143.