Canadian Flea and Farmers Markets
On Saturday I went to a place called Aberfoyle flea market for their Saturday special day, where they have 100+ extra vendors. it has to be one of the largest flea markets in Canada.
That being said, it was terrible. It costs 8 dollars just to enter. The only flea market that I've ever been to that had an entry fee. Maybe a buck or 2 for parking, but not 8 dollars. It's kind of ridiculous to pay to go into a place where the only thing you can do is shop. It reminded me a bit of a convention, but at convention there's usually some free stuff and unique stuff you can't easily find. There was also a lineup 100 people deep.
The flea market was a waste of time. No bargains to be found. Usual type of stuff but very overpriced. Worse than Ebay prices. I saw very few people walking around with items or bags.
My favorite place to go flea picking as I call it is a smaller market up north called the Elmvale flea and farmer's market. It's not nearly as big but the vendors are more friendly and their prices are generally more reasonable. I've found some nice bargains up there. As a side note, it's close to a zoo and to Wasaga beach. So you can spend a pretty good day trip around there.
The farmer's market aspect of these places sometimes annoy me. Sometimes the prices of their fruits and veggies are higher than a grocery store! How can that be if there's no retail markup? Plus there's a million flies and bees all around and sometimes the produce is not even that fresh. It's a big letdown.