Sacramento Craft & Flea Outdoor Market Opens
This past Sunday marked the grand opening of the Sacramento Craft & Flea Outdoor Market that will be open every fourth Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $3 and parking is free. The market takes place underneath the freeway in the parking lots on 21st Street between W and X streets, one block north of Broadway. The location just happens to be the same location of its sister marketplace, The Sacramento Antique Faire.
The Sacramento Craft & Flea Outdoor Market is organized by the same Marketplace Director as the Antique Faire, Marylon Rose, who debuted a rather successful new marketplace despite the unpredictable and wet weather. Due to weather conditions, there were many vacant spaces where goods would have been, but cancelled vendors and smaller crowds didn’t stop patrons from coming out and seeing what it was all about.
I predict a rewarding outcome in the future for the fourth Sunday marketplace. The spring and summer seasons are upon us and the outdoor and garden enthusiasts are seeking goods.
If you are one of the many people who sets their alarm early for the second Sunday Antique Faire to skim every aisle for the best deals on old time treasury, this new fourth Sunday marketplace may be different, but definitely worth checking out. Whereas the Antique Faire has purely antique finds, the Sacramento Craft & Outdoor Market specializes in handcrafted and newly manufactured goods.
The Sacramento Craft & Outdoor Market played victim to dreary weather, but it proved to be a success for Jay Beedy, owner of “Smart Rax” by Advanced Overhead Storage, which specializes in ceiling-hung storage racks for garages. Beedy plans on continuing his participation with the market.
“These kinds of markets are great for vendors like me.”
He showed me 10 pages filled with people interested and wanting more information about his product. Just as he was explaining his product to me, two men stopped at his booth and were in quiet discussion over his display.
“See what I mean!?” He exclaimed.
I did see what he meant. One sale of his “Smart Rax” covers the cost of his $50 fee per show for his 18 by 20 foot space. I have a feeling this market will score with the likes of gardeners, handymen, craft makers and homemakers around the area. When you go up and down the aisles, you may feel as if some of the vendors seem familiar, since some participated as vendors at the last California State Fair.
Although this market will be a happy home for vendors of handmade and newly manufactured goods, I still found a secondhand keepsake that I now wear around my neck. The Sacramento Craft & Outdoor Market has something for everyone.
Please visit http www.saccraftandflea.com for more information. See you fourth Sundays!