With the wet weather apparently having abated, Hillsdale’s popular but twice postponed flea market will take place Saturday August 7, offering a wide array of goods ranging from household items and clothing to antiques and collectibles.
Held in Hillsdale’s Hamlet Park, located at the intersection of Rts. 22 and 23, it will open at 8 AM. for early-bird shoppers, with a donation of $10 a person. Free attendance begins at 9 AM. The market ends at 3 PM.
The market—a gathering spot for residents and visitors alike—will offer items ranging from kitchenware, toys, garden items and baked goods to handicrafts. Among the confirmed vendors are sellers of vintage textiles, artwork and furniture. Power equipment, kayaks and sports equipment will also be offered, as well as jewelry ranging from vintage to handcrafted and make-it-yourself kits. Other vendors will sell records, pottery, books and ephemera. Food and beverages also will be for sale.
Members of the Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association will also be present with their own booth this coming weekend with one hundred percent of booth proceeds going to the rail trail (everything, including the booth fee was donated).
“The flea market has become a community magnet and a fun way to spend an hour or two,” said Gaye Hoffman, a member of the Hamlet Committee who is overseeing the market. “It’s also a smart way for sellers to offload unneeded things in an ecologically friendly way and make a bit of money at the same time.”
Notice of a rain postponement would be posted on the event’s Facebook page @hillsdalenyflea
Proceeds from the flea market space rentals will help fund town improvement projects overseen by the Hamlet Committee, including the redesign and restoration of Hamlet Park.