Last Saturday was the Fancy Flea Vintage Market and the first time it was being held at the Plant City, Fl Fairgrounds. We arrived a few minutes before opening and before even getting in it started to rain. I am not talking about a little shower, but a monsoon! People were getting out of line and heading home, but I was determined to stay.
Here is the line at the market entrance.
And below is what most booths looked like.
There were a few vendors open but their merchandise was piled high in the tents
to keep it dry. There was no way to get into the tents nor see anything for sale.
The entire field turned into a big muddy mess and you would sink down to your ankles
in mud. Some of the vendors had several inches of standing water in their tents. We
stayed about an hour and probably would have braved it a little longer if there had been
ANY shelter to get a break from the pouring rain. Cars were being stuck in the mud and
tow trucks had to be called….what a mess!
It was a pleasure to meet Carol of The Polka Dot Closet at the show. She was a
vendor and you can check out more about the market on her blog.
Carol said it did stop raining about two hours before the show ended and she
was able to put some of her things out. She sells these wonderful dress forms and
I think the little girl form is so adorable.
Even though I had an umbrella Steve and I looked like drowned rats covered
in mud. Lets just say every article of clothing was soaking wet. As we sat in
the car wringing out our wet clothes we had a good laugh at our appearance.
Fancy Flea organizers….Please think about the possibility of bad weather
when planning the Spring market’s location.
Thanks for dropping by and check back here tomorrow for a great GIVEAWAY.