If you're a collector, chances are, you love antiques flea markets. Sunday mornings filled with sunshine, fresh air and antiques & collectibles at bargain prices. Unfortunately, the Salt Lake area has had little to offer vintage & antiques collectors for a long long time. The once dominant Redwood Drive-in swap meet long ago digressed into little more than an ethic market, offering new & used low cost merchandise, and the on again off again Salt Lake fair park flea market was never more than a pretender, offering mostly a cacophony of dismal yard sale merchandise.
Well, things are are definately looking up for those of us in search a little sunday morning diversion. It seems Walt Disney had it wrong, on every second Sunday throughout summer & fall, the happiest place on earth is actually the Salt Lake Urban Flea Market.
If you're sick of wandering through a wasteland of chipped dishes, broken toys and kids clothing, the Urban Flea Market, sprawling under the trees on the south side of 600 South Main Street, offers a dose of just the right kind of medicine.
In it's third year, promoted by Michael Sanders of Now & Again, and Kate Wheadon from KRCL 90.9 Radio, the Urban market is "the" open air bazaar Salt Lakers have been waiting for. You couldn't ask more from a Sunday morning antiquing excursion; a cadre of antiques, vintage, craft and art dealers mixed with food sellers, a little music and a farmers market. You can feed your soul with everything from an old lamp to Navjo tacos. And, best of all for us misers, not only is the sunshine and fresh air free, we can walk in without leaving that obligatory buck at door.
So for me, there's just no choice. I'll be skipping sunday school and taking communion under the tents at the Urban Flea Market. If that's just not an option, don't worry, The market is open until 3:00 in the afternoon for late sleepers and church goer's.
DON'T MISS IT!
SALT LAKE URBAN FLEA MARKET
600 SOUTH MAIN STREET
SALT LAKE CITY UTAH
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH
9:00 UNTIL 3:00 PM
FREE ADMISSION, FREE SUNSHINE, FREE FRESH AIR
(You'll have to pay for the taco's)