The fun and kitschy country fair-like festival that features nearly four covered acres of anything and everything roars back into Lake Charles. Billed as “a bargain hunter’s dream”, the semi-annual flea market event has grown dramatically since its 2013 inaugural show to become one of the preeminent stops on the often tight-knit vendor circuit, drawing vendors from multiple states selling a myriad of unique merchandise. The upcoming show is expected to be the biggest yet, featuring over 300 vendors and a virtual drove of frenzied shoppers.
Boasting vendors of all types, Flea Fest’s offerings include antiques, retro & vintage, handcrafted items, toys, collectibles, clothes, art work, comic books, up-cycled furniture and décor, gifts, plants, handmade jewelry, crafts, a farmer’s market, adoptable pets, and much more. In addition to the variety of merchandise vendors, Flea Fest will also include a virtual grab bag of wares from locals holding their garage sales at the festival.
A true family-friendly event, Flea Fest features a petting zoo, face painting, and pony rides to entertain the kiddies. And a live DJ spins classic rock tunes to keep the good vibes going. Topping off the shopping, weary shoppers can enjoy a smorgasbord of good eats, from South Louisiana favorites to traditional deep fried festival goodies offered by food vendors in the Flea Fest Diner.
Flea Fest is set for 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday in the Burton Complex Event Barn, located on the South side of Burton Coliseum. Adult tickets are $5, with the exception of Saturday from 8am-9am (The “Early Bird Power Hour) when ticket prices are $10. Kids 12 & under are admitted free at all times. Tickets are only available at the gate – cash only. The venue is entirely covered so the event will go on rain or shine! More details can be found at www.FleaFest.com and Facebook.com/FleaFest/