Thursday, September 13, 2007

Wellfleet Flea Market in September

Every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday of the summer the Wellfleet Flea Market, located on the parking lot of the drive-in theatre, is open for business. By the time September rolls around, the flea market only operates on weekends but remains a great destination. My kids love going. Weekly visitors in summer do not feel they have “done Wellfleet” unless a trip to the flea market is among the ways they chose to spend their vacation time. The Wellfleet flea market is right up there as a fun activity, nose to nose with Provincetown. One guest last year returned with a beautiful old quilt, which she intended to give a son-in-law as a wedding present. Last Saturday 60 vendors set out their wares. There were sunglasses and jewelry, bric-a-brac and what my son calls “junk.” The hustle and bustle and crowds are gone, but shoppers can still find a treasure or two. I did the "junk" aisles and came away with a small carafe for orange juice, perfect for the B&B.