In just one month the Second Annual “Bargains on the Bricks” flea market will transform the brick Main Street of La Porte City to become a shopper’s haven on Saturday, September 19. This amazing event runs in conjunction with the City-wide garage sales, also to be held that day.
Organizers are very pleased and impressed with the number of vendors expressing interest in this year’s event. Last year, two city blocks were filled with booths and it appears that this year’s event size will expand that number to at least three. Additionally, sandwich and mini donut vendors will on hand for shoppers wanting to grab a quick bite as they search for that “just right” treasure.
Wanting to keep Bargains on the Bricks as much a flea market as possible, organizers have had to regretfully decline some requests for booth spaces. Because the event is a flea, antique and artisan market, home sales opportunity type vendors and individuals offering garage sale type items have had to be turned away. The intent is to promote the event so shoppers know they will be attending a true flea market, which offers rusty, antique, unique, refurbished, recycled, collectible, vintage, junky, retro and artisan items.
With the list of vendors rapidly growing, shoppers will have a wide variety of items, but more are always welcome. Those interested in joining Bargains on the Bricks as a vendor are encouraged to contact organizers on the Bargains on the Bricks Facebook page or by sending an e-mail to bargainsonthebricks@gmail.com. Be sure to include a list of the type of items for sale and a mailing address where organizers can send additional information and contract. Booth spaces start at $25. On September 19, shoppers can enjoy Bargains on the Bricks from 9 AM – 4 PM, with vendor setup taking place from 6-9 AM.