On a sunny Saturday, I made the 25 minute drive to Traders Village. It was January so it was a bit cold.
Traders Village is a very large Flea Market. There’s lots to see as you walk around the large area.
The first thing I’ll talk about is my favorite… the food. I love event food. It’s usually fried and very bad for your heart, lol.
When I walked in, the first thing that I saw was the Corn Dog Stand. What temptation it was. But I resisted.
Sausage on a Stick is good too, but I’ve got to watch my diet. Eating this stuff will put you in an early grave with heart problems.
This food booth was called Village Thai. I also like Thai food. It’s a good variety to offer Thai food. This is the first time I’ve seen a booth like this at any event I attend.
During the summer, I bet this Ice Cream booth makes a lot of money.
I could eat a Funnel Cake everyday for breakfast. They’re really good with the powdered sugar on top, but it’s all fried food which is bad for you.
This booth seemed like a healthy option.
What a mix this little booth had. Ice Cream Pop and Coffee.
I bet that Fresh Fruit Water has a ton of sugar in it. Not good.
Something else that they had was a rides area. It was mostly for the kids, but I bet they love this area.
The carrousel looked nice.
I loved Bumper Cars when I was a kid.
This was the only real thrill ride that they had. You get strapped in, then ride to the top where they drop you suddenly and real fast. I wouldn’t ride it.
When you’re in Texas, you know you’re gonna see cowboy hats for sale.
There were several booths offering cowboy hats.
Here’s a pink one for the ladies.
And two more pink ones to choose from.
There were other types of caps also. They were very decorated.
Here’s some very colorful choices.
I saw a lot of booths with shoes for sale.
These booths I call the Nomads. They bring their stuff every weekend, set up and sell. Then they take it with them.
Whereas this little store has its’ own space in a building. They can put everything inside and lock the door when they are closed during the week.
These are more permanent options.
Here’s another Nomad selling used boots.
Belts, belts and more belts.
Along with belt buckles. It is Texas.
You could pick up some furniture at the flea market.
And mattresses too.
These Nomads were selling items like cleaning supplies and other household things.
Here’s clothes washing detergents.
This booth was a mixture of everything. What a mess.
Fresh fruit was offered also.
You could get yourself a used lawn mower.
In two different places at the flea market.
They had bikes.
And more bikes.
Some booths sold flags. I guess there’s still some people that use that flag.
This was a nice way of displaying the flags.
You could get used luggage.
Or new luggage.
A used baby chair for a car.
And you could even get a laptop at the flea market.
I saw several booths selling speakers.
And also speaker boxes.
These were some big speakers. Who plays music that loud? Kids that want to go deaf by 30.
The ladies could get make up.
Even some silver items.
You could find some perfume at the flea market also.
There were quite a lot of booths selling clothes.
The permanent booths were selling new clothes.
They had the clothes displayed nicely on mannequins.
You can tell they put some time into their presentation of the clothes.
I saw some winter hats for ladies as well.
Notice that the new clothes are displayed nicely in the permanent booths.
Now we’re getting to the Nomads.
Some were folded but it’s starting to look a bit messy.
There were lots of clothes on racks to look through.
These clothes have to be very inexpensive.
Each day this person has to set up and take down this little selling area.
Now here’s a mess to look through for anything to buy.
And after you get your clothes, you could get some new socks.
There were lots of booths with things for the kids.
I wonder how long these little vehicles would run before they break down.
So much to choose from.
This is a lot of stuff in a small space.
It looks like used Barbie dolls in the top left of this picture.
You could get yourself a motorcycle.
I saw a few booths that were selling used tools.
This was a Nomad. Can you imagine packing all of this stuff up and loading it each weekend.
I saw cages with real birds in them. They were busy chirping away.
Here’s the second booth I saw with live birds for sale.
You could get yourself some “Designer” shades.
And also here.
It’s Texas, so you’d expect to see a bull somewhere. The price tag says $650.
If you didn’t want to spend $650 on the first bull, then you could get a skull cheaper I bet.
This booth had a lot of Texas things for sale.
The star is also a symbol for Texas.
Years ago, I went to this booth and bought some things. Probably my favorite booth at the flea market.
I’m not so sure I’d bet my life on a 14.95 stun gun.
I saw music CD’s also.