Lovers of alfresco treasure hunting, take note: this weekend marks the return of Franklin Flea outdoor market — and it’s the last open-air Flea of the season.
The finely curated Philadelphia-centric market returns Saturday, October 11 to set up shop outdoors in Society Hill for one more date this fall before taking an autumn hiatus.
This weekend, more than 50 hand-picked vendors will peddle high-end goods, apparel and eats in the charming schoolyard of the General Gorge A. McCall Elementary and Middle School on 7th Street between Spruce and Pine streets.
Shoppers can look forward to the Franklin Flea standard of super-high-quality vendors selling a finely tuned selection of antiques and vintage clothing, handmade decorative arts, jewelry and up-cycled furniture.
New to the market this weekend, keep an eye out for colorful glasses by locally based Philly Eyeworks, accessories made from vintage ties and fabrics by Rooey Knots and pillow covers by Linden and Lee.
Plus, flea favorites like Scout Salvage and August Interiors will be back once more.
As with past markets, food vendors are on the lineup, too. Snack on treats like soup from Good Spoon Seasonal Foods, sweet and savory crepes from Bonjour Creperie food truck, Inspired Brews and Weckerly’s Ice Cream.
And no need to fret that this is the final Franklin Flea of 2014. This Saturday is the last open-air market, but the Franklin Flea will return to the historic Strawbridge’s Building for six holiday market days this fall.
Every Saturday, November 15-December 20, the market will set up shop indoors in the historic Center City Philadelphia building at 8th and Market streets — right next door to the soon-to-open Century 21 department store.
Happy shopping, folks.
Franklin Flea: Fall Market
When: Saturday, October 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: McCall Schoolyard, 325 S. 7th Street (between Spruce and Pine streets)
Cost: Pay as you go
More info: www.franklinflea.com