Category Archive: Festivals and money making

Oct 18

Some nice fall Indiana festivals

Our set up at Atlanta Earth Days

Indiana offers some really nice fall festivals that are suitable for the entire family. Depending upon your home location, many of these will be a great event for a one day outing. Atlanta Earth Days has been a tradition in central Indiana for years. Entertainment and hundreds of craft and merchandise vendors set up all …

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Oct 12

Indiana’s huge covered bridge festival

One of the hundreds of vendor displays at Bridgeton

Each October Parke County, Indiana is the scene of the annual Covered Bridge Festival. This event sees close to two million people converging on the area for a ten day festival. While there are several beautiful vintage covered bridges scattered throughout the county, most folks come for the shopping. And shopping there is! There are …

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Jan 03

EXIT 76 Antiques

Dealer parking only: about five spaces for hundreds of dealers!

EXIT 76 Antiques is located off, ah, you guessed it, EXIT 76 on I-65 about 30 miles south of Indianapolis. We have recently rented a booth at this popular antique mall. The place is huge, with over 70,000 SF of climate controlled space. There are literally hundreds of dealers and booths. The nice thing about …

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Oct 10

What we sell at festivals

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We help finance our full time RV lifestyle by selling at festivals, fairs, and sometimes flea markets. The set-up costs including at least electric hook-ups give us not only very cheap camping but a chance to make some money by selling our wares. What do we sell? The main product we sell are hand made glass necklaces. …

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Sep 07

Nuts and bolts of a festival set-up

A good festival set up with electric and water

There are some basic bits of information you need to know about setting up for cheap camping at a festival, fair or flea market. First, most flea markets are two days only, normally Saturday and Sunday. Fairs are almost always at least a week, while festivals can be anywhere from three to ten days. We …

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Sep 07

How our flea market, festivals, and fair thing works

20' space w/Hideout: We could have set up two canopies if we wanted to.

Sher broached the subject of paying for camping and gas with our 3F fund in this post. Allow me to expand a bit on that topic. A typical vendor space at a flea market, festival or fair is rented in 10′ increments. (Our canopies/tents are 10 x 10) With our old Starcraft trailer we could …

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Sep 06

Our first flea market

Set up with our old Starcraft AR-ONE trailer that we pulled with a Ford Flex

The reason we first went to a flea market was to have something to do.  Very simple.  We were looking for things to do and me, being an almost extreme couponer had an over abundance of health and beauty supplies. So we head to a Wednesday morning flea market called White’s in Brookville, Indiana.  What …

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Sep 06

Flea Markets, Festivals and Fairs!

Gas and campgrounds can be expensive.  That is our biggest expense on this Roadtirement adventure.  There isn’t much we can do about gas prices, we have to have gas and we have to pay for it. Maj and I have found solutions for both.  We have a 3F fund, which is the flea markets, festivals …

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