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Michigan Flywheelers Museum Swap Meet & Flea Market Celebrates 21 Years

For more than 20 years, the Michigan Flywheelers Museum’s Swap Meet & Flea Market has been the place to find anything and everything, and this year is no exception.

Over 160 sellers are expected at the outdoor event, which will be held Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th at the museum.

Some of the items that will be for sale include produce, baked goods, jewelry, furniture, tools, toys, and clothing.

“It’s like a huge yard sale,” said Larry Weniger, museum vice president. “You can find just about everything imaginable.”

This year marks the 21st anniversary for the event which is a fundraiser for the non-profit.

“We started this event as a way to raise money to develop the museum,” said Weniger. “While its much smaller and more low-key than our antique tractor and engine show in September, it has been growing by leaps and bounds.”

Because there is no pre-registration, Weniger said that they never know what people will be bringing in to sell. Although it started as an event for vintage tractor and engine collectors to buy, sell and trade parts, it has evolved into one of the largest outdoor flea markets in the area, he said.

Those coming on Saturday can also watch a tractor pull hosted by the members of the Lakeshore Antique Tractor Club. The pull starts at 11 a.m.
Held rain or shine, hours are 8am to 4pm both days. Admission is $2 per person. Children 12 and under are free with an adult. Please note this is a pet-free event.

For those interested in selling, cost is $10 per vendor. Pre-registration is not required. Set-up for vendors starts on Thursday, June 8th at 8am
Camping is available during the Swap Meet. Cost is $10 per night per camping unit plus daily admission per person. Electrical hook-up is $10 extra.

There is a $15 registration fee for anyone bringing in personal transportation vehicles, such as golf carts. For more information: 269-639-2010, michiganflywheelers@yahoo.com or Facebook.

The Michigan Flywheelers Museum is located at 06284 68th Street, South Haven, Michigan.