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The Pickers Market upscale flea market series will resume in 2021, with dates in the summer and fall. (File photo)

BUTLER -- Flea market fans rejoice -- the Pickers Market is returning to the Prairie Peddler field in Butler.

This year’s Pickers Markets will take place on May 22, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Oct. 9 and Nov. 13. Each market lasts from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Pickers Market is located 3170 State Route 97 in Butler. There is no admission fee, but there is a $5 parking fee.

Saturday’s rustic bazaar will feature 60 vendors as well as multiple food trucks and a live country music band.

“It’s a great mix of different items, the antiques, the architectural salvage pieces and then there are handcrafted items there like candles and jewelry," said event coordinator Maddie Willis, who also heads up the annual Prairie Peddler festival. "We do have a couple of clothing vendors there so something for everybody.” 

Willis described the event as an “upscale flea market” with a more casual feel than Prairie Peddler. Some items are finished, others are antique pieces, parts and hidden gems that can be repurposed.

“I like it because for the vendors it's really easy. It’s a one-day thing, people can park and set up ... it's a very low-key, one-day, pop-up market,” she said.

Willis started the Pickers Market last year in part to help out vendors during the pandemic. The outdoor event is held in the parking lot field, which is larger and allows for social distancing. The two Pickers Markets held last year attracted about 40 vendors and 2,000 customers each.

To become a vendor, call 419-706-5483 or email prairiepeddlerfestival@gmail.com.

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