Saturday, August 11, 2018

It's been a rainy season here in Woodstock, NY

When we make the decision to close the flea due to the weather, here are some of our amazing vendors who aren't able to set up and sell! We appreciate every one of our vendors who have been very patient this year. We also appreciate our visitors, who we know are disappointed when they walk down Maple lane and see that we are closed. We hope that Mother Nature will give us a little break for the rest of the season. Lord knows, California sure needs a little rain!

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Mower's flea contact info and Free parking info

You just never know what our amazing vendors will bring to the flea. Stop by at the corner of Deanies Alley and Maple Lane and check us out. Free parking can be found on Rock City Rd at the Mountain View lot as well as both lots on Comeau Drive. These lots are an easy 5 minute walk to Mower's flea market. For info on the flea, call 845-679-6744, email woodstockfleamarket@hvc.rr.com or follow us on facebook.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A little Mower's Flea History- In case you were wondering.

Over coffee at Ted’s Corner Cupboard, one dreary late winter morning in 1976, Bill Lubinsky, who was known about town as a Woodstock Festival historian, approached John Mower about running a flea market on the Mower family property on Maple lane in Woodstock New York. Bill could not possibly foresee that forty one years later, Mower’s Saturday Sunday Flea market would be a destination for visitors to the Hudson Valley. Though Mowers flea market started out with a dozen or so vendors in 1977, twenty first century attendees will find upwards of fifty vendors each Saturday and Sunday during flea market season. Opening each year in May and running thru October, vendors are selling antiques, crafts, collectibles, jewelry, vintage clothing, repurposed home goods, records, pottery, books, sunglasses, furniture, plants, fruits and veggies, crystals, you name it, something for everyone. Woodstock has the unique distinction of having a Saturday selling event that has been ongoing for more than one hundred years. In 1917, Ethel Peet, a member of the Woodstock Club, developed the idea of running a Saturday Market street fair as a fund raiser for the Red Cross. They were held near the Village green and continued for almost twenty years. The funds from the fair were used to benefit many different activities in Woodstock. During the late 1930’s, Mary Terwilliger began managing the market fairs on the grounds of Christs Lutheran Church on Mill Hill Rd. At some point, Dorothy Seesel took over managing the fair and she eventually found an appropriate spot on the grounds of the Woodstock Playhouse. Dorothy would, in due time, turn the managing of the fair over to Ralph Tripico, a local antique dealer. When they were no longer able to set up at the Playhouse site, Ralph, like Bill Lubinsky, approached John Mower regarding the rental of the Mower family property on Maple Lane. The rest is flea market history. John and Janine Mower and family manage their flea market, listed as one of Fodor’s top 10 flea markets in the country, on property that was purchased by Walter Mower in 1907. What was once a family home and farm lot now is home to the very popular Mowers flea market. Visitors travel to experience the mystique of the town of Woodstock and the flea market from points as far away as Japan and Australia. Many of our vendors are local, however quite a few trave from as far away l as one hundred miles to come and set up at Mowers flea.
Image from 1979, Bill Lubinsky on the far right John and Janine can be reached at woodstockfleamarket@hvc.rr.com, or 845-679-6744. Visit our blog, woodstockflea.blogspot.com or find us on Facebook, Mower’s Saturday Market.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Mother Nature

Every now and then, mother nature decides that her plan is not our plan. A tropical jet stream is parked off the east coast and has produced a forecast for 90 to 100 % chance of rain for Saturday May 19th our scheduled opening day. Therefore, we will not be open on May 19th-
As of this posting, Sunday May 20th looks like we will be able to run the market for our hearty flea vendors and customers . Check back on our info line 845-679-6744 or our facebook page for updated open and close information.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Opening Day May 19, 2018

Don't worry- May 19th 2018 will be opening day for the flea market and we will all be outside again enjoying the sunshine and socializing with our friends and shopping the flea and all the cool shops in Woodstock NY. Questions? email us at woodstockfleamarket@hvc.rr.com.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The corner of Maple Lane and Deanies Alley

We are enjoying a mild week here in Woodstock. The snow has melted off for now. Though we are a few months away from the opening day of May 19 2018, John is already thinking about prepping the field. If you look closely, you can see two piles of wood chips, patiently waiting for a day when we can get to work, spreading it around the entrance. We have an old saying in our household. We can remember a time, when from Labor Day to Memorial day, you could roll a bowling ball down Mill Hill road and never hit a car. Times have changed. Now, Woodstock is busy year round. https://woodstockchamber.com/ Check out the Chamber web site and see whats happening!