Saturday, October 17, 2015
We are into one of the most beautiful seasons in the Hudson Valley. Our fleamarket is still going strong. Our vendors are dedicated to selling in an outdoor setting, as long as the weather is above 40 degrees and sunny. Mower's fleamarket is open thru October and into November, weather providing. Please check our facebook page, call our information line 845-679-6744 or visit our website for up to date information. See you at the market.!
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Walter Mower, who purchased the property at the intersection of Deanies Alley and Maple lane in 1908, could not have imagined that in 2015, his great grandson John and family would be the proprietors of one of the top ten flea markets in the USA. ( Fodor’s 2015) Walter, whose young family needed larger living quarters would buy the site of the old Woodstock Creamery and convert it to a home for his wife Priscilla and their six children. Eventually, Walter and his eldest son John David Mower would plow and plant the acre and a half of land behind their home and grow produce to sell locally to the residents of town, the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, and summer communities in Elka Park and Twilight Park. Woodstock NY has been home to a Saturday selling event for close to 100 years. In 1913, Ralph Whitehead founded the Woodstock Club. He was joined by civic minded Woodstockers Walter and Bertha Weyl, Dr. Mortimer Downer and Carl and Louise Linden in efforts to raise funds to support a book club and a wellness plan supported by trained nurses. A majority of the funds were raised by Saturday rummage sales and bake sales. In 1917, Ethel Peets developed the idea of holding a street market fair, similar to those in Europe, in the center of the village. The first Saturday Market Fair was held in 1918 on the village green, opposite the Dutch Reformed Church. This event would continue for almost 20 years. Later Saturday fairs would be held on a small lot near the Lutheran Church and in the 1960’s at the Woodstock Playhouse. In 1977, with a vacant lot in the center of town, Walters’s great grandson John was asked if the property was available to use as a home for an antique and flea market that was relocating from the Playhouse parking field. The rest, as they say, is history. 2015 marks the 38th year of Mower’s Saturday and Sunday flea market. John and Janine maintain the open lot in the heart of Woodstock as a beautiful green space that transforms into a field full of 40- 50 vendors each weekend. The Market runs from May thru November, or as long as the weather allows. Mower’s flea can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Woodstockflea.blogspot.com and Mowerssaturdayfleamarket.com. Call 845-679-6744 for further information. See you at the market!
Saturday, April 11, 2015
When you develop an attachment to flea markets and yard sales, you know the feeling. Once the weather gets a little warmer, you start watching for those road side signs that announce a yard sale. Your eyes scan the newspapers for ads that broadcast the starting date for your favorite flea markets. You begin to crave the art of the hunt for something of sentimental or monetary value, placed out for sale by some who no longer wants or needs the item. This year, Mowers Saturday Fleamarket is listed as one of the top ten flea markets in the country by Fodor’s – as noted in the Huffington Post. Locally, the online blog Hudson Valley Happenings has listed Mowers as one of the top five flea markets in the Hudson Valley. Upstater, a local blog notes Mowers and other flea markets in the region including their web sites. This is an exciting time for outdoor markets and those who love to frequent them. Mowers opens in Woodstock on Maple Lane on May 16th. 845-679-6744- firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook for further information. http://upstater.com/spring-has-arrived-and-with-it-flea-markets/ https://www.facebook.com/HudsonValleyHappenings?fref=nf