The Milton Flea Market holds many different items for visitors who venture within their walls. The flea market has had its share of ups and downs, but continues to provide consumers with a different shopping atmosphere. The Halfway Market, as well as many other merchants and their stores, makes its home at the Milton Flea Market. The bargains are waiting to be found.
Among some of the vendors are those who sell four wheelers, sugar gliders, and fresh produce. There are also books, comics, tools, hunting supplies, craft supplies, furniture, and plenty more. The range of goods to be found at the flea market will please most any visitor. Stores can range from ones that look like your average yard sale to a high class setup with glass cases protecting the products.
Visitors will also find stores on both the inside and outside of the main building. Potential vendors are able to setup their displays outside to test the market. Once a store moves inside the building, the owner must obtain a business license if they do not already have one. It is also a little cheaper to setup the store outside, but, at the same time, the outside area is still open to various weather conditions that can adversely affect potential business.
The Milton Flea Market suffered through a rough time a few years ago. In September 2008, the Milton Flea Market had a massive fire that destroyed many stores and countless inventories for vendors. Many of the vendors who were there before the fire did not return. Empty booths along the flea market corridors show once completely full market is not yet back to its former glory. Despite the fire, the Flea Market is still reforming into its former self. The sections of the building that burnt were rebuilt and even added onto in some areas. Stores have slowly begun to refill the new halls and return to business. Given a little more time, the memories of the fire will fade and the Flea Market will go on.
The best way to find out what is at the Flea Market is to go and have a look. Words can only describe so much. They are open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 or 5 p.m., depending on the day. While every little booth in the building may not be exactly what you want, the right item can probably be found if you just look around a little longer.