Changes in store for Historic Macon’s annual Flea Market

Staff reportJuly 2, 2014 

The Historic Macon Foundation’s annual Flea Market will be moving to the former Karsten Denson store in downtown Macon this fall.

This year’s market will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the hardware store’s old location, 536 Third St. (The store is now located on Ingleside Avenue.) The market has been held in Northeast Plaza on Shurling Drive for the past several years.

Historic Macon’s executive director, Ethiel Garlington, said the move is a way for Historic Macon’s annual event to become a part of the downtown scene.

“With all of the momentum and excitement brewing in downtown Macon, we thought it would be perfect to relocate our Flea Market to a historic building on Third Street,” he said in a statement. “Plus, it’s the perfect setting for the antiques, architectural salvage and treasures that the Flea Market features every year.”

Proceeds from the sale support Historic Macon’s work of revitalizing the community by preserving architecture and sharing history.

There are other changes in store for the 37-year-old sale. Among them: There will also be no second sale later this year. Items for sale Oct. 4 will be discounted throughout the day.

Historic Macon is actively collecting tax-deductible donations of items to be sold this year, including furniture, china, kitchen goods, art, and everything in between. The foundation does not accept mattresses, clothing or electronics.

If you have items to donate, you can leave them on the back porch of the Sidney Lanier Cottage, at 935 High St. For larger items, such as furniture or large amounts of boxed objects, Historic Macon will arrange pickups. Call Emily Hopkins at 478-742-5084 to do so.

If you would like to volunteer during the market, you can also call Hopkins or contact her at ehopkins@historicmacon.org.

For more information and updates on the Flea Market, go to historicmacon.org/fleamarket.

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