NEW MILFORD, CONN. — The countdown clock was busy ticking away on the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market’s website, marking the passing seconds to go until opening. Vendors and shoppers checked the site with regularity, awaiting market manager’s decision in regard to whether the field would be in good enough condition to open and on Saturday afternoon it was confirmed — The Trunk was a go.
With a dusting of snow covering the ground, remnants from flurries on Saturday evening, the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market opened to a large and anxious crowd this past Sunday morning, March 17. With temperatures hovering in the low 20s as the sun crested the morning sky, the approximately 120 vendors exhibiting at the market prepared for a good day of selling. A good sized crowd of early buyers was on hand as the dealers made their way onto the field, and the regular 7 am opening also saw a long line.
Shoppers made their way into the market at a steady rate throughout the morning hours and sales seemed to be good. The pickup area was a hotbed of activity with cars and trucks pulling in and out to load their purchases. Industrial items seemed to be selling well, as were toys, pottery, early trade signs and bottles. Weather permitting, the Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market will be open every Sunday from now through early December.
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