Published: September 25, 2007
Antiques in a Cow Pasture, the Russell Carrell flea market that started it all in this country years ago, was brought back a few years ago by Frank Gaglio of Barn Star Productions and had its most recent outing on Sunday, September 9.
“We had a good gate, close to 1,000 people, and they kept coming all day,” Frank said. With a bit of rain early in the morning, and then threatening midmorning, “we let the early buyers in about five minutes before 9 am,” Frank said.
This year management had arranged for good-sized tents to be set up prior to the arrival of the dealers and many of the exhibitors signed on for one. “It was there when we got onto the field and I did not have to struggle with my tent, but went right to work setting up the booth,” one dealer said. The tents ordered by Barn Star, and the ones owned by the exhibitors, made for a festive look in the cow pasture.
This year 57 dealers took part in the show, a list a bit shorter than last year, but the variety was still there and there were some “good pickins,” as one early buyer noted. “We hope to sign more dealers up for next September as people still come out to this show and like it here,” Frank said.
This year the market was a benefit for a new sponsor, the Habitat for Humanity-Northwest Connecticut.
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