Berglund Center flea market returns outdoors and with more vendors

Flea market has been postponed to Oct. 24

Outdoor flea market coming to Berglund Center
Outdoor flea market coming to Berglund Center

ROANOKE, Va. – If you’re a bargain shopper or just love treasure hunting, then you were probably a little hurt when craft vendor shows and flea markets were canceled at the beginning of the pandemic.

The Berglund Center in Roanoke is making it up to you with its Monster Outdoor Flea Market Saturday, Oct. 24. The event was originally scheduled for Oct. 10 but was delayed because of forecasted rain.

Make sure you’re keeping up with 10 News' Weather Authority because with 150 vendors to choose from, you’re going to want to make sure you’re comfortable shopping outdoors.

Since the market moved to the Berglund Center parking lot there is space for more vendors than in past years.

All vendors will have to wear masks and their booths will be socially distanced from each other.

New this year, three food trucks on site.

This free flea market usually happens in the spring and fall but since the spring event was canceled and it’s all happening outside the Berglund Center wanted to make it a celebration.

“We’re trying to make it as safe as possible and give people things to do because like everybody we’ve been cooped up in our houses. We’re itching to be outside but we want to do it in a safe and responsible way,” said Robert Knight, director of marketing and sales.

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