• Promoters of Quality Antique & Flea Markets
  • and Craft & Vendor Fairs since 1992
  • Held at the Vanderburgh Co. Fairgrounds
  • Evansville, Indiana

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The next Collectors Carnival "Antique & Flea Market" is October 28th & 29th, 2017 at the Vanderburgh 4-H Center in Evansville, IN.

Show Hours & Admission: Saturday 9-4 and Sunday 9-3 / $2 per person.
Saturday Early Bird buying 7-9 am / $5 per person. Preview shopping during dealer setup on Friday is available from 3-6pm for $15 per person. There will be over 225+ vendors in 5 buildings plus outside vendors under tents & working out of their trucks & trailers. Vendors will be bringing antiques, collectibles, furniture, retro, vintage, upcycled, repurposed, toys, tools, glassware, china, jewelry, art pottery & advertising to the show.

This show is held in conjunction with the "Craft & Vendor Fair" which will be going on in a separate area of the fairgrounds on Saturday only and will have 100+ vendors in 3 buildings. This show will feature artisans & crafters bringing their homemade items as well as many of these vendors will feature "repurposed" items where they take vintage or antique items and turn them into something new.

Your $2 admission (kids 12 & under are free) gets you into both shows for one price. That's 8 buildings & 325+ vendors between the 2 shows!

There is a contract & set of show rules on our website that should answer any questions. www.collectorscarnivalshows.com

We do still have covered spaces available under roof as well as outside field spaces along the roadways for those of you that work out of your trucks, trailers & tents. Registration is simple. Just print the contract from our website, fill it out, sign it in the bottom left hand corner, mark the space you want and mail the bottom 1/2 of it back to us with your payment (personal check or money order).

We'll see you October 28th & 29th!
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testimonials

  • We always try to go to these shows. They are very interesting. The buildings are nice. There are a lot of dealers & all are friendly. Lots of items--some true antiques & some collectables. We usually find a treasure or two to bring home. You can spend $1 or $1000!! Trudy Bledsoe

  • We had a great time. Drove up from Nashville and was worth every mile! Great selection, prices were reasonable, and vendors were willing to negotiate. We will be back!! Leigh Anne Brown Harrell