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Canton Flea Market Packs in the People

CANTON, Miss.–The Canton Flea Market commenced once again on Thursday and there was no shortage of people in attendance.

Vendors and people alike from all over the country showed up for the festivities.

“I’ve been coming to this flea market for twelve years,” said a vendor who went by Connie who had traveled over 800 miles to be there. “I came down here from Ames, Iowa this week.”

She was selling baked potato bags that slip over the potato when they go into the microwave and are suppose to make it taste like it was baked.

Surprisingly enough Connie was doing a pretty steady business with the potato bags and said the Canton Flea Market was one of her favorite stops each year.

She wasn’t the only one that had traveled a long distance for the one-day flea market.

One vendor who went by Jim had a tent set up with dozens of signs and crafts he had made from completely reclaimed wood.

“I’m always looking for more wood,” he said. “It can be anything from a torn down fence or an old barn.”

He had came over from Athens, Ala. on Thursday and set up shop early.

Thousands of people crowded in and around the downtown square clamoring to look at everything from arts, crafts, clothes, jewelry, and even an eight-foot wooden giraffe that was for sale just in case any one needed it.


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