The Minot Flea Market, also known as Dakota Flea Market, is held one weekend a month through most months of the year, excluding high summer and coldest winter. However, weather conditions do not matter too much, as the market takes place inside a huge warehouse, where vendors spread their wares over hastily erected tables and the floor space besides! It is one of the biggest flea markets in North Dakota and is a massively popular event with keen bargain hunters in the state and collectors from further afield.
There is a small entrance fee for adults to come into the Minot Flea Market, though it is really more of a token gesture than a real charge. Children are free to come in, so it is a great place for the whole family to come and spend a few hours. The atmosphere throughout the market is so friendly, and vendors are happy if visitors only want to browse and have a chat. It is a great place to learn a little history and indulge in a little nostalgia while picking up a great bargain to brighten up the home.
The vendors within the Minot Flea Market seem never-ending! The spread through the whole space provided and even those that spend the entire weekend walking around may feel as though they did not manage to see everything. Found among the tables are military medals, sporting paraphernalia, vintage toys, books, vintage comics, vinyl records, furniture, old tools, vintage clothing, and so much more. It is rare to find very large pieces of furniture here, most goods for sale are easily carried out and fit in the car.
As well as all the fantastic vintage, antique and collectible items at the Minot Flea Market, there are also some wonderful stalls highlighting local craftsmanship. Whether this is a unique, hand-made piece of jewelry or a delicious dessert, these local items are a perfect accompaniment to the flea market overall.