Tupper Lake Masonic Craft Fair and Flea Market Returns in August

12 Jul Tupper Lake Masonic Craft Fair and Flea Market Returns in August

The Tupper Lake Masonic Craft Fair and Flea Market is returning to the Tupper Lake Waterfront Park on Demars Boulevard, August 18-20. The event features antiques, collectibles, and locally made craft items. A number of local and regional food vendors will also be on-site.

The event begins on Friday, August 18, from 12 to 6 p.m. On Saturday, August 19, the flea market will be open from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. The flea market will conclude on Sunday, August 20, operating from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The Tupper Lake Masonic Craft Fair and Flea Market is well-known as one of the largest events of its kind in the area, attracting thousands of bargain hunters and collectors from throughout the region. During the course of its 44-year history, it has brought together an impressive array of more than 100 vendors and craftspeople, with an eclectic mix of items for sale. The event was paused during the 2020 pandemic.

According to Katie LaLonde, Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism’s Tupper Lake marketing manager, the local community is thrilled to welcome the event after its recent absence. “Tupper Lake and the surrounding region has supported this event for a long, long time,” she said. “The craft fair and flea market has brought thousands of people to town over the years; bringing them together for a really fun, interesting and interactive event. We are thrilled that this summer tradition continues.”

The organizing committee is also excited about re-establishing this popular community event. “We are so happy to welcome back all of the vendors, craftspeople and shoppers who have enjoyed this event in the past,” commented Organizer Bill Short. “I think the antique treasures, vintage collectibles, handmade crafts and unique curiosities will entice even more shoppers than in the past.” 

Event organizers are currently accepting applications from craftspeople and other vendors who are interested in taking part. “We are planning for this event to come back strong,” said Short. “There are approximately 60 vendors and craftspeople currently registered, and we are hoping to welcome many more.”

Proceeds from the event will continue to support the Saranac Lake Masonic Lodge’s important work within the community and beyond. “Our organization supports those in need within the Saranac Lake and Tupper Lake communities,” commented Short. “Sometimes our neighbors – local families or individuals – need a bit of help during a challenging time, and the Masonic Lodge provides assistance whenever we are able. The proceeds from this event directly support that effort.”

Vendor opportunities are available for individuals and businesses interested in showcasing products or services. Those interested in becoming a vendor at this event should email TLFleaMkt@gmail.com.


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