Court House Flea Market set for Satuday

Published 3:48 pm Friday, April 24, 2015

The slate of vendors is set as one of the year’s biggest fundraisers for the Old Court House Museum opens Saturday.

The annual spring flea market begins at 8 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. along the square surrounding the museum, curator Bubba Bolm said.

“We’ll have a good solid 100 vendors and 18 food vendors,” Bolm said.

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Vendors will pack along the street selling handmade items including knives, furniture, yard art and jewelry, and many vendors from previous flea markets will be returning, he said.

In addition, the museum will have two booths — one selling garage sale type items and another selling items from its gift shop. New this year will be 20 by 30 inch canvas prints of historic photos by longtime Vicksburg photographer J. Mack Moore.

“The Court House does this every fall and spring to raise money for the museum,” Bolm said. “All we need is good weather.”

Weather will be a tossup for flea market day. The National Weather Service calling for a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms, mainly before 1 p.m. Saturday. After 1 p.m., skies are expected to partly cloudy into the night. If the rain stays away, visitors to the market should expect a warm breezy day with a high near 84, according to the weather service.

The museum is open to tourists during the flea market, and admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for adults older than 65 and $3.50 for students. For more information, more and can be made by calling 601-636-0741 or by e-mail at