Bedford Historical Society Flea Market & Bazaar

January 10th, 2022 by

Bedford has a rich history and plenty of artifact collections for you to learn about. That’s why the Bedford Historical Society is committed to documenting and maintaining as much of the local history as possible and why we here at North Coast Auto Mall of Bedford support their efforts.

The Bedford Historical Society provides valuable information about the history of Bedford and its surrounding regions. It also offers many fantastic community events for you to get out and enjoy with your friends, family, and neighbors. One of the Bedford Historical Society’s hallmark offerings is the annual Bedford Historical Society Flea Market & Outdoor Bazaar. Every year, this event helps raise money for the historical society while providing locals with the opportunity to buy and sell unique products.

Read on to learn what the Bedford Historical Society does, how you can attend and participate in the Flea Market & Outdoor Bazaar, and what other excellent events the Bedford Historical Society has on its calendar.

About the Bedford Historical Society

The Bedford Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that has served residents in Bedford and the neighboring communities since 1955. The society documents the history of Bedford and the Connecticut Western Reserve through a variety of methods, including obtaining and maintaining artifacts, publishing stories, and creating entertaining and educational exhibits. The society also maintains four properties on the National Register of Historic Places, develops a broad range of multimedia experiences, and provides community spaces for Bedford citizens to rent.

If you enjoy local history, you can become a Bedford Historical Society member or volunteer your time and effort in a variety of capacities.

Visit the Annual Bedford Historical Society Flea Market & Outdoor Bazaar

Some dishes and lamps for sale at a flea market

Flea Market Lamp Dishes” licensed under Pixabay by jackmac34

The annual Bedford Historical Society Flea Market & Outdoor Bazaar is one of Bedford’s most anticipated events every year. Local stores and residents come together to offer products and services at fantastic rates, all while contributing to a wonderful cause by helping build the endowment for the Historical Society and support its many good deeds for the community. If you’ve got questions about the Bedford Historical Society Flea Market & Outdoor Bazaar, we have the answers.

Q: How can I attend?

A: This year’s Bedford Historical Society Flea Market & Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 14. It begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. Guests are encouraged to arrive early in the day to make sure they have time to see all the booths and to avoid missing out on popular items that sell out quickly.

Q: Can I sell at the Flea Market & Outdoor Bazaar?

A: Yes! The Flea Market & Outdoor Bazaar is a community event, with booths prepared and maintained by local residents and retailers. Lots that measure 10 by 10 feet are available in advance for a rental fee of $20. Participants reserving locations on the day of the event can claim a 10-by-10 lot for $25. All proceeds from lot rentals contribute to the Bedford Historical Society endowment fund to help the society keep educating and providing for the Bedford community.

Q: What can I buy at the Flea Market & Outdoor Bazaar?

A: When it comes to the Bedford Historical Society Flea Market & Outdoor Bazaar, the better question might be what can’t you buy. Between retailers allowing you to shop many of the finest local stores all in one location to Bedford residents offering great deals at the area’s biggest combined yard sale, you never know what you can find at the Flea Market & Outdoor Bazaar. From toys and games to household items to special offers from local service providers, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone at the Bedford Historical Society Flea Market & Outdoor Bazaar.

The Bedford Historical Society also maintains a booth where you can make purchases to contribute to their charitable efforts. Purchase items from the gift shop, or buy a copy of the Images of America book “Bedford and Bedford Township” to help support the historical society’s programs for the next year.

Are food and drink available at the Flea Market & Outdoor Bazaar?

Yes! We are happy to report that Curt’s Concessions will be back again this year, offering delicious food and drinks. If you make a day of your time at the Flea Market & Outdoor Bazaar, simply stop by Curt’s Concessions for lunch to see what’s on offer.

More To Come From the Bedford Historical Society

The Historical Society Flea Market & Outdoor Bazaar is not the only way the Bedford Historical Society provides for Bedford residents. Other fun events on the calendar after the Flea Market & Bazaar include:

  • Autumn Speaker Series: Every second Saturday of the month from September through November, the Historical Society hosts its Autumn Speaker Series at Walton Hills. At each event, expert speakers provide engaging and educational talks so you can have a great time and leave knowing something new and exciting.
  • Halloween Fun: The historical society goes all out in October. In addition to debuting the Scarecrows on the Common Contest, the Society will host Saturday spirit walks, a Halloween fancy dress carnival and ball, and trick-or-treating at the museum.
  • The Holiday Tree Lighting: The holiday season is the time for coming together and enjoying the company of others within your community. It kicks off again this year with the annual tree lighting, so come out and take in the sights with your family and other Bedford residents.

Connect With Bedford’s History With the Bedford Auto Mile

North Coast Auto Mall of Bedford is a proud part of the historic Bedford community located on the memorable Bedford Auto Mile, and we’re enthusiastic supporters of the Bedford Historical Society’s efforts. Are you as excited as we are about this year’s Bedford Historical Society Flea Market & Outdoor Bazaar and the other wonderful events put on by the Historical Society? We’d love for you to contact us to let us know about other Bedford historical events and the best our area has to offer. We can’t wait to see you at the flea market this year!

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