So we thought we would try out the Hayward Flea Market! Hayward is a small town up north in Northern Wisconsin that is very touristy in the summertime. They have flea market every Monday in the summer. We thought we would pack up our truck and try it out. Hayward is about 2 hours away from Eau Claire, so that meant we had to get up at 3:30am! (We are not morning people, so that must mean we really like flea markets, lol). We got on the road around 4am and headed to Hayward. We got to watch the sun rise (I guess that is a perk when you get up at 3:30am, lol). We also saw a bear and deer. We got there about 6:15 and set up. Everyone was really nice to the "new girls on the block", lol. It was pretty hot that day, of course we didn't bring an umbrella or tent to block the sun out, but we had a very nice neighbor that came prepared and let us use an umbrella! So overall it was a great day!!!
It was bigger than we thought. There is about 80 venders total. There was a ton of people, we didn't know what to except, especially for a Monday. We will definitely be back to sell and shop. There is a mix of antiques/vintage and new, crafty items. If you are looking for a day trip, I would recommend heading up to Hayward. It's a pretty drive and when you are done with the flea market, you can head into town and get some yummy fudge at the candy shop Hayward is known for!
Our sun rise!
Our Set up for the day!
Our next adventure is Oronoco, MN in August for Gold Rush Days!