June 16, 2016
For use: Immediate
Finney County Historical Society
Contact: Steve Quakenbush, 620-272-3664



Southwest Kansans with gently used items to dispose of should contact or visit the Finney County Historical Society, which is still accepting gently used items for the patio sale planned during the Seventh Annual Flea Market Festival of Antiques, Collectibles, Art and Crafts.

The festival is set for 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 9 outside the Finney County Museum in Lee Richardson Zoo, and it includes a sale of donated goods on the museum’s south patio, with proceeds going to support exhibits, research, education and preservation.

Housewares, dishes, lamps, games, toys, tools, art, furniture, holiday and decorative items, kitchen and other appliances, bicycles, sports or exercise equipment, electronics, DVDs, bags, purses, bedding, and most other clean garage sale objects in good condition are welcome. The only things the sale can’t use are shoes, clothing, books or televisions that pre-date the flat screen era.

Donations may be taken to the north entrance of the museum at 403 S. Fourth in Finnup Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Information is available at 620-272-3664, and pick-up may be arranged if necessary.

The festival will also feature 50 to 60 vendor booth spaces in the grass and trees south of the museum, offering antiques, collectibles, handcrafts, woodworking, jewelry, furniture, cosmetics, art, food and a wide range of additional items. Family, individual or commercial vendors may still make booth space reservations, while available. Vendor packets may be picked up at the museum.

The event is taking place in cooperation with the Jungle Run car show at Lee Richardson Zoo, and with support from the Finney County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.