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Heather Steeves

mainetoday.com content producer Heather Steeves tries to do things that are fun -- and only things that are fun. So far that's included stilt walking, roller derby, cross-country road trips in her Saturn and digging through the Portland Press Herald archives for old photos of the state's most awkward Mainers.

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Posted: May 16, 2014

Shopping adventure: The Arundel Flea Market is open (slideshow)

Written by: Heather Steeves - staff writer - hsteeves@mainetoday.com

It opens when the first dealer sets up and it closes when the last seller packs it in. Every day.

“I got here late today,” one seller told me. “Around 7. I’ll get here early once the tourists come. That’s when we’ll open up the field.”

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See, the Arundel Flea Market (on Route 1, near Log Cabin Road) is open now, but it will be much more open in the next few weeks. On a given weekday last week, maybe 20 dealers set their treasures on long, wood tables. But there are fields of tables in the back that are empty. They’ll fill in soon, maybe this weekend, maybe in a few weeks.

It makes for a great weekend adventure. It’s about a 20-minute drive from Portland. If you’re not a serious flea shopper, show up on a weekend afternoon. The early birds will get the deals. Probably goes without saying, but always bring cash.

 

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