Another Randolph Street Market Festival is being held this weekend. If you’ve been been this year or ever, you owe it to yourself to get out there as this is the last outdoor Randolph Street Market until May 2014.
September 28th and 29th, 10 AM to 5 PM.
1340 W. Washington Plumbers Hall. Admission is $8 in advance or $10 at the gate.
Wikipedia has a good article on the Randolph Street Market.
quote: “The market has been compared to New York’s Chelsea Flea Market, London’s Portobello market, and the Paris market at Porte de Clignancourt”.
quote: “Clothing, jewelry, furniture, brickabrack, plus live music, food, & liquid libations abound!”
note: A number of reviewers recommend negotiating on prices e.g. if $30 for something seems too much for you, offer $15. Maybe walk away with it for $20. Also, a number of people mention getting discount tickets from LivingSocial or Groupon, although I don’t see anything at the moment. However there are discount tickets e.g. 3 for 2 on the Randolph Street Market web site.
Speaking of discounts, you can also get into the last two hours on Sunday for free! That might also be the best time to haggle, when vendors would rather not pack up and take unsold merchandise home.
Sixteen page “Summer Season Guide” (May-September 2013) (wait for it to load)
note: Includes floor plan, printed FAQ, and articles.
Hope this helps someone and if there’s anything you’d like to add, please comment below!