Sparks Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market

2021 Show Dates    Spring Show: April 29 - May 2  |  Fall Show: September 2 - 5

2022 Show Dates    Spring Show: April 28 - May 1  |  Fall Show: September 1 - 4

2023 Show Dates    Spring Show: May 4 - May 7  |  Fall Show: August 31 - September 3

Booths open between 7 and 8 a.m. and close by 6 p.m.


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Welcome to the Sparks Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market

Sparks Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market features more than 500 dealers. So if you are searching for antiques and collectibles, this is the market for you. And get some great food while you are here!

Spring Show -- First Saturday and Sunday weekend in May and the preceding Thursday and Friday.
Fall Show -- Labor Day weekend and the preceding Thursday and Friday.

Sparks is a small town of about nine people (yes, we said 9.) But, twice a year, during Flea Market time, it soars to over 75,000! This bi-annual flea market has over 500 vendors and dealers selling everything from antiques to collectibles and everything in between. The large variety of content makes this a picker's dream. You can find antique tools, toys, furniture, and even some funky flea market finds. We have a show every spring and fall.  We are located about 30 miles west of St. Joseph, MO.


Parking

There is a variety of parking in and around the market.  The Sparks Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market maintains a four-acre parking area inside the market.

Caution:  The Kansas Highway Patrol does patrol the major highways intersecting the market. 
Obey the parking regulations on the paved highways.


Location

The Sparks Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market is located at North K-7 Highway and 240th Road

GPS Location: 1708 Freeport Rd, Highland, KS 66035
(Show Location Only -- This is NOT a mailing address.)

Click on map for larger view.

  • 23 miles West of St. Joseph, Missouri
  • 19 miles east of Hiawatha, Kansas
  • 24 miles north of Atchison, Kansas
  • 11 miles south of White Cloud

Lodging and Accommodations

Facilities are limited in the immediate area of the Sparks Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market.  Most guests find accommodations in St. Joseph, Missouri, or Atchison, Kansas.

  • St. Joseph Visitors Bureau -- https://stjomo.com/
  • Please Use Your Search Engine To Find The Current Directory For Hotels In Other Cities

There are two campgrounds here at the market that hold a total of 50 campers.  However,  they are not full hook ups -- only electricity.  Water and sewer hook ups are not available.  These sites are often full during the market and many of the sites do not allow you to leave until the market is over.



Vendor Information


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You're Invited to Join Us

Vendors will find various opportunities to present their products to one of the largest antique and collectibles markets in the Midwest. In addition to open area sites where you can pitch your own tent or park a truck*, the Sparks Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market has various covered areas, including trailers, houses, barns, lean-tos, and sheds where you can set up your booth during the show.

*Many sites do not allow for you to move your vehicle in and out during the show. If you desire a site that will enable you to come and go with your vehicle, please let us know on your application.

Reserving a Space

If you call to reserve a space, we must receive the Payment and Registration Form for the show within ten days, or your reservation will be canceled.

Renewing a Space

You must make a deposit at the preceding show and make full payment 45 days before the next show, or you will lose your space.

Kansas State Sales Tax

The Kansas Department of Revenue has asked that we make the following link available on our website to provide you with the proper form to report your sales tax receipts to the Kansas Department of Revenue: https://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/CTE-50.pdf (This form is good for all special events and shows in Kansas.)



Show Management

Sparks Antiques and Collectibles was founded by Ray Tackett and his wife Norma.  Today it is operated by Ed and Lynn Mez.

Ed and Lynn Mez
1510 Nemaha
Falls City, NE. 68355
402-304-2285

nanamez@sentco.net

Make Checks Payable to:
Sparks Flea Market
c/o Ed and Lynn Mez
1510 Nemaha
Falls City, NE  68355


Reservations and payment for guaranteed space must be received 45 days before each show.



Photo Gallery



Dedication

Ray and his wife Norma started the Sparks Flea Market in the early 1980s and oversaw its growth into one of the midwest's largest Antiques and Collectibles market.  Ray and Norma retired from active management of the show at the end of the Spring show in 2018.

Ray passed away a year later, in April 2019. However, Norma continues an active interest in the market and is still a familiar face at most of the shows.

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(Left) Photo collage presented to Ray and Norma at their retirement
from the Sparks Antiques and Collectibles Flea Market at the
Spring Show in 2018.

Ed Mez  |  1510 Nemaha  |  Falls City  NE 68355  |  402-304-2285  |  nanamez@sentco.net
Content copyright 2021. Ed Mez. All rights reserved