Going to garage sales and finding treasures is always fun, but there is something about a flea market that is special. One of the largest and oldest flea markets is a short drive from the Tri-States.

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Welcome to the Rutledge Flea Market, one of the bests that I have been to and love going to when I can. This flea market has everything from jewelry, to clothes, to food and sometimes animals, the Rutleagde Flea Market is one of the bests. The market covers 80 acres of land with hundreds of vendors which makes it one of the largest in the state of Missouri.

The market is open the second Friday and Saturday from March through October, however, it looks like that will have one last market on the first weekend in November. So this is your last month to get out and see this massive market this year. It's so big you can even rent a golf cart to see all the vendors or if you're brave enough make sure you wear the most comfortable shoes you have because you're going to need them for all the walking you will be doing.

I remember as a kid going to flea markets and bringing my piggyback with me just in case I saw something. You just never know what you will find and I love just spending the day at a flea market walking and seeing all the vendors, and with this market so close (just 15 minutes north from Hannibal) it's an easy place to get to. And you can say that you've been to one of the largest and oldest flea markets, for bragging purposes of course.

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