Old Town Flea Market 2023

Photo Destiny De La Cruz, Clovis Roundup

November 4, 2023 – The Old Town Flea Market showcases the inventiveness, artistry, and resourcefulness of local creators.

This year, the Fall Market fell on the weekend of November 4th through 5th. They started in 2013 and they have over doubled in vendor size since then.

According to their website (oldtownflea.com), “What began as a way to connect the creatives and community of Clovis has expanded to encompass the best of the Central Valley’s artisans.”

Their website includes a very useful vendor map so you can see what vendors are going to be there, and where you can find them.

At the event, there is even a holding area for items that you have purchased, which is incredibly useful for those who want to continue enjoying the event without their hands full.

There was an incredible variety of vendors present. Fresno T.N.R. (Trap – Neuter – Return) had a booth selling cat-inspired jewelry. By purchasing a pair of their kitty earrings, one of their necklaces, or donating, you can help cats in Fresno and Clovis. 

The goal of Fresno T.N.R. is to “alleviate suffering in the Feral Cat population by means of education and T.N.R.Our intent is to be available, when possible, to assist individuals and businesses with sterilization for community and domestic cats.”

A very popular vendor was Make Pie Not War. They had a line of people waiting to get a “forever bracelet”, necklace, or anklet.

Alana Little of Make Pie Not War zapping a forever bracelet (Photo Destiny De La Cruz)

Owner & designer, Alana Little, “zaps” (welds) the ends of a metal chain together to create “forever jewelry”. Not only was this booth super popular, but the vendor space was also beautifully decorated.

Several food trucks were present and busy. The rodeo grounds were absolutely filled to the brim with vendors and attendees.

Some of the vendor offerings that were present included: woodworking, ceramics, vintage home goods, local-inspired sweatshirts, handmade playdough kits, topographic art pieces of local lakes, nut butters, and much, much more.

Congratulations to the event creators and all of the local vendors. The Old Town Flea Market continues to impress and expand with each passing year. We can’t wait to see you all at the next one.

Destiny De La Cruz is a budding journalist with a passion for photojournalism. As a Fresno State alumni, she earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication & Journalism, the Film & Media Arts option with a minor in Anthropology. She has an interest in all things film, food, literature & outdoors.