I have to admit that I've been to this flea market many, many times in the past, dating back to the early 70's. There's just something fun about looking to discover a great find there.

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Shady Hollow Flea Market has grown over the decades and the latest owner, Chad Stenerson, has done a great job building it up to one of the largest flea markets in Minnesota.

Shady Hollow Flea market is located about 8 miles south of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, just about a quarter mile south of the We Fest grounds.

Every day that Shady Hollow is open you'll find around 100 vendors on the grounds. This flea market has been a mainstay for about 52 years and getting better every year. What's nice is that it's absolutely free to go and parking is free, also.

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Shady Hollow is open during the warmer months in Minnesota, every Saturday and Sunday, June through August and, of course, those 3 day weekends during the summer. Even some September dates, they are known to be open.

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Besides vintage clothing, collectables and antiques you'll also find prepared food and drinks, farm fresh produce and even live entertainment.

Every year there is a guy there that sells repurposed Tommy Bahama shirts. If you know me, you know that's all I wear in the summer months. I can pick up Tommy Bahama shirts for $20 to $25 that new would cost around $175. That's a great deal.

No matter what you are looking for, you'll probably find it at Shady Hollow this summer. Located in the beautiful lake country of the Detroit Lakes area, about 2 hours from St Cloud but definitely worth the drive.

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