Wichita flea market hits Century II


The Wichita flea market was at the Century II expo hall Saturday for citizens to come purchase items.

"There's just a little bit of everything here," said Kathryn Barube, an attendee of the flea market.

The flea market has taken place about every month since July of 2018 according to Jimmy Spillman, the event organizer. He said the public has come out in droves recently as well.

"We've set a record in attendance the last three shows," Spillman said.

Kathryn Barube said she attends flea markets regularly, and has attended the one in Wichita since it started. She only bought some DVD's at the time, but she said there is still plenty to look for.

"Texas ware, some Easter kind of decoration things and a good deal," she said.

She said she also looks for things to add to her collection at her home.

"I kind of have a small collection of oil cans out on my front porch and so I look for those," Barube said.

According to Barube the flea market holds contests that the customers can participate in for prizes. She said she won $50 for guessing the winner and the closest score for the 2019 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams. She said her first choice to spend it was at the flee market.

"It's kind of a fun thing to do and I just like looking at all the old stuff," she said.

Even children were there with their families buying items. Especially those dealing with sports.

"So I bought some football cards, like of Terrell Davis and stuff like that," said Bill Pierce, another flea market attendee.

The next flea market is scheduled for June 22-23 at the Century II expo hall. However, according to Jimmy Spillman, the flea market is moving to the Kansas Star Casino near Mulvane for the remainder of their dates.

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