After having to postpone the official opening of the new Reno Trade Days flea market due to COVID 19, today is the day they could swing the gates open for vendors and treasure hunters alike.
Randy and Kristi Boren, who own and created the Reno Trade Days, are keen to offer the same flea market experiences seen at the famous Canton Trade days, just a lot closer to home for locals to enjoy.
The Boren’s purchased the Paris Dragstrip in 2016 with the Trade Days in mind to develop. The initial goal from the start was to race three weekends, and the fourth would see the grounds transformed into a Trade Days market.
“With the race track being over 55-years old, there were a lot of updates that needed to take place before it was “race ready” now that the Dragstrip is going strong, they can focus on getting the Trade Days going,” said Leah Harding, daughter of Randy and Kristi.
Reno Trade Days will differ slightly from other markets as they begin to create their own unique experiences for locals.
“The unique vending items our vendors are bringing to the area. We will be open every fourth Monday weekend, Friday-Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m,” she explained.
Now, finally, open for locals to enjoy, there are plenty of vendors on site with homemade goods, crafts, jewelry, bric a brac items, and antiques on display.
Local creator and owner of Decor and More, Chelsea Harvey, said that she was excited the trade days were finally open for locals to come and shop at.
“We’ve been prepared since we signed on as a vendor at the beginning of the year,” she said.
Adding that she’s already seen plenty of flea market goers attend and purchase, some even placing custom orders for her decor designs.
Even with expected rain, the sun has broken through the clouds today, making it the perfect time to head down to markets and find a treasure perfect for your home.
Reno Trade Days are located at the Reno Drag Strip at 4417 U.S. Highway 82 East in Reno.