SOUTH COLTON -- The fifth flea market at the pavilion on Sugar Bush Lane is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Garage and yard sales will be held throughout town on Saturday and Sunday, and other events will attract visitors.
Signs will be posted at the corner of State Rt. 56 and Sugar Bush Lane to direct people to the pavilion. Overflow space will be in the town’s Community Center along Sugar Bush Lane.
Food and drinks will be available to purchase throughout the day from the Colton-Pierrepont Senior Racqueteers and the Colt’s Pride Booster Club. Bathroom facilities will be open to the public.
Vendors of antiques, collectibles, arts, crafts, local wares and more will be on hand. This year the proceeds support the town’s summer music series.
The town’s Tourism & Beautification Committee also will have tables at the flea market with brochures, maps and products to sell. And they will manage a silent auction benefitting the town’s summer music series. Anyone wishing to donate items for the auction also should contact Judy Brassard.
During the weekend the Racquette Valley Fish & Game Club is planning to have a flea market and craft fair at its facility at 233 Cold Brook Drive in South Colton on Saturday and Sunday. Also they will have a pig roast on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.
Maps showing locations of weekend sales throughout town are being developed including sites of the two flea markets plus individual garage and yard sales. The maps will be available at the Town Office on Main Street on Thursday and Friday as well as at the two information centers. The Colton Information Center at Stone Valley is in the museum on Main Street; and the Raquette River Information Center is on Rt. 56 in South Colton across from the post office. On Saturday shoppers also can pick up maps at the Tourism & Beautification Committee’s table in the pavilion.
Other events around town during the weekend include an independently organized Pirates Weekend on the river at Higley Flow. And the 53rd Annual Goldenaires’ Barbershop Show will take place Saturday, July 26 at Colton-Pierrepont Central School starting at 7:30 p.m.