The flea and antiques market, excellently organized by Ilse and Kris, was a great success. Unfortunately, the organizers had to refuse many exhibitors. They also thought it was a shame, but full is full, gone is gone. The interest in participating in the flea market was unprecedented. Especially in the morning it was busy to very busy.
On Sunday morning, August 14, one by one, exhibitors spread out their merchandise early in the Molenbeekstraat, Poststraat and Houte. Everything you can think of. Just an ordered chaos. Soon in the morning people of all kinds show up. Looking for a rare (collection) piece. The flea market in Balegem attracted a large interested public. You can actually pick up a lot of useful stuff at the flea market. For a pinch. Many continue to enjoy browsing through the second-hand stuff or just strolling around. Second-hand stuff is often cooler than newfangled stuff, often better quality and you get an original piece that no one else has. Old things have a soul, they say a lot about the time in which they were designed. Many scour the market in search of items that they would like to give a second life. In addition to being a free haven for interesting bargains, the Bruisend Balegem flea market was again an atmospheric tradition in which treasure hunting, grabbering and haggling were central. Beautiful things for little money. At such a flea and antique market you can pick up all kinds of curiosities, valuables and nice gadgets in a relaxed way. Often the rule is, the more popular the better. The curious-nosed, the collector, the antique lover, the price-conscious, the snooper, the sniffer,… one by one they scoured the flea market. You could make real bargains. Bargaining is part of such a second-hand scavenger hunt. Ask how much something costs and say how much you want to give. Either it is good, or a middle ground is sought. It is always nice to see the bargain hunters who frantically hunt for rare (collectable) items, antiques, cool gadgets, toys, curiosities, … To do real bargains, you had to be there early. The flea and antiques market in Bruisend Balegem remains a must for lovers of second-hand items. Due to the corona crisis, more and more people are fan of flea markets. The Molenbeekstraat, Poststraat and Houte became the place to be for those looking for all kinds of trinkets. (mvdv, photos ddl)