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Kyle Flea Market: A small civilization

This weekend I visited the Kyle flea market. After checking out the 4th flea here in San Marcos, I thought I’d also see what Kyle had to offer. The small town is only around 15 minutes away from where I live so it was no hassle at all. I had heard from some friends that it was not huge and very dense. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was excited nonetheless.

When I first arrived I was surprised by how big the area actually was. It was fairly contained, but I was expecting something a lot more quaint. The majority of the market is inside a big warehouse-like building. Outside there is a big lawn area where more vendors were able to set up shop. I began by looking around the outside booths and working my way inside.

Kyle flea market
Outdoor vendors





Nothing outside really caught my attention so I went inside where over 80 vendors were. The whole inside was like something out of a movie. All the shops were constructed out of various things like wood, tarp, doors and who knows what else. It reminded me of a post apocalyptic civilization and it was actually really cool. There was even a few small makeshift restaurants. The whole look and feel of the place won me over almost immediately. I found a vendor that specialized in retro technology and antiques like typewriters and old video cameras. If I had the money I would have bought everything.

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I ended up leaving empty-handed, but only because my funds could not allow for the things I wanted. However, I really enjoyed the market and I’d like to go back soon. Hopefully next time, I’ll be able to buy something.