As the sun comes up this Saturday so too will the tents and tarps at the Horseshoe Flea and Craft Market in Denver. By the time the gates open at 9am the parking lot at the Olinger Moore Chapel near 46th and Tennyson will be filled with 120 different vendors selling handmade arts and crafts of astonishing creativity and design. (Not to mention the food trucks that will be onsite to satisfy a different kind of desire). In fact the quality of the merchants featured at the Horseshoe Market is one of the elements which makes it one of the best flea markets in Denver, and one of my personal favorites. It’s not the kind of arts and craft market you go to and think, ‘That would be a hilarious gag gift for my cousin’s baby shower but no way I’m paying $20 for that.’ It’s the kind of craft market you go to and think, ‘I don’t even know anyone who’s pregnant but that is so damn cute I’m just going to buy it anyway because I know I’ll use it one day.’ Vendors selling goods at the summer market include Vogel Haus Vintage, The Real Dill and Clean Getaway (for a full list and to check out some of the merchandise pre-market check out the complete vendor list on the Horseshoe Market website).
The hands-on care this market receives from founder and director Amy Yetman, and her dedicated crew of staff and volunteers, is another reason Horseshoe Market is so special. Their mission to provide “exceptional handmade and vintage vendors a unique showcase for their goods and offer customers a chance to take home some of Denver’s and Colorado’s best, Lucky Finds” has been a success. Anyone who’s never been to the Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market I suggest you carve out some time this Saturday (July 12, 2014) from 9am-4pm because this seasonal market won’t come around again until the fall market on October 4. (This winter the holiday market, the only indoor Horseshoe Market, will be held on December 13 and 14, 2014).