I’m all for things that are dual-purpose. Like those pants that can zip off into shorts. Not the best example? Here’s a better one:

A venue that’s a drive-in movie theater by night, and a Flea Market by day (on Sundays, that is). Yes, it exists, and it’s right here in Hermon, Maine.

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I stopped by before work with the intention of a quick “hello” to my mom as she set up her booth, and ended up staying for over an hour perusing the aisles and chatting with vendors. What I thought was just a large rummage sale actually turned out to be a diverse spread of antiques, clothing, toys, plants, furniture, crafts, and artwork, flaunting unique hand-made items from woodwork to dog biscuits.

I was particularly impressed with a college student selling some out of this world spray paint art:

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You’ll find jewelry-makers, crocheters, collectors, hikers selling their gear, and just your average Joe-next-door parting with some household items. The welcoming, laidback atmosphere makes it a bargain-hunting experience that can’t be passed up. IMG_5120

The Flea Market runs 8-2pm on Sundays, and the tentative last date for the season is August 26th! Concessions are available throughout the day, and the event persists rain or shine. There’s a $1 entrance fee per vehicle if you just want to shop around. The vendor fee (if you want to set up your own booth) is $20 for the day. You can message the Bangor Drive-In on Facebook if you’re interested in selling your own creations or gently used items.

 

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Bangor Drive-In Website

 

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One thought on “This Drive-In Theater Isn’t Just for Movies

  1. SO happy we met! Love your website and took several of your suggestions. Continue living your life as you are. It took us 50+ years to figure out what you have already learned. Stay cool and can’t wait until our paths cross again.

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