White Cloud, KS. Only one of the “10 best flea markets in the Nation”, according to McCall’s Magazine.
From the web site Legends of America,
White Cloud is not quite a “ghost,” as the population has maintained at about 200 for the last decade. However, it is easy to see that its prime is long past, as evidenced by the abandoned stores on Main Street and the “closed” signs hanging in the windows. Still, this quiet little town, seemingly unaffected by the passing of time, is a lovely place to visit and get away from the hassles of the city.
For two weekends each year, on the weekend that includes the 1st Sunday in May, and the weekend that includes the 1st Sunday in September, the streets of White Cloud are again busy. The small, near ghost town, is overwhelmed by visitors to the famous White Cloud Flea market, which has been named one of the “10 best flea markets in the Nation” by McCall’s magazine.
We are headed to White Cloud for a few hours’ worth of browsing, looking for treasure. Last year it was Sparks, KS, another enormous flea market, with vendors coming from all over the continental U.S. Although we have never attended the event at White Cloud, we are looking forward to the short trip with anticipation.