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Rhoda’s Flea Market: Where Treasures and Traditions Unite

Gems Aplenty

Rhoda's Flea Market, in the heart of Saint John is a bustling hub of commerce and community spirit. Established in 1975 by Joe and Rhoda Boyce, this market has grown into a beloved part of the city's fabric, offering a unique blend of shopping, socializing, and entrepreneurial spirit.


A Family Legacy Preserved

At the helm of Rhoda's Flea Market are its founders, Joe and Rhoda Boyce. Their dedication has kept this family-run business thriving for decades. As pillars of the community, they've fostered a space that's more than just a market - it's a place where memories are made, and traditions are kept alive.


Weekly Gatherings at Exhibition Park

Every Sunday, the Exhibition Park at 37 McAllister Drive transforms into a vibrant marketplace. From 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, vendors and visitors alike converge to experience the lively atmosphere. It's not just about the goods on sale; it's about the experience - the buzz of conversation, the excitement of finding a hidden treasure, and the joy of community connection.


A Melting Pot of Vendors

Rhoda's isn't just a market; it's a launching pad for local entrepreneurs and a treasure trove for bargain hunters. Regular and new vendors showcase everything from crafts to household items, attracting a diverse crowd. Whether it's a local artisan starting a business or someone decluttering their home, the market offers a platform for all.


Affordable and Accessible

With an admission fee of just $2.00 (free for children under 12), Rhoda's is an affordable outing for families and individuals alike. Vendor fees are equally reasonable, encouraging a wide variety of sellers to participate. This accessibility is key to Rhoda's enduring popularity and its role as a community cornerstone.


Special Events and Craft Shows

Beyond the weekly market, Rhoda's organizes two significant craft shows annually - the Pioneer Market at Brunswick Square and the Christmas Market at the TD Station. These events are much anticipated, drawing crowds for their handmade crafts, local goodies, and festive atmosphere.


More Than a Market

Rhoda's Flea Market transcends the concept of a traditional flea market. It's a place where people from all walks of life gather to share stories, laugh, and connect. It represents the heart and soul of Saint John, a testament to the city's community-focused spirit. As Rhoda's Flea Market continues to flourish, it stands as a symbol of Saint John's resilience and communal bond. It's not just a market; it's a weekly celebration of local culture, commerce, and community - a tradition that proudly continues to bring the people of Saint John together.


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