BEAVER DAM (WKOW)-- The Dodge County flea market and craft fair went on as planned at the Dodge County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Vendors said there were more shoppers in attendance than in years past despite the pandemic.
"It's been really crazy," Vendor Heidi Antoni said. "This is the most amount of people I think we've ever seen at this kind of a market, and I've sold out of almost everything."
The business is just what these vendors needed.
"I've had so many comments today from vendors telling me how thankful they are," Volunteer and Vendor Coordinator Maggie Drewa said.
"I haven't worked since actually March 13th, so coming out and seeing people, and having a really good business day hopefully this is the start to something new this year," Vendor Kim Sieth said.
The fairgrounds had reminders set out to follow social distancing guidelines but made it the shoppers' discretion.
"For the most part, I haven't seen any issues," Antoni said. "There have definitely been people that have worn their masks and done that, but there's plenty of people that are fine with it and go without."
The flea market will run once a month through October benefitting more than just consumers. This flea market supports Frosty's Fosters Animal Rescue finding necessary homes for animals in the community.