One of Missouri's longest running flea markets, with 85 acres of deals and eclectic finds, is underway in Knox County, Missouri.

The Rutledge Flea Market started this morning, Friday Oct. 9. Today's market wraps up with an auction at 5:00 p.m. The 300-plus booths open for business on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7:00 a.m., with a live auction at 1:00 p.m.

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These huge, rambling flea markets happen once a month in Rutledge. The first was back in 1948. They draw hundreds of buyers and browsers who just want to see what this spectacle is all about. There is even a campground on site for people who want to make a weekend out of it.

According to the Rutledge Flea Market Facebook page:

"Many of the items for sale at Rutledge Flea Market capture the culture and history of the Midwest. There are plenty of antiques, from furniture to ornaments, as well as pieces of art, hand-craft stalls, vintage book collections, toys, gardening tools and furnishings, and a whole load of guns. This market is also well known for its dog breeders, and many people come here specifically to find the next family pet or working dog."

Food booths are also a huge draw at the flea market, with massive tenderloins, kettle corn and fresh-baked goods being among the popular favorites.

The Rutledge Flea Market is located on State Hwy V in Rutledge, MO. Take RT M south from Rutledge to RT V east 1 ½ miles. Parking is free on Friday and Saturday parking is $2 a car load.