Last Saturday the 22nd Kelly and I went up the Markets at Shrewsbury. It is about 35-40 minutes away from my house North on 83 just across the Pennsylvania border. We had seen it when driving back from Dan's wedding and wanted to visit. When we got there we first walked around the outdoor show space of their sheds, barns, guest houses and gazebos. I would definitely like to get one of their gazebos to go in the gravel spot in my back yard. Just need to save up to afford it later.
We then went into the first building which was a store of various home items. It had things ranging from shelves to carpets and mats to lamps. It had all sorts of items. The one thing that was surprising was the amount of stuff that was imported, mostly from India. It just didn't seem very Amish to import items.
The second half of first building is more of a permanent flea market. This section had two types of items in it. One was various food markets with things from produce to seafood and baked goods. The other half of the stores were random trinkets and seemed like a true flea market. There were shops that sold NASCAR memorabilia, some that sold dolls and others that just had boxes of junk. We got some baked goods that looked good and then some produce for a party on Sunday.
The second building was basically a furniture store. The store had all sorts of furniture from bedroom to living room and chairs. There was a really cool corner booth that I liked. I am not sure where I would put it, but it was cool. There were some nice bedroom sets as well. Of course none of it is cheap.
The markets weren't quite what we expected but were nice. It is difficult to resolve the whole Amish thing and some of the stuff happening there.