Events: Sutter Creek – Old Sutter Creek Flea Market2018-10-26T20:05:09+00:00

Sutter Creek Events

Old Sutter Creek Flea Market
Every 3rd Sunday of each month.

old sutter creek flea marketHeld at the Italian Picnic Grounds in Sutter Creek every 3rd Sunday, this flea market is the “ real deal”. Only vintage and antique merchandise is sold and this truly is like the old country flea markets we all remember. Come on out and find that special treasure.

  • Admission is $1.
  • Open from 6am to 2pm.
  • Vendor inquires at: oldsuttercreekfleamarket@gmail.com; call 209-267-8314 or visit Tigby Hill Vintage at 65 Main Street, Sutter Creek.

The Sutter Creek Flea Market is held every month of the year but will be canceled if it rains . Be sure to call or email for updates if weather is forecasting rain.

The Old Sutter Creek Flea Market is a new flea market for Northern California that offers a unique new outlet for dealers as well as independent sellers and members of the public. It also promises to be a popular activity for collectors, vintage enthusiasts and community members of all ages.

Amador County has long been known as one of Northern California’s best destinations for antiques and collectibles, but it has lacked an on-going local flea market like other surrounding communities have. Local business owner, Peter Torres, is about to change that. Torres is the co-owner of Tigby Hill Vintage in Sutter Creek and a veteran antique and memorabilia dealer with more than 30 years of experience in Southern California at the Pasadena City College Flea Market, The Rose Bowl Flea Market, the Long Beach Flea Market and The All American Collector Show.

He recalls the magic of walking into his very first flea market as a kid, “and when I walked down the aisle—I couldn’t believe the variety of items—vintage toys, bicycles—and I remember that everyone was having a good time.” His uncle owned a junk store, and when he was 8, he remembers sitting on the tailgate of his uncle’s truck. His uncle instructed him “If anyone tries to take anything, just start yelling.” Torres grins, “I would get a silver dollar and all the toys—I think that is why I still love vintage toys.”

Torres was surprised that Amador County didn’t have an established flea market when he and his wife Mary Panzarino (a professional mosaic artist and a dealer at The Agoura Antique Mart in Southern California) established their shop, Tigby Hill Vintage, in Sutter Creek. “Sutter Creek is the right venue, and Amador deserves a great monthly market.” Torres talked with fellow shop owners, dealers and collectors from across California, as well as folks at local yard sales. He also got feedback from visitors to their shop and at annual events like Dandelion Days and Trash-to-Treasures. His conversations convinced him that there is a need for a regular outlet for sellers, and plenty of locals eager to shop—along with a growing group of regional visitors looking for fun activities around which they can build regular trips to Amador County. “A flea market gives you a good old time feeling,” says Torres.

The Old Sutter Creek Flea Market, a Tigby Hill Vintage event, will be held on the third Sunday of each month at the Italian Picnic Grounds at 581 State Hwy 49, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. The market will be open to the public from 6am – 2pm. Admission for the public is $1 at the gate. The first market will be held on Sunday, September 17, and it already has a dynamic list of sellers lined up—from antiques and vintage collectibles to hand-crafted local products.

Booth fees for vendors start at $25 for a 10 ft x 20 ft booth space. New Products are not allowed. Vendor set up is between 5 – 6am.

For more information contact Peter Torres at 661-609-1464 or email oldsuttercreekfleamarket@gmail.com

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SUTTER CREEK CALIFORNIA

“Although John Sutter’s sawmill was about forty miles away, Sutter Creek is in the heart of the California Gold Country. Sutter made camp here, trying to avoid the gold rush crowds, but miners soon spilled in and made the town. Mining boomed and then faded…making way for today’s contagion: wine fever. In and around Sutter Creek you can mosey along sidewalks shaded by filigreed balconies.”  – New York Times 36 Hours

Yesterday & Today

The town derives it’s name Sutter Creek after John Sutter. Sutter as early as 1844, had in pursuit of timber, established whipsawing pits and an outdoor manufacturing business named Pine Woods. It was this area near the creek, which runs behind City Hall, that became the site of new and permanent settlement. It is told the settlement started because of a single tent raised there for miners to use on rainy Sundays when they could not get to Jackson or Drytown. Sutter Creek truly established itself permanently when Gold quartz was discovered in 1851 and the became a major supply center.

Among other notable historic landmarks like Knight Foundry and the nearby Kennedy Mine, visitors should take some time to enjoy the historic wine country surrounding Sutter Creek. Wine production in the area dates back one hundred fifty years, when pioneers seeking their fortunes in gold found the ideal climate for growing wine grapes. Today Amador County boasts over 25 wineries and is famous for its red Zinfandels.