Visitors Bureau Blog
Got an itch to scratch? Then you're bound to find something to satisfy it at the Raynham Flea — even if you're looking for nothing in particular. Fall is a great time to visit the Raynham Flea, New England's premier flea market and one of the largest anywhere. The Flea is more than just shopping — it's the thrill of negotiating your own bargain. "Bartering is quite alive," said Christine Kelley, Raynham Flea's General Manager. "Instead of dealing with Macy's, you're dealing with Mark!" Hundreds of vendors on over 10 acres offer up everything, new and gently used, from electronics and video games to gold and sterling jewelry to collectible bears, fishing tackle and antiques. And while you're shopping, you can get your jewelry or cell phone fixed. You might even find a suit of armor! "If you're looking for it, chances are we've got it," Kelley said. "And we always promise a fun time!"
In a land not very far away at all, there's a castle that's filled with dinosaurs, music and storytellers. It's the Children's Museum of Greater Fall River! "This is where children play and adults learn to play again," said Jo-Anne Sbrega, the museum's Executive Director. Each room in the museum is a different hands-on adventure. One minute you can be a paleontologist and another you can be a rock star. In the Dinosaur Room, you can dig for fossils, scale a climbing wall and explore a dinosaur cave. In Violet's Music Room, a classic children's book comes to life where children of all ages can put on their own show using the room's video and TV equipment. "The kids love Violet's Music Room, but it's especially fun to watch the parents and grandparents go up there and perform when nobody is looking," Sbrega said. "I think they are discovering their inner rock star!"