Sep 28, 2017

The Grandstand

Toyota Grandstand Building
Bloomsburg Fair - Bloomsburg, PA
The grandstand seating for concerts is built into a large building with two long hallways where vendors have shops set up.  It's about the size of a small strip mall, and they sell all kinds of different oddities.  These days, I mostly limit myself to some candy and beef jerky, but I found lots of trading cards, t-shirts and things over the years when I was a kid.  I even got a Venus flytrap one year.

The shop in the last photo has been there every year since I started coming to the Fair.  They sell bootleg copies of shows on VHS and DVD that I'm assuming have gone into public domain.  The prices are pretty outrageous, but in the days before e-commerce in the 80's and 90's, you really couldn't find this stuff for sale in too many places.  I remember that my grandparents bought a Ma & Pa Kettle tape here when I was a kid.