Wheaton Illinois Haunted Halloween Flea Market
Saturday October 21st, 2017!
3pm to Midnight / $7 (admission) . Children 12 and under are free.
TICKETS SOLD AT THE GATE!
2017 Haunted Halloween Flea Market Guests To Be Announced!
*Unauthorized Commercial Photography Is Prohibited During Zurko Promotions Wheaton Haunted Halloween Flea Market*
The Wheaton All Night Flea Market (TM) is a Federal Trademark registered by Zurko Promotions
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DuPage County Fairgrounds
2015 Manchester Road
Wheaton, IL 60187 United States
DuPage County Fairgrounds
Shawano, WI 54166
By Jack Kelly The Antique Trader
“This is more of a ‘happening’ than just shopping experience,” said one visitor as she entered the DuPage County Fairgrounds for the First Annual Wheaton, Ill., Haunted Halloween All-Niter Market Oct. 29, 2011.
Promoter Bob Zurko pulled out all the stops as he offered a fairgrounds full of vendors with collectable goodies along with a varied schedule of attractions including a costume ball, live bands, hay rides, a beer garden, a pumpkin carving contest, a costume contest, an autograph table stocked with movie/TV stars and WWF wrestlers.
Many shoppers and vendors were dressed for the event, with witches, goblins, ghouls and zombies roaming the fairgrounds. It was the first time setting up at Wheaton for Katheryn Burgess, who – dressed like a black cat – traveled nearly 10 hours from Ely, Minn.
Many stopped to admire her 1910 Roseville Mostique jardinière and pedestal set, priced at $900, while others rested in her refinished 1870s mahogany Merklin twist chair with brass lion’s heads on top-end pieces, priced at $795. She said the chair was rescued from a farmhouse by her father, who stripped six different colors from the unusual piece.
Another first-time-dealer was Jerry Runge of Rockford, Ill., who offered an oddball early 1900s cast iron 8-foot-tall railroad whistle-stop-post sign that he estimated weighed “200 to 250 pounds.” It was found an estate sale and offered at the show for $900. The dealer also offered a 1930s machinist toolbox that he said “opened like a puzzle” with multiple intertlocking trays. “I’ve seen lots of toolboxes but never one like this,” Runge said as he attached a price tag of $150.
Youngsters did a double-take as they passed the booth of Casey Lewandowski of Berwyn, Ill., because the vendor was dressed in a full Santa Clause outfit including a long white beard. The youngsters checked out his table full of collectable 1950s cap guns bargain priced from $12 to $17 each. Adults looked over a selection of more than 200 both sterling silver and silver plate items offered by “Santa.”
It was a short drive to the fairgrounds for Randy Meyers of nearby West Chicago, Ill., who said, “Refurbishing is my life.”
The dealer pointed with pride to a 28-inch-square ceramic tile top table that was constructed with a cast iron 1950s base. The table top was framed with mahogany trim once used as hand rails in a turn of century Chicago mansion. The “new-old” piece could taken home for $200. “I try to monopolize on different stuff,” he said, while also showing a 1960s solid teak 24-inch-tall stool shaped like a human foot.
Costume jewelry filled the booth of Ann Bemis of Fort Atkinson, Wis. She said her favorites included a 3 ½-inch blue rhinestone brooch with three-color aurora borealis stones for $40 and a 16-inch malachite necklace for $30. Bemis said she was a regular dealer at the Zurko Promotions Grays Lake Ill. Market held the second Sunday of each month “and Saturday before.”
Vintage jewelry dealer Andrea Brooks of Schaumburg, Ill., said, “I’m always at Wheaton,” adding with a chuckle, “sometimes I think I live here.” Her selection of “sparkling things” from the 1950s and ‘60s are priced at $10 to $50 each. She also had a 1950s Stetson men’s hat for $24.
Those with a taste for more expensive collectable timepieces were drawn to the booth of Chicago watch dealer Richard Ellison. Pocket watch collectors checked out his 21-jewel 1928 Elgin railroad timepiece for $335. Still others were drawn to a 1910 salesman’s sample 21-jewel Hamilton pocket watch with visible mechanical works priced at $380.
Some came to the big event in costume, while others just enjoyed watching others. Janice Sloan, who recently moved to Chicago from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., with 7-year-old daughter Makenzie said, “We just came to look, but I collect antique jewelry and like what I’ve seen so far.” Makenzie was a successful shopper, purchasing some antique feathers.
As the show closed at the strike of midnight, under giant floodlights, show promoter Bob Zurko beamed and said, “Awesome,” adding, “It was one of our best crowds to date and many said it was a real scary fun time.”
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Wheaton Illinois Haunted Halloween Flea Market Guests
Steve R. TrentLive music by Steve R. Trent! Rockabilly, Roots Rock, and Country Blues!
The half-sasquatch, half-robot, half-filmmaker from Muskegon, Michigan, “Sascratch” (aka Thomas Berdinski) returns from hibernation to another AWESOME Wheaton Haunted Halloween Flea Market! Best known for his comic-horror homage to Lucio Fulci films, “The Italian Zombie Movie”, Thomas has made features and short films and composed the music for several films including “Dawn of Dracula”, “Tailypo”, “Post Mortem America 2021” and the upcoming horror thriller “Monsters Among Men”. He is currently directing a new giant rubber monster movie starring his alter-ego “Sascratch”. Come see him for his movies, indie movies by many of his friends and crazy rare DVDs.
il diretto of The Italian Zombie Movie Parts 1 & 2
FACEBOOK: Thomas Berdinski
FACEBOOK: The Italian Zombie Movie
FACEBOOK: The Giant Rubber Monster Movie
FACEBOOK: Noirmageddon – A Mark Anvil Thriller
FACEBOOK: House with a Morgue
MYSPACE: Thomas Berdinski
Jill JanosekHoop Entertainment with Jill Janosek
Photo above of Deadgar Winter and Deadgar’s Dark Coffin Classics taken by Zurko Promotions Photographer – Copyright 2016 Zurko Promotions.
Deadgar Winter is the host of Deadgar’s Dark Coffin Classics Horror and Sci-Fi film review on local cable channel 14 in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Blending Rock with Steampunk to become the First SteamRock Band in the Country. Szilenze’s ecletic music is as diverse as the performers, hard and driving one moment and whimsical the next with influences from Black Sabbath, Chevelle, Sevendust, Kiss and others. Making bold statements with their songs, such as Shut Up & Listen, Take This Life, Dear John, Nothing Left to Say and more, Szilenze isn’t afraid to deliver a message that comes right from the heart and speaks to the human condition. Themes of love, loss, hope, anger and acceptance are recurring and speak to everyone on one level or another. Szilenze is truly entertaining! Join them on their journey of fantasy, fun, frivolity to become STEAMROCKED! Szilenze building SteamRock one fan at a time.
LILA LUCY is a published Pinup from Chicago. She has worked with amazing photographers from all over the country as well as Europe. Her love for vintage lifestyle has lead her on her journey to spread the love for Pinup to all women. She loves to smile and enjoys meeting new people. You can always spot her at antique stores looking for more treasures to add to her collection or checking out all the amazing Hot Rods at car shows.
Becca Whitaker is a pinup artist/ illustrator/ pop culture junkie. When she is not traveling the universe with the ninth Doctor she is a staff artist for Bachelor Pad Magazine. She is also the illustrator of Tommy Frasier & the Planet of the Slugs.
The World of the Weird Monster Show is a sketch comedy/horror host television program which has been scaring laughs out of Chicagoland residents since Halloween night 2004. Starring Undead Johnny, the WOWMS follows the activities of the misfits who make up the Channel 666 staff while showcasing classic (and not-so-classic) horror and other genre films. The World of the Weird Monster Show made it’s broadcast debut on Halloween Night, 2004. It can be seen Friday Nights at 11pm on Comcast Cable in Chicagoland, and 24/7 on YouTube!
The Age of the Geeks
The Age of the Geeks (AoG) is a Cosplay Group out of Chicago Illinois. It was established when creator Rob Fury met with two friends, Ken Seli and Nikki Moscinski, at a house party thrown by Fury and that sparked the formation of the group. It extended to add Samuel Meadows, Rudy Hernandez and Alessandra Foley to create the 6 person team that started throwing “Geek Culture” events in the Chicago area gathering over 150+ people to each event.
Currently, AoG are now 14 members strong
(Christine Diep, Josef Benjamin Lim, June Rivas, Nick Jakus, Jesse Alcozer, Rick Maurer, Jenny Hale) with Graphic Designer Chris Ross, AoG Lifestyle Manager Waylon Chao. AoG hopes to expand to have members from coast to coast and host events that will be talked about by everyone in the years to come!
Dave "Elvis" Ehlert
Dave “Elvis” Ehlert has been performing as the “King” since 1965, that’s 12 years BEFORE Elvis died. He has portrayed Elvis on stage during the terms of NINE U.S. PRESIDENTS!
His voice has been considered the closest to Elvis by even
Presidents of Elvis Fan Clubs.
Check out the audio samples below and hear for yourself!
50’s era Fame and Fortune
50’s era Don’t Leave Me Now
60’s era Anything That’s Part of You
60’s era You Don’t Know Me
70’s era Always on My Mind
70’s era Something
Elvis Country Style Take Good Care of Her
Elvis Country Style There Goes My Everything
Very few singers can match the power that Elvis had.
Check out Dave’s versions of these two powerful Elvis Songs
CRASHLAND will not be performing at the Haunted Flea Market, they will just be on hand to greet guests.