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Markets and flea markets are back in the region


September is coming and during these last days of summer numerous fairs, markets and flea markets are hosted throughout the Community of Madrid. If you want to finalize your summer shopping, here are three events not to be missed:

Mercado de Motores

On September 11 and 12 the Railway Museum hosts a new edition of the Mercado de Motores, the most famous vintage market in Madrid. A fun event where there will be food, dancing, music and products to buy. The last of the season. 

Event involving designers, exhibitors of second-hand and vintage items, entrepreneurs, artisans and artists, who will work to decorate the days with their creations. It promises live music by DJ's, gastronomy and tastings, in addition to the leisure and shopping offer. The enclosure is surrounded by trains and will organize activities such as a fun karaoke, called "Kararocker'', or the Garden Train, designed for children.

The site has indoor spaces as well as an outdoor dining area. It also offers other services to improve the comfort of the attendees, such as a free locker service or dog care. Admission is free and can be purchased in advance through this link.


Lago Festival

On September 18 and 19 Lago Festival will take place, a new event and multidisciplinary meeting where there will be music, food, drink and exhibition of designer products to do some shopping. 

The festival will take place at the Casa de Campo Fairgrounds, on the Puerta del Ángel stage, from 11:00 to 23:30, times during which there will be concerts and DJs. A table will be assigned to attendees in the stage area. Within the Lago Fest there will also be a chill-out space where the stands of emerging designers will be located. 

Throughout the festival bars to serve drinks will be distributed, also several food trucks with different foods from around the world such as burgers, vegan food, molletes, hot dogs, etc.. After the summer vacations, this is a great plan to spend the weekend with friends. The festival offers different types of tickets that can be purchased at this link.


Planetary Producers Market

On September 5 and 19 the Mercado Municipal de Productores Planetario (Planetary Producers Market) will be held. As usual, on the first and third Sunday of each month, you will find in the market a wide range of seasonal food products and local products, with traditional flavors. Eat healthy, eat local!

There you can discover producers who offer their products personally, without intermediaries. The market wants to underline the importance of promoting this type of direct encounters, which reward the closeness between producers and consumers in urban environments, offering a quality product and a close treatment, a less standardized type of trade and a healthier food. 

To safeguard the environment, attendees are asked to use recyclable bags to carry their purchases. The market will be open from 10:00 to 15:00 h. on the roofs of Avenida del Planetario, on the corner of Meneses Street. 

Image credits: Mercadillos © José AS Reyes. Shutterstock