Thursday, February 25, 2016


Service dogs are allowed at Wolff's Flea Markets and all public places. 

We do not allow other pets or animals at the market. Please leave your pets at home and not in your vehicle as temperatures can reach dangerous extremes.


"Many people with disabilities use a service animal in order to fully participate in everyday life. Dogs can be trained to perform many important tasks to assist people with disabilities, such as providing stability for a person who has difficulty walking, picking up items for a person who uses a wheelchair, preventing a child with autism from wandering away, or alerting a person who has hearing loss when someone is approaching from behind."

SERVICE DOGS: By law service dogs are allowed in the market. If staff does not know if dog is a service animal, they are allowed to ask two questions. Person needs to answer both questions. 
  1. Is the dog a service animal required  because of a disability? 
                                     Yes: allow entry    No: deny entry or call manager

      2. What work or task has the dog been trained to perform? 

                           Gives answer: allow entry     No answer/refuses: call manager
  • Staff are not allowed to request papers for the dog, require dog to demonstrate its task, or ask about the the person's disability
  • Dog is not required to wear a special vest, patch or harness
  • Dog may be any breed or size
  • Staff will announce briefly on walkie that they have cleared a service dog’s entry and describe the dog and person
  • Call manager immediately with questions or issues
  • Customers or vendors with questions about this policy can call 847-524-9590 or go to: Service dogs come in all shapes and sizes

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Counterfeit Merchandise Identification: Embroidery

By Sharon Wolff

Examples of embroidery that will assist any novice in determining if an item is real or fake.
From "26 Flaws & Counting" National Flea Market Association Conference 2016.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wolff's Flea Market 25th Anniversary 2016 #wolff25

                       #wolff25 CONTEST 
Collecting 25 years of flea market memories 

  • Share your memories! 
  • We will combine your entries to create a special presentation
  • Email to with the subject, “#wolff25”
  • Attach photos if you have them and if you want them to go public 
  • Or, print and bring this form to:

Wolff's Flea Market
1775 N. Rand Rd.
Palatine, IL 60074

You will also be entered to win 1 of 25 prizes!
Drawing held November 2016 

I met my true love at Wolff's Flea Market
My child learned how to count to 7 at Wolff's Flea Market
I bought my first pair of socks at Wolff's Flea Market