Spirit of St. Louis – Pick Your Charity, Pick Your Car

Find the best deals and parking at The Gypsy Caravan

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(Rebecca Roberts, Fox 2)

ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – The 43rd Annual Gypsy Caravan opened today at the St. Charles Family Arena.

The event will feature vendors from all over the metro area offering great deals on home decor, plants, even gifts for plants. There will also be food and music at the massive market, part of which is outdoors with other deals being found inside the arena.

For the first time, the caravan moved to the St. Charles Family Arena in 2014. Traffic was backed up for miles and on the Blanchette Bridge as organizers struggled to direct traffic into the arena. This year, planners are offering several off-site parking areas along with shuttles to the vendor area. Drivers are encouraged to visit http://www.Twitter/slsogypsy and check out #GypsyParking for parking updates.

The Gypsy Caravan helps raise money for the St. Louis Symphony’s Education Concerts for area school children.

Kim Hudson spent the morning scoping out various vendors and businesses for the Fox 9 A.M. Show. We’ve got each of those segments below:

Jeff Stanley with Cosmic Dyes (located at booths A15 and A16)

Antique salesman Pat Knnealy

Papa Dan with Old Sarge's Jerky Hut (booths A8 and A9)

Tom Davis of Tom's Fire Pits (booth G15)

Steve Cori of Classic Red Hots Catering (located near Gate 2)

Kevin Blake with Blue Moose Sweet Shoppe (near Gate 1)

Military antiques vendor Allen Wilson (indoor booth 89)