The town of Ladson is located north of North Charleston, south of Summerville and east of SC 78. Ladson's Exchange Park is a large event center that draws crowds from all three counties and beyond. The Coastal Carolina Fair is held each October and is very well-known and attended. The broad-based appeal of this 10-day multi-dimensional extravaganza brings special attention to the city each year. Just a little ways from Exchange Park is another must-see in Ladson – the weekend flea market which is a favorite place to visit for bargain hunters. The entire market is more than 40 acres large, with more than 1000 vendors, making it one of the biggest in the Southeast.