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Monthly ‘Flemington Flea’ Kicks off Sunday, June 10
– Town-wide Celebration Includes Live Music and ‘American Bandstand’ Headliner Frank McDade –

FLEMINGTON, N.J. – Flemington Flea, a new monthly event for people who enjoy browsing for antiques, collectibles and special finds, will launch Sunday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cover Main Street as well as the Stangl Road complex.

Antique and flea market dealers from around the region will display their wares throughout this 1-square-mile town while musicians serenade visitors and local stores conduct sidewalk sales.

In addition, Jack McDade, a Philly-born crooner who was the first musical guest on “American Bandstand,” a hit 1950s TV show, will be signing autographs at the Forge Marketplace for a $2 donation to charity while restaurants offer three meals and brunch for anyone who wants to make an all-day trek out of sidewalk browsing.

Flemington Flea is designed to add another layer of adventure to a community that is revitalizing itself as a destination spot for visitors from around the region. With six antique shops and auction houses, as well as a monthly flea market at Forge Marketplace, Flemington is already becoming known as a center for antiques and collectibles, but this may be the first time an entire town is the backdrop for professional vendors from the flea market circuit, along with local sidewalk sales and live musicians.

“Flemington Flea will be a destination experience for people who want to treasure hunt while strolling our historic streets and enjoying a meal along the way,” said Ann Meredith, Executive Director of Flemington Community Partnership. “Most flea markets are at one location but ours is town-wide, which will make this a truly unique and fun experience.”

Nikki Gill, owner of Camp Flemington Antiques, helped organize the vendors and will be opening the parking lot behind her store for large items and eclectic and vintage flea market finds. She said visitors need to sample all five flea market destinations in town to see the wide variety of selections available, including rustic, modern, industrial, architectural, cottage and collectibles.

“We will have something for everyone,” she said. “Our goal is to have great stuff at great prices.” She added, “This is also a good time for Flemington to sponsor a flea market for Hunterdon and the surrounding areas because so many people are interested in upcycling and repurposing older items.”

Flemington Flea will be repeated on the second Sunday of each month through early fall, on July 8, August 12, September 9 and October 14, with rain dates the following Sundays. The vendor locations are Teaberry’s Tea Room, 2 Main Street; Camp Flemington Antiques, 78 Main Street; Flemington Filling Station, Main and William streets; Forge Marketplace at Stangl Factory, 2 Stangl Road, and N’Joy Yourself, 50 Stangl Road.

The Flemington Community Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a thriving business community for all to enjoy. For more information, visit exploreflemington.com .
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Camp Flemington Antiques at 78 Main Street is one of five locations for Flemington Flea, which will be held the second Sunday of the month from June 10 to October 14. The Spring Street lot behind Camp Flemington will host antique dealers with large items and eclectic vintage finds. Photo courtesy of Flemington Community Partnership.