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Bargain-hunting galore at Harvard Flea Market – Oct. 6


HARVARD – The League of Women Voters of Harvard and the Harvard Schools Trust are pleased to announce the upcoming Harvard Flea Market to be held on Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the grounds of the Bromfield School (Rain date: Sunday, October 7). Parking and restrooms will be available. Admission is a $3 donation per person; a $1 donation per child ages 6 – 12 and adults ages 65 plus; and a $5 donation for early birds (before 9:00 a.m.).

Each year, several thousand bargain hunters attend this landmark event to select from a wide variety of items in over 170 booths, including antiques, vintage jewelry, Blu-ray DVDs and games, Henna tattoos, fossils and minerals, horse tack, coins, vintage postcards, collectibles, memorabilia, furniture, glass, household items, sports equipment, toys, clothing, farmer’s market items and more. Many nonprofits will be selling refreshments, including Thai and Spanish cuisine, the Lion’s Club hamburgers and hotdogs, and Pies on the Common at the Congregational Church Apple Festival.

“The tradition of the Harvard Flea Market is as vibrant today as it was over 40 years ago. But even the most honored traditions can be improved upon. This year we will ask visitors for their email addresses so we can begin using technology to update flea market fans on the latest event news,” said Chrissy Yoo, 2012 Harvard Flea Market Co-Chair.

This is the fifth consecutive year that the Harvard Schools Trust (HST) is co-sponsoring the flea market with the League of Women Voters of Harvard (LWV). All net proceeds from the Harvard Flea Market will be evenly split between the HST and LWV.

For more information on Harvard’s largest annual event, visit the website at or send an email There are a limited number of booth reservations available.

Directions to Harvard Flea Market: The Bromfield School, 14 Massachusetts Ave. (Route 111), Harvard, MA 01451 (Take Exit 38A off Route 2 or Exit 28 off I495)

About The Harvard Schools Trust – The Harvard Schools Trust ( was formed in 1989 as a 501(c)(3) charitable, exclusively educational organization to raise funds to supplement the curriculum and activities of the Harvard Public Schools ( The Trust has awarded over $500,000 in grants that have provided Harvard Elementary School and the Bromfield School with curriculum support, equipment, extra-curricular experiences, and professional development. The Trust is independent of all municipal and school boards and teacher organizations. It acts in harmony with the schools’ educational goals and is governed by a board of directors consisting of parents and community leaders. For more information on the Trust, email: info@harvardschoolstrust.orgor visit the website at

About The League of Women Voters – The League of Women Voters of Harvard (, established in 1950, is a local branch of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and the League of Women Voters of the United States. It is a non-partisan, multi-issue, grassroots organization whose mission is to encourage informed and active participation in local, state, and federal government and to influence public policy through education. For Flea Market info email: or visit the website at