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Nottoway Park to Host Flea Market This Spring


Flea Market clipDid you ever wonder why they call them Flea Markets? It’s not like they actually sell fleas. Or do they? According to some historians a mid-1860s bazaar in Paris was called the Marche aux Puces which translates into market with fleas. Bug-infested goods earned the open air markets this nickname. However, others claim that Napoleon cleared French streets of merchants to ensure sufficient room for his troops to march through town. These vendors were then forced to flee, and eventually this morphed into flea markets.

Regardless of the actual origins of the word, a good flea market is a great find. On Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. come to the Hunter House in Nottoway Park for a flea market sponsored by the Friends of Nottoway Park. Shoppers are welcome, and there is no charge.

If you wish to be a vendor please register early since spaces generally sell out at this popular venue. You can clean out that attic or garage, turn your trash into cash and fundraise for your favorite cause or organization. For more information call 703-437-1794 or email Barbara Ziman.

Nottoway Park is located at is located at 9537 Courthouse Road in Vienna.


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