St. John Valley

St. John Valley of Commerce to hold first flea market

MADAWASKA, Maine — The St. John Valley Chamber of Commerce sent out applications to its members July 24 to interest people in becoming involved with its first St. John Valley Chamber Flea Market to take place Aug. 13-16 at the K-Mart parking lot. 

Spaces for the flea market are available in 10-foot by 10-foot or 10-foot by 20-foot spaces that can be rented for $25 and $30, respectively.

St. John Valley Chamber Director Sharon Boucher said that the spaces are on a first-come, first-served basis. While there is no electrical or water access available on site, the application indicates that personal generators are allowed. 

The Madawaska Recreation Department will provide tents and awnings.

The flea market will be open from 1 to 7 p.m. all four days. The application says that all vendors must remain at their booths at all times and not pack up before the end of the flea market to “ensure a full flea market experience for all customers.” 

During the age of COVID-19, the chamber had to list guidelines for vendors of the flea market, which include suggestions such as masking, social distancing, using hand sanitizer and wiping the area down frequently with disinfectant. 

Concessions, organizational fundraisers and raffles must be approved by the flea market committee. 

“The St. John Valley Chamber of Commerce Flea Market aims to be a unique and inspired community market for antiques, estate sale items, art, collectibles, handmade crafts and home goods,” the application said. “We wish to create a family friendly atmosphere for all to enjoy.” Information along with applications can be found at the chamber’s Facebook page.

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