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Germantown Community Flea Market Set for 23rd Season

The Germantown Community Flea Market is set to begin its 23rd year. In May 1993, the Germantown Historical Society held the first Flea Market in the MARC parking lot to raise funds for the organization. The Society arranged for the lease of the lot, advertising, insurance, port-a-john, and then rent out spaces for people wanting to sell stuff. This enterprise turned out to be a fantastic success, growing from just two dozen vendors on that first Saturday to more than 160 vendors.

In 1996, the Flea Market moved to the lot behind the UpCounty Regional Services Center at the corner of Germantown Road and Middlebrook Road, then housing the Germantown Library. There they combined forces with the library book sale and the farmers market. Six years later at the end of 2002, realizing they had outgrown that space, they moved the Market back to the newly expanded MARC parking lot at Rt. 118 and Bowman Mill Road.

As the Flea Market gre