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August 23, 2005 > 'Shop 'til you drop!' at the Niles Antique Fair & Flea Market

'Shop 'til you drop!' at the Niles Antique Fair & Flea Market

On Sunday, August 28, the entire Niles downtown will be blocked off for over 200 vendors to display antiques, collectibles, and miscellaneous valuables at the 41st Annual Niles Antique Fair & Flea Market. The event is one of the largest of its kind in all of California and people come from near and far to see what treasures can be found in the historic community.

The Saturday before and the day of the fair, garage sales abound throughout Niles, down to Mission Boulevard and as far away as Mowry/Cherry Lane! The entire community gets in to the spirit of "one man's trash is another man's treasure."

The event's unofficial motto is "Shop 'til you drop," and the various vendors are hoping you will do just that. The fair and flea market begins at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning with hundreds of early birds up and ready to hunt down bargains. By 10 a.m., thousands can be found roaming Niles, hunting down antiques and collectibles.

You will not go hungry thanks to the various food vendors stationed throughout the area. From the traditional kick-off pancake breakfast to the famous linguica sandwiches, there will be more than enough to keep you fueled for the day of shopping.

You can support organizations around Niles just by purchasing items from them on Sunday. Niles School rents out its front lawn on Flea Market Sunday. The funds from this year's sales go towards the school's sixth grade science program. The school will sell additional merchandise as a fundraising effort for the program.

The Niles Community and its various projects benefit greatly from sales during its antique fair. Do your part to keep the history alive and come by during this bargain-filled Sunday.

For more information contact the Niles Main Street Association at (510) 742-9868 or visit their website at www.niles.org.

41st Annual Niles Antique Fair & Flea Market
Sunday, August 28
6 a.m.
Downtown Niles, Fremont
(510) 742-9868

 
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