Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Fenton Street Market Bigger and More Interesting Than Anticipated

While I was delighted that Silver Spring was finally getting its own flea market, I had been approaching this Saturday's debut of the Fenton Street Market with a bit of skepticism. Could they sign up enough vendors to make it work? Would their wares be of any interest to me?

However, through a review of a list of vendors I was pleased to discover there will be far more participants (80!) than I had expected, and that there are indeed a number whose descriptions I find intriguing.

For example:

  • Community Forklift--architectural salvage
  • Riverdale Model Train Club--demonstrating vintage model trains
  • Vintage 5--German imports and vintage ephemera
  • Melissa Avery--vintage records and Hawaiian shirts
  • Antiquariat--architecture & urban planning books
The Market will be held from 9-2 on Saturday at the corner of Fenton St. and Silver Spring Ave. As of now the forecast is for isolated thunderstorms. Let's hope that the storms hold off until after the market closes, though the website does say "rain or shine".