HARVARD -- The League of Women Voters of Harvard and the Harvard Schools Trust are pleased to announce the upcoming 42nd Annual Harvard Flea Market, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Bromfield School. (Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 13.)

Admission is a $3 donation per person; a $1 donation per child ages 6-12 and adults ages 65 plus; and a $5 donation for early birds (before 9 a.m.). Parking and restrooms will be available.

"The popularity of the Harvard Flea Market continues to grow every year," said Steve Finnegan, co-chair of the 2013 Harvard Flea Market. "We anticipate this will be the biggest yet!"

Featuring a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles, the Harvard Flea Market boasts over 170 booths filled with vintage jewelry, Blu-ray DVDs, video games, books, pottery, oriental rugs, lamps, paintings, gardening items, leather, fossils and minerals, horse tack, coins, vintage postcards, memorabilia, furniture, glass, household items, cookbooks, holiday gifts and crafts, sports equipment, toys, clothing, farmer's market items and more.

Many local vendors will be selling refreshments, including the Lions Club with their famous hamburgers and hot dogs, plus Italian ice, slush, pulled pork, cole slaw, clam chowder, Thai cuisine, and cookies from Harvard Sweet Boutique. The Congregational Church of Harvard will also be having an Apple Festival featuring "Pies on the Common" -- homemade apples pies fresh out of local ovens.

This is the sixth consecutive year that the Harvard Schools Trust is co-sponsoring the flea market with the League of Women Voters of Harvard. All net proceeds from the Harvard Flea Market will be evenly split between the two local nonprofits.

For information on the flea market, including directions, visit the website at http://www.harvardfleamarket.com/ or send an email to fleamarket@lwvharvard.org.

To check and see whether the flea market has been postponed due to inclement weather, contact the Harvard Schools Trust hotline at 978-456-5085.

About The Harvard Schools Trust

The Harvard Schools Trust (www.harvardschoolstrust.org) was formed in 1989 as a 501(c)(3) charitable, exclusively educational organization to raise funds to supplement the curriculum and activities of the Harvard Public Schools (www.psharvard.org). The Trust has awarded over $500,000 in grants that have provided Harvard Elementary School and the Bromfield School with curriculum support, equipment, extra-curricular experiences, and professional development. The Trust is independent of all municipal and school boards and teacher organizations. It acts in harmony with the schools' educational goals and is governed by a board of directors consisting of parents and community leaders. For more information on the Trust, email: info@harvardschoolstrust.org or visit the website at www.harvardschoolstrust.org.

About The League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Harvard (http://www.lwvharvard.org/), established in 1950, is a local branch of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and the League of Women Voters of the United States. It is a non-partisan, multi-issue, grassroots organization whose mission is to encourage informed and active participation in local, state, and federal government and to influence public policy through education. For Flea Market info email: fleamarket@lwvharvard.org or visit the website at http://www.harvardfleamarket.com/.