The Harvard Flea Market is expected to be bigger than ever this year as over 170 booths will be set up with even more food options.
"After 42 years, what's new?" asked Steve Finnegan, Board of Directors member for the Harvard Schools Trust.
"I think the most exciting thing we have is a number of interesting food vendors lined up," Finnegan said. "It seems to be the most popular this year."
Food expected includes slushies, pulled pork, BBQ, Thai food, gourmet pizza, burgers and hot dogs, Spanish food, baked goods, Italian ice and cannolis, among others.
The Harvard Flea Market was started 42 years ago by the nonprofit trust and the League of Women Voters of Harvard. This is their biggest fundraiser of the year.
"We raise anywhere between $30,000 and $50,000 a year in fundraisers," Finnegan said.
The funds from the event will be split between the two groups. The Harvard Schools Trust uses its funds for education enrichment grants.
"You can expect to see a few thousand people if the weather's nice," Finnegan said.
As usual, the event will be filled with thousands of collectibles, furniture, glass products, household items, sport equipment and toys.
"People come from all over New England and they sell anything from antiques to art, to vintage art and jewelry, to fossils," said Heidi Creighton, trust board member. "It's really a wide variety of items and of people from all over the area."
The Harvard Lions Club and
"It's about charities helping charities," Finnegan said.
The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 13. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for ages 6 to 12 and over 65. Early birds may arrive before 9 a.m. for $5. The event will be held on the grounds of The Bromfield School.
Follow Julia Kacmarek on Twitter and Tout @JuliaEKacmarek.