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Festive Flea unique holiday vintage market

If you are looking for a unique shopping experience then the 1st Annual “Festive Flea” event Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3, in the Hartl Ag Building at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo, is the place to be.

Billed as “A Handmade Holiday and Vintage Market,” the emphasis will indeed be on handmade with a wide array of vintage inspired products in a number of differing categories perfect for personal use or holiday gift giving needs.

Among the product selection will be: Home décor featuring clocks made from pallets; children’s clothing; funky wall art made from old found objects; up cycled mittens from sweaters; and diverse jewelry.

Special demonstrations will be also provided – one by Annie Sloan on painting furniture presented by Eco Chic Boutique; and another by Miranda Dietrich on Holiday Decorating using vintage and repurposed items.

La Nei Groshong of A Grand Affair came up with idea as well as the name. “The “Festive Flea” name was given to this event to show a fun, celebratory or “festive” occasion that provides a wide variety of products that you would see at a “flea market” but with quality in mind,” Groshong stated.

She and her daughter, Brittany, have lived in the West Fargo/Fargo area for many years and as juried art show participants, found there wasn’t a Holiday/ Christmas shopping event for area residents to find quality handmade and vintage inspired, up cycled or repurposed gifts. “We have been vintage/junk aficionadas forever and really wanted a mix of handmade and vintage,” Groshong said. “The trend is to do more recycling/ repurposing for clothing, home décor, etc., and knew it would be something that people would like to see for the upcoming holiday gift giving season.”

Plenty of gourmet food and refreshments choices will also be featured throughout the event.

Early bird tickets are available for $20 to shop from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday. Regular admission tickets can be purchased online at for $6 each or at the door to shop from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

More information is also available on the website.