The Nokesville Flea Market is opening this weekend, July 15 and 16.
Started by Mark Tiahrt, owner of construction company On the Mark Management and furniture repurposing hobbyist, the flea market started as an idea that became an exciting reality.
“Prince William County definitely needed a flea market – the response has been silly…I moved my business to Prince William County last year, and I live in Prince William County…I’ve always had a hobby of refinishing, repurposing, creating things, furniture, and so I have flea marketed as a vendor regularly for the last ten years, and found that Prince William County needed a good flea market…I want a cool place to sell,” said Tiahrt.
According to Tiahrt, the desire for the community to have a flea market is in part inspired by popular television shows that promote used goods and repurposing items.
“There’s been a lot of television shows about buying, selling, auctioning, and making stuff. And they’re wildly popular, and the culture has moved towards appreciating older stuff and used goods,” said Tiahrt.
When pulling the flea market together, Tiahrt ran into some challenges finding a good location. After working out an agreement, the flea market will be operated out of Nokesville Montessori School at 12625 Fitzwater Drive in Nokesville.
The flea market will be run on the third weekend of every month through the end of the year from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The market will run year-round with 26 indoor spaces and 50 outdoor spaces.
There are still vendor slots available for this weekend.