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Mountain Market coming

A new flea market-style event is coming to the Harlan Center, with the Mountain Market scheduled for Feb. 24.

According to Harlan Tourism Director Brandon Pennington, the market is based on the flea market idea.

“This February we are introducing a new event to the line-up of events that come out of the Harlan Center,” Pennington said. “If you’re like us, after Christmas we try to get rid of the things we don’t need any more either by selling at a yard sale, a flea market or online. Well, we want to give you a place to sell all of those, or if you’re a crafter or vendor and you want to set up at the beginning of the year when resolutions are abound then this is the event for you.”

Pennington said there will also be food trucks on site during the event for those who wish to have a bite to eat while they participate in the market.

The Mountain Market will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Feb. 24.

“We will have food trucks and plenty of vendors, yard sellers and more at this market,” Pennington said. “For example some of the things you can expect are Taco Holler, Hog Heaven Pit BBQ Mobile, home baked candy, home goods, decor, clothing, jewelry, Coalfield & Co, Jenni Photography, crafted items, handmade items and so much more.”

Spots must be reserved by Feb. 21 to sell at this market. A fee of $10 is required.

According to www.dictionary.com a flea market is a market that is often outdoors and consists of a number of individual stalls selling old or used articles, curios, antiques and discounted merchandise. The website en.oxforddictionaries.com states the term flea market comes from the French marché aux puces, a name originally given to a market in Paris which specialized in second-hand goods. The earliest English use which the 20-volume Oxford-English Dictionary has found dates from 1922.