We are getting excited about the Hillsville Flea Market coming up the end of this month. Labor Day comes early this year, so the Flea Market will be held in downtown Hillsville August 30-September 2.
When we began our alpaca farm in 2006 and opened our store, people started telling us that we should participate in the annual Labor Day flea market in Hillsville. We couldn’t imagine that our alpaca socks, sweaters and yarns would fit in with what we envisioned a flea market to be, but they assured us, “it’s not a typical flea market”. Trusting our new neighbors we signed up and set up a booth in the VFW area of the flea market. Were they ever right. We fit right in at the Hillsville Flea Market, which has everything you can imagine and many things you can’t until you see it. Over half a million people each year come to Hillsville, Virginia to shop for antiques, furniture, guns, toys, and now alpaca products.
We invite you to visit our booth at the VFW. We set up each year in spaces 503-505, row 4. From the main snack bar, we are on the row directly in front of the women’s restroom door.
Stop by our booth for a free bottle of water and to rest your feet. We’ll have cold bottles of water available, so just ask when you come by. We’re taking some extra chairs, so take a moment to rest your feet before you get back to walking.
This year we will have some alpaca yarns and alpaca socks marked down 25%. We’ll have a selection of all our alpaca products at the flea market from hats and gloves to sweaters and coats. We also will have alpaca blankets, alpaca plush toys, and many items hand crafted from our alpacas’ fiber right here at Peaceful Heart Alpacas. I am having a lot of fun making alpaca hats right now, and we’ve been busy creating our handwoven shawls.
The flea market is open Labor Day weekend, August 30-September 2, Friday-Sunday from 8am-6pm and Monday 8am-4pm. Parking is easily accessible from Highway 52 in the VFW parking lot next to Victory Way Baptist Church. To avoid traffic, we recommend coming in from exit 8 (Fancy Gap) off I-77. Exit 14 (Hillsville) gets pretty crowded.
Hope to see you there!
The farm will be open our regular hours Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 1-5pm, so be sure to stop by to see the alpacas while you are up this way.