Crestview flea market, crafts fair, book sale in March

CRESTVIEW, Fla., Feb. 27, 2023—A flea market, crafts fair and book sale are scheduled at the Crestview History Museum at the historic Bush House March 11.

The museum’s second Saturday opening features a Bush House Market in the adjacent Wilson Street parking lot.

Organized by the Crestview Area Sister City Ambassadors student organization, the event is designed to raise funds for a June trip to Noirmoutier, France.

The Crestview Area Sister City Program, which will have a booth at the flea market, joins the history museum as one of the historic Bush House’s tenants.

The book and media sale on the house’s front porch will benefit the museum.

Of the 46 available booth spaces, more than half have been reserved, said the Ambassadors’ parent adviser, Erika Follmar. Booth space is available for a $10 minimum donation to the student organization.

Crafters and food truck vendors are also welcome to participate.

“This is a great opportunity to have a flea market or garage sale table,” Follmar said. “It’s not just for businesses and vendors. This market is for everything.”

Follmar said the Ambassadors hope the flea market and crafts fair will become a regular event, supporting the student organization once limited as a Crestview High School club. The club is now open to any north Okaloosa County high school student, including home schoolers.

The Sister City Program is accepting flea market materials to sell to benefit the student organization’s June trip expenses.

The Crestview History Museum also welcomes donations of gently used books, DVDs, video games and Blu-ray discs. Donations may be brought to the Bush House, 198 S. Wilson St., through March 8.

“It’s open to all vendors, businesses, artists, churches and civic or school groups selling items such as garage sale and flea market items, crafts, arts, gifts, seasonal décor, health and wellness, farmer’s market items, cottage food items and other specialty items,” Follmar said.

For booth reservations information, email, message the Ambassadors at or call the Crestview History Museum at 850-398-5459.

Reservations are accepted through March 7.

The flea market and crafts fair run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 11. The history museum is open for free visits and guided tours during the same times.

Brian Hughes, City of Crestview cultural services specialist

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