No game day this Saturday? No problem! We have other plans — Pop Up Ave!
Yep, Pop Up Ave is back, and they’ll be setting up shop this Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on South Fraser Street and Calder Way. If you’re not familiar with Pop Up Ave, it’s a free outdoor flea market that hosts tons of cool businesses and vintage vendors from all over Pennsylvania and beyond. It was founded in 2016 by Brad and Andrea Groznik once they returned to State College after living in New York City where fleas like this are popular. As expected, they have a great lineup for Saturday, so we’ll break it all down for you.
Pop Up Ave is a great place for anyone to find some vintage or unique pieces to add to their wardrobe. This year they’re hosting around 50 different vendors, “selling the hippest handmade and vintage products for a day of treasure hunting and unique finds.”
You can check out the full list of vendors here, but VALLEY did some homework and has a couple of highlights for you.
Dead Byrd Vintage, Revolt Style Studio and The Midtown Dandy will be selling curated selections of stylish and trendy vintage pieces. While each of these stores are selling true vintage pieces, they are all fit to please a modern style and are sure to give you something one-of-a-kind.
For some down-to-earth, nature-inspired jewelry, Amanda Leilani Designs and Contempo Jewelry will be there selling jewelry featuring all kinds of different stones and crystals.
And of course, there will be some vintage and upcycled Penn State apparel available at Cool School Vintage and Go State Designs.
It doesn’t get much better than live music! There will be live performances throughout the day, so jam out while checking out all of the different vendors. Here’s the lineup:
- 12 p.m. – The Wizard of Groz (DJ Set)
- 1:30 p.m. – DJ elbow knee knee
- 3 p.m. – Hops & Vines
- 4 p.m. – Ady Martinez
The flea market will also be offering food from Husky Bros Popcorn Co., Maine Bay and Berry, Moody Culture Kombucha, Koo-Weh Nana Baklava and Taylor Chip & The Perfect Dough. This year, there will also be a beer garden from Elk Creek Café and Aleworks. So yes, they really do have it all at Pop Up Ave.
The event is funded in part by Green Mountain Energy, The Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, The Downtown State College Improvement District and Elk Creek Café and Aleworks. For more information, visit their website or follow them on Instagram.