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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Semi-annual Village Flea was back this year, and busier than ever. 45 vendors have set up shop in front of the Kern County Museum to sell their knick-knacks, groceries, and vintage clothing. The salespeople weren’t the only ones enjoying large crowds.

“That means everything to us, we’ve lost a lot of sales this year, we haven’t been able to host as many events as we normally do,” said Brenna Charatsaris, events director for the Kern County Museum. “These are big days for us and our attendance levels are very high. We just appreciate the community that gathers behind us.”

The village flea was the only fundraiser the museum was able to continue during the pandemic. Many locals appreciate a blast from the past while supporting local businesses at the same time.

“I’ve walked through the general store section and it’s like taking a snapshot to really understand what life was like back then,” said Shirley Nicholas, Bakersfield resident. “Without that, people can see how to keep Kern County’s history going.”

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