As Sure as Spring Arrives: The Women’s League Flea Market is Back

March 10, 2014

Saturday, March 22, at Memorial Fieldhouse, 9–4 p.m.

TACOMA, Wash. – Families and novelty hunters are invited to enjoy a colorful day on Saturday, March 22, when the Women’s League of University of Puget Sound will hold its popular flea market.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m in Memorial Fieldhouse, near the corner of Union Ave. and N. 11th St. in Tacoma. Admission is $5 and parking is free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from Women’s League members.

More than 60 booths will offer antiques and collectibles, sporting goods, clothing, artwork, artisan and vintage jewelry, home and garden items, books, locally-sourced foods, and more.

Attending the flea market, now in its 46th year, has become a tradition for many in the South Sound. Its attractions include the “Grandma’s Attic” booth, a silent auction, and coffee, pies, and cakes at the cafe.

Proceeds from the event support University of Puget Sound scholarships for students. Last year the flea market raised $22,000, all of which went toward scholarships. In total last year Women’s League endowed scholarships provided $30,100 in financial aid to 13 talented Puget Sound students.

To make donations of goods to be sold at the market, please contact Lynn Raisl at 253.759.0725 or send an email to

The flea market is the largest event organized by members of the Women’s League at University of Puget Sound each year. It has been held since 1968, after a member of the league traveled to Paris, France, and was inspired by a visit to a flea market there. The league was founded in 1900 and has been supporting the university and its students since that time by selling tickets to concerts, publishing cookbooks, collecting donations, and hosting events.

For more information or advance tickets contact Lynn Raisl at 253.759.0725 or send an email message to For daily updates, visit the Women’s League Facebook page at   

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