Video: "Flea Market Wars" Opening Weekend

The market where the pilot of a reality TV show, "Flea Market Wars," is set to film showcased 53 vendors from the Bay Area on Sunday.

A flea market that's to be the setting for a new reality show called launched Sunday at the Logan High School parking lot.

Executive Producer Michael Gouvea said there were 53 vendors on the first day. He hopes 150 vendors will frequent the weekly market in order to make it a large community gather.

Those vending included some Union City businesses such as , a local independent store that specializes in rare and vintage collectibles.

Among the more unique vendors was Debra Salen, who rolled into Logan parking lot early Sunday morning with her 1967 trailer. The vintage trailer — a "mobile retro retail experience" — was stuffed with travel memorabillia, trinkets and treasures.

Excited about the news of a potential reality show being filmed in Union City, hundreds of residents also hit the market.

Becky Jensen, who grew up just down the street from Logan, heard about the flea market on Twitter.

"There's something for everyone here," she said.

Gouvea, a Los Angeles-based producer who sought the Union City location himself, is renting the high school parking lot from the New Haven Unified School District. Though the show is not affiliated with the district, he plans to donate proceeds to New Haven to help the struggling local schools as they face nearly $11 million in budget cuts.

Meet the vendors and visitors and see what treasures you can find in the video above.

Learn more about Flea Market Wars, their celebrity guests and how vendors could win thousands of dollars .

lol edward June 08, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Edward, has anybody ever told you that you're a left wing nut job paranoid hipster? Some food for thought.
Edward June 08, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Yes Sir...Weeeeee.! Still did not make the TV show and prizes real. But we could continue the popular Flea Market without the TV Show and the School District could make money.
Shari Bruce June 08, 2012 at 05:11 AM
I agree with Edward in that the school district can make some money by renting out the parking lot to potential flea market vendors. But, I am sure it will have something to do with "insurance"....and who would foot the bill.......??
Edward June 08, 2012 at 06:27 AM
School District property already has insurance for the thousands of students in the parking lot where they sell fireworks, have Food Trucks and park and prep visiting Bands. The Stundents in the Clubs, Band, Forensics could sponsor and do "Set up", "Clean up" and Table Fee colections, keep half for the club or band and give the rest to the School for other school needs. Every student has to have 30 hours of community service and what better community program than a School Sponsored, fund rasing, learn how to do it, Program as a "Flea Market".
Eddy June 08, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I've just been sticking with the DeAnza College and the NEW Alameda College Flea Markets. I wasted my time up here 2 times and had to pack and unpack and it was just a total scam. I never got my $30 back on both occasions and it just doesn't seem like there are any buyers at all in Union City. Cupertino and Alameda have a good buyer base and even though the Alameda College(I believe it's called the West End Flea Market) one just started up, it has a good buyer to seller ratio already probably due to the BIG Antique Flea Market they already have up there on the 1st Sunday of the Month. So I don't think I ever would come back down here and I wouldn't recommend any other seller/vendor to come back down here either after what happened with the scam and loss of money. Just my 2 cents.


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