The mission of the HBG Flea is to create a platform for growth in the community by bringing artists, small businesses, and patrons together in one place in a manner which empowers everyone to thrive, represents a positive community standard, and celebrates Harrisburg for the beautiful and vibrant city that it is.
Where we start as a market for up-and-coming businesses with goods but no medium, we also continue into a place for those hobbyists to turn their work into real, legitimate business with a clientele to boot. We like to help build happy, loving relationships between business owners and their customers.
We want you all to make it in Harrisburg, and we want you to love being here.
We are a market, which hosts our local artists, talents, and unique businesses, but we're so much more than that.
The flea wants to further this mission to help build up other areas of the city that may not be thriving. Our success means nothing if it does not help the city of Harrisburg as a whole. Because of this, we will have information at our Welcome Booths on difference community efforts and charities which the HBG Flea and its profits will help benefit.
We also plan to hold community events at the flea hosted by these charities in order to promote the healing and uplift of our community. This may include children's shows, book readings, food drives, and anything else we can think of to get people out to see us, and to show our support.
If you have an organization or charity and would like to get involved with what we do at the HBG Flea or host an event, please, send us an email through out Contact page, and we will be excited to hear from you!
The flea is run by co-founders and friends Meghan Jones and Mary Imgrund. Meeting at Penn State Harrisburg where they both were part of the English program, they realized that their creative compatability and desire to create a stronger community presence worked perfectly as a business platform. And thus became the HBG Flea
Meghan- blogger, nonfiction writer, professional thrifter, Harrisburg enthusiast.
Mary- writer, blogger, sometimes-artist, and grad student who believes we are what we create and consume.