A 90-Year-Old Entrepreneur and Community Leader

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Provided by Fun Markets LLC

Mr. Barry Kelly and his partner Mr. Juan Carlos Arevalo co-founded Fun Markets LLC at the beginning of April.

Mr. Kelly turned 90 years old this past week and is determined to change the outdoor market scene across the United States. Born on May 3, 1932, Mr. Kelly was raised in England where he loved going to markets, dance social and other clean events. Today, the 90-year-old is turning back the hands of times with his modern take on farmer markets with live music, magic show, open mic, dance lessons, aerobic dance classes, a kid entrepreneurs showcase, food truck park, arts show, craft fair, local services expo, startup incubator at one venue! He wants his Fun Markets to become “everyone’s third-place!” [The place you go other than “home” and “work”.]

After only one month of being in business, Mr. Kelly and his partner have over 150 vendors interested in joining his first market at Potomac Mills Commuter Lot (2700 Potomac Mills Circle, Woodbridge), and have signed nearly 40 vendors to date. This 60,000 sq. ft. outdoor location can accommodate 350+ vendors, making it one of the largest in the United States. This would be a large endeavor for anyone, but the 90-year-old former race car driver and comedian welcomes the challenge.

For more information, visit funmarkets.net.


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