Flea Market Directory

Alabama

Collinsville Trade Day

Every Saturday

1016 South Valley Avenue in Collinsville

collinsvilletradeday.net

More Alabama Flea Markets

  • Birmingham Fairgrounds Flea Market (Birmingham) informationbirmingham.com/fairgrounds.aspx
  • Flea Market Mobile (Mobile) fleamarketmobile.com
  • Mountain Top Flea Market (Attalla) mountaintopfleamarket.com
  • Sadie’s Flea Market (Dothan) (334) 677-5138
  • Santuck Flea Market (Wetumpka) santuckfleamarket.com
  • The Shoals Flea Market (Muscle Shoals) theshoalsfleamarket.com

Alaska

Anchorage Market & Festival

Mid-May through mid-September, every Saturday and Sunday

Third Avenue between C and E Streets in Anchorage

anchoragemarkets.com

More Alaska Flea Markets

  • Kasilof Flea & Farmers Market (Kasilof) swolk2001@yahoo.com or (907) 260-3152
  • Northway Mall Wednesday Market (Anchorage) anchoragemarkets.com/Other Events/Wed Market.html
  • The Grazing Moose Summer Market (Seward) thegrazingmoose.com

Arizona

Mesa Market Place Swap Meet

Every Saturday and Sunday

10550 E Baseline Road in Mesa

mesamarket.com

 More Arizona Flea Markets

  • Arizona Antique Market (Scottsdale)

azantiqueshow.com/phoenix_pr.html

  • Thieves Market (Tempe) thievesmarketvintageflea.com
  • Peddler’s Pass Flea Market (Prescott) (928) 775-4117
  • Phoenix Park ‘n Swap (Phoenix) americanparknswap.com
  • Sweet Salvage (Phoenix) sweetsalvage.net
  • The Shoppers Barn Swap Meet (Casa Grande) (520) 836-1934

Arkansas

Antique Alley Arkansas

Annually in January

Expo Center and Fairgrounds in Conway

antiquealleyarkansas.com

More Arkansas Flea Markets

  • Carrie’s Flea Market (Little Rock) (501) 562-8088
  • Fabulous Find (Little Rock) (501) 614-8181
  • Ma & Pa’s Flea Market (Walnut Ridge) (870) 886-7737
  • The Big One: Memphis Flea Market (Little Rock) memphisfleamarket.com

California

Alameda Point Antiques Faire

First Sunday of each month

Runway 7/25 in Alameda

alamedapointantiquesfaire.com

More California Flea Markets

  • Downtown Santa Cruz Antique Street Faire (Santa Cruz)

www.downtownsantacruz.com

  • Long Beach Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market (Long Beach) longbeachantiquemarket.com
  • Pasadena City College Flea Market (Pasadena)

pasadena.edu/fleamarket

  • Pleasanton Antiques & Collectibles Faire (Pleasanton)

pleasantonantiquefair.com

  • Rose Bowl Flea Market (Pasadena) rgcshows.com
  • Roses & Rust Vintage Home & Garden Market (Anderson)

rosesandrustvintagemarket.blogspot.com

  • Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market (Santa Monica) santamonicaairportantiquemarket.com
  • The Vintage Marketplace (Fallbrook) christierepasy.com
  • Three Speckled Hens Antiques & Old Stuff (Paso Robles)

threespeckledhens.com/shows.html

  • Treasure Island Flea Market (San Francisco) treasureislandflea.com
  • Urban Barn Flea Market (Escondido) urbanbarn155.blogspot.com

 

Accommodations and Attractions

 

Alameda

Located on Alameda Island and Bay Farm Island, the city of Alameda faces the San Francisco Bay. After flea marketing, take time to walk along the city’s beautiful beaches and stroll through neighborhoods filled with Victorian-era homes.

At the end of the day, slip across the bay to stay at the Monte Cristo Bed & Breakfast. The antique-filled, European-style inn has a colorful history. The building, built in 1875, was originally a bordello and saloon. (415) 931-1875 or bedandbreakfastsf.com

If you stay at the Inn San Francisco, relax on the rooftop deck and enjoy a view that includes Cathedral Hill, Union Square and the Bay Bridge. Inside, the 1872 Italianate mansion features luxurious rooms full of period antiques. (415) 641-0188 or innsf.com

After a brief rest, slip back into your comfortable shoes and head out for a walking tour of San Francisco’s Pacific Heights and Cow Hollow architecture. As you view more than 200 Victorian structures, your guide offers a history lesson on the various styles of the era. (415) 252-9485 or victorianhomewalk.com

Remnants of the Past Vintage Show

At the Remnants of the Past Vintage Show, you’ll find silver champagne buckets full of antique flatware, rustic burlap pillows adorned with felt flowers and old portraits of other people’s ancestors. Look up and you’re likely to spot handcrafted chandeliers that manage to look both whimsical and industrial. And that’s just a start.

Former antique shop owner, Judy Watkins, started the show in 2007, and it’s already a favorite with shoppers and shelter magazines alike. Romantic Homes magazine gave it top billing in its 2011 list of the top 10 romantic flea markets. Shabby Chic author Rachael Ashwell named Remnants of the Past as one of her five favorite flea markets.

Remnants of the Past is a family affair. You’ll see Judy’s husband and children on duty at the show. Feel free to bring your menfolk too. If they get tired of shopping, they can relax in the designated Man Cave until it’s time to load the car.

The Remnants of the Past Vintage Show takes place at the Alex Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo, California, typically in June and October. The next show is scheduled for June 2 and 3, 2012.

remnantsofthepast.com

Treasure Island Flea

Treasure Island Flea—one of San Francisco’s newest flea markets—features more than just traditional flea market fare. You’ll still find lots of antique and vintage items, but organizers started the market in 2011 as a showcase for indie designers in the Bay Area.

 

Many of the designers fashion their wares from recycled and repurposed materials. The husband-and-wife team of The Castle Walls (thecastlewalls.com) are good examples. James makes steampunk jewelry from old clocks and watches, and Mary makes her pieces from vintage board-game tiles. Cisco of Restore & Rework (restoreandrework.com) upcycles just about everything into new furniture and home accessories.

Treasure Island Flea takes place on the last Saturday and Sunday of the month, on historic Treasure Island. Though typically an open-air market, the flea market is moving indoors for the rainy season. Through the end of March, look for Treasure Island Flea inside One Avenue of the Palms, which is the last building standing from the 1939 San Francisco World Fair.

treasureislandflea.com

Colorado

The Colorado Springs Flea Market

Every Saturday and Sunday

5225 E. Platte Avenue in Colorado Springs

csfleamarket.com

More Colorado Flea Markets

  • A Paris Street Market (Littleton and Boulder) aparisstreetmarket.com
  • Beaver Creek Antique Festival (Avon)

web.me.com/cbrooks13/MC_Presents/Calendar.html

  • Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market (Denver) horseshoemarket.com
  • Mile High Marketplace (Henderson) milehighmarketplace.com
  • The Boulder Market (Boulder) bouldermarket.com/Calendar.html

Connecticut

Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market

Sunday, April through November

290 Danbury Road in New Milford

etflea.com

More Connecticut Flea Markets

  • Antiques Festival on the Green (Glastonbury)

hsgct.org/antiquefestival.htm

  • Harwinton Antiques & Design Weekend (Harwinton)

farmingtonantiquesweekend.com

  • Mansfield Drive-In Theatre & Marketplace (Mansfield)

mansfielddrivein.com

  • Notre Dame Tag Sale/Flea Market (Durham)

churchofnotredame.org/tagsale.htm

  • Stamford’s Big Flea (Stamford) northstamfordchurch.org/bigflea.html
  • Woodbury Antiques and Flea Market (Woodbury)

thenewwoodburyfleamarket.com

Delaware

New Castle Farmers Market

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

110 N. DupontHighway in New Castle

newcastlefarmersmarket.com/flea-market

More Delaware Flea Markets

  • Grandma’s Attic & Flea Market (Delmar) (302) 846-2660
  • Route 13 Outlet Market (Laurel) rt13market.com

District of Columbia

  • Georgetown Flea Market

Every Sunday

Hardy Middle School in Georgetown

georgetownfleamarket.com

More District of Columbia Flea Markets

  • Eastern Market (Washington, D.C.) easternmarket.net
  • The Funky and Fabulous Flea Market (Washington, D.C.)

thefunkyfleamarket.com

Florida

Daytona Flea & Farmers Market

Every Friday through Sunday

2987 Bellevue Avenue in Daytona Beach

daytonafleamarket.com

More Florida Flea Markets

  • B&A Flea Market (Stuart) bafleamarket.com
  • Big Top Flea Market (Tampa) bigtopfleamarket.com
  • Red Barn Flea Market (Bradenton) redbarnfleamarket.com
  • Renninger’s Twin Markets (Mount Dora)

renningers.com/dora/dorahome.htm

  • Silvermoon Drive-In Theatre & Flea Market (Lakeland) silvermoondrivein.com/flea.html
  • Super Flea and Farmers Market (Melbourne) superfleamarket.com
  • The Dome Flea and Farmers Market (Venice) thedomefleamarket.com
  • The Fancy Flea (Lakeland) fancyfleamarket.typepad.com
  • The Lincoln Road Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market (Miami Beach) antiquecollectiblemarket.com
  • West Palm Beach Antiques Festival (West Palm Beach) wpbaf.com

 Georgia

Scott Antique Markets

Second Friday through Sunday of every month

Atlanta Expo Center

scottantiquemarket.com

More Georgia Flea Markets

  • J & J Flea Market (Athens) jandjfleamarket.com
  • Lakewood 400 Antiques Market (Cummings) lakewoodantiques.com
  • Peachtree Peddlers Flea Market (McDonough)

peachtreepeddlers.com

  • Pendergrass Flea Market (Pendergrass) pendflea.com
  • Smiley’s Flea Market (Macon) smileysfleamarkets.com
  • Sweeties Flea Market (Hampton) sweetiesfleamarket.com

 

Hawaii

Aloha Stadium Swap Meet & Marketplace

Each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

99-500 Salt Lake Boulevard in Aiea

alohastadiumswapmeet.net

More Hawaii Flea Markets

  • Kam Swap Meet (Aiea) kamswapmeet.com
  • Maui Swap Meet (Kahului) mauiexposition.com

 

Idaho

Junk Salvation Vintage Market

August 4, 2012

Kootenai County Fairgrounds in Coeur d’Alene

funkyjunksisters.com

More Idaho Flea Markets

  • Magic Valley Flea Market (Filer) magicvalleyfleamarket.com
  • The Wild Hare Flea Market (Pocatello) (208) 232-1111 or (208) 251-4984
  • Oosterhout Dutch Village Flea Market (Rigby)

oosterhoutdutch.tripod.com/id22.htm

  • Ketchum Art & Antique Show (Ketchum)

web.me.com/cbrooks13/MC_Presents/Calendar.html

Illinois

Randolph Street Market/Chicago Antique Market

One weekend per month

Randolph and Washington Streets in Chicago

randolphstreetmarket.com

More Illinois Flea Markets

  • 3 French Hens French Country Market (Morris)

3frenchhensmarket.blogspot.com

  • 3rd Sunday Market (Bloomington) thirdsundaymarket.com
  • All-Night Flea Market (Wheaton) zurkopromotions.com
  • Belvidere Antique Market (Belvidere)

zurkopromotions.com/Belvidere.htm

  • Grayslake Antique Market (Grayslake)

zurkopromotions.com/Grayslake.htm

  • Kane County Flea Market (St. Charles) kanecountyfleamarket.com
  • Kendall County Flea Market (Yorkville) kanecountyfleamarket.com
  • Lake in the Hills Street Market (Lake in the Hills) lakeinthehillsfleamarket.com
  • Sandwich Antiques Market (Sandwich) antiquemarkets.com
  • Wheaton Antique Market (Wheaton)

zurkopromotions.com/Wheaton.htm

Indiana

Shipshewana Flea Market

Every Tuesday and Wednesday, May through November

345 S. Van Buren Street in Shipshewana

tradingplaceamerica.com

More Indiana Flea Markets

  • Canal Days Festival (Metamora) metamoraindiana.com/canaldays.htm
  • Collectors Carnival Shows (Evansville) collectorscarnivalshows.com
  • Friendship Flea Market (Friendship) friendshipfleamarket.com
  • Speedway Flea Market (Fort Wayne) speedwayfleamarket.com
  • Tri-State Antique Market (Lawrenceburg)

queencityshows.com/tristate/tristate.html

  • White’s Farm Flea Market (Brookville)

whiteprofessionalservices.com/whites-farm-buyers/

Iowa

Walnut Antique Show

Each Father’s Day Weekend

I-80 to Walnut, Exit 46

walnutantiqueshow.com

More Iowa Flea Markets

  • Antique Acres (Cedar Falls) antiqueacres.org
  • Collector’s Paradise Flea Market (What Cheer)

whatcheerfleamarket.com

  • Dubuque Flea Market (Dubuque) (815) 747-7745
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds Flea Market (Des Moines) iowastatefair.org
  • Vick’s Corner Antique Show and Flea Markets (Spirit Lake)

vickscorner.com/antique.htm

  • Yesteryear Market (Hopkinton)

delcoiowahistory.org/Yester_Market_and_Events.html

Accommodations and Attractions

Spend the night within walking distance of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile at the Gold Coast Guest House Bed & Breakfast. The 1873 townhouse has four guest suites and a lush, two-level garden. (312) 337-0362 or bbchicago.com

For a quiet rest after your Chicago flea market trip, stay at the Old Victorian Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast in Wauconda. The 150-year-old, well-appointed farmhouse overlooks Main Street. Book high tea for the afternoon, or plan to visit during one of the murder mystery dinners. (847) 526-9271 or oldvictorianfarmhouse.com

Take an architectural boat tour on the Chicago River to view more than 40 of the city’s most famous landmarks. As you cruise in comfort, learn about the Chicago’s history from your tour guide. (888) 881-3284 or chicagotours.us

Spend some time exploring The Field Museum, Chicago’s largest cabinet of curiosity. The renowned natural history museum contains in excess of 20 million specimens and artifacts, including collections from the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. (312) 922-9410 or fieldmuseum.org

The Randolph

Street Market

Chicago’s Randolph Street Market is part antique show, part artisan market, part fashion house and all party.

You won’t find booths full of tube socks and toiletries, not unless the tube socks are hand-knitted from hand-spun yarn and the toiletries are brewed in the vendor’s home laboratory. The market turns down four applicants for every vendor they approve. Then, they arrange the vendors “the way one seats a dinner party.” Market organizers look for personality, display style and chemistry between the vendors.

Though unusual, the Randolph Street Market system seems to work. Shoppers blanket the monthly market, and many of the vendors have been discovered by Hollywood set decorators, stylists, store merchandisers and art buyers.

The Randolph Street Market opens for business on one weekend each month. Special market sections include the Chicago Antique Market, the Indie Designer Market and Modern Vintage Chicago. What’s coming next? Who knows, but you can bet you’ll have a blast.

randolphstreetmarket.com

Kansas

Kansas State Fair Flea Market

One Sunday each month, except September

Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson

midamericafleamarkets.com/hutchinson.nxg

More Kansas Flea Markets

  • Antique Flea Market (Marion)

getruralkansas.org/Marion/165Events/922.shtml

  • Boulevard Drive-In Swap & Shop (Kansas City) boulevarddrivein.com
  • Kansas Pavilions Flea Market (Wichita)

midamericafleamarkets.com/wichita.nxg

  • Past Time Antiques, Collectibles & Flea Market (Frontenac)

pasttimeantiques.net

  • Winfield Flea Market (Winfield) (316) 747-2515

Kentucky

  • Burlington Antique Show

Third Sunday of the month, April to October

Boone County Fairgrounds in Burlington

burlingtonantiqueshow.com

More Kentucky Flea Markets

  • Derby Park Flea Market (Louisville) derbyparkfleamarket.com
  • Kentucky Flea Market (Louisville)

stewartpromotions.com/louisville.asp

  • Luke’s Town and Country Flea Market (Greenville) lukesfleamkt.com
  • Richwood Flea Market (Richwood) richwoodfleamarket.com
  • Shelby County Flea Market (Simpsonville) shelbycountyfleamarket.com

Louisiana

  • The French Market

Open daily

Ursulines and N. Peters in New Orleans

frenchmarket.org

More Louisiana Flea Markets

  • Bonnie and Clyde Trade Days (Arcadia) bonnieandclydetradedays.com
  • Collector’s Fest & Flea Market (Gretna) crescentcityglass.org
  • Flea Market of Louisiana (Prairieville) fleamarketoflouisiana.com
  • I12 Flea Market (Hammond) i12fleamarket.com
  • Kappy’sKorner Flea Market & Collectibles (Opelousas)

kappyskorner.biz

  • Lafayette Jockey Lot Flea Market (Lafayette) lafayettejockeylot.com
  • Ponchatoula Antique Trade Days and Craft Fair (Ponchatoula)

ponchatoulachamber.com

  • Uptown Antiques & Downtown Flea Market (Houma) (985) 879-4644

Zurko Promotions

When you attend one of Zurko Promotions’ late- or all-night flea markets, you may spot your next-door neighbor shopping in his pajamas. If you go in late October, you might even end up haggling with Count Dracula.

Shoppers have favored the All-Night Flea Market for years. It takes place on the third

Saturday of every August. Based on last year’s success, the Haunted Halloween Flea Market is on its way to becoming legend too. Both flea markets are located at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, Illinois.

Zurko typically organizes around 40 weekend events each year, including antique shows and flea markets across Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. The monthly Antique Market at the Grayslake County Fairgrounds in Libertyville, Illinois features nearly 100,000 square feet of antiques indoors, and that’s not counting the outdoor booths.

After 44 years in business, Bob Zurko believes in his events and his merchandise. He’ll proudly tell you, “Unlike stocks, antiques never go to zero.”

zurkopromotions.com

Maine

Maine Antiques Festival

August 10 through 12

Fairgrounds in Union

maineantiquefest.com

More Maine Flea Markets

  • Bar Harbor Antiques Show & Sale (Bar Harbor) pauldavisshows.com
  • Bath Antiques Shows (Bath) bathantiquesshows.com
  • Coastal Maine Antiques Show (Damariscotta) maineantiques.org
  • Montsweag Flea Market (Woolwich) montsweagfleamarket.com
  • Pride’s Corner Flea market (Westbrook) pridescornerfleamarket.com
  • The Hobby Horse Antiques & Flea Market (Searsport)

hobbyhorsefleamarket.com

Maryland

Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative Market

Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

7155 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda

farmwomensmarket.com

More Maryland Flea Markets

  • Foundry Monthly Barn Sales (Frederick) foundrybyfreeman.com
  • Wheaton International Market (Wheaton) johnsonshows.com
  • U.S. 1 Flea Market (Elkridge) us1fleamarket.net
  • Baltimore Summer Antiques Show (Baltimore)

baltimoresummerantiques.com

  • Patapsco Flea Market (Baltimore) patapscofleamarket.com
  • 8th Avenue Flea Market (Glen Burnie) 8thavemarket.com

Accommodations and Attractions

Spend the night just a few blocks from the French Market at the Royal Street Courtyard Bed & Breakfast. Built in the 1850s, the Greek revival house features 14-foot ceilings and a front door made of cypress from a Louisiana swamp. (504) 943-6818 or royalstcourtyard.com

When you spend the night at Lanaux Mansion, you can have your morning coffee in the lush courtyard or on one of the cast-iron balconies. Then, spend a few moments in the lush courtyard of the 11,000-square-foot Lanaux Mansion. The French Quarter bed and breakfast was built by attorney Charles Andrew Johnson. His furniture, books and mementos remain on display. (504) 330-2826 or lanauxmansion.com

If you’re in the mood for shopping after the flea market, take a leisurely stroll down Royal Street. The street is lined with 13 blocks of world-class antique shops, art galleries and specialty boutiques. neworleansonline.com/neworleans/fq/royalstreet.html

No trip to the French Quarter is complete until you’ve taken a tour by carriage, especially a moonlit ride. Lean back, enjoy the architecture and listen to your driver share the history of the Big Easy. (504) 943-8820 or neworleanscarriages.com

Massachusetts

Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market

May, July and September

Route 20 in Brimfield

brimfield.com

More Massachusetts Flea Markets

  • Charlton Flea Market & Antiques (Charlton) charltonflea.com
  • Do-Right Antiques & Collectibles Flea Market (Dudley)

dudleydorightfleamarket.com

  • Grafton Flea Market (Grafton) graftonflea.com
  • The Taunton Flea Market (Taunton) tauntonfleamarket.com
  • Todd Farm Antiques & Flea Market (Rowley) toddfarm.com
  • Wellfleet Flea Market (Cape Cod) wellfleetcinemas.com/flea-market

Michigan

Centreville Antique Market

Second Sunday of the month

St. Joseph County – Grange Fairgrounds in Centreville

zurkopromotions.com/Centreville.htm

More Michigan Flea Markets

  • Ann Arbor Antiques Market (Ann Arbor) annarborantiquesmarket.com
  • Antique & Collectible Extravaganza (Berrien Springs)

zurkopromotions.com/berrien_springs.htm

  • Antique Extravaganza (Holland)

zurkopromotions.com/hollandmichigan.htm

  • Flat Rock Historical Society Flea Market (Flat Rock)

flatrockhistory.org/market.htm

  • Mega Mall Flea Market; Lansing; themegamall.net
  • Michigan Antique & Collectible Festival (Midland)

miantiquefestival.com

  • The Southfield Pavilion Antiques Exposition (Southfield)

search.antiqnet.com/m&m

Minnesota

  • Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days

Third weekend each August

City of Oronoco

goldrushmn.com

More Minnesota Flea Markets

  • A Gathering of Friends Antique Market (Burnsville)

agatheringoffriends.net

  • Wadena Flea and Craft Market (Wadena) wadenafleamarket.com
  • Bullhead Days Flea Market (Waterville) watervillemn.com
  • Shady Hollow Flea Market (Detroit Lakes) shadyhollowmarket.com

Mississippi

First Monday Trade Days

Saturday and Sunday before the first Monday of the month

Mississippi Highway 15 in Ripley

firstmonday.ripley.ms

More Mississippi Flea Markets

  • Old Court House Flea Market (Vicksburg) oldcourthouse.org
  • The Flea Market/The Salvage Market (Flowood) fleamarketms.com
  • Tupelo Gigantic Flea Market & Craft Show (Tupelo)

tupelofleamarket.net

Missouri

Colony #1 Flea Market

Each Friday through Sunday

City of Colony in Northeast Missouri

fleamarketincolony.com

More Missouri Flea Markets

  • Camel Back Antique & Flea Market (Springfield) (417) 886-9776
  • Find It Here Estate Market (Springfield) (417) 231-2978 or (417) 766-6162
  • Grand Slam Market Place (St. Louis) myfleamarketmall.com
  • Greater Springfield Garage Sale & Marketplace (Springfield)

familyevents.com/event/217

  • Joplin Flea Market (Joplin) (417) 623-3743

Montana

  • Huff’s Antique Shows

February 25 and 26, November 10 and 11

MetroPark Trade Center in Billings

montanashows.com

More Montana Flea Markets

  • Great Falls Original Farmer’s Market (Great Falls)

mainstreetgreatfalls.com/farmersmarket.html

  • Hooper Park Flea Market (Lincoln) (406) 362-4550 or (406) 362-4834
  • March in Montana (Great Falls) marchinmontana.com

Nebraska

Columbus Antique Market

Second full weekend each March

Agricultural Park in Columbus

casantiquemarketing.com/Columbus.html

More Nebraska Flea Markets

  • Adams Country Antique Market (Hastings)

casantiquemarketing.com/Adamsco.html

  • Brownsville’s Spring Flea Market/Fall Flea Market (Brownsville)

brownville-ne.com

  • Buffalo County Antique Market (Kearney)

casantiquemarketing.com/BuffaloCo.html

  • Grand Island Antique Market (Grand Island)

casantiquemarketing.com/GrandIsland.html

  • Memorial Weekend “Spring Fling” Antique Market (Lexington)

casantiquemarketing.com/memorialweekend.html

  • Omaha Indoor Flea Market (Omaha) theomahafleamarket.com

Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market

When you attend the Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market, you’ll bump elbows with some of the nation’s most successful antique dealers, not all of them selling. Many are shopping to fill their own booths and retail shops. The pieces are fine enough to please their most discriminating customers, and the selling prices are low enough to allow for markup. Show producer Jon Jenkins calls it “the most buyable show in the country.”

Jenkins Management also produces the Harwinton/Farmington Antiques & Design Weekend in Harwinton, Connecticut and the Tailgate-Music Valley Show in Hendersonville, Tennessee, which is part of the greater Nashville area. Harwinton weekends take place in June and September. The Nashville event occurs in February.

Recent additions to the Tailgate-Music Valley Show include the Vintage Marketplace, which features original and upcycled art, home furnishings and fashion. After a tremendous response—which included a completely new generation of antique-show shoppers—Jenkins plans to open the Vintage Marketplace at the Springfield shows as of May.

The Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market takes place at Ohio’s Clark County Fairgrounds on the third weekend of each month, except for June, July and December. Jenkins advises first-time attendees to come in May or September, which are three-day Extravaganza weekends with approximately 2000 vendors.

springfieldantiqueshow.com;

farmingtonantiquesweekend.com; tailgatemusicvalley.blogspot.com

Nevada

Serendipity Antique Show

June 2 through 4

Reno Livestock Event Center

serendipityshows.com

More Nevada Flea Markets

  • Broadacres Open-Air Marketplace (North Las Vegas)

broadacresmec.com

  • Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet (Las Vegas) fantasticindoorswapmeet.com

New Hampshire

  • Mid-Week Antiques Show

August 8 and 9

Douglas N. Everett Arena in Concord

barnstar.com/mnchstr.htm

More New Hampshire Flea Markets

  • Amhearst Outdoor Antique Market (Amhearst) (781) 721-0060 or (603) 673-2093
  • Cornish Fair Flea and Farmers Market (Cornish) cornishnhfair.com
  • Hollis Flea Market (Hollis) hollisflea.com
  • New Hampshire Antiques Show (Manchester) nhada.org/show.cfm
  • Pickers Market Antiques Show (Concord) barnstar.com/bedford.htm

New Jersey

Collingwood Auction and Flea Market

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Routes 33 and 34 in Farmingdale

collingwoodfleamarket.com

More New Jersey Flea Markets

  • Berlin Farmer’s Market (Berlin) berlinmarket.com
  • Columbus Farmers Market (Columbus) columbusfarmersmarket.com
  • Dover Flea Market & Street Fair (Dover) doverfleamarket.com
  • Englishtown Auction (Englishtown) englishtownauction.com
  • Five Acres Flea Market (Belvidere) (908) 475-2572

New Mexico

  • Santa Fe Flea

Saturday and Sunday, Friday during special events

Railyard in El Museo

santafetraditionalflea.com

More New Mexico Flea Markets

  • Expo New Mexico Flea Market (Albuquerque)

exponm.com/find-events/flea-market

  • Idalia Road Marketplace (Rio Rancho) idaliaroadmarketplace.com
  • Pueblo of Tesuque Flea Market (Sante Fe)

pueblooftesuquefleamarket.com

  • The Great Southwestern Antiques Show (Albuquerque)

cowboysandindiansnm.com

New York

  • Stormville Airport Flea Market

One weekend each month, April through November

Taconic State Parkway to Stormville in the Hudson Valley

stormvilleairportfleamarket.com

More New York Flea Markets

  • Brooklyn Flea (Brooklyn) brooklynflea.com
  • Found in Ithica (Ithica) foundinithaca.com
  • GreenFlea Market (New York City) greenfleamarkets.com
  • Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market (New York City) hellskitchenfleamarket.com
  • Rinaldi Flea Market (Poughkeepsie) rinaldifleamarkets.com
  • Salt City Antiques Shows (Syracuse) bouckvilleantiqueshows.com
  • Stormville Airport Flea Market (Stormville)

stormvilleairportfleamarket.com

North Carolina

Raleigh Flea Market

Every Saturday and Sunday, except during the fair each October

North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh

raleighfleamarket.net

More North Carolina Flea Markets

  • Antiques Street Fair (Cameron) antiquesofcameron.com
  • Ashville Antiques Fair (Ashville) ashevilleantiquesfair.com
  • Fox Creek Farm Ole Market Day (Lexington)

foxcreek-farm.org/Upcoming_Events.html

  • Super Flea Market (Greensboro) superflea.com

North Dakota

  • Magic City Flea Market

Saturday and Sunday

North Dakota State Fair Center in Minot

ndstatefair.com/center/annualEvents/fleaMarket.asp

More North Dakota Flea Markets

  • ND Flea Market (Mandan) ndfleamarket.com
  • Annual Threshing Show Auction (Crosby) dcthreshingbee.com

Ohio

  • Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market

Third weekend of each month, except June, July and December

Extravaganza weekends in May and September, Vintage Marketplace

coming in May

Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield

springfieldantiqueshow.com

More Ohio Flea Markets

  • Scott Antique Markets (Columbus) scottantiquemarket.com
  • Buffalo Hollow Market Concert (Petersburg)

buffalohollow.net/Market.php

  • Shady Rest Flea Market (Beach City) shadyrestmarket.com
  • Ohio Country Antique Show (Wilmington)

queencityshows.com/ocas/ocas.html

  • Dayton Flea Market (Vandalia) stewartpromotions.com/dayton.asp
  • Fredericktown Flea Market (Fredericktown)

fredericktownfleamarket.com

  • Treasure Aisles (Monroe) turtlecreeks.com
  • Tiffin Flea Market (Tiffin) tiffinfleamarket.com

Oklahoma

  • Funky Junk Flea Market

Monthly markets

Comanche County Fairgrounds Annex Building in Lawton

montagefestivals.com

More Oklahoma Flea Markets

  • Buchanan Markets (Oklahoma City) buchananmarkets.com/OKC.html
  • Golden Goose Flea Market (Midwest City) goldengoosefleamarket.net
  • Saturday Flea Market (Tulsa) saturdayfleamarket.com

Oregon

  • Plucky Maidens Junk Fest

Three shows per year

Locations in and near Portland vary

pluckymaidens.blogspot.com

More Oregon Flea Markets

  • Junk Salvation Vintage Market (Hillsboro) funkyjunksisters.com
  • Polk Flea Market (Rickreall) polkfleamarket.com
  • Salem Collectors & Flea Market (Salem) salemcollectorsmarket.com
  • The Original Medford Giant Flea Market (Medford) fleaforall.net

Accommodations and Attractions

Skip the modern hotels while you’re antiquing in Portland. Instead, relax at the Lion and the Rose Victorian Bed & Breakfast. The Queen Anne mansion was built in 1906, and combines period furnishings with modern comfort. (503) 287-9245 or lionrose.com

For accommodations close to the Portland’s famous Rose and Japanese Gardens, spend your nights at the Heron Haus Bed & Breakfast. Built in 1904, the English Tudor mansion was designed by Portland architect Joseph Jacobberger. (503) 274-1846 or heronhaus.com

After a long morning of flea market shopping, indulge in a chauffeur-driven tour of Portland’s finest architecture. The tour features the Yamhill and Skidmore Historic Districts, and structures such as the Jacob Kamm houses and The Old Church. (503) 969-4370 or mychauffeur.ws/portland_history_tour.htm

Visit the 16,000-square-foot Pittock Mansion for a closer look at one of Portland’s historic treasures. Built between 1909 and 1914 for Weekly Oregonian owner Henry Pittock, the mansion features 44 period rooms full of antiques. (503) 823-3623 or pittockmansion.org

Pennsylvania

Pennsy Flea Market

Each Saturday and Sunday

1600 S. Warfield Street in Philadelphia,

South Philadelphia West Neighborhood

pennsyfleamarket.com

More Pennsylvania Flea Markets

  • Fairmount Flea Market (Philadelphia) philafleamarkets.org
  • Rice’s Sale & Country Market (New Hope) ricesmarket.com
  • Shupp’s Grove Antique Market (Adamstown) shuppsgrove.com
  • Washington Antiques Fair (Washington) washingtonantiquesfair.com
  • York Antiques Show & Sale (York) theoriginalyorkantiquesshow.com

Accommodations and Attractions

While in Philadelphia, stay at The Gables Bed & Breakfast. Though filled with antique furniture, carpets and wallpaper, it’s the gleaming woodwork you’ll remember. Built in 1889 by architect Willis Hale, The Gables is surrounded by the Edwardian townhouses and Victorian homes of the University City neighborhood. (315) 662-1918 or gablesbb.com

Wake up just a few blocks from Rittenhouse Square when you spend the night at La Reserve Center City Bed & Breakfast. La Reserve’s two 1850s townhouses each have four stories. There’s no elevator, but you’re welcome to play the vintage Steinway Baby Grand. (215) 735-1137 or lareservebandb.powweb.com

If you’re not worn out from flea marketing, take one of Philadelphia’s architectural walking tours. The tours last up to two hours, and you can view Washington Square, the Avenue of the Arts or Philadelphia’s Beaux Arts structures. (215) 546-1146 or preservationalliance.com

Explore the museum and historic structures of Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest residential street in America. Despite the unfortunate demolition that occurred before Elfreth’s Alley became a National Historic Landmark District, thirty-two historic houses remain. (215) 574-0560 or elfrethsalley.org

Rhode Island

General Stanton Inn Flea Market

Saturday and Sunday, April through October

4115 Old Post Road in Charlestown

generalstantoninn.com/flea.html

More Rhode Island Flea Markets

  • Big Top Flea Market (Providence) (401) 274-0060
  • Route 177 Flea Market (Tiverton) (401) 625-5954

South Carolina

  • Charleston International Antiques Show

March 23 though 25

Memminger Auditorium in Charleston

historiccharleston.org/news_events/cias.html

More South Carolina Flea Markets

  • Autumn in Easley (Easley) (864) 430-9833
  • Hwy 11 Flea Market (Seneca) hwy11fm.citymax.com
  • Mt. Croghan Flea Market (Mt. Croghan) mtcroghanfleamarket.com
  • Myrtle Beach Flea Market (Myrtle Beach)

myrtlebeachfleamarket.net

  • White Horse Flea Market (Greenville) whitehorsefleamarket.com

South Dakota

  • Benson’s Flea Market

First Saturday and Sunday of the month, September through May

W.H. Lyon Fairground in Sioux Falls

blackincevents.com/Bensons_Flea_Market.html

More South Dakota Flea Markets

  • Cliff Avenue Flea Market (Sioux Falls) (605) 338-8975
  • Creekside Flea Market (Rapid City) creekside-antiques.com
  • Four Seasons Flea Market (Madison) (605) 256-6696

Spokane

We will be celebrating our seventh year of The Mad Hatter Vintage Flea Market. Our event is held at the charming 5-Mile Prairie Grange in Spokane, WA. where community has been gathering for 85 years.

BILLING ADDRESS : 11222 E. Burnett Rd., Mead WA. 99021

Gladys Hanning  (509) 990-4558 junebugfrunitureanddesign@gmail.com

Tennessee

  • Nashville Flea Market

Fourth Friday, Saturday and Sunday of each month, except

December

Fairgrounds Expo Center in Nashville

nashvilleexpocenter.org/expo/fleamarket

More Tennessee Flea Markets

  • East Ridge Flea Market (Chattanooga)

chattanoogafleamarket.com

  • Hendersonville Flea Market (Hendersonville)

stewartpromotions.com/hendersonville.asp

  • Jonesborough Flea Market (Jonesborough)

jonesboroughfleamarket.com

  • Knoxville Flea Market (Knoxville)

stewartpromotions.com/knoxville.asp

  • Sweetwater Flea Market (Sweetwater) sweetwaterfleamarket.net
  • Show Tailgate-Music Valley Antiques and Vintage Marketplace (Hendersonville) tailgatemusicvalley.blogspot.com
  • The Big One: Memphis Flea Market (Memphis)

memphisfleamarket.com

  • Turkey Creek Public Market (Knoxville)

turkeycreekpublicmarket.com

Texas

Marburger Farm Antique Show

April 3 through 7, October 2 through 6

Throughout city of Round Top

roundtop-marburger.com

B-Four Barn Sale
8862 Hwy 281 North
Mineral Wells, Texas 76449
1st Saturday of April & November
Daylight till Dark
Jacki Bandy – 940-328-5375
jackibandy@gmail.com

More Texas Flea Markets

  • Antique Alley Texas (Cleburne) Grandview and Maypearl;

antiquealleytexas.com

  • Austin Country Flea Market (Austin) austincountry.citymax.com
  • Buchanan Markets (Lewisville) buchananmarkets.com/Dallas.html
  • First Monday Trade Days (Canton) firstmondaycanton.com
  • Fredericksburg Trade Days at Sunday Farms (Fredericksburg)

fbgtradedays.com

  • Longview Trade Days (Longview) longviewtradedays.com
  • Second Monday Trade Days (Bowie) tcbowie.com
  • Third Monday Trade Days (McKinney) tmtd.com
  • Traders Village (Houston) Dallas and San Antonio; tradersvillage.com

 

Utah

Salt Lake’s Indoor Swap Meet

Saturday and Sunday

3500 South 1500 West in Salt Lake City

saltlakesindoorswapmeet.com

More Utah Flea Markets

  • Redwood Swap Meet (West Valley City) (801) 973-6060

Vermont

  • Montpelier Antiques Market

Second and fourth Sunday of the month, November through March

Elks Club in Montpelier

montpelierantiquesmarket.com

More Vermont Flea Markets

  • Dorset Antiques Festival (Dorset) forbesandturner.com
  • Waterbury Flea Market (Waterbury) (802) 882-1919
  • Wilmington Antique & Flea Market (Wilmington) (802) 464-3345
  • WOKO Flea Market (Essex Junction) cvexpo.org/fleamarket.aspx

Virginia

  • The Virginia Bazaar

Every Friday and Saturday

I-95 to Ladysmith, Virginia; Exit 110

vabazaar.com

More Virginia Flea Markets

Arlington Civitan Flea Market (Arlington) arlington-fleamarket.com

DC Big Flea Market (Chantilly) damorepromotions.com

Hundley Flea Market (Hillsdale) hundleyfleamarket.com

Pulaski County Flea Market (Dublin) dublinlions.org

Shenandoah Antiques Expo (Fishersville) heritagepromotions.net

The Factory Antique Mall (Verona) factoryantiquemall.com

Virginia Beach Antiques Shows (Virginia Beach) emgshows.com

Washington

  • Island Retreat Antique & Vintage Market

April 28 and November 3

PORT Events Center in Anacortes, Washington, Pier 1

retreatvintagemarket.com

More Washington Flea Markets

  • Barn House Summer Vintage Country Marketplace (Battle Ground) barnhousebh.com
  • Century Ballroom Indoor Flea Market (Seattle)

centuryballroom.com/html/flea.html

  • Fremont Sunday Street Market (Seattle)

fremontmarket.com/FremontWelcome.html

  • Georgetown Saturday MarketPlace (Seattle)

fremontmarket.com/GeorgetownWelcome.html

  • Junk Salvation Vintage Market (Puyallup) funkyjunksisters.com
  • Ruffles & Rust Vintage Market to Inspire (Monroe)

comejunkwithus.com

  • The Farm Chicks Antiques Show (Spokane) thefarmchicks.com/show
  • Two Women Art & Antiques (Spangle and Spokane)

twowomencountrychic.com

West Virginia

  • State Fair Event Center Indoor Flea Market

Tuesday and Saturday

West Virginia State Fairgrounds in Fairlea

statefairofwv.com/flea-market

More West Virginia Flea Markets

  • Capitol Flea Market (Charleston) capitolfleamarket.com
  • Giant Spring Flea Market & Antique Show (Fairlea);

statefairofwv.com/flea-market

  • Harpers Ferry Flea Market (Harper’s Ferry) harpersferryfleamkt.com

Wisconsin

  • Shawano Flea Market

Each Sunday from April 1 through October 7

Shawano County Fairgrounds

zurkopromotions.com/Shawano.htm

More Wisconsin Flea Markets

  • Annual Antique & Collectible Market (Eagle River)

zurkopromotions.com/Eagleriver.htm

  • Antigo Flea Market (Antigo) zurkopromotions.com/Shawano.htm
  • Elkhorn Antique Flea Market (Elkhorn) nlpromotionsllc.com
  • Monday Flea Market (Hayward)

haywardsportscenter.com/flea_market.html

  • Price County Market (Prentice) pricecountymarket.com
  • Saint Gabriel’s Flea Market (Hubertus) stgabesflea.org
  • West Bend Antiques Show (West Bend) nlpromotionsllc.com

Wyoming

  • Teton Village Art & Antique Show

July 13 through 15

Teton Village in Jackson Hole

web.me.com/cbrooks13/MC_Presents/Calendar.html

More Wyoming Flea Markets

  • Bart’s Flea Market (Laramie) bartsfleamarket.com
  • St. John’s Episcopal Church Art & Antique Show (Jackson Hole)

web.me.com/cbrooks13/MC_Presents/Calendar.html

  • Teton Village Art & Antique Show (Jackson Hole)

web.me.com/cbrooks13/MC_Presents/Calendar.html

The Farm Chicks

Antiques Show

Just over a decade ago, a neighbor invited Serena Thompson of The Farm Chicks Antiques Show to go through an old homestead on his property. The home contained all of its original contents, as well as a few creative modifications. Serena describes rooms built from old doors and a porch constructed out of bed springs.

Before long, Serena started scouring other neighbors’ farms. She and a friend traded new merchandise for the neighbors’ so-called junk, and eventually had far more than they could use. They decided to hold a barn sale in 2002, and the Farm Chicks Antiques Show was born.

Today, the oft-lauded Farm Chicks Antiques Show has more than 200 sellers, and shoppers flock to the Washington state event from all over the world.

The Farm Chicks Antiques Show takes place on the first Saturday and Sunday of each June at the Spokane County Fairgrounds. Serena describes it as “primarily an antiques show with a tiny bit of handcrafted items mixed in for fun and added style.”

thefarmchicks.com

INTERNATIONAL

By Lisa French

Most dedicated flea market shoppers who scour their local markets for art and antiques eventually long to shop bigger markets. For some, that means scheduling a weekend trip across the country. Others dust off their passports and book passages to the some of the world’s most famous international flea markets.

If you’re anxious about shopping abroad for the first time, get your feet wet by joining a group. The Antiques Diva & Co. (antiquesdiva.com) arranges shopping trips to France, England, Italy, Belgium, Germany and Holland. Both Paris Flea Market (parisfleamarket.com) and the Red Shed Tours (redshedonline.com) schedule shopping tours of France. Zurko Promotions (zurkopromotions.com) plans group buying trips to Europe, including a five-city trip to Poland.

For the more adventurous, plan your own vacation around your favorite international flea markets. To get small items home, pack an extra bag in your suitcase or check your airline’s cargo rates. For large purchases, contact the carriers available at your destination for their freight rates, or talk to a local antique dealer about sharing space in a shipping container.

London: New Caledonian Market

Also known as the Bermondsey Market, London’s New Caledonian Market was once a place to trade stolen goods. Today, the hot items are the antique and vintage goods. The popular flea market takes place on the former site of the Bermondsey Abbey.

  • Every Friday

Bermondsey Square on Tower Bridge Road

(012) 7969-1500

The flea market starts at 5 a.m. and the good deals go fast. Plan to arrive as soon as it opens.

Expect to roll up your sleeves and dig. The best treasures are frequently hidden amidst junk.

Paris: Marché aux Puces St-Ouen

The most famous flea market in Paris, Marché aux Puces St-Ouen is made up of 12 smaller flea markets. As you wind your way through alleys containing up to 3,000 stalls, you’ll find everything from inexpensive vintage clothing to fine French antiques.

  • Saturday through Monday

Avenue de la Porte de Clignancourt

marchesauxpuces.fr

Greet the sellers of each stall with “Bonjour” and say “Au Revoir” when you leave the stall, especially if you plan to haggle. It’s considered rude to do otherwise.

Don’t carry a purse, and keep your wallet close at hand. Pickpockets frequent the market.

Rome: PortaPortese Flea Market

When in Rome, shop the maze of open-air stalls at the PortaPortese Flea Market. The goods range from

inexpensive underwear to ancient artifacts of questionable age, but you can snag a few antique and vintage treasures if you hunt. Even if you don’t take anything home, it’s worth the trip for the people watching.

  • Every Sunday

Near the end of VialeTrastevere

Don’t buy anything without negotiating the price. Expect the seller to be better at haggling than you are, but you’ll still get a discount.

You’ll find the antique section on the stretch between the Piazza IppolitoNievo and Trastevere Station.

Don’t play the shell games, and keep your hand on your wallet. The flea market is full of con men and pickpockets.

Athens: Monastiraki Flea Market

The Plaka district of Athens is home to the legendary Monastiraki Flea Market. It’s the largest open-air market in Athens, and you’ll find everything from souvenirs to religious icons to antique furniture.

  • Every Sunday

Pandrosou Street

athensguide.org/ravel-to-athens.html

The crowds get thick as lunchtime draws near. Go early in the morning to beat the rush.

If you’re shopping for antiques, head for the Abyssinia Square area of the flea market.

Tel Aviv: Jaffa Flea Market

If your trip to Israel includes Tel Aviv, don’t leave without shopping the Jaffa Flea Market. You may have to dig through lots of trash to find the treasures, but you’ll get them for a steal. Look especially for rugs, antiques, Persian tiles and housewares made from copper and brass.

  • Sunday through Friday

Yefet and Aleystion Streets, Old Jaffa

+972 3 527 2691

Haggling is an art and a way of life at the Jaffa Flea Market. You don’t have to pay the asking price for anything in the market.

Visit on Sunday morning if you can. That’s when you’ll get the best deals. A fast first sale on the first day of the week is reported to bring the seller luck.