Summer flea market season is in full swing. Last week, we mentioned 8 Great Summer Shows & Flea Markets and asked for readers to send us some of their favorites. Here are 7 more markets from Seattle to Metro D.C. that have been recommended by Kovels’ readers. Continue to let us know what your favorites are!
1. Alameda Antique Faire
Alameda Naval Yards, 2900 Navy Way (at Main Street)
First Sunday of every month: July 1, August 5 and September 2, 2018
6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.: $15.00 (Free for kids under 15.)
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.: $10.00
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: $5.00
The Alameda Antiques Faire is the largest antiques show in Northern California. Held on the 1st Sunday of every month along an airstrip at the former naval base, the Faire boasts over 800 dealer booths selling items that are at least 20 years old. Shop for vintage and antique home decorations, clothing, furniture, jewelry, art, pottery, books & collectibles. And enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline. (Photo courtesy of Alameda Antiques Faire.)
2. Fremont Sunday Market
At the corner of 3410 Evanston Ave. North, Seattle, Washington
Open year-round, every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Fremont Sunday Market is a year-round European-style street market, established in 1990, for treasure hunting, browsing and one-of-a-kind cool stuff. Up to 200 vendors bring antiques, collectibles, retro, vintage, clothing, tools and estate sale treasures. Plus, find a constantly changing bazaar of world imports, artists and craftsmen. An eclectic menu is offered by food vendors and gourmet food trucks. The market is free, pet-friendly, bike accessible and happens rain or shine.
3. Fredericksburg Trade Days
355 Sunday Farms Lane, Fredericksburg, Texas
July 20 to 22, August 17 to 19, 2018
Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More than 400 vendors converge in Fredericksburg in Texas Hill Country on the third weekend of every month. Seven barns on many acres offer antiques, collectibles, shabby chic and ranch furniture, tools, crafts, hunting accessories, unique clothing, jewelry and much more. There is also a Biergarten and music. The $5 parking fee is valid all weekend.
4. What Cheer Flea Market
Keokuk County Fairgrounds, 13061 170th St., What Cheer, Iowa
Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 5, 2018
Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Spring, Summer and Fall, A Treasure for All!” the three-times-a-year What Cheer Flea Market offers antiques, collectibles, furniture, midcentury modern, shabby chic, vintage jewelry, toys, advertising, glassware, postcards, baseball cards, comics, stamps, coins, military memorabilia, tools, primitives and much more. Admission is $2 on Friday and Saturday and free on Sunday. There is also an Early Bird Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a $5 entry fee.
What Cheer Flea Market will display a variety of antiques, vintage, estate jewellery, vintage clothing, collectables, comics, tv/movie memorabilia, mid-century modern, furniture, vintage jewellery, vintage decor, vintage home, vintage experts, decorative arts, vintage lighting, decorating, design, country furniture, shabby chic, old toys, advertising, coins, and more.
5. Wheaton All-Night Flea Market
DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, Illinois
Saturday, August 18 to Sunday, August 19, 2018
3:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m.
Once a year as the sun sets, thousands of bargain hunters descend upon Wheaton, Illinois, to scour the stalls of hundreds of dealers throughout the night. On the third Saturday of August, shoppers only have until the wee hours, and a Kovels reader says this is the most fun you'll ever have at any flea market. Shoppers arrive like giddy kids to a slumber party, and the air remains electrified with vintage items and treasures of all kinds, good music, farm fresh food and plenty of fun. Admission is $7; children under 12 are free with an adult.
6. Scott Antique Market
Fayette County Fairgrounds, Washington Court House, Ohio
June 22, 23 and 24; and August 24, 25 and 26, 2018
Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Scott Antique Markets is a 3-day event held at the Fayette County Fairgrounds. Dealers are packed into the county fairground’s buildings and lawns, for indoor and outdoor shopping that showcases everything from paintings, silver and maps to furniture, rugs, instruments and much more. Scott’s also has shows in Atlanta and Columbus, Ohio. The shows are advertised as “America’s Favorite Treasure Hunt!” Admission is only $1.
7. D.C. Big Flea & Antiques Market
Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, Virginia
July 21 & 22, 2018
Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The D.C. Flea is the mid-Atlantic’s largest indoor antiques and collectibles flea market. Shop for anything from fine antiques to vintage clothing and accessories at over 700 booths in two huge halls. Dealers showcase a wide variety of merchandise including porcelain, glass, silver, jewelry, collectibles from all eras, art and lots of midcentury modern. Admission, $10, is valid for the whole weekend.