Grab your sunscreen, canvas totes and floppy hats. Summer flea markets are back! We have put together a list of the top markets. Remember these Kovels’ tips: Wear good walking shoes, bring an umbrella just-in-case, and pack water and snacks. Cash is always a good idea. It helps with bargaining and you never know when WiFi for credit cards may fail. As always, check websites before making plans to make sure the markets are not cancelled or postponed. Markets are listed by opening dates — the earliest ones are listed first, etc.
If your favorite summer flea market is not on our list, please let us know in the comments so we can share the information with our readers.
Burton Antiques Market
Geauga County Fairgrounds, 14373 N. Cheshire St., Burton, Ohio
Features more than 400 of America’s leading dealers displaying antiques and vintage collectibles, displayed both outdoors in a large field, and some inside nearby barns. Early buyer admission, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., $25 ; general admission, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m, $10; general admission, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., $5.
Rose Bowl Flea Market
Pasadena, California (yes, THAT Rose Bowl!)
Second Sunday of every month. Summer dates: June 13, July 11, and August 8, 2021
Opens 9 a.m.
Admission is cash only, exact change, no credit cards, because of Covid 19 mandates.
VIP ticket admission from 5 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. is $20; regular admission is $10 per person; children under 12 admitted free with an adult.
This flea market in Pasadena, California, has more than 2,500 vendors and 20,000 buyers every month. The Rose Bowl Flea Market is one of the most famous markets in the world. No credit cards, cash and exact change only (because of Covid 19 mandates).
Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market Extravaganza
4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
June 19 – 20, Aug. 21 – 22
Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m./Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Extravaganzas – Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Long Beach Antique Market
Veterans Stadium, Long Beach, California
June 20, July 18
6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., $8
Early admission from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., $12; children under 12, free
The Long Beach Antique Market calls itself “The Flea Market with Style.” More than 800 sellers with antiques, collectibles and everything chic, cheap, unique and vintage, all at bargain prices. Find collectibles, home decor, jewelry, furniture, vintage clothing and more. The sale is spread out over 20 acres at the Veterans Stadium in Long Beach. No pets allowed.
Scott Antique Market Atlanta
Georgia Expo Center
3650 Jonesboro Rd SE, Atlanta
July 8-11, Aug. 12-15
$5 admission, free parking
More than 3,300 booths and merchants in two large warehouses by the airport at the Atlanta Expo the second weekend of each month. Antiques ranging from the affordable to the high-end. Some resale boutiques of uniquely sourced new goods.
Brimfield Antique Flea Market
6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lots of walking! 5,000 dealers stretched over 21 fields along one mile of Route 20 in Brimfield, Massachusetts. Believed to be the largest and oldest outdoor antiques shows in the country. Various fields may be themed to antiques and collectible categories, such as pottery, or rustic furniture.
127 Corridor Sale, Michigan to Alabama
Starts 5 miles north of Addison, Michigan, ends at Gadsden, Alabama
Stretches from Michigan to Alabama, this giant flea market spans nearly 700 miles along the Highway 127 corridor, beginning in Addison, Michigan, and ending in Gadsden, Alabama.
What Cheer Flea Market
Keokuk County Fairgrounds, 13061 170th St., What Cheer, Iowa
Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday admission, $5; Friday admission, $3; Sunday admission, free.
The What Cheer Flea Market is listed as one of the 11 “don’t miss flea markets” in the Midwest. It offers a variety of antiques, collectibles, furniture, midcentury modern, shabby chic, vintage jewelry, clothing, toys, advertising, glassware, postcards, baseball cards, comics, stamps, coins, military memorabilia, tools, primitives and much more.
2500 N. Reading Road, Denver, Pennsylvania
Indoor antiques center, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; outdoor early market opens at 5 a.m.
740 Noble St., Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Indoor antiques center, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; outdoor early market opens at 7 a.m.
Rogers Flea Market, Rogers, Ohio
45625 Old State Rte 154, Rogers, Ohio
Friday flea market year-round
7:30 a.m. year round
Select Saturday Markets, generally the first Saturday of the Month April-October
Rogers Community Auction and Flea Market is on 250 acres, with more than 1,600 vendor spaces and can host up to 50,000 visitors. It’s the largest open-air market in Ohio as well as the tri-state area. Established in 1955, it is between Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
Mile High Flea Market, Henderson, Colorado
7007 East 88th Ave., Henderson, Colorado
Open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday
7-a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mile High Flea Market is the Rocky Mountain region’s largest year-round, open-air shopping and entertainment destination. The 80-acre market has more than 3,000 outdoor vendors.
Shawano Wisconsin Flea Market, Shawano, Wisconsin
Shawano County Fairgrounds, 990 E Green Bay Street, Shawano, Wisconsin
Sunday now through Oct. 17, except on Labor Day weekend
Special two-day holiday market (Saturday and Sunday): 4th of July Weekend
7 a.m. to 4 p.m., $2. No dogs allowed.
Shawano features more than 150 vendors. Antiques, household, crafts, food and much more.
Fredericksburg Trade Days
355 Sunday Farms Lane, Fredericksburg, Texas.
Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More than 350 vendors filling seven barns with antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and so much more.