OK, fellow collectors. Pull out your calendars and start marking down summer fun. It’s time to plot out how to visit as many summer flea markets as possible. We literally cannot think of a better way to spend the next few months of warm weather. We know you know this, but be prepared: 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 Wi-Fi for credit cards may fail. Check websites before making plans to make sure the markets are not cancelled or postponed. Be safe. If your favorite summer flea market is not on our list, please let us know in the comments so we can share the information.
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.
Brimfield Antique Flea Market
6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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. Hours vary depending on which show field you plan to visit. There are plenty of booths to shop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On opening day, many booths open at 6 a.m. to satisfy early birds.
Randolph Street Market
47 W. Division Street, Chicago, Illinois
July 30, 31
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Since 2003, Chicago’s historic West Loop/Fulton Market neighborhood has been home to the famous Randolph Street Market.
This European style art, antiques, vintage, global goods and makers market has been featured by Travel & Leisure, Architectural Digest, USA Today, goop, UK Guardian as “Top US Antique Markets” and by BizBash and TimeOut one of “Chicago’s Top Festivals” – with continuous live music, great foods, amazing people watching and treasures. Parking is at the new multi-story, onsite Plumbers Hall garage.
127 Corridor Sale, Michigan to Alabama
Starts 5 miles north of Addison, Michigan, ends at Gadsden, Alabama
Aug. 4 – 7
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.
Vermilion Beach Market
Sherod Park, West Lake Road (Route 6) & Coen Road, Vermilion, Ohio
Aug. 5 – 6
Saturday 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Shop by the beach from over 90 vendors for vintage, shabby and chic decor including furniture, architectural salvage, as well as handcrafted home decor, jewelry, clothing, and art. Take a pause from shopping at the beachside wine bar and food booths. Free admission and free on-site parking.
Shipshewana Antique Market
Farmstead Event Pavilion, 368 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, Indiana
Saturday, Aug. 6
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free admission The Shipshewana Antique Market is held rain or shine with 100s of treasures to find under the pavilion and along the sidewalks and on the lawn. The Shipshewana Swap Meet and Shipshewana Flea Market will be held in conjunction with the Antique Market. Parking is $5.
What Cheer Flea Market
Keokuk County Fairgrounds, 13061 170th St., What Cheer, Iowa
Aug. 5 – 7
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.
First Monday Canton
800 First Monday Lane, Canton, Texas
Open dawn until sundown before the First Monday of every month. The market hosts over 5,000 vendors selling a wide variety of items.
Fredericksburg Trade Days
355 Sunday Farms Lane, Fredericksburg, Texas
May 20 – 22, June 17 – 19, Aug. 19 – 21
Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Parking: $5, good for all weekend 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.
Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market Extravaganza
4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio
May 20 – 22
Extravaganza, June 18 – 19, Aug. 20 – 21
Monthly shows – 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.
Tickets on sale at the gate. Cash only. Exact change preferred.
Long Beach Antique Market
Veterans Stadium, Long Beach, California
May 29, June 19, July 17
For May 29 show: 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., $15; 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., $10; children under 12, free. Free parking.
Admission tickets (cash only) sold at Box Office Day of event. BoxThe box office closes at 2 p.m.; shopping allowed until 3 p.m.
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
June 9 – 12, July 7 – 10, Aug. 11 – 14
$5 admission Thursdays, 10:45 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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. Free parking.
Rose Bowl Flea Market
Second Sunday of every month.
Summer dates: June 12, July 10, and August 14
Opens 9 a.m. All admission tickets are purchased online only. VIP ticket admission from 5 a.m. – 9 a.m. is $20; regular admission is $12 per person starting at 9 a.m.; 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.
Brooklyn, New York City
Saturdays and Sundays, April through December
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Vendors accept cash and some accept debit or credit cards. There are ATMs on site at all of our locations; the transaction fee is $2.50. Founded in April 2008, Brooklyn Flea is open every weekend of the year. It has hundreds of vendors of vintage, antiques, new art and crafts by local artisans and designers. Travel + Leisure, Country Living, Budget Travel, and Fodor’s have ranked the Flea one of the best markets in the U.S. and the world; and Time Out NY named the Flea one of New York’s Essential Pick-Up Spots.
New Milford, Connecticut
Every Sunday, April – December
The Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market began in 1976. Typical Sundays feature over 500 vendors and a mix of food trucks from all over the east coast. Prepaid tickets, $20, 5:30 a.m. Prepaid tickets, $10, 7 a.m. – 8 a.m.
General Admission $3 – 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tickets for General Admission are available for purchase On-Site.
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 and 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. 16, except on Labor Day weekend
Special two-day holiday market (Saturday and Sunday): May 28 – 29; 4th of July Weekend July 2 – 3 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., $2. No dogs allowed. Shawano features more than 150 vendors. Antiques, household, crafts, food and much more.