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The Best Flea Markets in Every State

For pennywise shoppers, perhaps nothing comes closer to paradise on earth than a flea market stocked with the secondhand wares you always wanted or never knew you needed. But where are the best of these bargain-priced bazaars? Scroll through to discover some of the finest flea markets in America, then drive to the one nearest to you to get your hands on some truly special keepsakes.

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Limestone Flea Market in Alabama

You’ll find everything from gently used clothing for savvy fashionistas to an extensive collection of arcade games for the nostalgia lover at this family-owned, Madison-based market located on Highway 72. Open year-round on Saturdays and Sundays, Limestone Flea Market has been a weekend stomping ground for thrifty shoppers since 1980.

Family Flea Market in Alaska

Explore this antique adventureland on Old Seward Highway in Anchorage on Mondays through Fridays year-round for frugal finds ranging from power tools and refurbished electronics to home decor and furniture. With the store’s wide selection of items predating the ‘70s, such as vinyl records and bygone Barbie doll clothes, you may even be able fill the holes in your own hobby collection.

Thieves Market in Arizona

Shoppers are spoiled for choice at this outdoor flea market located in Tempe on North McClintock Drive. Although Thieves Market is only open the first Saturday of the month between October and April, the wait is well worth it for the fall and winter access you’ll get to rare vintage items, including furniture, clothing, and accessories for the home and garden.

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Antique Alley Arkansas in Arkansas

More than a flea market, Antique Valley is a must-see attraction for Arkansans. Held at the Conway Expo Center two days every January, the $5 admission fee grants visitors access to over 200 vending stalls brimming with items from the 1950s and earlier, with wares ranging from old toys to wartime relics.

Rose Bowl Flea Market in California

On the second Sunday of every month, over 20,000 shoppers pay a $9 admission fee to browse the 2,500 stalls at the Rose Bowl Stadium for one of the most renowned flea markets in the country. The 50-year-old event has been offering such curios as old rocking chairs and kooky clocks for decades.

Lafayette Collectibles and Flea Market in Colorado

Do you worship all things vintage? Hie on over to this market on Spaulding Street, named after the Colorado town in which it operates. Open seven days a week, the venue welcomes a whopping 175 vendors with a rotating selection of inexpensive items, including furniture, decor, clothing, and antiques.

Elephant's Trunk Country Flea Market in Connecticut

You had best empty the car trunk before you head to this shopper’s paradise on Danbury Road in New Milford, in operation since 1976. Given the flea market’s diverse inventory of new and used goods, ranging from jewelry to yard signs, you’re unlikely to go home empty-handed, so long as you visit during business hours on Sundays from April through mid-December and pay the $2 admission fee.

Spence's Bazaar & Auction in Delaware

The prices are low and the food is stellar at this indoor/outdoor Delaware flea market. Open all week, with Amish-run food stalls on weekends, Spences has been going strong for more than 75 years.

Renninger's Twin Markets in Florida

One of four Renninger’s locations nationwide, this antique center, farmers, flea market off Highway 441 is situated on a scenic 117-acre plot of land in Mount Dora. When you’re finished soaking in the surroundings, enter one of the two on-site buildings on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday to scoop up antiques, clothing, or produce, or to attend one of the antique shows, garden parties, or other special events.

Scott Antique Market in Georgia

Atlanta’s nickname of “Hotlanta” may refer to the scorching summer temperatures but it applies just as well to the fire-sale prices at this local flea market. Open the second weekend of every month at the Atlanta Expo Center, the venue dubbed “America’s Favorite Treasure Hunt” lures locals with its selection of heirlooms and cultural mementoes from around the world.

Aloha Stadium Swap Meet and Marketplace in Hawaii

Situated on Salt Lake Boulevard in Honolulu, Hawaii’s largest outdoor flea market boasts 400 stalls packed with imported goods and made-in-Hawaii art and food. If you plan to shop or snack, head to the main market on Saturdays and Sundays. Collectors who hope to trade items they no longer need for those they want can attend the swap meet held on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Russell Up Flea Market in Idaho

Snag an enviable antique or piece of art, pick up fresh produce, or tuck into a sweet treat. For an admission fee of only a buck, you can buy and eat it all at this flea market held every other weekend from June to October on Portneuf Road in Pocatello.

The All-Night Flea Market in Illinois

Sleep is overrated for the shoppers who stay up late for this 43-year-old all-night flea market hosted one weekend every August at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton. A fee of $9 grants you access to the market’s nearly endless array of clothing, toys, electronics, memorabilia, and fair food, along with must-see guests including actors and musicians.

Shipshewana Auction and Flea Market in Indiana

Indiana’s Amish Country is known for lush land, quaint inns, and the unbeatable deals to be had at this local auction and flea market on South Van Buren Street in Shipshewana. Open every Tuesday and Wednesday from May through September, the market boasts an alluring array of items, from wood crafts to plants, while the auction will tempt you to make an offer on delicate glassware, pottery, or architectural salvage.

The BARN in Iowa

Fall is a time for leaf peeping, pumpkin picking, and browsing this September flea market at Yoder’s Farm on V Avenue in Wellman. Built over 60 years ago by John Yoder, the farm’s current owner, along with his father, the site repurposed as “The Barn” asks for an entrance fee of $5 and boasts a selection of furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and a brick oven that delivers a steady supply of piping-hot pizza. Hungry yet?

Sparks Kansas Antiques & Collectibles Flea Market in Kansas

Motivated by the thrill of a bargain, over 75,000 shoppers descend on this Highland flea market in spring and autumn. If you want to see want lures them, swing by one of over of 500 vending stalls overflowing with housewares including decor, books, toys, and tools.

Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market in Kentucky

Old-stuff buffs make a beeline for this outdoor market held four times a year on Louisville’s dazzling Waterfront Plaza to fill their shopping bags with old records, repurposed goods, and recycled merchandise. As overloaded as your arms may be at the end of the day, don’t leave without grabbing a bite or sipping a Kentucky bourbon or craft beer at one of many local food trucks and beverage booths.

Denham Springs Antique Village in Louisiana

For a no-guilt shopping spree, splurge on a selection of marked-down collectibles and art on offer at this cluster of antique shops on North Range Avenue in downtown Denham Springs. Drive in for the Denham Spring Spring Festival in April, and you’ll find over 150 stalls selling precious items from art to crafts, mouth-watering jambalaya and funnel cakes, and knee-slapping live music.

Montsweag Flea Market in Maine

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Flea markets are a family affair for the antique aficionados who run this market held on Hunnewell Lane in Woolwich, founded in 1977 by Norma Hunnewell who passed it down to her daughter, Gena, in 2013. Mid-coastal Maine’s largest flea market is open to customers from May through October and carries items ranging from barbecue grills to woven baskets.

Patapsco Flea Market in Maryland

A deal seeker’s dream destination, Patapsco Flea Market claims to have the “cheapest prices on town” on items ranging from clothing and accessories to toys and games. Best of all, you can visit any time of the year: the 230,000-square-foot market is held every Saturday and Sunday on Patapsco Ave in Baltimore.

Brimfield Outdoor Antiques Show in Massachusetts

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Bargain hunters have been stalking this open-air antique show on Brimfield’s Main Street for almost 70 years for the best in classic furniture, jewelry, luggage, and more. Consisting of 23 fields running a mile long in total, the largest outdoor antique show in the country is open thrice a year in spring, fall, and summer, when it’s frequented by some 50,000 visitors and over 5,000 dealers.

US 12 Heritage Trail Garage Sale in Michigan

Stretching for 200 miles along Highway 12, this garage sale trail held on the second weekend of every August since 2003 is the longest–and one of the most long-running—garage sales in Michigan. Along the route, buyers can lay their hands on fresh produce and homemade jam, as well as a variety of secondhand souvenirs, from fine furniture to attractive table toppers.

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Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days in Minnesota

Walk down memory lane and pick up cherished mementos on the way at this antique show and flea market known for its handcrafted and repurposed goods, architectural salvage, and appetizing fair food. In operation since 1973, the three-day event is held annually on the third weekend of August in downtown Oronoco.

49 South Antiques and Flea Market in Mississippi

Heading south on Highway 49, hit the brakes when you spy the sign for this flea market located a few miles past Florence. Open six days a week year-round since 2005, one of the largest flea markets in Mississippi works with 79 vendors to sell an enviable collection of furniture, toys, and decor ranging from the functional to the funky.

Camp Flea Antique Mall in Missouri

Whether you’re in the mood to buy or simply want to wax nostalgic over your youth, pause at this flea market on Elm Street in Ozark to spend a few hours savoring the past. Open seven days a week year-round, the 26,000-square-foot Camp Flea Antique Mall pays homage to all things old with its eclectic collection of items ranging from industrial-era fan blades to 70s-inspired clocks.

Junkapalooza in Montana

One man’s junk serves as the inspiration for the jewelry, furniture, and other bespoke repurposed goods on offer at this flea market and fall festival with a $35 admission free, held every October on the Dawson County Fairgrounds in Glendive. While adults are busy shopping, the little ones can let off steam on a free hayride or play in the corn “sandbox.”

Junkstock Omaha in Nebraska

Carnival delights meet flea market finds at this open-air night bazaar held every June on River Road Drive in Waterloo, complete with a vintage ferris wheel, hot air balloons, live music, and 100 vendors selling everything from artwork to furniture. Cap off your evening under the stars by warming your hands by the solstice bonfire. Is there any better way to kick off summer?

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West Wind Drive-In and Public Market in Nevada

Satisfy your film and shopping addictions in a single trip to this dual drive-in theater and flea market on El Rancho Drive in Sparks. Along with clothes, electronics, and antiques, the market, open year-round, hosts swap meets, snack bars, and live music. Budget-conscious cinema buffs can cozy up to the drive-in, open from March through November, for new film releases at unbelievably low prices.

Hollis Flea Market in New Hampshire

Since 1964, over one thousand shoppers have annually flooded the 20-acre grounds of this free-admission flea market on Silver Lake Road in Hollis for great grub and doggone good deals on items ranging from tableware to artwork. Visit any Sunday after opening day in April, and you may well have a chance to meet with owners John and Jessica Prieto, the second-generation of flea market owners in the Prieto family.

Golden Nugget Antique Flea Market in New Jersey

While you won’t scrounge up real gold at Golden Nugget, you’re sure to unearth other precious pieces for your home at this gold mine of a shopping destination on River Road in Lambertville. Held Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays since 1967, the market carries vintage valuables from civil war tokens and pocket watches to antique furniture and mysterious memorabilia rescued from old mansions.

Gallup Flea Market in New Mexico

This flea market held every Saturday on North 9th Street in Gallup is one of the largest Native American markets in the country—and a key economic driver for local Native American communities. Art admirers can pick up Native American pottery, beadwork, or stone carvings, while equine enthusiasts will find no shortage of livestock, horse tack, or hay for their hoofed friends.

Brooklyn Flea in New York

Skirt past the pricey fashions on Manhattan’s Madison Avenue for the thrifty threads up for grabs at this Brooklyn-based flea market held between April and October on Saturdays in Williamsburg and Sundays in Dumbo. Not a fashionista? Brooklyn Flea, founded in April 2008 by Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby, also attracts hundreds of top furniture, antique, jewelry, and food vendors that cater to all styles and tastes.

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Raleigh Flea Market in North Carolina

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At the Historic State Fairgrounds on Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh, you don’t need a mountain of cash to go shopping at this flea market. Since 1971, 2.4 million hard-bargaining visitors annually make the trip to the shop open every weekend except in October for deals on such items as furniture, jewelry, and antiques.

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Minot Flea Market in North Dakota

You can’t beat the variety—or the prices—at the biggest flea market in North Dakota, located at the North Dakota State Fair Center in Minot. Visit on Saturdays or Sundays, except between mid-May and September, to snap up whatever odds and ends catch your eye, be it a handcrafted bench for your empty foyer or a vinyl record from your favorite grunge band as a teen.

Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market in Ohio

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With a $3 admission fee, and a wide selection of goods, from jewelry to table lamps, the budget-savvy simply can’t afford not to attend this 40-year-old antique show and flea market held nine times each year at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Springfield. Twice a year, in May and September, the event’s organizers pull out all the stops for a ten-dollar “Extravaganza” that’s even bigger and better, drawing 20,000 customers and 2,000 vendors.

Guthrie Flea Market in Oklahoma

Every Saturday, the tranquil town of Guthrie turns into a bustling borough as shoppers of all budgets descend on South Division Street for this free-admission flea market. The open-air market is a feast for the eyes, featuring everything from DVDs and refurbished furniture to chickens and barnyard antiques.

Portland Flea in Oregon

On the hunt for a bespoke gift for a birthday, wedding, or anniversary in the Portland area? Skip a trip to the mall for a walk to this monthly market held on the last Sunday of the month. The perfect present for that special someone can no doubt be found among the inventory of handmade purses, candles, clothing, fragrances, and furnishings sold by the over 40 artists and vintage curators in attendance.

Saturday's Farmers and Flea Market in Pennsylvania

Scintillating sights and scents bombard you as stroll through the doors of Pennsylvania’s largest indoor farmers and flea market, boasting over 150 market stands selling everything from cosmetics to cell phone accessories, and over 30 food stands doling out munchies like fried chicken and kimchi. Open every Saturday on East Harrisburg Pike in Middletown, the market also features several outdoor stalls that allow for soaking in the sun as you shop.

General Stanton Inn Flea Market in Rhode Island

Now in its 54th year of operation, Rhode Island’s oldest continually operating flea market is as much a town tradition as it is a shopping destination. Selling everything from crafts to nautical antiques, the outdoor market is held Sundays on Old Post Road in Charlestown from the last Sunday of April through Columbus Day, and then Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays beginning on Memorial Day.

Hudson's Surfside Flea Market in South Carolina

This family-owned flea market has remained in the Hudson family for three generations, starting with Jack Hudson in 1975. Today the covered, open-air market located along Highway 17 in Surfside Beach boasts 7,000 square feet of shopping space rife with antiques, golf gear, jewelry, tools, and other trinkets. The doors are open six days a week from June through August, four days a week in April, May, and September, and three days a week in remaining months.

Four Seasons Flea Market in South Dakota

Have a hankering to experience life in the Old West? Open seven days a week, this trailblazing flea market held on Egan Avenue North in Madison for over 20 years boasts saddles, western tack, cowboy boots, old coins, and other relics that are sure to satisfy your nostalgia.

127 Yard Sale in Tennessee

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The world’s longest yard sale, this market held annually in August spans 690 miles along Highway 127 from Addison, Michigan in the north to Chattanooga, Tennessee in the south and traverses six states in total, including Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. But as scenic as the drive along the route may be, its true treasures are found at the 2,200 vendor stalls found along the way, enticing passersby with everything from native beadwork to one-dollar fashions.

Austin County Flea Market in Texas

The covered walkways at this outdoor flea market along Highway 290 in Austin shelter buyers and sellers alike from the Texas heat and ensure that it stays open Saturdays and Sundays, rain or shine. Motorheads go mad for the market’s collection of auto accessories, tires, and tools, while antique addicts can’t get enough of the crafts and collectibles. Befitting of an event in the so-called “Live Music Capital of the World,” there are terrific tunes to bop to as you shop.

Urban Flea Market in Utah

Saunter down to this no-admission flea market on South Rio Grande Street in downtown Salt Lake City on the second Sunday of every month (or the first Sunday of May) to stock up on vintage finds from old typewriters to toy cars. When you’re done shopping, groove out to live music or chomp down on good eats at one of several on-site food trucks.

Waterbury Flea Market in Vermont

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Outdoor enthusiasts trek to this 40-year-old flea market on Waterbury’s Bolton Road every Saturday and Sunday from the end of April through October for breathtaking views of Camel’s Hump, Vermont’s third-highest mountain. But for deal seekers and foodies, the draw is the eclectic inventory of rustic furniture, decor, and books, and the concession stand, churning out guilty pleasures like burgers, fries, and ice cream.

The Virginia Bazaar in Virginia

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It’s easy to get lost in the awe-inspiring art and artifacts showcased at this bazaar on Ladysmith Road in Ruther Glen, consisting of a 100-acre flea market and a whopping 67,000 square feet of indoor shopping. But bring a buddy and a shopping list on any Saturday and Sunday year-round, and you’re sure to tick off every item, from fine jewelry and antiques to toys and clothing—that too, with your wallet still in tact.

Fremont Sunday Market in Washington

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Nudge your way past the packs of shoppers at the elbow-room-only Pike Place Market for this less crowded and less expensive market with more variety, held on Evanston Avenue North in Seattle. Open on Sundays year-round since 1990, the European-style street market is lined with over 200 vendors selling specialty foods and eclectic wares you won’t find anywhere else, from estate sale trinkets and globally imported goods to seldom-seen art and fashions.

State Fair of West Virginia Flea Market in West Virginia

You don’t have to wait for West Virginia’s state fair, held annually in August, to partake in the food and fun. Head to the State Fairgrounds in Fairlea on any Tuesday or Saturday of the year to binge on bargain items and concessions. Two giant three-day flea markets, held in the spring and fall, extend the usual inventory with antiques, collectibles, crafts from over 200 vendors.

Shawano Wisconsin Flea Market in Wisconsin

Every Sunday from April through October, except on Labor Day weekend, head to this flea market at the Antigo-Langlade County Fairgrounds in Shawano for a steal on jewelry, sports memorabilia, luggage, and more from over 150 vendors. The market’s “no knockoffs” selling policy ensures that every item you buy at Shawano is the genuine article.

Born in a Barn in Wyoming

Although it also serves as a guest ranch and a wedding venue, this barn located four miles from Sheridan is best known by economical Wyomingites as the site of a “creative sale” held annually on a Saturday in September. In operation since 2011, the 7,000-square-foot market, owned by Brian and Shelley Kinnison and affectionately named “Darling,” houses hundreds of truly darling trinkets for the home and garden, from jewelry to furniture, from over 75 hand-picked vendors.

On the Hunt

You never know what treasures await you at your local flea market.