10 US Flea Markets Worth a Trip

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Planning a shopping road trip? Flea market season gets going this April across the country. If you're looking for a good one to visit in your region of the country, here are 10 of our favorites, from California to New York and lots in between. When you're preparing for your trip, always call ahead to double-check dates and locations, and make back-up plans in case of bad weather.

50940477d9127e2f0a0004e8. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire

A serious shopper's market with over 800 outdoor dealers.
Location: Alameda, California (near Oakland)
Outdoor Market Dates: Year-round, 1st Sunday each month.

5094105adbd0cb03420005df. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Brimfield Antique Show

Held three times each year, and it's HUGE with over 6,000 vendors.
Location: Brimfield, Massachusetts (Southern MASS)
Outdoor Market Dates: May-September, select weeks.

506aec35dbd0cb3071001749. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Brooklyn Flea

The NY Times calls it "One of the great urban experiences in New York."
Location: Brooklyn, New York (Multiple Locations)
Outdoor Market Dates: April through November, various dates.

5094105cd9127e2f2e0005c0. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Canton Flea Market

One of the world's largest outdoor flea markets, it's over 100 years old.
Location: Canton, Texas (In driving distance of Dallas)
Outdoor Market Dates: Year-round, Thursdays through Sundays.

50940027d9127e2f10000511. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Chicago Antique Market

High-quality (and pricey) vintage modern furniture in the heart of the city.
Outdoor Market Dates: April through October, select weekends.
Location: Chicago, Illinois (Randolph & Washington)

5094076cd9127e2f0a00051f. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Georgetown Flea Market

An open-air market in one of America's most beautiful neighborhoods.
Outdoor Market Dates: Year-round, Sundays, 8am - 4pm.
Location: Georgetown, Washington, DC

5094105ddbd0cb0358000678. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Nashville Flea Market

A mega flea market with dealers from over 30 states.
Outdoor Market Dates: Year-round, 4th weekend each month.
Location: Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville

50941060d9127e2f160005f7. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Raleigh Flea Market at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds

Billed as the "largest selection of antiques and furniture in North Carolina."
Outdoor Market Dates: Year-round, Saturday & Sunday from 9am – 6pm.
Location: North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh

5093f3d7d9127e2f0600049f. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Rose Bowl Flea Market

With over 2,500 vendors, it's "the shopping place of the stars."
Outdoor Market Dates: Year-round, 2nd Sunday of each month.
Location: Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California

50941061dbd0cb03540005fa. w.94 h.71 s.centercrop Shipshewana Auction and Flea Market

Handmade furniture and local farm stands in the heart of Amish country.
Outdoor Market Dates: May to October, Every Tuesday & Wednesday
Location: Shipshewana, Indiana (in Amish Country)

Photo: Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire

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