A Roundup of Spring 2012 Flea Markets

With Maxwell at High Point this week, I started to think about market season and all the fun outdoor flea markets popping up across the country.

Of course, there are the year-round ones that tempt us with goodies every month (Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire in the Bay Area, Brooklyn Flea in NYC, LA's Rose Bowl, and Chicago Antique Market come to mind) but here are a few big and small ones I'd love to check out over the next month. For our coast-to-coast guide, visit our marketplace (make sure to bring a hat and cash if you go), and please share your local favorites with your AT friends below!

April 27 – 29 (this weekend!)
The Country Living Fair, from the editors of Country Living magazine
Austin, TX

Opens May 1 through October
Shipshewana Auction and Flea Market, the largest flea in the Midwest
Shipshewana, IN

May 4 – 6
LA Modernism Show & Sale, in case your tastes run more 20th century
Santa Monica, CA

May 8 – 13 (dates in July and Sept. too)
Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show, the mother of all fleas
Brimfield, MA

May 18 – 20
Springfield Extravaganza Vintage Market, Martha-approved
Springfield, OH

May 25 – 26
Scout Handmade and Vintage Market, smaller with hand-crafted treasures too
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

(Image: Mat Sanders, The Wellfleet Flea Market)

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