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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
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
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
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
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)