Destination Flea Markets: Five Must-See Markets

Destination Flea Markets: Five Must-See Markets

Micki Howl
Apr 28, 2011

If you're planning a trip this summer, why not add in a stop to one of these famous 'fleas' across the US! Here's a guide to some of the most famous antique and flea markets across the country.

1. Brooklyn Flea
Location: Brooklyn, New York
When: Saturdays from mid-April through Thanksgiving

Find this market amidst Brownstones in a school yard, and while it isn't the biggest, it has a wide appeal: artisan soaps, old books galore, typewriters, retro furniture and even a Rolls Royce wheel rim. But beware, if you aren't familiar with New York flea markets, they come with New York price tags!

Additional Information:
The Brooklyn Flea Moves Indoors!

2. Alameda Point Antique Faire
Location: Alameda, California
When: First Sunday of every month

If you can brave the wind from the San Francisco Bay, this market guarantees to have something for everyone, at any price. Reminiscent of a Parisian flea market, Alameda hosts over 800 booths on the first Sunday of the month, and many await these Sundays with religious fervor!

Check out AT's tips to navigate this flea.

3. First Monday Trade Days
Location: Canton, Texas
When: One weekend each month

Fair food, Canton carts, and fields of thrifting, this market shows off Texas' trademark saying "everything's bigger in Texas!" Try to make it late spring or early summer because the August heat can really be a beating in Texas!

Read my guide to surviving Canton.

4. Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market
Location: Springfield, Ohio
When: One weekend each month

This market has become known as one of the best "buying" markets in the country. Specialty Shows and the Extravaganzas are for serious antique customers, come prepared to battle dealers from all over the world!

5. 127 Corridor Sale
Location: Hudson, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama
When: First Thursday in August through first Sunday

Even though it isn't until August, the self-proclaimed "World's Longest Yard Sale" is worth planning for now.

Related posts:
Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire
Look!: Alameda Antique Faire
Travel Guide: The Best Flea Markets and Antique Faires

Image: Alameda Flea Market: Tips

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