Whether you’re searching for that perfect vintage armchair or trying to sell your own wares, summer and fall are the perfect time to hit up some local flea markets. At these markets, you can browse, see live entertainment, sell your own crafts or art. Below is just a taste of the hundreds of flea markets that take place in the US all year round.
Sturbridge Flea Market, 559 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA; Tue – Sat: 10AM – 6PM, Sun: 10AM – 5PM
This indoor flea market is open year-round and they blast the A/C in the hot summer months and boasts 3 levels of vintage items, art, furniture, jewelry, toys, gold, silver, and so much more. Dealers from all over to shop at the Sturbridge Flea Market to stock up their stores, but we’re sure they are bound to find precious items they want to keep too. The Sturbridge Flea Market is located just a 10-minute drive from Sturbridge RV Resort.
Southcoast Flea Market, 251 Brook Street, New Bedford, MA; Mon – Fri: 9AM – 11PM; Sat: 8AM – 11PM; Sun: 8AM – 12AM
The Southcoast Flea Market is New Bedford’s only indoor flea market. Don’t be fooled by this market’s barebones appearance, because it’s not ambiance you want here, it’s the deals. There is a cheap entry fee, free parking, and small businesses take a stab at launching their products and services here. The Southcoast Flea Market is just a 30-minute drive from the Gateway to Cape Cod RV Campground.
Stan’s Flea Market, Saratoga Springs, NY, Sat & Sun: 9AM-4PM
Every weekend in April through October, Stan’s Flea Market comes alive. This outdoor flea has about 45 to 60 dealers selling everything from antiques, collectibles, new and used merchandise, furniture, jewelry, and fresh produce. There is so much variety at this flea market you’re bound to find that special item you’ve been searching for. Stan’s Flea Market is located in Saratoga Springs, NY on Route 9, about 20-minutes from Alpine Lake RV Resort.
Portland Flea For All, Portland, ME, Opening Fall 2016
This vintage, antique and artisan market located in Portland ME’s Bayside neighborhood has vendors with unique items from a rotating roster of vendors and consigners. Currently, the Flea For All is closed for the summer, but that is great news because you haven’t missed out on any deals or items that may catch your eye. This market will be reopening in the fall at 585 Congress St. in Portland, ME. The new location for Portland Flea For All is about a 20-minute drive from Pinehirst RV Resort & Campground and about 35 – 45 minutes from Moody Beach RV Campground.
The Farmers Market Flea Market, Lexington, NC, Tuesdays: Sun Up – After Lunch
The Farmers Market Flea Market in Lexington, NC is an old-fashioned outdoor flea market that has been in business for over 50 years. Be sure to come here for premium vintage wares or get a little exercise walking the grounds as you browse. This flea market also has a large assortment of seasonal plants, shrubs, fruits and vegetables available for purchase. The Farmer’s Market Flea Market is located just 15 minutes from the Forest Lake RV & Camping Resort.
Yemassee Junction Indoor Flea Market, Yemassee, SC; Everyday 4PM – 7PM
The Yemassee Junction Indoor Flea Market in Yemassee, SC has sellers with new items almost daily. Come check out the newest selection of household items, electronics, furniture, and more. The Yemassee Junction Indoor Flea Market is located not even 10 minutes from The Oaks at Point South RV Campground.
Trader’s Village, San Antonio, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Since 2011, Trader’s Village in San Antonio, TX has seen over a million people come to browse, buy, and trade in this open-air market.It’s the largest weekend flea market in West Texas and is truly a bargain hunter’s paradise! Parking is $4. There are occasionally free concerts held here, including the Back to School Concert featuring a performance by Little Joe y La Familia and a school supplies drive that will provide collected school supplies to children in need. Don’t miss the Fifth Annual Volkswagen Car Show & Swap Meet here at Trader’s Village on Sept3 – 4 for an exciting two-day show featuring 300 Volkswagen’s from all over the US and Mexico. Trader’s Village has three locations. The location in San Antonio is about 45 – 60 minutes from Medina Lake RV Campground.
Mesa Market Place Swap Meet, Mesa AZ, Sat & Sun: 7AM – 3PM
Trying to find an unusual gift for your quirky friend or family member? You may have luck at the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet where great quality items at low prices are abundant. This is another flea market that features live music. Look out for performances by Kevin James, Rick Jones, Teddie Morrow, and Mary Jo! as well as coupons to print for food and booths at the market on the market website. There will be a charity car show on September 3 to benefit the Arizona Humane Society, so don’t miss out! The Mesa Market Place Swap Meet is a short distance from Mesa Spirit RV Resort, Seyenna Vistas RV Resort, ViewPoint RV & Golf Resort, and Monte Vista RV Resort.
The Vintage Marketplace, Temecula, CA, Sept 9 & 10
Voted the “Best Romantic Flea Market,” The Vintage Marketplace is a quarterly flea market on the 240-acre Rustic Country Ranch in Temecula, CA. This particular market has been featured in several publications including Romantic Country, Today’s Vintage, Romantic Homes, and more. Now with 80+ vendors, this market has outgrown it’s previous location and was reborn at Rustic Country Ranch. Because this market is seasonal, you will generally find seasonal items, for example, expect many more holiday items for sale during the December event. Rustic Country Ranch is located about 20 minutes from Wilderness Lakes RV Resort.
What is your favorite place to bargain hunt? Do you have a favorite flea market? Tell us about it in the comments!