Best flea market in the US

Flea Market: Top 20 Flea Markets in the US

Intro

Flea markets and antiques fairs in the US, no matter whether they host hundreds of vendors or only a few dozens of them, often overflow with unsought treasures. Attending one of the top 20 flea markets in the United States doesn’t guarantee that you will find a hidden gem every single time, but you will probably manage, by putting a little bit of efforts in it and some luck, to find something to decorate your home or offer as a gift.

Above all, a day at the flea markets is always a great occasion to have fun, learn something, and meet new faces! From one-of-a-kind vintage clothing to rare antiques and quirky collectibles, America’s swap meets are full of treasures just waiting to be found.

Enjoy the reading, and do no miss the chance to have a look at our map of the 20 best flea markets in the country at the end of the article.

  • burbank junk trunk

    Great flea markets!! Also check out Burbank Junk Trunk Flea Market, its new to burbank and is held the 2nd saturday of every month beginning march 8th at John Muir Middle School in Burbank, CA. DONT MISS THIS ONE!!! email burbankjunktrunk@yahoo.com for more info!!!

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  • Alisha Ramsey

    Roundtop Texas Antique Week is Insane! WARNING – Once you go, you will always go!
    Raleigh Flea Market – Awesome place to find great bargains!
    Cheers,
    Flea Market Junkies on FB

    • http://fleamarketinsiders.com Ashley Miller

      Hi Alisha, thanks for the tips! If you have more info about Roundtop Texas Antiques’ and Raleigh Flea Market, please feel free to share it; I guess many people out there would be more than happy to know a little bit more about these venues :)

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  • watkins

    The fact that you don’t have English town flea market in nj listed and then in the same listing put up Brooklyn flea amongst all the overrated high priced crap in nyc. Discredits this entire list…

    • Michael

      To my opinion, the English Town flea market has been on a downward spiral for some time now and this time, it seems it has hit bottom. This is the saddest flea market I’ve ever seen. If you’re going for clothes, tools, CD’s, DVD’s, questionable toothpaste, shampoo or food goods, sock vendors, cheap/knock off sweatshirts, work boots, women’s accessories, etc then you’ve found the spot. There are also multiple booths selling drugstore discards: damaged cosmetics, over the counter meds & personal hygiene items in broken boxes. If you are a seeker of actual antiques, then this is NOT the place for you.

      If this place was better organized and they put a limit on the types/numbers of vendors selling new crap, it might become a 3 star experience. At this point, it looks like someone owns a big piece of land and is letting anyone with money and a folding table throw down. If it is $13 a table, and there are easily a thousand tables at the Englishtown Flea (not to mention the sad stores inside of the many buildings), we are basically looking at someone’s poorly managed cash cow. This place needs management, organization and someone that cares about the experience of the attendee.

      • Tish Gutjahr

        I agree. I grew up in NJ and went there at least one Saturday a month (mom/daughter thing) and it was losing it’s appeal back in the 80’s.

      • Debra

        I’ve not been there, but it sounds just like a few that I have now stopped going to for that exact reason. Just as you discribed here in Texas, the same thing has happened. I have no complex of nationality, but the flea markets are full of hispanic vendors, they are the ones who are mainly bring in that type of product. And the owners of the Markets are allowing it to happen. Thats not what a Flea Market has ever been about selling. You’d think you were in an outdoor market down in Mexico.

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  • sg

    Why are these the best? Size? Quality? Attendance? All a matter of opinion.

    • http://www.fleamapket.com/ flea market insiders

      Hi sg, thanks for stopping by and asking! As a matter of facts, you’re absolutely right to wonder how we came up with such a listing. To tell the truth, it was quite hard to decide which flea market should make it to this listing, and which not. Top 10 fleas were pretty easy to pick as they naturally make sense (Brimfield, Round Top, Rose Bowl, Springfield…). The following ten where those which required a more thorough investigation, since, as you write it, it’s (almost) “all a matter of opinion”. So we did our own research, and decided to pick flea markets which seem to make a consensus among other flea market enthusiasts.And this is how this listing was born! But as it is the case with any kind of ranking, it is bound to evolve with time :)
      Are there any flea markets you wished would have been featured in this listing?

  • KFS

    No idea how you could possibly miss Roger’s Community Auction & Flea Market. It is the oldest, largest in the tri-state area, and was voted “Best Flea Market in Ohio” by Ohio Magazine. RogersOhio.com They have over 1600 vendor spaces and up to 50,000 visitors on a peak Friday.

  • Tish Gutjahr

    Any opinions on the Quartzite Flea market? (out in AZ/southwest area)

    • http://www.fleamapket.com/ flea market insiders

      Hi Tish! We’ve not been there yet, but if you have a chance to attend this flea market, we’d love to hear about it! Are you planning a trip to AZ?

      • Tish Gutjahr

        No..sorry…I just know an internet friend I’ve had for over 15 years, and elderly lady who goes in a 5th wheel with her husband every year and they have a wonderful time. I retire in 3 years and my husband and I plan on going on an extended road trip. Kind of like a combined flea market search and “Diners, Driveins, and Dives” tour of the country! Good finds, good food, and good people! :)

        • http://www.fleamapket.com/ flea market insiders

          Tish, this sounds like an AMAZING trip! Well, rest assured that if you’re looking for a place to share your adventure, we’d be more than happy to feature it on fleamarketinsiders.com so our community of flea markets/antiques/vintage enthusiasts could enjoy from your experience :) We wish you good luck with your lovely endeavor!