Alameda Flea Market - Alameda, CALIFORNIA + Bonus: Top 10 San Francisco Bay Area Flea Markets
Because of its stringent vendor rules (all items for sale must be at least twenty years old), and the scarcity of quality antiques shows in the Bay Area, the Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire draws a regular crowd of high-end antique dealers and serious collectors. The show’s co-founder and organizer, Alan Michaan, even stresses that it shouldn’t be called a mere flea market.
But that shouldn’t scare off the casual shopper; there are still plenty of bargains to be made among its 800 booths of vintage stereos, clothing, furniture, jewelry, art, pottery, vintage and antique home decorations, books & collectibles, 60s-mod dining room furniture, classic Barbie dolls, and of course, much more.
“You can find something for one dollar or one thousand dollars,” says Michaan, who also runs a nearby estate sale and auction in conjunction with the monthly show. The Alameda Point Antiques and Collectibles Faire is situated on a postcard-perfect stretch of the San Francisco Bay, on a former naval base’s landing strip.
The faire and estate sales take place the first Sunday of every month, rain or shine, even on holidays such as Easter, and the auction previews happen the following Tuesday and Wednesday.
Where: 2900 Navy Way, Alameda, CA 94501
When: Sunday 08:00 am – 10:00 pm
Phone: +1 510-522-7500
Read: Full review of the Alameda Point Antiques Faire
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If go to the Alameda Flea Market, don’t miss to visit other flea markets located in the San Francisco Bay Area. San Francisco Bay Area flea markets offer plenty of random kitsch and vintage stuff to please thrifters and cheap-a-holics. From Treasure Island to Alameda, Berkeley, Alemany, West End, Solano, and the Bay Area Community College Flea Markets, local Bay Area flea markets offer some great prices as well as unexpected finds. In fact, the Bay Area boasts some of the best flea markets in the country!
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