New Jersey, otherwise known as the ‘Garden State’ is famous for many things, such as blueberries, beautiful beaches, and last but not least – it’s big shopping culture. People in NJ certainly know how to shop. It is home to some of the biggest and best shopping malls in the United States. Not only that, the flea markets are huge, quirky and impressive.
With influences from Manhattan and Philadelphia, flea markets in New Jersey are a real mish-mash of eclectic items and curiosities. If you’re looking for a second-hand shopping experience that is like no other – then check out our list of the best flea markets in NJ. Our carefully selected list of the best flea markets in NJ, only features markets that offer the finest antique and vintage items. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to!
As always, in order to keep this article consistent with the rest of the website – we’re here to write about flea markets and antique shows! – , we decided not to include in this review swap meets and New Jersey farmers market like Collingwood Auction & Flea Market, Columbus Farmers Market Complex, Route 70 Auction & Flea Market, and New Meadowlands Market.
#1 Market in NJ: Golden Nugget Flea Market
The Golden Nugget Flea Market is a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles, and without a doubt the best flea market in New Jersey. Some people and flea market enthusiasts even consider the Golden Nugget Antique Market as the East Coast’s premier market for vintage and retro items.
Up to three times a week, thousands of keen shoppers visit the Golden Nugget Flea Market in search of timeless knick knacks, odd ends and vintage trinkets. In fact, the mix of items for sale at this flea market is very diverse: furniture, home décor, second-hand clothing, glassware, silverware, Victorian, mid century collectibles, and much more. The Golden Nugget Flea Market has bee in business since 1967, and some dealers have been setting up shop at the Golden Nugget Flea Market for over 30 years!
Keep in mind that if you feel overwhelmed by the choice don’t hold back in asking the Golden Nugget Flea Market staff for assistance – they’re usually super kind and helpful.
Where: River Road 1850, NJ US
When: Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday: 06:00 – 16:00
More information: Read here our full review of Golden Nugget Flea Market
#2 Market in NJ: New Egypt Flea Market Village & Auction
The charming New Egypt Flea Market Village & Auction was founded in 1959 and remains one of the last unpaved, old-time markets in New Jersey. With over 40 historic buildings showcasing a selection of classic books, fine antiques, collectibles, vinyl records, homeware and much more – the New Egypt Flea Market Village & Auction has everything any flea market enthusiast and antique lover could possibly need.
The New Egypt Flea Market Village & Auction opens on Wednesdays and Sundays, so whether you enjoy shopping during the week, or during the weekend – this place has got you covered. New Egypt has many amenities, such as clean toilets, parking with easy access in and out of the market, nearby cafés and coffee shops.
If you’re looking for rare curiosities and services then make sure you visit this hidden gem!
Where: Monmouth Road 933, NJ US
When: Every Sunday and Wednesday: 07:00 – 14:00
More information: Read our full review of New Egypt Flea Market Village & Auction
#3 Market in NJ: Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market
The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market is a must-visit for all die-hard vintage, rock-punk and antique fans. Held threes times a year, the market is situated in the historic Roebling Wire Works building in Trenton, New Jersey.
All started in 2013, when the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market appeared on the New Jersey flea market scene as a humble market hosting around 50 vendors and two food trucks. Today they have transformed into a spectacular show with over 200 carefully curated vendors, a dozen food trucks, special performances and even celebrity appearances!
In 2014 (just 1 year after they first opened), The Huffington Post named the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market as one of the best flea markets in America! Find vintage clothing, antiques, up-cycled materials, comic books, movie posters, vinyls, and original artwork. Admission to the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market costs $5 – and for a two days retro punk rock extravaganza, we think that’s a pretty sweet deal!
Where: South Clinton Avenue 675, NJ US
When: Held three times a year. Normally: 10:00 – 17:00
More information: Read here our full review of Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market
#4 Market in NJ: Englishtown Flea Market
Founded in 1929, this elegant antique fair and flea market has grown tremendously in the past 80 years. The Englishtown Flea Market started off as a humble livestock and farmers market, and has bloomed today into a flea market hosting over 300 traders!
Englishtown Flea Market open every single weekend and takes place within 5 indoor buildings, as well as an outdoor vendor area. Browse through extensive selection of antiques, collectibles, automotive supplies, second-hand clothing, vintage home furnishings, jewellery, silverware, glassware, plants and so much more.
There is a directory available in the office of the Englishtown Flea Market (as well as on their website), which features each vendor – helping shoppers to plan ahead! After a successful day of shopping, fuel yourself on fast food delights, fresh produce and delicious baked goods on offer at Englishtown Flea Market.
Where: Wilson Avenue 90, NJ US
When: Every Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 – 16:00
More information: Read here our full review of Englishtown Flea Market