Stormville flea market by Arindam Ghosh
Stormville flea market by Arindam Ghosh

Stormville Flea Market

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The Stormville Flea Market is located in the historic Hudson Valley, halfway between Manhattan and Albany. Also known as the Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market or Southern Dutchess Flea Market, it hosts over 600 vendors from more than eight states dealing in antiques, arts & crafts, and new merchandise.

With acres upon acres of stalls, it is no surprise that regular visitors call Stormville Flea Market a bargain hunter’s delight. Newcomers are welcome and likely to make an exceptional find. From iconic handbags over dog treats (!) to the most exquisite fine china, Stormville Flea Market is a treasure trove of collectibles.

The Stormville Flea Market: a bargain hunter’s delight

The Stormville Flea Market is full of vintage items and curiosities of all kinds. You can find all sorts of Americana-style objects as well as handmade furniture and other arts and crafts, but also art deco and industrial style decoration objects, as well as architecture salvage.

You never know what to expect, but you rarely leave disappointed after a visit to the Stormville Flea Market. The fact that this event is only held six times a year over one or two days guarantees that you will discover new items every time. Antique dealers and vendors take advantage of the relatively infrequent occurrence of this market to sell their finest items. And with more than 600 vendors at each edition, you will be spoilt for choice.

A nice family outing

Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market provides its visitors with a fun and family-friendly atmosphere. Seek out priceless antiques and hand-crafted furniture whilst exploring the land belonging to an abandoned airport. Stalls of hundreds of professional vendors and inventive food concessions will certainly help stir curiosity.

Operating since 1970 just off the beautiful winding Taconic State Parkway, Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market is steeped in history. And with a bit of luck, you will be able to meet one of its original vendors. Stormville Flea Market is the most perfect place to enjoy the charm of past times whilst finding the matching pair of Elvis lamps you have always wanted.

What To Expect from the Stormville Flea Market

The Stormville Flea Market can only be described as vast. The old Stormville Airport is categorized in two sides, with newer items on one side and the antique section on the other. What Disneyland is for kids, Stormville Flea Market is for the flea market junkie. The antique area can vary in size, with generally more vendors present in the summer months. Make sure you look deep as you will likely find a diamond in the rough.

For all the foodies out there, the Stormville Flea Market also hosts a range of stalls that offer traditional delicacies. Hamburgers and hot dogs, spicy Philly cheesesteaks, freshly made kettle corn, and many more mouth-watering snacks. No visit to the market is complete without a relaxing drink in the cozy beer garden of ‘The Rotary Club’.

And to keep the whole family happy, the Stormville Flea Market hosts a well-maintained activity area for children. It is complete with inflatable slides and bouncy castles. These cost a nominal fee but the well-trained staff makes sure that parents and kids can enjoy their flea market experience to the fullest.

Valuable Tips when visiting the market

If you are traveling to the Stormville Flea Market, it is advisable to set off early. Arriving after 9 am will guarantee a long wait in traffic. Also, make sure that you have enough cash on you as not all vendors accept cards. Dealers often have other antiques in the car and no space to display them. So ask them if you like their collection. Enjoy the Stormville Airport Antique Show & Flea Market and feel free to share your own experience with us!

Where: 428 NY-216, Stormville, NY 12582, USA
When: Up to 6 times a year in Spring and Fall (two-days show): 8 am to 4 pm (see here all forthcoming events). Visiting the market and parking are free.
Phone: (845) 221-6561
Email: [email protected]

Photo by Arindam Ghosh via Flickr