Massachusetts is perhaps the heart of the New England flea market scene and home to the famous Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show. But antique enthusiasts in Massachusetts can also explore dozens of antique malls, flea markets, and vintage events held all across the state. Massachusetts truly is a paradise to thrifters and there is no telling what you will find!
So we decided that it is high time to draw up a list of the best flea markets in Massachusetts. Every antique shop, flea market, or mall listed here has been handpicked. We made sure to exclude swap meets, farmer’s markets, and garage sales to create a list of the best places worth visiting in the state. Here are our picks for the best flea markets Massachusetts has to offer.
Flea Markets in Massachusetts #1: Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show
Brimfield is a legend and a must for anyone who wants to visit the best flea markets in Massachusetts and one of the best in the entire United States. The market takes place three times a year and is held for six consecutive days. Founded in 1959, Brimfield is visited by over 1 million people annually. More than 20 fields with up to 5,000 vendors are spread across Brimfield – be prepared to browse for hours.
Seasoned visitors will pay a small preview fee to be the first to look, however, a majority of vendors do not charge admission. Merchandise includes nearly anything under the sun with collectibles, decor, memorabilia, antiques, jewelry, comics, and records, but with so many vendors, no list can describe it all. Restroom facilities and food vendors are on-site. Parking typically runs around $10.
Where: Main Street 23, Brimfield, MA
When: May 8-13, July 10-15, Sept 4-9 — Daybreak to nightfall (participating vendor hours may vary)
Flea Markets in Massachusetts #2: SoWa Vintage Market
Found in the SoWa Art and Design District, in the basement of a former brick warehouse, the SoWa Vintage Market is held every Sunday in Boston. The market consists of around 30 vendors and runs all day. Expect to see art, antiques, furniture, and much more, all highly selected by the knowledgeable vendors present – new merchandise is showcased each week.
Admission is free with parking $10 in SoWA lots on Market Days or free street parking on Sundays. When you have explored the flea market to your content, take a stroll around the rest of the Art and Design District, there is plenty to see.
Flea Markets in Massachusetts #3: Somerville Flea Markets
Somerville Flea Market is an open-air vintage and antique market operating every Sunday from June to October in Arts at the Armory. The market offers an emphasis on community and gathered local artisans, performers and food vendors all in one place. This creative spirit has made Somerville flourish and it’s one of the best flea markets in Massachusetts because of its open, welcoming vibe.
Merchandise consists of vintage, antique, and repurposed items, in addition to the original artwork. Collectibles, vintage toys and furniture are just a few things to expect at this charming flea market. Sommerville offers such an enjoyable ambiance for browsing with musical performers and delicious food that it may be hard for you to leave.
Flea Markets in Massachusetts #4: The Pro.found Market
The Pro.found Market was founded in 2016 by a group of female friends with a passion for vintage items and unique decor. Twice a year, it is held at Kalon Farm, surrounded by beautiful, serene landscape, making it a dreamy place to browse for vintage and vintage-inspired items, as well as repurposed pieces.
It is a true delight to see what the vendors have in store each time you visit. General Admission is $12 per day and Weekend Pass is $18 with tickets sold online or at the door. Kids 12 and under get in free.
Where: 339 7 Bridge Rd, Lancaster, MA 01523
When: Twice a year: June 9: 08:30 am — 5:00 pm & June 10: 10:00 — 4:00 PM / September 9: 08:30 am — 5:00 pm & September 23: 10:00 am — 4:00 pm
Flea Markets in Massachusetts #5: Charlton Flea Market (new ownership)
Charlton Flea Market is located an hour outside Brimfield and is a great place to stop by for some last-minute antique and vintage shopping. Open year-round, the flea market includes indoor and outdoor spaces. You’ll find around 120 vendors at any given time, and their wares include coins, stamps, collectibles, dishes, jewelry, and other vintage pieces.
If you visit on Sunday, be sure you stop by the market’s kitchen as breakfast and lunch are served until 2:00 pm. The outdoor flea market is open on both Saturdays and Sundays, while the indoor flea market is open Sundays only. Charlton also includes a co-op store, so be sure you give yourself plenty of time to browse through everything.
Flea Markets in Massachusetts #6: Yankee Flea Market
Over 170 vendors across 15,000 square feet make up the Yankee Flea Market in Palmer, Massachusetts. The flea market is all indoors and is open six days a week, however, during Brimfield days, you can find the market open all week, so do not miss your chance for that extra day! Vendors come in weekly to refresh their offerings.
Vendor merchandise dates from the 1800s to the present, with jewelry, kitchenware, home decor, artwork, dishes, signs, and other vintage items. Booths and shelves are crammed with wares, making the market like a “labyrinth,” so come prepared to walk! According to the owner, the market is currently undergoing remodeling with a new space being added along with additional cash registers.
Where: 1311 Park Street, Palmer, MA 01609
When: Daily: Tuesday — Saturday: 10:00 am — 5:00 pm / Sundays 11:00 — 5:00 pm
(Open 7 days during Brimfield antique show 10:00 am–6:00 pm)
Flea Markets in Massachusetts #7: Cambridge Antique Market
With a history of over 25 years and more than 150 dealers, Cambridge Antique Market is definitely one of the best flea markets in Massachusetts. The flea market features five floors crammed with antiques, silver, lighting, artwork, furniture, memorabilia and more, all promised at reasonable prices.
Best of all, it’s easy to go to the next floor thanks to the building’s elevators and you can browse in air conditioned comfort. It’s not hard to find the Cambridge Antique Market — just look for the farm animal mural outside the building. If you want more antiques and vintage items, stop by the Cape Cod sister store located in Provincetown, open on the weekends.
Flea Markets in Massachusetts #8: Great Road Vintage
Acton, Massachusetts, is where you will find Great Road Vintage, a multi-dealer antique, vintage and consignment shop. Many of the items for sale originate from historic homes in the Boston area and the shop is stocked daily with new goods.
If you want to stock your home with quality pieces full of character, be sure to check Great Road Vintage, as you will usually find a great selection of furniture, including Mid-Century Modern and antique. There’s plenty of garden accents and eclectic pieces as well, and even some original artwork just waiting to decorate your home. Great Road Vintage is open six days a week.
Where: 276 Great Road, Acton, MA 01720
When: Daily: Monday — Saturday: 10:00 am — 5:30 pm & Sunday: 12:00 pm — 5:00 pm (closed Tuesday)