Looking for collectibles? Try these 7 Flea Markets in New

Antique furniture, vintage clothes, comic books, home decor, funky art — you name it, you can probably find it at a flea market. You may have to search hard in a vendor’s collection, but isn’t that the fun part?

Check out these New England markets, large and small, which together form a seemingly infinite collection of shopping options. You’ll probably find what you’re looking for, along with other things you didn’t know you needed. Again, that’s the fun part! 

Brimfield, Massachusetts

No list of this type would be complete without Brimfield, America’s oldest outdoor antiques flea market, which has been in operation since 1959. Held three weeks per year, the event draws thousands of exhibitors and more than 50,000 shoppers. 

The market itself is comprised of 21 individual “show fields,” each with a large number of vendors selling a widely varied range of antiques and collectibles, a veritable shopping treasure hunt with something for everyone to discover. 

Next open from Tuesday, July 12 through Sunday, July 17.

Marier's Antique Flea Market.

1628 Park St., Palmer, Massachusetts

A family business for more than 40 years, Marier’s is always held the week before the Brimfield Flea Market and is known for its comfortable, laid back atmosphere. Many of the vendors who show at the annual markets have been selling with Marier’s for many years, including 60 repeat sellers this year. 

Currently run by Rose Sciechowicz and her husband Ross, Rose’s father Russell first held the flea market in 1979. In addition to running the market, Rose also provides home-cooked food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Somerville Flea Market.

56 Holland St., Somerville, Massachusetts

The Somerville Flea Market runs from August through October, featuring vendors selling antiques, vintage wares, art, food and more. Vendors are each evaluated by a jury before being accepted to the market, leading to a curated selection of unique and quality items. 

Held on Sundays, this year’s season will kick off Aug. 7. Located in Davis Square, the flea market is conveniently located 100 steps from the MBTA Red Line. 

The Sturbridge Flea Market.

559 Main St., Sturbridge, Massachusetts

A bit different than the other entries on this list, the Sturbridge Flea Market is a year-round operation open six days a week. A permanent storefront location, they feature more than 150 dealers selling antiques, art, collectibles, jewelry and much more.

Also unique to this list, the Sturbridge Flea Market has an e-commerce platform for customers to shop remotely from their vendors on their website.

The Providence Flea Market.

275 South Water St., Providence, Rhode Island

Inspired by the Brooklyn Flea Market, the Providence Flea Market launched in 2013 and features carefully selected, small and micro-businesses selling hand-picked, homemade, small batch goods — nothing mass-produced or sold on a large scale. 

The market takes place every Sunday, outdoors during the summer along South Water Street in downtown Providence and indoors the rest of the year at the FarmFresh Rhode Island Market Hall. In addition to their curated selection of vendors, visitors can learn about and support local non-profits, eat from local food trucks and enjoy live music from local musicians. 

The Portland Flea-for-All.

585 Congress St., Portland, Maine

Open on Fridays and Saturdays in Portland’s Arts District, the Flea-for-All has an ever-changing stock on display in their 10,000 square foot space.

The market is full of curated, vintage, antique and artisan items from furniture and vintage clothing to jewelry and lighting. Many of their items are featured on the Flea-for-All’s social media channels so buyers can get a sense of what’s in stock before they head out.

The Hollis Flea Market.

447 Silver Lake Rd., Hollis, New Hampshire

The Hollis Flea Market is the largest and oldest running flea market in the state, having been in operation since 1964. With spaces for 400 vendors, the market often attracts over 1,000 customers each Sunday. 

Open on Sundays, the current owner’s parents purchased the flea market in 1976 and the second generation family business has continued the long tradition.  

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