Last spring you did your cleaning and now you have room for just the right tchotchkes, piece of furniture or kitchen find. Who doesn’t like browsing and shopping when it comes to secondhand, new or antiques and collectibles. A flea market is just the right place to find what you are looking for and at the right price. You might even discover that special something.
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Old Mystic Antique Flea Market
Route 27 in Old Mystic by Mystic Visitor Center
Old Mystic, CT 06372
This seasonal market is open from March to December. Old Mystic Antique Flea Market is open Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and located in an historic maritime village. The market has a snack bar and restrooms. The approximately 40 dealers are found outside on the black top. If you are looking for glassware, art, antiques, crafts, collectibles and jewelry, you will find it for sale here. If you would rather be a seller, rent a space that is approximately 20-feet long. Give Sonny Hendel at the Hendel Building a call with any questions about the market. Sonny can be reached at (860) 536-0646.
Redwood Country Flea Market
170 S Turnpike Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
This year, help celebrate the 41st anniversary of the Redwood Country Flea Market. There are between 60 and 90 dealers each weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). The doors open at 6 a.m. and close at 2:30 p.m. Please note that the facility is not wheelchair accessible. Free parking can be found adjacent to the flea market entrance. In the eclectic mix of items, you will find flowers, clothing, coins, produce, music and DVDs. Sports items both new and used, tools, antiques and possibly even a kitchen sink can be found. When the hunger hits, there is a small restaurant/diner on the premises.
143 Connecticut Mills Ave.
Danielson, CT 06239
This flea market has been in the 1899 historic Risom Mill for 14 years. It is 60 minutes from Hartford, located in the northeast corner of the state, and is known as the fastest-growing indoor flea market in Connecticut. If you have items to sell, whether new or used, a room can be rented for only $30 per week. If a room is too big, floor space is available for $29 per week. Stop on by every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and shop the various wares for sale.
490 Danbury Road
New Milford, CT 06776
The Elephant’s Trunk is an oldie and goodie. It has been around since 1976 and covers 55 acres. Gates are open to early buyers at 5:45 a.m. with a $2 admission per person. After 7 a.m., public admission starts at the same price until 2 p.m. You will find what you’re looking for and more from new and used items. Outdoor rooms are popular and you can browse garden statues, plants and a mix of yard sale finds to equip your outdoor kitchen. Don’t forget to pick up some cheese and Italian bread from the Brooklyn guys. If antiques and collectibles are what you want, 60 percent of the sale items are just that. Arrive early to beat the competition.
Granby Street Flea Market
96 Granby St.
Bloomfield, CT 06002
This is the Granby Street Flea Market’s first season. It will be open year round. If you are looking for a venue to sell your wares, contact Michele Cormier, market manager. Shoppers will discover new items, wholesale items and tag sale items. There are 45 indoor booths and a “handful” of outdoor spaces. For a 12′ x 12′ indoor space, the fee is $30 per day to rent or $50 for a weekend. An outdoor space can be rented for $29 a day. Michele says, “The town had no thrifty kind of bargain places to shop,” so here you are sure to find a bargain.
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