6 Connecticut Flea Markets Worth Checking Out
Hunting and gathering second-hand treasures
Harwinton Antiques and Design Weekend
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Who doesn't love finding second-hand treasures and turning them into something new? There are plenty of experts sharing the how-to's on turning these pieces into something fabulous—Martha Stewart, Rachel Ashwell and of course, our nearest and dearest, Lara Spencer. But where are the best flea markets in Connecticut to hunt for these finds? Check out these six markets, only a short road trip away, plus mark your calendar with three up-coming local shows.
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490 Danbury Road, New Milford
March - December 8, 7am-2pm ($2 admission)
Early Buyers can enter as early as 5:45am for a $20 admission fee.
In their 37th year, The Elephant’s Trunk is the go-to spot for serious pickers hosting up to 475 dealers. With about 60% antiques and collectibles you’ll find everything under the sun from antique toys to chandeliers to vintage furs. If you like to browse and dig you could be there a while but the good news is there are plenty of restrooms, food trucks and an amazing fresh produce stand on-site.
Open Saturdays and Sundays year-round, 9am-4pm
458 Danbury Road in New Milford
About three minutes up the road is the Maplewood Indoor Flea Market. Here you’ll find 100 or so dealers inside an industrial building. It’s much smaller and far less busy than the previous one but there is much to discover. They too have a lot of furniture, jewelry, books, records, tabletop items, chotchkes and more.
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44 Sherman Hill Road (RT64) Woodbury
Open Saturdays and Sundays year-round, 7am-2pm
The Woodbury Antiques and Flea Market has been around for over 45 years. It's a mix of antique and vintage items along with newer things, you can also pick up fresh local fruits and vegetables. Saturday is the better day to go, it brings about 50 vendors. Sundays only bring about a half dozen dealers.
Wright Road, off Rt 4, Torrington
Open Saturdays and Sundays year-round, 10am-4:30pm
In business for over 30 years, Wright’s Barn is the place to find antique and vintage items such as furniture, lighting, china and glassware, artwork, books, jewelry and more. You won't leave empty-handed after scouring 10,000 square feet on two floors.
150 Locust Road, Harwinton
Open two weekends each year in June and September.
This indoor/outdoor show has about 50-100 antique dealers. In addition to furniture, artwork, and tabletop items you’ll find signs, maps, gun collections, rugs, outdoor decor and much more. The atmosphere is friendly with dealers eager to share their expertise.