Connecticut Flea Markets Worth Checking Out

Hunting and gathering second-hand treasures

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.

1. Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market

Elephant's Trunk on Facebook »
490 Danbury Road, New Milford
March - December 8, 7am-2pm ($2 admission)
Early Buyers can enter at the crack of dawn–5:45am for a $20 admission fee.
Over 37 years running, 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.

2. Maplewood Indoor Flea Market

Open Saturdays and Sundays year-round, 9am-4pm
458 Danbury Road, 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.

3. Woodbury Antiques and Flea Market

Woodbury Flea Market on Facebook »
44 Sherman Hill Road (RT64), Woodbury
Open Saturdays and Sundays year-round, 7:30am-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.


4. Wright’s Barn and Flea Market

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 two floors and 10,000 square feet of inventory.

5. Knights of Columbus Bi-Annual Flea Market

Island Beach Parking Lot, Arch Street, Greenwich
This popular flea market happens twice a year in May and October. Local dealers bring vintage and antique goods, it’s a great place to score tabletop items, vintage linens and occasional furniture. Visit website for dates.

6. Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Old Fashioned Flea Market

295 West Ave., Norwalk; 203-838-9799
Usually held in September this market draws about 80 dealers and features antique and classic cars, children’s entertainment and plenty of food. As for the merchandise you'll find antique and vintage furniture, household items, jewelry, clothes, and more.

Bonus: Fairfield Warde High School Flea Market

FWHS Flea Market on Facebook »
755 Melville Avenue, Fairfield
FWHS flea markets are held the third Sunday of the month from April through October.
At this flea market you'll find a variety of goodies old and new, antiques and vintage; comic books, jewelry, and a variety of home decor items.

Now that you know where to go, all you need is a comfy pair of shoes, a truck and plenty of cash. Happy sale-ing!




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