It’s road-tripping season! So load up and see how many of these honey holes you can hit until your car is packed full of steamer trunks and Adam West action figures (because you can really never have too many caped crusaders).
1. Brimfield Antique & Flea Market (Brimfield, MA). Elbow your way through more than 1 million Mass-holes who come to scavenge and barter their way through the country’s largest outdoor market.
2. Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market (Springfield, OH). Who says there’s nothing to do in Ohio? If you’re in the market for some true farmhouse gems (sinks, anyone…anyone), then this quarter-century-old extravaganza is a must.
3. Brooklyn Flea (NYC). Ah, it’s finally April, and you know what that means…the Brooklyn Flea is finally outdoors again! And if you can wade through the sea of ironic knickknacks and bespectacled hipsters, you’ll find a buttload of one-of-a-kind treasures and some really cool ironic knickknacks. What can we say? We’re suckers for sad clowns.
4. The Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Fare (Alameda, CA). Sometimes you just need to pay a lot of money for something because it’s old. So if the hankerin’ to drop a bag of cash on a turn of the century bonnet rack strikes you, now you know where to go. Don’t say we never gave you nothin’.
5. Rose Bowl Flea Market (Pasadena, CA). If shopping is your sport, lace up those sneaks and hit the field at this southern California legend. With over 2,500 booths, you’ll definitely need to stretch those hammies out.
6. Canton First Monday Trade Days (Canton, TX). If the Brimfield Antique Market isn’t big enough for you, try your hand at the world’s largest outdoor market.
7. Randolph Street Market (Chicago, IL). You don’t have to cross the pond to find a quality European-style outdoor antique market. Just head to The Windy City during the summer season (May–September) and dig through the largest flea market in the Midwest.
8. Raleigh Flea Market (Raleigh, NC). Open rain or shine, the Raleigh Flea is a place to get your hands dirty. Zone out, dig in, and score a treasure.
9. Portland Expo Antique and Collectible Show (Portland, OR). Billed as “America’s Largest Antique and Collectible Show,” the Portland Expo is a hipster’s paradise. Steam punk goggles…check! Creepy vintage baby dolls…check! More handlebar mustaches than you can shake a stick at…double check!