Tuesday, November 20, 2012

America's Best Flea Markets

CNN did a little slideshow on America's Best Flea Markets a few weeks ago. Getting to the Brimfield Antiques Shows in Massachusetts has been a bucket list line item of mine for a while - many of my fave design bloggers have visit/rave about Brimfield annually. I also learned about the Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market through this feature. I will definitely be going there.

Have you ever been to one of "America's Best Flea Markets?" 
Are there any local gems near you that should have made the list (or hey, at least the top 20)?

Rose Bowl Flea Market
Pasadena, California
Brimfield Antique Markets

Canton First Monday Trade Days
Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market
Springfield, Ohio

CNN says of Springfield, "Shoppers from as far as Japan descend on Springfield, Ohio, for its twice-yearly market of 19th-century antiques. But the event isn't stuck in the past. In 2012, it introduced live music, beer and wine stands, and trend-driven clothing and housewares.The effort is paying off in Springfield, where the May 2012 market drew a record-breaking weekend crowd of 21,000 shoppers, and flea markets across America are seeing a similar surge of interest." 

What. the. freak!? I am obviously living under a rock. People in JAPAN know about this, but little old me in Cincinnati doesn't!? Fail.

Scott Antique Markets
Atlanta, Georgia
Chicago Antique Market
Chicago, Illinois 
 Almeda Point Antiques Faire
 Brooklyn Flea
Brooklyn, New York
Raleigh Flea Market
Raleigh, North Carolina
Portland Expo Antique and Collectible Show
Portland, Oregon

1 comment:

  1. This really makes me want to go antiquing! I've been to Scotts and it's pretty awesome. The Brooklyn Flea market is next on my list!