Ok I’ll admit that I’m NOT a big flea market guy. But around here, finding the TOP TEN Massachusetts flea markets is like a weekend of lobster rolls and clam chowder. New Englanders LOVE flea markets!! It’s every flea market person’s dream to:
1- Find that valuable antique and appear on Pawn Stars
2-Snag that classic antique buggy or wagon wheel to put at the tip of their front yard.
3-That missing comic book
4-That long lost childhood bike
5-How about a one of a kind item that can’t be found anywhere but your house
We have to admit there’s a mystique to the flea market. Every item comes with a story from the past. Who owned it? What was the meaning behind it, on and on.
Weekly Flea Markets, or The BIG ONE’s
We discovered a list of weekly flea markets that happen each week around Massachusetts. Of course, there’s the Brimfield Flea Market which is nationally famous. People and vendors from all over the country to flock to nearby Brimfield Massachusetts to clog traffic and walk their donuts off to reap the benefits of time gone by.
Name Your Price
The expert flea market person brings out his/her best Jedi Knight powers to wear down the vendor and haggle on a price, like it’s the market place in ancient Egypt. Add to that, at a flea market you can FIND ANYTHING and EVERYTHING if you visit often enough. I knew an older family member that visited every WEEK. Sunday mornings from 10a to 12noon this person could be found at a flea market.
I’ll let you use your imagination on how the FLEA market, got it’s name.
So put on your comfortable walking shoes, grab your waters and lets find a flea market near you! (Thanks to Travel Safe Abroad. )