Visiting a flea market is a time-honored tradition that never fails to excite. There’s just something delightful about perusing row after row of trinkets, antiques, and all sorts of collectibles — each with a charm all its own. It’s nearly impossible to leave a great flea market without a few new treasures in hand, and we’ve compiled a list of ten Michigan-based markets that you simply have to visit.
1. Reits Flea Market (45146 W Red Arrow Hwy, Paw Paw)
You’re in for a major treat at this flea market in Paw Paw, which prides itself on being one of the largest in the state. Reits opens for the season in mid-April and features over 500 outdoor booths to explore. There’s really no telling what sort of finds you’ll pick up here — and this sense of mystery is part of the appeal!
2. Armada Flea Market (25381 Armada Ridge Rd, Richmond)
This hotspot in Richmond is a Michigan classic that every bargain hunter will absolutely adore. On Sundays and Tuesdays between April and October, this massive outdoor gathering of goods draws in crowds of excited shoppers. It’s the perfect place to find anything from fine antique furniture to adorable crafts for your home — and everything in between.
3. Harvest Antiques and Collectibles (12330 James St #A20, Holland)
While this incredible spot in the lakeside town of Holland bills itself as a collectibles shop and not a flea market, the treasures that await inside will keep you coming back time and time again. If you can imagine it, you’ll find it at Harvest — the shop’s shelves are stocked with everything from vintage records to shabby-chic furniture to political memorabilia from years past. But that’s not all: the friendly service at Harvest is second to none, and it will quickly become your new favorite stop on Michigan’s west coast.
4. Greenlawn Grove Flea Market (16447 Middlebelt Rd, Romulus)
Make the journey to Romulus and stop in at Greenlawn Grove, which is the perfect place to pick up collectible items at bargain prices. From musical instruments to vintage toys, there’s something for every shopper at Greenlawn. The market is open every Saturday and Sunday between 6 AM and 3 PM.
5. Michigan Antiques Festivals (Midland and Davisburg)
Can you imagine perusing over 80 acres worth of unique goods? Well, you’re in luck: the Michigan Antiques Festival brings this dream to life each year. With two locations, one in Davisburg and one in Midland, there’s no shortage of awesome merchandise to explore at this unique festival. Check out this year’s festival in Midland on June 3-4, July 22-23, and September 23-24. Davisburg’s 2017 dates are May 6-7 and October 7-8.
6. Burley Park Antiques Flea Market (19558-19684 Howard City Edmore Rd, Howard City)
The trip to Howard City is well worth it for a chance to check out all sorts of treasures at Burley Park. During the warmer months, it’s an incredible place to purchase carefully made handicrafts and enjoy everything from vintage clothing to local produce. It’s the perfect way to spend a day in the Great Lakes State!
7. Allegan Antiques Market (150 Allegan Co Fair Drive, Allegan)
This massive flea market features over 400 dealers, each of whom offered something unique and exciting. Glasswares, jewelry, and vintage furniture are some of the highlights that you’ll find at Allegan Antiques Market, which operates the last Sunday of every month between April and September. Don’t forget to grab an elephant ear or corn dog from one of the on-site carnival vendors!
8. The Mega Mall (15487 Old U.S. 27, DeWitt Charter Township)
Our state’s capital is no stranger to the flea market game, and this amazing market near Lansing proves it. No matter how many times you check out the Mega Mall, you’re guaranteed to find surprises in store. There’s definitely a reason that this huge market has been in business for over 20 years — and you simply must experience it for yourself!
9. Dixieland Flea Market (2045 Dixie Hwy, Waterford Twp)
This must-see market bills itself as the largest in Oakland County, and we certainly believe it! Hundreds of vendors flock to Dixieland to sell their treasures, and you’ll be in bargain-hunting heaven as you peruse the rows. Dixieland even offers both outdoor and indoor space, so you can count on a great time in any weather.
10. Royal Oak Farmers and Flea Market (316 E 11 Mile Rd, Royal Oak)
Every Sunday, the Royal Oak Flea Market draws in scores of excited visitors, and with good reason — there’s a treasure here for every type of shopper! This bargain-hunting hotspot is one of the most popular of its kind in the Metro Detroit area, and you’ll certainly want to spend a while exploring. The best part? It’s attached to the Royal Oak Farmers Market, so you can grab a few fresh fruits and veggies for the road!
Did any of your favorite flea markets make our list? What’s your best-ever bargain find? We’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. Happy treasure hunting!