The best things in life are free, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a whole bunch of fun to shop second hand. If you live in Northern California, then you know what I mean. Thrifting or shopping at flea markets and outdoor bazaars is a time honored tradition, and you never know just what knick knack or paddy whack you might find!
Luckily for us, Northern California has quite a few fun flea markets to explore. Here are our favorites!
1. Epperson Brothers Auction & Flea Market, Redding
Like most flea markets, you might have to do a little digging to find what you came for. With patience, however, you might be surprised. This place has been around for quite a while and is known to turn up some gems.
2. Gold Country Resellers, Penn Valley
This fun, community oriented event happens hrough the spring and summer months. Vendors and buyers come out in full force to the flea market roundup on the first Sunday of each month at the Rodeo grounds, 10531 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley.
3. Folsom Boulevard Flea Market, Sacramento
If you are seeking a variety of vendors, food trucks, and some interesting nick nacks, head on over to Folsom Boulevard. The flea market is located at 8521 Folsom Blvd ad features a free entry as well as more odds and ends than you could imagine.
4. Jolly Giant Flea Mart, Anderson
This huge market happens every weekend, covers 2 acres, and welcomes thousands of buyers and hunters. People come to find that special something for a DIY project, a tool set, jewelry, or items to decorate their homes. It's a one of kind experience.
5. Santa Rosa Downtown Market, Santa Rosa
You definitely don't want to miss out on this one! The 2017 Market Season will run every Wednesday from May 3rd to August 16th from 5:00-8:30 p.m. This market brings the community together to enjoy a variety of food, arts & crafts, fresh produce, entertainment, activities and a Craft Beer & Wine Garden. The Market has drawn more than one million people to Downtown Santa Rosa over the past twenty-eight summers, and will continue to attract thousands this summer. Find them in the Courthouse Square.
6. Denio’s Roseville Farmers Market & Swap Meet, Roseville
For a true flea market experience, head on over to 1551 Vineyard Rd
Roseville and see what Denio's has to offer. You can also stock up on your farm fresh veggies at their farmers market while you are there.
10. Midgley's Country Flea Market, Sebastopol
This flea market doesn't have an ATM on site, so make sure you bring plenty of cash for your wheelin' and dealin'! The selection is out of this world and you never know what you might take home with you! Find them at 2200 Gravenstein Hwy S
8. Tahoe Flea Market, South Lake Tahoe
This fun, small, true flea market features a bunch of local sellers. It runs from 8am until 5pm Saturday and Sunday during the summer. It costs $1 for entry and is located at
1635 Elks Club Dr,
South Lake Tahoe.
9. Hand Pickin Emporium, Rocklin
If you are interested in finding that one of a kind shabby chic, western, cottage, French country, midcentury, yard art, steam punk, or just plain cool item, this little flea market style boutique has it all. Visit them at 4155 Rocklin Rd
10. Gathering Better Junque, Willows
Gathering Better Junque's Vintage Country Flea Market was born in the Fall of 2011. It is a biannual event that takes place the third Saturday of May & October. It is a small, carefully curated market that presents romantic and whimsical vendors with opportunity to showcase their products. The team behind the flea market also operates a store front at 211 W Sycamore Street, Willows.
Have you been to any of these flea markets? What treasures did you find? We would love to hear all about it in the comments on Facebook.