There’s no doubt that flea markets are the ultimate playgrounds for bargain hunters, collectors, and those seeking their next second-hand treasures. And while we have many favorite outdoor flea markets and swap meets around Illinois, there’s nothing quite like the shop-till-you-drop action you can find at the massive Kane’s County Flea Market in Saint Charles just outside of Chicago.

Are you ready to find some antiques, collectibles, and “fancy junque” at Kane County Flea Market? If you’ve visited this world-renowned market in the past, what did you buy? Start a discussion in the comments.

If you liked this flea market and want to find some more amazing bargains and places like this, be sure to take a peek at some of the best flea markets in Illinois.

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  • Ozark General Store. This classic general store has basic staples, household goods, and delicious hot food.
  • The General Store in Greenwood. The name may be mundane but the ice cream, root beer floats, and Boar’s Head sandwiches are anything but.
  • Mansfield General Store in Mansfield. This place was built in 1895 and it has a yummy snack shop and 24 flavors of ice cream.

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Vintage country stores in Illinois include:

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  • Elsah General Store. You’ll find vintage goods and old-fashioned sodas and Moon Pies at this charming country store.
  • Kane County Country Market. This place is a combination of a vintage country store, a plant nursery, and a diner.

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  • Cary Farmer’s Market. This market runs from June to September and has the freshest fruits, veggies, meats, baked goods, cheeses, herbs, and more.
  • Naperville Farmer’s Market. In addition to wonderful foods, there is coffee, pottery, soaps, flowers, and even French linens.
  • Riverside Farmer’s Market. This little market is a homey, community shopping area with fresh produce, condiments, and a hot chocolate bar.
  • Woodstock Farmers Market. All the vendors here can only sell goods that they have produced themselves, so they literally stand behind their products.

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