Have a free afternoon and a thirst for bargains? Head to one of these amazing Massachusetts flea markets, where the deals are only outdone by the awesome time you’ll have combing the shelves and racks for hidden treasures.
Some of these markets are seasonal or only open on certain dates, so be sure to check their websites before you go.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Raynham Flea Market, Raynham
This flea market is huge. Besides its sprawling outdoor selection of knick knacks, baubles and treasures, there's an entire warehouse of additional vendors selling everything you could dream of. Whether you're looking for a piece of antique furniture, some rare vinyl, or even school supplies, this market has you covered. Prices are very reasonable, and vendors are more than willing to strike a bargain. (480 S St W, Raynham)
2. Cambridge Antique Market, Cambridge
More than 150 dealers are located at this flea market and antique mall. You'll find everything from retro bicycles, nostalgic food containers, and 1950s collectibles. This place definitely sells some items that are on the pricier side, but you can also find some great deals on cool stuff. (201 Monsignor O'Brien Hwy, Cambridge)
3. Oldies Marketplace, Newburyport
This big, red barn is filled to the brim with interesting finds and rare treasures. Many of the items here have a nautical flare due to the market's location in seafaring Newburyport. You can easily spend an hour or more combing the shelves and racks of Oldies, but be sure to bundle up: the inside isn't heated. (27 Water St, Newburyport)
4. Brimfield Antique Market, Brimfield
This market is seasonal, and runs through summer and early fall. However, it's an amazing event to put on your Massachusetts flea market bucket list. Outdoor stalls and tents are packed with all sorts of retro items and repurposable items, like zany home goods and stately antiques. It's easy to spend an entire afternoon strolling between the vendors and checking out the wares.
5. Canal Street Antique Mall, Lawrence
This place is really a cross between an antique shop and flea market, but you can still find really good deals on great items. It's a pretty massive place, so don't worry about running out of things to look at. There are free appraisals on Wednesdays, so feel free to bring in that so-called "priceless" heirloom you've always wondered about.
6. Grafton Flea Market, Grafton
The Grafton Flea Market is one of the largest flea markets in the state, and full of unexpected wares. It's sort of like a bunch of yard sales in one gigantic location, with lots of antiques and bric-a-brac thrown in the mix. The entry fee is $1 for adults, but there's a ton of parking and a wide variety of vendors. (296 Upton Street, Route 140, Grafton)
7. SoWa Open Market, Boston
If you have a free Sunday and are looking for a great place to spend a few hours, the SoWa Open Market is the place to be. Though this flea market is seasonal and only open early summer through mid-fall, there's so much to do. In addition to the great flea finds, check out the arts and crafts market, fresh veggies at the farmers market, and plenty of delicious food trucks. (375 Harrison Ave, Boston)
8. Douglas Flea Market, Douglas
Head to the eye-catching and historic Douglas Hoop Bosma Barn for this awesome market. It's open year-round on the weekends, and has been bringing cool antiques and second-hand finds together with new owners for over 30 years. (436 NE Main Street, Douglas)
9. Wellfleet Flea Market, Wellfleet
Nothing says summer on Cape Cod like catching a flick at the Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre, and then coming back the next day for the Wellfleet Flea Market. It's the largest flea market on the Cape, and features over 200 vendors hawking wares that range from retro toys to new (but quirky) furniture and clothing. (51 Route 6, Wellfleet, MA)
10.Dudley Do Right Flea Market, Dudley
This is one of the most popular flea markets in New England, and with good reason. The market is split into two sections: one for antiques and collectibles, and one for lower-priced (but still awesome) general flea market goods. Be sure to check out one of their great events, like their summer classic car shows or sci-fi conventions. (10 W Main Street, Dudley)