Warmer weather and clear skies mean beach days for some people, but others would rather spend a sunny day hunting for treasures in an awesome local flea market. Luckily, Massachusetts is packed with amazing ones.
We’ve already covered many of the awesome flea markets in the state, but these are some of our old favorites and new picks.
1. Douglas Flea Market, Douglas
This is an adorable and historic flea market that deserves your attention. Tucked out of the way in Douglas, this place is open year-round and offers some really unique items. They’ve been open for more than 30 years, and the staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
2. Agawam Flea Market, Agawam
This indoor flea market is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. It’s a great little place full of unique offerings. You’ll find an eclectic selection of items ranging from vintage dentist chairs to antique dolls and retro clothing. This market has great deals on gently loved furniture as well. (270 Main Street, Agawam)
3. Raynham Flea Market, Raynham
The Raynham Flea Market is big. Like, really big. There’s a giant outdoor area crammed with tables and tents of treasures, knick-knacks and antiques. When you’re ready to head inside, there are even more vendors and retro goodies. Prices are great, and you’ll find something new every visit. (480 South Street W, Raynham)
4. Dudley Do Right Flea Market, Dudley
Dudley Do Right is sort of what you picture when you think of a charming flea market packed with antiques and collectibles. The great part of this market is that you can browse by price: the market offers a section of more pricey items, and another packed with bargains. (10 West Main Street, Dudley)
5. Brimfield Antique Market, Brimfield
The Brimfield Antique market runs through the summer into the fall, so it’s a great option once you’ve gotten a bit sick of the beach. The outdoor stalls are covered with interesting objects and delightful home goods. Wandering between the tents is a fun way to wile away a few hours.
6. Yankee Flea Market, Palmer
This flea market is clean, easy to navigate and stocked full of variety. It's not as big as other markets, but everything is well-organized and the quality is high. You can easy drop some cash here if you want, but it's also possible to walk out with a basket of treasures for less than $20. (1311 Park Street, Palmer)
7. Cambridge Antique Market, Cambridge
This lovely market hosts over 150 vendors offering a great selection of antiques. If retro collectibles, food containers and bikes are your thing, the Cambridge Antique Market has you covered. The staff is very helpful, and is more than willing to hunt with you for the perfect item. Some of the stuff here is expensive, but plenty can be found for less than $10. (201 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge)
8. Rietta Flea Market, Hubbardston
There are over 650 vendors at this massive mart! With free admission, you'll have no excuse not to come back for round two. Because this place is so big, you're going to find a mix of "junk" and antiques, but you know that they say about one's trash. (Gardner Road, Hubbardston)
9. Oldie's Marketplace, Newburyport
Oldies Marketplace is a Newburyport treasure. This big red barn is packed with awesome finds, and its location right near the water makes it perfect for a scenic treasure hunt. This place isn’t heated, so bring a sweater if you feel like you might get chilly. (27 Water Street, Newburyport)
10. Grafton Flea Market, Grafton
This is a sprawling market is that is among the largest in New England. There is a small entry free ($1 for adults), but that covers parking and a full day of strolling amidst the vintage treasures and discount wares. (296 Upton Street, Route 140, Grafton)
11. SoWa Open Market, Boston
You don’t have to travel far into the country to find an awesome flea market. The SoWa Open Market is right in Boston, and offers seasonal shopping that combines the best of a flea market, craft market and farmers market. Pick up fresh produce while you peruse decades-old goodies.
12. Canal Street Antique Mall, Lawrence
The Canal Street Antique Mall is somewhere between a flea market, thrift shop and boutique mall. The beautiful market is housed inside a warehouse, and has multiple levels of wares. They also do free appraisals on Wednesdays, so you can finally figure out what those antique dishes are worth.
13. Wellfleet Flea Market, Wellfleet
You may know this place as a drive-in movie theater (and it’s an awesome one), but this classic venue transforms into an amazing flea market. You can score everything from great vintage toys to local art and jewelry. Don’t forget to poke through their great selection of second-hand clothing as well. (51 Route 6, Wellfleet, MA)
14. Fitchburg Flea Market, Fitchburg
If you're looking to browse for a while, this is a neat spot. The selection can be hit or miss, but it's a good place to find some funky fashion items or interesting gifts.
15. Tilton & Cook Flea Market, Leominster
This is a cool market where you're guaranteed to find something eye-catching. It's actually a great place to find holiday decor and seasonal items, so time your visit accordingly. The Tilton & Cook Flea Market is open Thursday through Sunday.