Personally, I’m not a hunter but there is one type of hunting I enjoy – treasure hunting. I’m not talking about metal detectors either, I hunt for bargains. Some of the best deals and unique goods can be found at New Jersey’s flea markets. We’ve got some pretty great options here in the Garden State, here are a few that you’ll want to check out.
1. New Egypt Flea Market, 933 Monmouth Road, New Egypt
This unique shopping village is open rain or shine every Wednesday and Sunday from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.. It is comprised of a variety of restored climate controlled buildings, many with historical value, including several moved from Fort Dix. On April 23rd, they're hosting their first ever Big Kid Toy Show; admission and parking are free. You'll find all your favorites from G.I. Joe to Sega Genesis and 30% of the profits from the toy auction will support charity.
2. New Meadowlands Flea Market, 102 Route 120, East Rutherford
Located at Met Life Stadium, this outdoor flea market operates every Saturday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., rain or shine. Enjoy hundreds of vendors, food, games and free entertainment. Admission and parking are also free.
3. Collingwood Flea Market, 1350 State Route 33, Farmingdale
You'll find around 100 indoor vendors and over 500 outdoor vendors at this market, Friday - Sunday (hours vary). There are several snack shops and restrooms are available.
4. Asbury Park Punk Rock Flea Market, 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park
This epic flea market takes over the Convention Hall three times a year. You'll find over 125 vendors selling vinyl records, musical equipment, vintage clothes, jewelry art and more. They also showcase local musicians during every event and offer a full bar. Admission is $5 after 11 a.m. and $10 for early bird admission. The next flea market will be held on May 6th.
5. Neshanic Flea Market, 100 Elm Street, Neshanic Station
Open every Sunday (weather permitting), you can shop for deals from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and grab grub at TJ's Takeout. Most of the menu is under $5! Enjoy pork roll, egg and cheese, chili, omelettes and more.
6. Five Acres Flea Market, 421 US Highway 46, Belvidere
Open on Saturdays and Sundays from sun up to sun down, getting started as a vendor here is extremely easy - just set up your booth after sunrise and someone will come collect the rent ($20/$25). As a shopper, you never know what you'll find - they have everything from vintage toys to fresh produce.
7. Cowtown Flea Market, 780 Harding Highway, Pilesgrove
Part rodeo, part farmers market and part flea market, you can shop every Tuesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Don't miss the Ranch Hope Thrift Shop here, which helps support local charities. Offering hundreds of indoor and outdoor vendors all year, the biggest crowds come in the warmer months when the rodeo is running.
8. Pacific Flea, 149 Pacific Avenue, Jersey City
This epic flea market is held the second Saturday of each month, from April to October. You'll find antique and vintage goods, crafts, fine art, food vendors and live music - it's quite an experience.
9. Berlin Flea Market, 41 Clementon Road, Berlin
This market is open Thursday-Sunday (indoors) and Friday-Sunday (outdoors). They offer discounts to veterans and senior citizens. Don't miss the Amish vendors and delicious sweets. Throughout April, they're offering free photos with the Easter Bunny, though you can choose to pay for a professional portrait.
10. Peddlers Warehouse & Marketplace, 366 Cross Keys Road, Sicklerville
This upscale indoor flea market is open Saturday-Sunday year-round. You'll find a massive selection of sports memorabilia, toys both old and new, home decor and much more. Though it features some pretty epic comics (featured in the photo above), they've got goods for everyone.
11. Columbus Flea Market, 2919 Route 206, Columbus
This indoor/outdoor market is open Thursday-Sunday (outdoor market closed Fridays) and is the Delaware Valley's oldest and largest flea market (according to their website). They have 65 indoor vendors and over 1,000 outdoor vendors. You'll also find an Amish Market and garden center here.
12. Englishtown Flea Market (Auction Sales), 90 Wilson Ave., Englishtown
Open for over 80 years, shop on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.. You'll find 5 indoor buildings and an outdoor area offering specialty foods, toys, antiques and more.
There are plenty more to choose from, what do you think is the best flea market in New Jersey? If you like vintage treasures and good deals, you may also want to check out these
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