If you love bargains – and who doesn’t – then there are few places better a flea market to find just what you’re looking for. From wacky collectibles and hard-to-find vintage items to one-of-a-kind antiques and unique furniture, flea markets are a treasure trove for the bargain hunter, collector, and casual shopper alike. Here are 17 great flea markets in Virginia that range from outdoor eclectic to upscale indoor “galleries.”
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1. fleaVILLE, Charlottesville
This monthly "pop-up" market hosts a variety of curated artisans, crafters, and resellers of handmade and vintage creations, including jewelry, clothing, home goods art, and antique furniture. The market is hosted at IX Art Park every month from 10am - 2pm.
2. Shen-Valley Flea Market at Double Toll Gate, White Post
One of the area's largest and most popular markets, the Shenandoah Valley Flea Market at Double Toll Gate has been in operation for 40 years. With as many was 300 vendors on any given day, shoppers can find antiques, collectibles, housewares, clothes, tools, baked goods, jewelry, and much more. Several food trucks are available on-site. The market is open indoors and outdoors every Saturday and Sunday year-round from 7am - 4pm.
3. The Virginia Bazaar, Ladysmith
The Virginia Bazaar is one of the largest and arguably, one of the best flea markets in the state. Featuring 67,000 square feet of indoor market space, the bazaar houses hundreds of vendors selling everything from antiques and collectibles to crafts, clothing, furniture, art, and fresh produce. The Virginia Bazaar is open year-round, Saturdays and Sundays, from 9:00am - 5:00pm.
4. Warren County Fairgrounds Antiques & Collectibles Flea Market, Front Royal
For nearly 3 decades, the Warren County Fairgrounds has hosted a weekly flea market. Featuring over 80 vendors, shoppers will find everything from handcrafted items to vintage goods and antiques. Open every Saturday and Sunday, year-round, from 9am - 5pm.
5. Stagecoach Market Antiques, Flea Market and Farmer's Market, Gloucester
Located on George Washington Memorial Highway, this multi-purpose market truly has something for everyone. Offering multiple indoor antique and curiosity shops, the market also features an outdoor flea market and farmers market. While Saturdays and Sundays are the big draw for this space, some shops are open 6 days a week.
6. Ruckersville Gallery, Ruckersville
For a more upscale take on the traditional flea market, the Ruckersville Gallery features an eclectic array of vendors with everything from arts and antiques to vintage collectibles and clothing. Estate sale items are often featured in the front room and inventory changes often, making it a place you will want to come back to time and again. Open Monday - Saturday from 10am - 6pm and Sunday from 12:30pm - 6pm.
7. Chula Junction Flea Market, Antiques and Collectibles, Amelia Courthouse
Just off of Patrick Henry Highway in Amelia, bargain lovers can hit the jackpot at the Chula Junction Flea Market. Chula Junction offers a selection of furniture, antiques, hard to find collectibles, coins, gold and silver jewelry, housewares, art, candles, and so much more. Open year-round every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 8am.
8. The Flea Market of Norfolk, Norfolk
This family run business began as a way to provide customers with a bargain and vendors with a way to get their goods out there. Featuring hundreds of vendors in an indoor/outdoor market, bargain hunters can find anything from clothing to music, groceries, antiques, and more. They are open Saturdays and Sundays.
9. Happy's Flea Market, Roanoke
The folks at Happy's describe themselves as part flea market, part carnival, and part food court. With carousel rides, free face painting and arcade games, the kids will stay entertained while you shop nearly 600 vendor stalls for antiques, clothing, music, furniture, arts and crafts, and more. Happy's is open Tuesday - Friday from 7am - 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 6am - 5pm.
10. The Reston Market at Lake Anne Plaza, Reston
While not a traditional flea market, The Reston Market showcases exotic imports from all over the world. Featuring a Farmer's Market, shoppers can get the freshest local produce while browsing an eclectic display of handcrafted jewelry, fabrics, art, homewares, and collectibles. The market operated the first Saturday of every month from May until November.
11. Shenandoah Valley Flea Market, New Market
Featuring over 70 dealers, this indoor/outdoor market is a popular place for thrifty shoppers and antique collectors alike. Vendors offer a wide variety of new and used housewares, furniture, accessories, antiques, and collectibles. The market is open daily year-round from 9am-5pm.
12. Arlington Civitan Open Air Market, Arlington
As one of Northern Virginia’s largest and oldest public flea markets, the Arlington Civitan Open Air Market is a treasure. With more than 150 vendors, both local and out-of-state, shoppers will find clothing, home goods, jewelry, antiques, furniture, music, collectibles, and much more. Located at the I-66 garage in North Arlington at 15th and North Quincy Streets, the market is open on the first Saturday of the month, April through November, from 7am - 1:30pm. *All proceeds from booth rentals goes towards enabling the charitable works of the Arlington Civitan Club.
13. Lake Country Indoor Flea Market, South Hill
This lovely, small town market features new and used items, ranging from antique and vintage to modern and practical. As Southside Virginia's first year round indoor flea market & mini mall, the market is a great place to find bargains on hard to find collectibles, as well as new scratch and dent appliances, furniture, and much more. Open Wednesday through Sunday, year-round.
14. Gordonsville Antiques and Flea Market, Gordonsville
Dozens of vendors provide an ever changing and ever interesting collection of antiques, collectibles, dishes, pottery, furniture, jewelry, clothing, and much more at the Gordonsville Antiques and Flea Market. This beautifully kept indoor space is open Mondays 9am - 4:30pm, Thursday - Saturday 9am - 4:30pm and Sundays 1:00pm - 4:30pm.
15. First Saturday Trade Days at Altavista Trade Lot, Altavista
The Altavista Trade Lot began as a place where locals sold vegetables and livestock. Now, the Trade Lot hosts a giant flea market and Farmers' Market on the first Saturday of each month on 7th Street in Atlavista.
16. Shore Flea Market, Temperanceville
This large indoor/outdoor flea market operates every Saturday and Sunday year-round. Vendors offer bargains on a wide variety of products, including clothing, furniture, home goods, foods, and more.
17. The Flea Market, Edinburg
The Flea Market features 90 indoor booths filled with one-of-a-kind treasures, antiques, collectibles, accessories, home goods, furniture, and more. Open year-round every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8am - 5pm.
As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. So whether you’re a serious market-goer or just hoping to get lucky, flea markets are always a fun and creative way to spend the day – you never know what kind of gems you’ll find! Tell us about your favorite flea markets, rummage events, or funky vintage and antique shops in the comments below.