Friday, February 13

Flea Markets & Tag Sales You Won't Want to Miss in 2015!

As the snow melts and the weather starts warming up, the flea markets, tag sales, and other vintage-shopping events begin! Here are a few that America can't get enough of. What's the best spot in your neck of the woods?

Junk Hippy in various cities.
Next event: February 21 in McAlester, Oklahoma
This eclectic roadshow makes stops in Oklahoma and Texas, with everything from clothing to home decor for sale.


Vintage Market Days in various cities.
Next event: March 20-22, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas
What started as an indoor-outdoor market in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has grown to seven locations, from St. Louis to Wichita.

Junk Jubilee in Des Moines, Iowa
Next event: April 24-26, 2015
Held in the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, Junk Jubilee draws 100 vendors selling "all things quaint, chippy, vintage, retro, industrial, rusty, galvanized, architectural, and farm fresh."


The Strawberry Patch in Hartsville, Tennessee
Next event: May 7-9, 2015
On a 200-acre family farm along the Cumberland River you'll find jewelry, pottery, and other handmade goods alongside antiques.

Walnut Antique Show in Walnut, Iowa
Next event: June 19-20, 2015
Walnut, Iowa's turn-of-the-century buildings and tree-lined streets provide the perfect setting for this annual 300-vendor event.


Kansas Barn Sale in Hesston, Kansas
Next event: October 4, 2015
Now in its sixth year, the Kansas Barn sale draws more than 5,000 shoppers. Come with an empty car so you can fill it up with treasures from furniture to old maps.

The Cleveland Flea in Cleveland, Ohio
Next event: April 11, 2015
Not your average flea market, this pop-up event serves as a business incubator for small businesses and has helped spur development in the neighborhoods where its held.


And of course, the biggest and the best is right here in Texas. Canton Trade Days, or better known to the locals as First Monday. Vendors sell everything from vintage stained glass to hip arts and crafts. This is a place where you can slow down, visit and ask questions, talk to collectors and antique dealers and meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items. First Monday meets Thursday thru Sunday before the first Monday of every month.

And if all else fails, check out the new 'Flea Market Find App". I kid you not, you can now pull up local flea markets as quickly as you can whip out your smartphone! Really pretty cool don't ya think?

What flea market or tag sale is on your "can't miss" list this year? Share the details in the comments below!

11 comments:

  1. I want to go to a good flea market so bad!! I wish there was one closer.

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  2. I hit estate sales frequently but don't go to flea markets that often. Don't forget the extravaganza which is Round Top twice a year. :)

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    1. Julie, I love estate sale shopping. Every time I buy something to bring into our home I know one day when I'm gone my children are just going to stick a sign in the yard and open the doors!

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  3. these are some great places. i wish they were closer! Although I would love to take a trip south to find some amazing finds! I would love it if you stopped over and linked up to our party!! www.liverandomlysimple.com
    Flea markets are my life when the spring hits! Love this post and shared!!
    Happy Valentines day
    Jess

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    1. The south has some of the best 'junk'! Thanks for the invite - I'm going to check out your linky party. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. One day I wand to travel around with a big ole trailer and collect finds from ALL of theses places!

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  5. Hi Ronda, we are in Arkansas now doing furlough. Fun to read this and how I would have loved to do this if I didn't have my home overseas. Someday we'll retire and then it will be fun to do my next home in flea market shabby chic. Hope all is well with you.

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    1. Coleen, I heard you were in the states. I know you are glad to be back with Jeff and your family. We are doing well. It's tax season and Greg is incredibly busy. And I'm doing the doctoring thing!

      Flea market shabby chic sounds like fun!

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