The Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market began in 1976. In those early days, the market found dealers set up on the lawn in front of the 19th century Victorian house, which faces onto Route 7. And in 1976, the presence of fifteen vendors was considered a “big” day.
More than four decades later, this local secret fills a 55-acre field and has become a popular New England tradition for people seeking a truly authentic experience. No wonder why the Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market calls itself New England’s largest weekly flea market.
Typical Sundays at the Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market feature over 500 vendors selling treasures galore, furniture, collectibles, vintage toys, crystal items, crockery, silverware, clothing and much much more. And let’s not forget the ever-changing mixture of food trucks from all over the east coast, offering a broad selection of local delicacies ranging from homemade soups to mini donuts!
No two weekends at the Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market are alike. There is always a different mix of vendors, merchandise and food. Everyone is always welcome to participate as a buyer or a vendor and that is what makes this non-exclusive marketplace so unique. You just never know what types of treasures are waiting on the field!
The Elephant’s Trunk flea market uses a smart pricing strategy to admit buyers at all price ranges. For instance, the $40 Super Early Buyers’ admission allows entry to the flea market between the hours of 4:45 a.m. to 5:44 a.m. and presumably offers a better selection of goods from which to buy. $20 Early Buyers’ admission allows entry to the flea market at 5:45 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. Last but not least, late-day admissions are inexpensive ($2 Regular Buyers’ admission allows entrance from 7:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or free between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m..
Awareness has increased significantly over the last few years as the Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market has been featured in multiple seasons of Flea Market Flip™. People recognize that they have things they want to sell, projects they want to make and collections they need to add too. The Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market seems to meet all their needs and is just a fascinating experience.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
Use what you know and what you see to become a smarter shopper. If you’re looking for quality vintage cast iron but haven’t a clue what it should cost, read the prices at a few booths that stock it, and think what you buy a new one for.
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