Kane County Flea Market

A quaint township with rich historic value, a prime getaway for nature lovers and a huge flea market

Kane County, Illinois is a quaint township with rich historic value, a prime getaway for nature lovers with its preserves, hiking trails and national parks. With its vast open spaces and historical preservation, it is a prime location for the Kane County Flea Market. The fairgrounds are where bargain hunters, treasure seekers or those looking for a weekend escape, unite.

Once a month from March to December, the Kane County Flea Market fills up to 1000 booths, and gathers record numbers of up to 30,000 visitors. No wonder why it is one of America’s favorite flea markets, and why it has been highlighted in online publications (such as Jet Setters Magazine and Conde Nast).

The Kane County Flea Market started off as the brainchild of Helen Robinson over 45 years ago and has grown exponentially for the past four generations. Operating in cooperation with both their customers and dealers, the organizers of this flea market have managed to truly offer something special for each and every visitor.

Specialty items sold at the Kane County Flea Market include antique furniture pieces and heritage valuables. Such items range from 1950s dinettes to Scandinavian apothecary tables, dressers and credenzas handmade during the 1960s.

However, vendors at the Kane County Flea Market also sell knick knacks for flea market newbies. Therefore you are at the right place if you are looking for accessories (sunglasses, bags, hats), books (first editions, classics, textbooks) jewelry (bracelets, heirlooms, mood rings) or even artwork (collector’s works, pop art) and vintage vinyl records. The Kane County Flea Market has it all: hundreds of dealers and visitors scrimmage for treasures and kitsch galore. Reviewers say that the best prices are available right here at the Kane County Flea Market.

People visiting the Kane County Flea Market will also find restaurants and food stalls in the vicinity to satisfy their hunger pangs. Bratwursts, hotdogs and pizza are available in abundance on the flea market fairgrounds. And let’s not forget the tea and lemonade stands! For a sweet tooth craving, Ingrish’s Pastries serve cookies, cakes and coffee.

Antiquing Tip Of The Day

If you reach your hand underneath the front of a chair, often at the edge you can feel the raw wood. If it’s smooth, it is machine-cut, which means the chair was made after 1860. If it’s rough, it is hand-cut, and the piece is likely much older.

— Toma Clark Haines, founder of the Antiques Diva & Co.
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3 reviews

  1. Always so much to see and such friendly merchants. Definitely recommend a visit to anyone who enjoys flea markets.

  2. Whenever I’m in need of a few new coupe glasses, some fun vintage wares, or just a day away from the rush of the city, I try to make it out to the Kane County Flea Market. Great prices, huge pickles, and I always come with a few awesome finds. It is a bit of a haul but oh so worth it!

  3. A fantastic experience!!! An eclectic group of dealers and items available for your viewing (and purchasing) pleasure. A bargain or that hard to find item sure to be found! One of the best flea markets in the country.

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