The Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market has been a favorite source for thousands of collectors and dealers for over twenty-five years. In fact, Country Living, Country Home, Martha Stewart Living, and CNN have continually recognized Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market as one of America’s best markets.
The Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market takes place on a county fairground one weekend each month – except January, February and July.
Over the course of its quarter-century run, this busy monthly flea market has won a reputation as the heartland’s go-to source for all things folky and primitive, such as old metal pails, Shaker boxes, cross-stitched samplers, and calico quilts. Farmhouse antiques, like blanket chests, milk-paint cupboards, and sturdy rocking chairs also figure prominently, as do well-preserved dishware and tabletop items.
During each year’s three supersize Extravaganzas, the number of vendors swells to more than 2,500, some of them operating out of cattle barns and poultry houses. Visitors can even join the market’s online discussion forum to connect with sellers, preview goods, and even post wish lists.
Best shot at a bargain: autumn, when dealers are trying to liquidate their stock for the winter.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
Value of antiques can fluctuate just like stocks and bonds—just because these are antiques and they are old does not mean the value will constantly increase. The most important point is: buy what you love, because you gotta live with it.
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