Bargain Hunter's Guide to Connecticut Flea Markets

Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in Connecticut
Kim Knox Beckius

Connecticut is home to the largest outdoor flea market in New England and several other regularly scheduled markets, where you'll love hunting for one-of-a-kind finds. Plan your shopping expedition with this guide.

Elephant's Trunk Country Flea Market

490 Danbury Road (Route 7)
New Milford, CT
Sundays, seasonal

A browser's mecca, this field fills with as many as 500 vendors: It's Connecticut's largest flea market and the largest weekly flea market in all of New England.

The season gets underway in April and continues, weather permitting, every Sunday through mid-December. This flea market is packed with dealers selling a bit of everything: antiques, tools, plants, books, new clothing, used furniture, toys, electronic equipment and more. Super-early buyers are admitted at 4:45 a.m. and early buyers at 5:45 a.m.--extra fees are charged. The flea market shuts down at 3:30 p.m. Pets are not allowed.

College Mart Flea Market

Slater Mill Mall, 2 Wedgewood Drive
Jewett City, CT
Sundays, year-round

This indoor/outdoor flea market operates on Sundays only from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. year-round. Allow plenty of time to browse the offerings from more than 150 vendors.

Flea Market at the Crossing

105 East Main Street
Plainville, CT
Saturdays and Sundays, year-round

This petite, old-fashioned indoor flea market with 20 dealers operates weekends from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Mansfield Marketplace Flea Market

228 Stafford Road
Mansfield Center, CT
Sundays, year-round

Head to Eastern Connecticut's largest flea market any Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and you'll find vendors displaying their wares indoors in all weather and outdoors when the sun shines. Parking is a small fee.

There is a snack bar on-site.

Maplewood Indoor Flea Market

Maplewood Park, 458 Danbury Road
New Milford, CT
Saturdays and Sundays, year-round

100 or so dealers are found year-round at this big indoor flea market held Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking is free.

Woodbury Antiques & Flea Market 

25 Sherman Hill Road
Woodbury, CT
Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting

A fixture since 1967, this flea market operates weekends, weather permitting, with dealers from throughout New England. The event is held on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:30 am until 2:30 pm. Admission and parking are free. Also, visit dozens of upscale antique shops located along Woodbury's historic Main Street. Woodbury has been called the Antiques Capital of Connecticut.

Wright's Barn and Flea Market

99 Wright Road
Torrington, CT
Saturdays and Sundays, year-round

This year-round indoor treasure trove is located off Route 4 in Torrington, Connecticut. Larger than it looks from outside, this multi-dealer market has 40 spaces filled with antiques and collectibles to explore each Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed holidays).

Special note: It is always a good idea to call ahead to verify that a Connecticut flea market is in operation before making a special trip.

Flea markets may close due to inclement weather or other factors.