When you shop at antique and flea markets in New Hampshire, you're in for extra savings you won't find at other flea markets in New England. That's because New Hampshire is the only New England state that has no sales tax on purchases. Here is your guide to some of the largest and most popular regularly scheduled flea markets in NH.
Davisville Barn Sale & Flea Market
805 Route 103 East
Warner (Davisville), NH
This outdoor flea market begins at 4 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. (prime shopping hours are 6 a.m. until 11 a.m.). It operates from the last Sunday in April through the last Sunday in October. Admission is free, local musicians perform, and if you arrive in an antique automobile, there's a special parking area where you can show it off. Make sure to check the market's Facebook page for weather and event updates.
Hollis Flea Market
447 Silver Lake Road/Route 122
Hollis , NH
New Hampshire's largest and oldest flea market is open from 7 a.m. until 3 or 4 p.m. on Sundays early April through early November. This award-winning market has been in the news multiple times, including for Bigfoot sightings. Admission is free; parking is $2. Friendly dogs are welcome, and food is available on-site. The market is outside, so check the Facebook page for weather updates.
Kearsarge Business Center
139 Kearsarge Mountain Road
Saturday and Sunday, year round
This indoor flea market is located in a 1950s factory building and is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the entire year. No matter the weather, the market welcomes treasure seekers of all kinds. Search through a diverse array of vendor spaces ranging from antiques to local artists, or even rent your own. The market changes weekly, so you never know quite what you'll find.
Londonderry Flea Market
Route 102/5 Avery Road
Saturdays and Sundays, seasonal, weather permitting
The Londonderry Flea Market operates from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with space for 400 sellers outdoors April through October. It is located 5 miles west of Interstate 93 at Exit 4. Food is available on-site, and picnics by the pond are popular. Pets are welcome, and fresh fruit is for sale throughout the season. Admission is $1.50 per person ages 12 to 60.
Salem Flea Market
20 Hampshire Road
Saturday and Sunday, year round, rain or shine.
This popular flea market has been in business for more than 30 years. Indoor and outdoor vendors sell new and used items, and there are new deals to discover each week. The flea market opens at 7 a.m. outdoors and at 9 a.m. indoors and remains open until 4:30 p.m. each weekend day. Food concessions are available both indoors and outside.
Shirley's Flea Market
446 Silver Lake Road
Browse wares offered by a variety of dealers at this flea market, which operates from as early as 4 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sundays from April through October. Vendor spaces are just $30. Shirley's is across the street from the Hollis Flea Market (see above), so you can double up on browsing.
Swag on Swasey
20 Water Street, Rear
Select Saturdays, May through October
This vintage market takes place about once a month from May through October from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are also two craft fairs, one in July and one in September, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The outdoor market, which changes every month, is the perfect destination for a stroll through time if you like vintage clothing, art and antiques. Grab a bite to eat in beautiful downtown Exeter after you work up an appetite shopping. Sell your own collectibles for $35 a space when you pre-register, or $45 when you get to the market.
Special Note: It is always a good idea to call ahead to verify that a flea market is in operation before making a special trip. Flea markets may close due to inclement weather or other factors.