Boston Flea Markets?
July 21, 2007 6:43 PM   Subscribe

Are there any cool outdoor flea markets in Boston (or the suburbs)?
posted by to Shopping (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I can personally recommend the mit flea, altho that's a rather specific kind of market...
posted by dorian at 6:50 PM on July 21, 2007 [1 favorite]

I know of two in the suburbs north of Boston... A weekend flea market in the parkling lot next to Showcase Cinemas in Revere and also one close by Building 19 in Lynn (right next to Walmart)
posted by gregb1007 at 8:55 PM on July 21, 2007 [1 favorite]

It's a bit of a longer drive, but I've always enjoyed the Wellfleet Flea Market on Cape Cod.
posted by platinum at 1:53 AM on July 22, 2007

If you feel like a drive, Southern NH has a few. The Londonderry and Hollis markets are close to farms that sell their own produce in the summer. They're also close to the Nashua farmers market on Main Street.
posted by Flakypastry at 4:45 AM on July 22, 2007

There's the South End Open Market. It's mostly new arts and crafts, and quality ranges greatly, but there is some good stuff and a nice variety of stuff. There are also usually a few true "flea" vendors with used odds 'n ends. Where I grew up all the drive-ins were given over to flea markets on weekends and I think the one in Wellfleet is the same. You might look into former drive-ins in Massachusetts to see if any of them still have fleas.

There are a number of interesting vintage/antique/consignment shops in the area, like entire buildings with many vendors. One of the better ones recently closed, but there's another called Cambridge Market Antique.

Oh, and you know about Brimfield, right?
posted by cocoagirl at 10:27 AM on July 22, 2007

Definitely check out Brimfield, it's worth the drive! You can do a day trip, or make a weekend of it and spend a day in the Berkshires (probably another couple of hours drive west)
posted by darsh at 12:06 PM on July 23, 2007

Response by poster: Hi All,
Just a quick report: we did go to the South End Open Market the other weekend. It was a bit small (summer?) but I ended up scoring some cool stuff.

Thanks for all the answers!
posted by at 5:07 PM on August 3, 2007

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