There’s plenty of shopping on the Jersey shore between boardwalks, malls, retail chains, and thousands of local businesses, but it’s important to support up-and-coming sellers without brick-and-mortar storefronts. A plethora of Jersey shore flea markets offer the perfect opportunity to do just that during your vacation. You can find rare antiques and unusual products you might not find in more traditional sales locations, or a wide assortment of common purchases for bargain prices. Here is a list of just a few centrally located Jersey shore flea markets to hit during your next visit.
This flea market only happens three times each year, but the quality makes it well worth the wait. Despite the name, the greatest record sellers from New Jersey put music from all genres on display. The day, which usually runs from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., includes performances from local artists, tables from fashion retail outlets, and other strange flea market vendors.
Yes, another punk rock flea market also takes place three times each year in Trenton from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Vendors display their retro and handmade fashion, accessories, and toys, artistic masterpieces, posters, antiques, vinyl records (of course), and other oddities and collections.
This massive year-round flea market takes place in a 60,000 square foot building on a vast swath of land that spans 25 acres, plenty of room for 125 indoor and 550 outdoor vendors selling anything and everything your heart desires – brand new products, bargain items from closeouts, factory surplus, gently used items, housewares, clothes, accessories, athletic memorabilia, collectibles, furniture, antiques, food, and so much more. Admission and parking are free and vending spaces start as low as $2, so there’s no reason not to come to Farmingdale on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to participate!
This year-round flea market off Route 70 has satisfied visitors for more than 30 years now. It has grown into a huge market boasting more than 600 vendors (30 indoors) and several food sellers. Asbury Park Press has called this flea market the best in Ocean County for years now. You can buy both new and gently used clothing, technology, vehicle parts, shoes, sound gear, fruits and veggies, fauna, antiques, decor, and more!
This year-round flea market fills 5 buildings and an outdoor section every weekend. Both admission and parking are free, so you’ll have extra money to spend on fried food, baked goods, or – if you’re more concerned about health – produce! Shop for antiques, unique foods, collectibles, toys, auto parts, flowers, clothes and accessories, pet supplies, technology, furniture, hygiene and body care products, and hardware. Also be sure to check out the tailoring and jewelry and vacuum repair services!
This flea market has been years in the making – the shops are housed in historic buildings, including some barracks from World War II. Shop for literature, coins, antiques, clothing and accessories, collectibles, yard equipment, furniture, bikes, albums, home decor, technology, hardware, toys, and more in an old-time setting year-round.
This year-round Lambertville market focuses on antiques, but you can find almost anything – hardware, furniture, postage, decor, art, coins, clothes, accessories, gardening supplies, athletic merchandise, diningware, model trains, clocks and watches, literature, music, dolls, comics, crafts, lamps, toys, and even collectibles from the Victorian era!
This year-round market has more than 20 storefronts, which are open every day of the week in a 12,000 square foot air conditioned space. 4 acres outdoors host an additional 80 vendors Friday through Sunday. The Marketplace sells unique foods, including the greatest cheese on Long Beach Island. The deals and entertainment attract more than 8,000 guests each week. You need to check out LBI’s biggest flea market, also named the nicest in the world!
Jersey shore flea markets are only one of the many ways to have fun on your next vacation in NJ, especially during the off-season when beaches are cold and boardwalk activity dies down. What will you buy?