The colors, the crisp air, and the pumpkin-flavored lattes can only mean one thing: autumn has arrived.
This special season flies by more quickly than you think, so do yourself a favor and check at least a few of these awesome “Autumn’s Special” flea markets! Autumn is a fantastic time of year to go flea market shopping, particularly since most merchants have taken advantage of the summer to renew their stock and find new gems to sell.
From the South of France to Texas, we picked 15 of our favorite autumn flea markets which will be taking place between September and November 2017.
Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market – Extravaganza Edition
15 – 17 September 2017 | Springfield, OH (USA) | Twice a year
One of America’s best flea markets, and a heartland’s go-to source for all things folky, retro and primitive. 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.
Shepton Mallet Antiques Vintage & Collectors Fair
15 – 17 September 2017 & 10 – 12 November 2017 | Shepton Mallet, Somerset (UK)
The Shepton Mallet Antiques Vintage & Collectors Fair is an eclectic and lively event, with the reputation of being one of the key UK antique fairs to source quality goods. More than 600 stands showcase everything from paintings and antique furniture to vintage teddies, porcelain, silver, crystal, militaria, restoration products and luxury leather luggage.
Braderie du Canal Saint-Martin
17 September 2017 | Rennes (France) | Once a year
The second largest flea market fair in France after La Grande Braderie de Lille, with more than 3,500 exhibitors.
Déballage Marchand d’Avignon
18 September 2017 & 23 October 2017 | Avignon (France) | professional dealers only
A trade event exclusively reserved to professional antique dealers and flea market merchants from all over the world, showcasing all kinds of European antiques and fine art at the best market price.
Texas Antique Weekend
21 – 8 October 2017 | Fayette County, TX (USA) | Once a year
Because of its massive size, diverse spread, and semi-annual schedule, there is no such thing as a casual visit to the Texas Antique Weekend, which hosts over 2,000 antique, collectible and craft vendors and dealers throughout several small communities.
Foire de Chatou Antiques Fair
22 September – 1 October 2017 | Chatou (France) | Twice a year
One of the most important antiques fair in France and a true gastronomic journey, bringing together twice a year more than 700 dealers and 35,000 visitors.
Brocante de Durtal
24 September 2017 | Durtal (France) | Once a year
One of the last outdoor antique fair of this scale and quality in western France. The Brocante de Durtal gathers around 450 flea market exhibitors and 20,000 bargain hunters from nearby regions. Spreading along the walls of the city’s castle, Durtal flea market fair is famous for the freshness, abundance, and quality of its merchandise.
24 September 2017 | Bruges (Belgium) | Three times a year
One of Flanders’ largest antiques and second-hand market, which attracts hundreds of vendors, and thousands of bargain-hunters from far and wide.
First Monday Trade Days
28 September – 1 October, 2017 & 2 November – 5 November, 2017| Canton, TX (USA)
The oldest and largest free flea market in the United States, hosting up to 300,000 visitors admiring the wide variety of wares from over 6,000 vendors located over hundreds of acres.
Peterborough Festival of Antiques
29 – 30 September 2017 | Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (UK) | Twice a year
One of the largest antique fair in England, which gathers twice a year over 1,700 stallholders and over 15,000 visitors from all over the world
La Braderie de Houilles
1 October 2017 | Houilles (France) | Once a year
A major flea market fair gathering around 2,000 exhibitors and 300,000 visitors over 6 miles of sidewalks.
La Réderie d’Amiens
1 October 2017 | Amiens (France) | Once a year
The Réderie d’Amiens is the third largest flea market fair in France, with more than 500 professional dealers and 2,000 casual traders.
Ciney Expo Flea Market and Antique Fair
6 – 8 October 2017 | Ciney (Belgium) | Twice a year
One of the largest flea market and antique fair in Belgium with over 700 exhibitors from Belgium, France, Germany, Holland or even Italy and 15,000 visitors.
Ardingly International Antiques & Collectors Fair
7 – 8 November 2017 | Ardingly, West Sussex (UK)
The Ardingly International Antiques and Collectors Fair has a reputation as one of the UK’s antique fairs where quality European decorative items can be found. Up to 1,700 stalls selling thousands of goods – from fine antique furniture to delicate ceramics – can be found here.
Foire à la Brocante des Quinconces
24 November – 11 December 2017 | Bordeaux (France) | Twice a year
Twice a year, this traditional appointment in Bordeaux gathers over 200 merchants and 180 000 flea market enthusiasts.
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