CLEVELAND, OH., SEPTEMBER 03, 2015 - As Labor Day approaches and temperatures start to drop, collectors and antiques lovers have a wide choice of flea markets to explore throughout the country. Kovels.com roundups five of their favorite fall markets that are worth a trip. Some of these markets only come around a few times a year and each is renowned for its scale, variety of items, negotiable prices and popularity among both locals and tourists. Best of all, they are overflowing with treasures waiting to be found.
1. Round Top Texas Antique Week
4036 Texas Hwy. 237, Round Top, Texas 78954
Monday, September 28 through Saturday, October 3, 2015
Everything is bigger in Texas, and its premiere flea market is no exception. Round Top offers three shows a year – the Spring and Fall Antiques Fairs that take place in four venues and a newer Winter Antiques Show in the Big Red Barn. Round Top prides itself on being 100% antique and vintage—no reproductions and no new merchandise. But more than 50 other shows are also held along Highway 237 in communities around Round Top and Warrenton, Texas, with thousands of dealers from across the country showcasing arts and crafts and a wide variety of merchandise, as well as antiques and collectibles. These shows open and close on different dates during a three week period, beginning September 18 and ending October 4, and they attract tens of thousands of buyers.
2. Renninger’s Antique and Collector's Extravaganza
Thursday, September 24 to Saturday, September 26, 2015
Located in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, Renninger’s hosts a flea market extravaganza three times a year — September 24 to 26 is the final market of the year. The extravaganza is set up behind Renninger’s Antique & Farmer’s Market, with exhibitors outside, under tents and in two 350-foot long pavilions. Admission for all three days is $15, and the event goes on in all weather conditions, so prepare accordingly.
3. Brimfield Antiques and Collectibles Shows
Brimfield Town Hall, 23 Main St., Brimfield, Massachusetts
Tuesday, September 8 through Sunday, September 13, 2015
Make your way to central Massachusetts in the fall to visit the market that attracts over 50,000 people three times a year in May, July, and coming up in September. This six-day Brimfield Flea Market is over 50 years old. Twenty independent show fields make up the market, and they operate on a staggered opening and closing schedule. This large market has become an exciting tradition that attracts visitors from many states and countries.
4. Burton Ohio Antiques Market
Geauga County Fairgrounds, Burton, Ohio
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Now in its 54th year, this twice-a-year market is held rain or shine at Ohio’s oldest county fairgrounds. With dealers under tents on the racetrack and inside under the grandstand, dealers from across the United States and Canada will be displaying silver, fine china, jewelry, porcelain, glassware, textiles, paintings, Americana, furniture, decorative accessories, rugs, primitives, old tool and much, much more. Burton is just east of Cleveland and is home to one of the largest Amish communities in the world.
5. Metrolina Expo Vintage & Antiques Show, Fall Extravaganza
Metrolina Expo Marketplace, 7100 Statesville Rd., Charlotte, North Carolina
Wednesday, November 4 through Sunday, November 8, 2015
The Metrolina Tradeshow Expo in Charlotte has monthly antiques shows, but the two largest are the Spring Spectacular and the Fall Extravaganza. The show will be overflowing with a wide range of quality antiques and collectibles and unique merchandise from around the world. There will be something to interest everyone, including furniture, advertising, art pottery, books, prints, jewelry, silver, glass, china, stoneware, postcards, quilts and other textiles, dolls, toys, marbles, rugs, and more.
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