8 Epic Flea Markets Across the Country (You Need to Check These Out!)

We've rounded up our top 8 flea markets across the country. Now, clear your weekend and hit the road!

As a full-on flea market addict, I'm constantly looking for the next biggest, baddest market I can sink my vintage-loving teeth into. (I have my own "decor closet" at home, people — the struggle is real.) No matter where you are in the country, chances are you might not be too far from one of these epic, mind-blowing fleas or antique shows.

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I've rounded up all of my faves to share, so here's my ultimate flea-market road trip bucket list. Dig in!

Texas Antique Weekend
Round Top, Texas

This flea, which takes place twice a year, is typically at the top of the list of any "best flea" roundups you'll find. Taking place across a variety of towns in Texas over the course of three weeks, you can literally find miles upon miles of vintage furniture and decor gems at Round Top. Hotels book well in advance, but the most luxe option is The Prarie — a boutique hotel from shabby chic designer Rachel Ashwell.

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Church Pews

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Classic Chairs

Wooden Ladders

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Galvanized Everything

Glass Jars

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Vintage Fans

Soda Bottles

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Bird Cages

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Mantels

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School-Style Chalkboards

Industrial Scrap Pieces

Tool Boxes

Vintage Scales

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Weathered Books

Metal Baskets

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Industrial Furniture

Windows

Signs

Wooden Crates

Unique Furniture

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School Desks

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Doors

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This flea takes place several times a year and showcases the best of the best in the world of antiques and collectibles. Buyers from some of the higher-end brands such as Ralph Lauren and ABC Carpet & Home are there soaking up all the inspiration they can from the hundreds of vendors across 20+ fields along Route 20. If you want to attend, make sure to make your hotel reservations well in advance, as Brimfield is a small New England town that gets taken over by the semi-annual shows.

Decorate With Flea Market Finds

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Collect Your Collections

Recycle the Old-fashioned Way

Keep It Together

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Make It Work

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Make a Big Display of Little Things

Build Character

Rethink Purpose

Show and Tell

Imagine the Possibilities

Be Ahead Of Your Time

Make It Work for You

Create a Focal Point

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Don't Underestimate Decoupage

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Try Something New

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Stick Together

Rose Bowl Flea Market
Pasadena, Calif.

Southern California really has some amazing flea markets, but the Rose Bowl, held the second Sunday of each month, is truly the mack daddy of all Los Angeles fleas. Taking over the entire football stadium, you can find everything from furniture to decor to knick knacks to vintage clothing. To find the best of the best (and compete with the local store owners) you should arrive as early as 5 a.m. If that's too early, I would recommend getting there no later than 7 a.m. to beat the crowds and get the best selection.

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Don't Be Afraid to Dig

Shop Like a Pro

Built to Last

Space Savers

Beyond Kitchen Basics

Scale Is Key

Set the Table

Safety First

Brooklyn Flea
Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Brooklyn Flea is a fun, carefully curated market that has become so popular it’s morphed into several different pop-up locations. If you're the type who likes to comb through piles of junk in order to find the one gem, the Brooklyn Flea is probably not for you. But if you prefer a more unique, boutique-like shopping experience, you should definitely check this market out on your next NYC visit.

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Sitting Pretty

Cozy Up With Vintage Quilts

Multipurpose Furnishings

A Bright Idea

A Vanity for Luxury

Furniture Savvy

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall

Better With Age

This is a legendary flea in Northern California (near San Francisco) that's often compared to the Rose Bowl. The killer view of the San Francisco skyline and the collection of gathered food trucks might be enough to tempt you, but there's also an amazing collection of antiques, vintage furniture and decor to choose from. Make sure to dress in layers if you plan to visit this flea, as the weather in San Fran tends to be quite unpredictable.

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Shabby Chic White Porch with Swing

Outdoor Wheel Piece

Outdoor Space with Bench

Outdoor Cupboard

Decorative Door and Wreath

Spoon Label for Herbs

Smart and Chic Outdoor Table

Vegetable Pot Plant

Clematis Vines

Barrel Pond

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Outdoor Wood Bar with Recycled Door

Dish Garden Decor

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Flowering Container Garden

This is another favorite flea amongst designers and high-end stores. Open year round, there's a unique and curated selection of beautiful antiques, emphemera and collectibles. It's located in an idyllic little town in New Jersey and makes a great road-trip destination if you're visiting New York or Pennsylvania.

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Multipurpose Muffin Pan

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Rolled on a Rack

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Wine Crate Shelf

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Drawers of Lotions and Potions

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Test Tube Grooming Rack

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From the Office to Your Hair

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The Makeup Julep Cup

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Hung Up on Jars

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Daytona Flea & Farmers Market
Daytona Beach, Fla.

With more than 800 vendors (!!!), this weekly Florida flea is a bit of a mish-mosh in terms of items. You'll find everything from sunglasses and local souvenirs to artisanal foods and vintage furniture and decor. There's even a barber's stall and a tattoo parlor.

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Farmhouse Find

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Farmhouse Find

Electronic Treasures

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This flea is billed as the largest in the Midwest. With more than 900 vendors selling both new and used items, this flea is known for its great antiques selection. Since it's an outdoor flea (and Indiana gets cold!), this market only runs from May through October; however, the antique auctions run all year long in another indoor facility.

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Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

Pretty and Practical

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