Treasures Await at Kovels' Top 5 Summer Flea Market Picks

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Summer is flea market season. There are many to choose from, and the antiques experts at Kovels.com list 5 upcoming markets that are worth a trip.

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Summer is the season for flea market festivals and events. With sunny weather and vacation days in mind, Kovels.com lists 5 top upcoming markets that are worth a trip. These spectacular markets come around a few times a year, and each is renowned for its size, variety of antiques and collectibles, negotiable prices and popularity among both locals and tourists. The list is in order by date.

1. Burton Ohio Antiques Market
Geauga County Fairgrounds, Burton, Ohio
Saturday, June 11, 2016
8 a.m. until 4:30; general admission begins at 10 a.m.

More than 50 years old, this twice-a-year market is held rain or shine at Ohio’s oldest county fairgrounds. With stands under tents on the racetrack and inside under the grandstand, dealers from across the U.S. and Canada will be selling silver, jewelry, china, glassware, textiles, advertising, paintings, Americana, furniture, decorative accessories, rugs, old tools, oddities, food, and much, much more. Burton is just east of Cleveland and is home to one of the largest Amish communities in the world. Early buyers (8 a.m.) pay $25; general admission (10 a.m.) is $8. Parking is free.

2. Renninger’s Antique and Collector’s Extravaganza
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
Thursday, June 23 through Saturday, June 25, 2016
8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Kutztown, Pennsylvania, is the home of Renninger’s flea market extravaganza three times a year — in April, June and September. It’s set up behind Renninger’s Antique & Farmer’s Market, with exhibitors outside, under tents and in two 350-foot long pavilions. Admission is $4 to $6, depending on the day, or $15 for all three days, and the event goes on rain or shine.

3. Brimfield Flea Markets
Brimfield Town Hall, 23 Main St., Brimfield, Massachusetts
Tuesday, July 12 through Sunday, July 17, 2016
Opening times vary; most open early morning until late afternoon

Make your way to central Massachusetts to visit the market that attracts over 50,000 people three times a year in May, July, and September. This six-day Brimfield Flea Market is over 50 years old. Twenty independent show fields of dealers make up the market, and they have a staggered opening and closing schedule. This large market, stretched along a mile on both sides of Route 20, has become an exciting tradition that attracts visitors from many states and countries. Some fields have an admission fee of about $5 but most are free.

4. The Portland Expo Antique & Collectible Show
2060 N Marine Dr., Portland, Oregon
Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, 2016
Saturday, July 16 (9 a.m. until 6 p.m.) and Sunday, July 17, 2016 (10 a.m. until 5 p.m.)

Celebrating its 33rd year, the Antique & Collectible Show at Portland Expo bills itself as “America’s Largest.” There are more than 1,400 booths both inside and outside with exhibitors from all over the country who bring vintage clothing, glass, silver, antique radios, turn-of-the-century furniture, movie memorabilia, collectible toys, sports memorabilia, all kinds of toys from the 1880s to the 1960s, porcelain dolls, pop collectibles like Star Wars, Sci-Fi books, comics and much more. There will be ongoing demonstrations by the Portland-based Preservation Artisans Guild, a group dedicated to restoration work from woodworking and gilding to stained glass and painting. Admission is $7.00, good for both days, and there is an early buyer weekend badge option for $30.

5. 127 Corridor Sale
August 4 – 7, 2016
Vendor hours vary

Called “the world’s longest yard sale,” this 690-mile flea market starts five miles north of Addison, Michigan, and ends at Gadsen, Alabama! It’s headquartered in Jamestown, Tenn. The sale features the eclectic collections of individuals, families and groups, and each vendor decides their own hours during the days of the sale. The event attracts buyers and sellers from across the U.S. to wander, meet new people and buy unique goods. Americana at its best.

About Kovels.com
Kovels.com, created by Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel, provides collectors and researchers with up-to-date and accurate information on antiques and collectibles. The company was founded in 1953 by Terry Kovel and her late husband, Ralph. Since then, Kovels’ has written some of America’s most popular books and articles about antiques, including the best-selling Kovels on Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, now available in its 48th edition. The website, Kovels.com, online since 1998, offers more than a million free prices, and includes a free weekly email, “Kovels Komments.” It gives readers a bird’s-eye view of the market through the latest news, auction reports, a Marks Dictionary, readers’ questions and answers and much more.

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Liz Lillis
216.752.2252
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