top of page
Belmar Beachcomber Blog


Favorite Flea Markets Near Belmar

If you have a penchant for vintage pieces and antique treasures, you won’t want to miss two of the best flea markets at the Jersey Shore: the Historic Village at Allaire flea market in Farmingdale, New Jersey, and the Giant Flea Market in Ocean Grove.

Allaire Village Flea Market | 2024 Dates

Saturday, May 11 (Rain Date May 12)

Saturday, June 8 and 9 (Two-Day Event)

Sunday, July 13 (Rain Date July 14)

Saturday, August 10 (Rain Date August 11)

Saturday, September 14 (Rain Date September 15)

Saturday, October 5 and 6 (Two-Day Event)

Saturday, November 2 (Rain Date November 3) 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Historic Village at Allaire is a living-history museum in Farmingdale, New Jersey. The village is an ultimate day-trip destination unto itself if you want to experience a glimpse of life in the late 1800s.

As a nonprofit organization that is supported solely by donations, the Historic Village at Allaire holds numerous fund-raising events throughout the year. Their flea markets are usually held once or twice a month in the spring, summer, and fall.

A donation of $5.00 per person is required to enter the flea market. The admission price includes access to the 40 acres of picturesque village grounds and historic buildings. (It reminds me of Pennsbury Manor in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, if you are familiar with that.) Admission is free for children age 11 and younger. Vendor tables are $45.00 in advance and $55.00 day of the market.

Below is a sample of the unique antiques and collectibles that you will find at the Allaire Village flea market.

Allaire Village Flea Market
Antiques for sale at the Allaire Village flea market.

Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce Giant Spring Flea Market | Giant Fall Flea Market

Saturday, June 1, 2024 Saturday, September 7, 2024

I try to never miss the Ocean Grove Flea Market, which is usually held the weekend after Memorial Day and the weekend after Labor Day.

When they say “giant,” they mean it – with over 300 vendors and food trucks to keep you energized for a day of shopping and exploring this Victorian-era seashore community.

Below are some photos that I took during a previous Ocean Grove Giant Flea Market. I rode my bike there from Belmar and had a heck of a time carting home all my treasures in the handlebar basket! I've since added a large cargo basket to the back of my bike, so I'll be well-prepared for next time.

Parking in Ocean Grove is tricky, so get there early for the best chance of finding a spot. You’ll usually come across some yard sales at nearby homes on flea market weekends – a bonus for those who really love to bargain hunt.

The Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce also sponsors two arts and crafts shows in the spring and fall every year. The Spring Fling Arts and Crafts Show is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2024. The Fall Harvest Festival will take place Saturday, October 5, 2024.

Story and photos © copyright by Christine Cardellino, owner of and publisher of the award-winning Belmar Beachcomber Blog, a travel and tourism guide for the Belmar region of the Jersey Shore. Do not copy any content (including images) without our permission. All rights reserved. 


Live Like A Local: Rent A Belmar Beach House

Day trips down the shore are fun, but it's even better to rent a beach house for the week to experience everything wonderful about the Belmar area. For couples, solo adults and small families, the two-bedroom Blue Hydrangea Cottage rental in Belmar, New Jersey, is the perfect getaway place. The home sleeps up to four people and is consistently rated five stars for cleanliness, amenities and location. Learn more at

Jersey Shore Vacation Rentals


Recent Posts

See All


  • Facebook

The award-winning Belmar Beachcomber Blog is written and produced by Christine Cardellino
©Copyrighted material. Do not copy content (including images) without our permission. All rights reserved.

Belmar Beaccombr Blog Award
Belmar Beaccombr Blog Award
Belmar Beaccombr Blog Award

Contact Us

Thank you for reaching out. We'll get back to you promptly.

bottom of page