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
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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.)
Shoppers and vendors are required to follow COVID-19 protocols, including wearing face coverings, using hand sanitizer, and keeping a safe distance from others.
Below is a sample of the unique antiques and collectibles that you will find at the Allaire Village flea market.
Ocean Grove Chamber of Commerce Giant Spring Flea Market | Giant Fall Flea Market
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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.
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