Who doesn’t love a good flea market or farmers’ market on a warm Minnesota weekend? We only get a couple months of real sunshine here, so get out and make the most of it! These are some awesome spots that you need to check out — make sure you look at dates and hours because they are all over the map.
Hamel Lions Flea Market
Sundays | First Sunday in May through the last Sunday in September | Website
Location: Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Hwy 55, Medina, MN 55340
A great spot to find all sorts of goodies. Also, in late June, the Lions Club had their flea market supply trailer stolen from a parking lot during a scheduled meeting. Sounds like a good time to get out and support their efforts while browsing some really neat finds.
Wright County Swapper’s Meet
April – May on Saturdays only | June – August on Saturdays and Sundays | September – October on Saturdays only | Website
Averaging 200 – 300 sellers every Saturday, the Wright County Swappers Meet has evolved into one of the largest outdoor markets in the state. Most sellers are ready to start selling at sunrise through mid-afternoon. Free admission and free parking. With the large number of vendors — if you can name it, you can find it here.
St Paul Farmers’ Market (about 15 different locations)
Check out the Woodbury location: Sundays | June 11 – October 29 from 8am – 1pm | Website
There are approximately 15 locations, which take place on different days/times. You are bound to find something you like at any of the various spots. Operated by the St. Paul Growers’ Association, only fresh, locally grown produce is allowed to be sold directly from the grower to the consumer. You will find bakery goods, cheese, various meats, maple syrup, eggs, flowers and many others.
Elko Traders’ Market
July 8th – 9th | Sat 8am-5pm & Sun 9am-5pm | $6 admission fee | Free parking | Website
Location: 10675 260th St E, Elko, MN 55020
About 30 minutes south of Minneapolis, just off of I-35, this event will be ready to rock on July 8th and 9th. There will be plenty of food/drink vendors to make sure you have plenty of energy to explore.
Post Road Flea Market
Every Saturday, Memorial Day – Labor Day | 7am – 3pm | Call 612-408-2737 for more info
Location: Follow Hwy 5 to the MPLS Airport; take the Post Road exit and follow the signs. (who doesn’t love a little mystery?)
A smaller market with 12+ vendors every Saturday. I say it’s worth a look, because why not?
Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days
August 18-20 | Fri-Sat 7am – 6pm | Sun 7am – 2pm | Website
Location: Just go to Oronoco, MN and you will find it.
This one is much closer to Rochester than it is the Twin Cities, but if you are looking for a little road trip on this August weekend, you’ve found one option! Free admission, shopping, live music, and hundreds of dealers from all over the nation. Not up for the drive? This show was named as one of the top 6 antique shows to attend each year by Country Woman Magazine in 2015. How about now?
Minneapolis Farmers Market
Daily into November | 6am – 1pm | Website
Location: Lyndale Market, 312 East Lyndale Ave N, Minneapolis, MN
Obviously. If not for the fresh produce, then how about to work on your negotiating skills?
Northeast Farmers Market
Saturdays | May 20 – Oct 21 | 9am – 1pm | Website
Location: St. Boniface Church Parking Lot, 629 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Well, Northeast MPLS is a fresh spot, so you should expect all sorts of fresh stuff to buy/eat.
Haupt Antiek Market
July 20-23 | August 10-13 | September 14-17 | October 11-15 | Website
Location: 7570 W 147th Street, Apple Valley, MN
Hours for each day that they are open:
I have not been to the Haupt Antiek Market, but it appears that each month has a different theme. That means you can expect to find different (and awesome) things every time you go!
September 21- 23 | $10 admission fee per day | Indoors | Website
Location: Canterbury Park,v1100 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee, MN 55379
This is a great spot for antiquers/junkers/flea-market-enthusiasts. And it’s indoors which ensures your experience will be a comfortable one.
Antique Spectacular Show & Flea Market
September 30 – October 1 | $7 admission fee (includes both days) | Website
Located at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds
Expect to see 100+ vendors offering antiques, collectibles, china, records, books, signs, and toys (among many other items). The admission fee gets you access for both days as long as your stamp is still there — so don’t shower or wash your hands after the first day!