Ready to get your bargain on? We are. Let’s do it the right way, though — at one of the 10 best flea markets in Illinois. You never know what to expect at these places, which is what makes them so unique and interesting. Don’t forget to let us know what you found!
Bring the whole family to Wolff’s Flea Market
This family owned business began its operations in Rosemont in 1991. Twenty-five years later, Wolff’s Flea Market has become a favorite shopping destination in Chicagoland. Open all year round, this weekend event brings together over 700 vendors and 12,000 customers from near and far.
Come early to get first dibs on high quality items at Three French Hens Country Market
Three French Hens has been recognized as one of the best markets in the Midwest. Their monthly events, held on the second Saturday of the month from May through October, as well as their end of the year Holiday Market are highly anticipated by shoppers. They have set a new record on their last event in November with a total of 140 juried vendors including merchants from other states like Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Discover rare finds at 3rd Sunday Market
Since it opened in 1988, thousands have flocked to Bloomington’s 3rd Sunday Market held monthly from May to October. The event showcases over 450 top dealers coming from 17 states. Avid collectors are sure to lose track of time while browsing through the market’s finest antiques, memorabilia, folk art and vintage items.
Find out the theme this month at Vintage Garage Chicago
Vintage Garage is a go to place for all things classic and vintage. This Chicago market showcases over a hundred vendors. In addition to their themed monthly events, held on the third Sunday from April through October, they also host pop up events throughout the year as well the annual Grand Rapids Antiques Market.
Hunt for bargains at Ashland Swap-O-Rama
Another Chicago favorite, Swap-O-Rama in Ashland attracts over 25,000 visitors every weekend. Shoppers are sure to find something to take home with more than a thousand indoor and outdoor vendors. Aside from Ashland, Swap-O-Rama has locations in Melrose Park and Alsip.
Attend the Randolph Street Market Festival
Every month thousands of shoppers gather to attend the Randolph Street Market Festival in Chicago. This indoor and outdoor event is home to Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market and Modern Vintage Chicago. It has been recognized as “one of the top 10 vintage markets in U.S.” by USA Today and “9 flea markets you must visit before you die” by Better Homes and Garden.
Shop for one of a kind items at A-1 Antiques of Naperville
With an ever changing selection of collectible antique, memorabilia and vintage items, there’s always something new to find in each visit to A-1 Antiques. This family-owned shop in Naperville features over 100,000 items up for sale. Shoppers are welcome to drop by from Tuesday to Sunday.
Explore Grayslake Antique and Vintage Flea Market
Come rain or shine, Grayslake Antique and Vintage Flea Market is open to the public every second Sunday of the month and preceeding Saturday, all year round. This two day event has been featured on Romantic Homes Magazine in 2014 as “one of the top antique flea markets in the U.S.” and the only one in Illinois. More than 3,000 people come to visit this indoor and outdoor marketplace which features over 200 exhibitors.
Get bitten by the “collecting bug” at Kane County Flea Market
For more than 45 years, Kane County Flea Market has been a shopping tradition in St. Charles. Popular celebrities have also been spotted in this two day monthly event. This historical flea market has been recognized as one of the best by Jet Setter Magazine, Romantic Homes Magazine and USA Today just to name a few.
Come back for more at Sandwich Antique Mart
When Sandwich Antique Mart first opened its doors in 1989, their mission was to provide the best in terms of both service and quality but at competitive prices. And for more than 20 years they have kept their promise which is the main reason why customers keep coming back to shop. Their doors are open 7 days a week.