Shopping around at a flea market is a veritable treasure hunt: You just never know what you are going to find. It might be a fabulous piece of Art Deco jewelry, a handmade quilt from the early 20th century, an overlooked work of art, or a rare piece of midcentury modern furniture in great condition. Even if you don't find what you are looking for or a surprise that you weren't, it makes for an exciting day. Flea, antique, and vintage markets and collectible shows dot the Maryland map and calendar. Find one near you or make it part of a short road trip on the weekend.
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Get yourself to Frederick on the third Friday through Sunday from January through November, to hunt for treasures at Chartreuse & Co. In December they are open on that first weekend. Browse through furniture, lighting, and décor accessories. Stop in at Java Cruiser for coffee and breakfast sandwiches or check out The Green Bowl, where you'll find Latin- and Asian-inspired bowls.
They are located at 4007 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704. Their hours of operation are Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, call (301) 874-1882 or visit their Facebook page.
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The Baltimore Art, Antique, and Jewelry Show takes place over four days in the summer at the Baltimore Convention Center in downtown Baltimore at the Inner Harbor. It's one of the biggest antique shows in the United States, and you'll find furniture, silver, important works of art, antiquities from Asia, porcelain and glass pieces, and antique and estate jewelry.
General admission is $20. The show is held at the Baltimore Convention Center, located at 1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
In 2019, the show dates are Thursday, August 29 through Sunday, September 1. On Thursday the hours are from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.; on Friday and Saturday, the hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, the hours are from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For more information about the Baltimore Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, visit their Facebook page.
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Cumberland is in the beautiful mountains of Maryland and if you don't live nearby, this might be worth a weekend road trip. The Queen City Flea Market, open every weekend, is located on 253 Franklin Street, Cumberland, MD 21502. Its hours of operation are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
With 50 vendors there are all kinds of stuff to sort through. The market is indoor/outdoor, with three floors of new and used items.
For more information about the Queen City Flea Market, call (301) 722-6770 or visit their Facebook page.
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If you're looking for unusual décor SalvageChicMD in Deale should be on your list of markets to check out. It specializes in furniture and décor from a variety of eras. They are located at 5851 Deale Churchton Road, Deale, MD 20751.
Salvage is open the first full weekend every month from Friday to Sunday, with the exception of July. Their hours of operation are Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For more information about SalvageChicMD, call (540) 327-5774.Continue to 5 of 8 below.
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Thirty dealers set up shop at Sweet Clover in a barn on the Springdale horse farm near Frederick from Friday through Sunday on the third weekend of every month. These dates coincide with Chartreuse & Co., so it's easy to make a day or weekend of antique shopping in Frederick. They are located at 4055 Stanford Court, Frederick, MD 21703. Their hours of operation are Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sweet Clover focuses on vintage home décor and artisan pieces. And you'll also find vendors selling locally grown food, farmers markets, wine, and sweets.
For more information about Sweet Clover, visit their Facebook page, or call (301) 524-3681.
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The Gaithersburg Antique & Collectible Show happens annually on a weekend in October at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, located at 501 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. In 2019, the dates are Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6. Admission is $6.
This huge market has up to 160 vendors selling silver, paintings, jewelry, glassware, coins, books, toys, linens, and home décor. Hours of operation are Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information about the Gaithersburg Antique & Collectible Show, visit their Facebook page.
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The Barn Show at Westfield Annapolis opens in various months on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Dates and months vary. It's worth checking out for its selection of vintage furniture, jewelry, and seasonal décor items.
They are located at 2188 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis, MD 21401. Hours of operation are Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information about the Barn Show, visit their Facebook page, or call (301) 672-2499.
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Divine Details in Millersville opens the second full weekend of each month, except July and also has pop-up open dates. It is located at 8248 Veterans Highway, Suite 101, Millersville, MD 22108. Hours of operation are Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
Inside its doors, you'll find vintage furniture, clothing, jewelry, and antiques, and the inventory changes weekly, so you never know what you'll uncover here.
For more information about Divine Details, visit their Facebook page.