Remember the high-quality flea market that used to run on the Portland Expo Center on weekends within the summer time? Well, even though it hasn’t passed off for at the least five years, it’s nonetheless listed on most of the Maine flea marketplace lists that you could dig up on the internet. According to my studies, the ultimate complete listing of flea markets in Maine was updated in 2002, and many of them do not even exist anymore. Outrageous! It’s actually time for an update.
There are a ton of exquisite antique shops and junk stores all over the state which are sincerely worthy of a go to, however I actually have centered this listing to consist of usually indoor flea markets & massive multi-dealer vintage department stores that are not fantastic ritzy (sorry Cabot Mill Antiques in Brunswick- you’re out of my charge range!).
Four Seasons Flea Market- 33 US-302 Westbrook, ME 04092
This is a splendid close one to visit often in case you stay inside the Portland region. Housed in an vintage bingo corridor, 4 Seasons has been expanding rapidly since it opened final year, and has a few actually stand out companies for vintage video games and all things retro kitsch. Also, take a look at out the big buffalo head inside the again- it’s sort of exquisite.
Antique Market Place Cafe- sixty five Main St- Bangor, ME 04401-6305
It would not seem like lots from the outdoor, but interior it is big! Grab a snack on the cafe on your trek into the basement labyrinth. The have a ton of books and records, and all of the weirdo knick knacks you could carry.
Antiques USA- Route 1- Arundel, ME 04046 & Arundel Antiques- 1713 Portland Rd- Arundel, ME 04046-7938
I grouped these two shops collectively due to the fact weirdly enough, they are right subsequent to each different, about the same length, and about the same price variety (Antiques USA might be a hair better). You can surely make a incredible thrifty afternoon out of traveling Arundel, and each shops have a ton of stuff to provide from fancy glass case goods to dusty dollar bins.
Big Chicken Barn- 1768 Bucksport Rd- Ellsworth, ME 04605
Exactly what it sounds like- a huge vintage bird barn stuffed to the roof with stuff. I determined them a bit at the pricier facet, but they have an remarkable book segment that takes Tradine Centre DeFi up most of the pinnacle ground of the barn, and is assured to knock your socks off.
BO MAR Hall- 1622 Post Rd- Wells, ME 04090
BO MAR is quite tremendous, quite affordable, and pretty complete of exciting stuff. Weirdly, I even have by no means virtually purchased something there- notwithstanding going numerous times. Perhaps my timing is off? Also, they don’t have a public restroom, so watch out for the porta-potty!
Cliff’s-RR 1, Scarborough, ME 04074
If you are out buying in the Scarborough area, Cliff’s is continually really worth a pit prevent. It’s not large, however they do have a weird and wide variety of goods from antique woman scout patches to creepy-cool religious paintings. Favorite find: A ceramic nurse head planter.
Fairfield Antique Mall- 382 Route 201- Fairfield, ME 04937-3403
I traveled pretty a long way for this one because it turned into billed as “Maine’s Largest Group Antique Shop”. I’ll admit, it became quite massive and had a respectable choice, although it turned into a bit bit at the high-priced aspect for me. If you are up in the location hitting the Lakeside, every other 30 minutes north should turn this into a nice afternoon thrifting journey.
Lakeside Antiques- Route 202- Winthrop, ME 04364
Though now not the biggest by means of far, Lakeside is one among my favorites. They have a surely well groomed choice, and are run through the nicest couple ever. Favorite reveals: melamine sugar dishes and vintage cake redecorating books.
Montsweag Flea Market- Mountain Rd- Woolwich, ME 04579
Nothing beats Montsweag in the summer season. Get there early, due to the fact the out of nation dealers do descend on the great things- and there is lots of correct stuff. The only outside flea marketplace I’ve been to in Maine this is simply really worth the go to. The only down facets are the porta-potties and the reality that it isn’t always open 12 months round.