Ready to scout for killer bargains, cool collectibles, and vintage finds in New Jersey? Check out these fab flea markets, all within an hour’s drive of Newark. Whether you want to get your retro on, scoop up cool handmade goods, deck out your man cave, save big bucks on furniture, or snag vintage designer duds, you can bet on scoring some amazing deals at these awesome shopping spots.
New Meadowlands Market
This outdoor flea market — held every Saturday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford — is jam-packed with hundreds of vendors selling everything from vintage jeans and football jerseys to sunglasses, shampoo, and shish kabobs. It’s a half-hour drive from Newark, and free parking and admission mean more cash for you to spend on awesome stuff like jewelry, handbags, toys, electronics, antiques, and collectibles. New Meadowlands Market’s games and entertainment keep the kids busy while you scout for deals.
Punk Rock Flea Market
Calling all rock stars! This rock ‘n’ roll flea market gets the party started three times a year—spring, summer, and fall — in Trenton, just an hour-and-15-minute drive from Newark. Whether you’re into retro vinyl, taxidermy, vintage clothing, or delicious-yet-cheap food, you’ll find it here. Food trucks serve up disco fries, tater tots, and donuts, and live music by local bands lets you rock out while you shop. What more could you ask for?
An hour’s drive from Newark, Asbury Park’s Punk Rock Flea Market also happens three times a year. In the town where Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi earned their chops, you can pick up classic vinyl, spooky artwork, handmade jewelry, music equipment, and vintage gear and furniture. Even better, you can rock out to local bands shredding and DJs spinning while you check out the goods.
Ocean Grove Giant Flea Market
About an hour’s drive from Newark, Ocean Grove hosts humongous oceanfront flea markets every year in the spring and fall. Close to 400 vendors sell clothing, jewelry, antiques, crafts, sports memorabilia, and much more. You can groove to live music and enjoy pizza and crab cakes while prowling the tents for bargains. The market usually opens for business on the first Saturdays after Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Route 70 Auction and Flea Market
For more than 35 years, this massive flea market in Lakewood — about an hour drive from Newark — has attracted bargain-hungry crowds. More than 600 outdoor vendors and 36 indoor stalls sell everything from car parts and electronics to shoes and antiques, while food stands keep you fueled for the hunt. Route 70 Auction and Flea Market is open from the first week of March to the last week of December.
Pacific Flea Market
Just a 20-minute drive from Newark, Pacific Flea Market cranks up the creative vibe on the second Saturday of every month from April to October. Live music, food trucks, and art shows fire up this rad flea market that sprouts up in the Bergen-Lafayette section of Jersey City. You can also snag cool vintage stuff like cigar boxes, vinyl, cameras, and housewares, or just chill out, poke around, and see what you find.
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