One of the joys of Saturday morning, other than not going to work, is the search for a bargain at a flea market. One man's trash might turn into your treasure. It's quite easy to spend hours searching tables hoping to find something for virtually nothing.
Here are some flea market tips.
Aberfoyle Antique Market
(519) 763-1077, 1 (877) 763-1077
61 Brock Road South, R.R. #3 (just north of 401)
Guelph, Ontario, N1H 6H9
Sun. 8 am - 4 pm, April 30 - October 29, 2006
North America's original antique flea market, established in 1960. Over 100 vendors offer antiques and collectibles including furniture, memorabilia, jewelry, glass, china, and much more. Admission: $1 for adults, children under 12 free.
The newspapers are an excellent source for who's holding a yard sale on what day, where, what they're selling, etc. There are farm stands, where farmers sell their own fresh produce, on the various country roads in the area. Crossroads Flea Market
Brantford: take Garden Ave S exit from Hwy 403
Open daily 9 am - 6 pm,
Over 100 vendors antiques, collectibles, sports cards & more
Circus Flea Market (Brantford)
179 Dalhousie St.
(519) 752-2651 or 759-6799.
Open Saturdays & Sundays. Adm chrg Sun. Approx 30 dealers. Primarily antiques & collectibles. Market has indoor space & snack bar. c/p Jim Bowen,
Haggler's Market Place
1565 Barton Street East,
Hamilton, ON L8H 2Y3
Millgrove Flea Market.
Highway 6, 1 & 1/2 miles North of Highway 5.
Open 9-5. Admission charge. 25-75 dealers. Antiques & collectibles. Market has snack bar. Indoor & outdoor space available. c/p Kate Trundle.
Mizener's Antiques & Flea Market
367 Hwy 5 W Flamborough, ON L9H 5E2
One of the oldest and largest authentic Antique and Flea Markets in Ontario. Over 100 Vendors offer re-stocked merchandise weekly. Admission: $2.00 per carload of visitors.
Steel City Flea Market
Admission charge. Approx 2-300 dealers. All types merchandise. Market has restaurant. Indoor space. c/p John Zippilli,
Wentworth 649 Flea Market
649 King Street.
Open Wednesday - Sunday 10-6. Approx 10 dealers. Indoor market, used merchandise. c/p Ken or Stella Bradshaw,
The Flea Market (also called "Barton Street Flea Market")
Located at the corner of Barton Street and Rosslyn Avenue
Small friendly flea market with everything from antiques, jewelry, coins, toys, candy, movies, CD's, etc. Airconditioned in summer and wheel chair accessible. Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Free admission.