You’re Guide to Top MN Flea Markets 2016

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Last year I posted a guide to the top MN flea markets of 2015 and recently had someone ask for a 2016 guide, so here are my top 10 flea markets you’ll find me at this year.

guide to the top mn flea markets

Minnesota is a prime destination spot in the summertime. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is shopping outside, especially for good deals and old junk. Flea and junk markets are a fun way to get outside and experience the Minnesota summers. Here are just a few of my favorites flea and junk markets right here in Minnesota.

Shady Hollow Flea Market

Date: Every Saturday and Sunday- June, July & August
Location: 12957 Co. Hwy 17 Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Price: Free
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Details: Nestled north of Alexandria and Fergus Falls, Shady Hollow Flea Market is a hidden treasure, not to mention Detroit Lakes is a prime destination spot for a good time in the summer. This show has over 100 vendors with a  variety of goods. It also has new vendors each weekend so you won’t be finding the same thing twice if you decide to venture to the show more than one time within the summer.

Post Road Flea Market

Date: Every Saturday starting in May 2016
Location: Hw 5 Minneapolis, MN
Price: Free
More Information: (612) 408-2737
Details: The Post Road Flea Market is a word-of-mouth institution located near the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport. This is a smaller show with only about 15 vendors. But it makes for a nice fun quick trip for a few hours of shopping. Sometimes flea markets can be extremely overwhelming with the diversity and unlimited vendors. If you find yourself in that situation, this little market is for you. Featuring both new and used items that include stamps, rare coins, toys, books and other collectibles, the Post Road Flea Market is a fun and friendly Saturday morning excursion.


Date: TBD- July, August. Follow HERE for dates to be posted.
Location: Lanesboro
Price: Free
More Information: 952-249-9151, 612-309-3470
Details: JUNKMARKET Style offers unique flea market events around the metro. They have events where you can come in and DIY or shop. They create marketplaces in which functionality, sustainability, and cutting-edge style converge to produce one-of-a-kind home furnishings throughout the year.

The company is committed to teaching the public how to use flea market finds and run-of-the-mill junk to create breathtaking expressions of personal style. Among other events, JUNKMARKET hosts themed flea markets featuring dozens of carefully selected vendors, a staff of design experts and fine local fare. Make sure to like their Facebook page, or follow along online for more events to be posted.

Hamel Lions

Date: Every Sunday May- September
Location: Medina Entertainment Center
Price: Free
More Information: 612-597-7281
Details: Just 16 miles west of Minneapolis, the Hamel Lions Flea Market is a sensational secondhand wonderland that overflows with eye-catching antiques, quirky collectibles, gorgeous plants and produce, stacks of books, jewelry, and toys. With over 200 vendors setting up shop every Sunday, May through October, visitors are bound to find a must-have treasure…or 10. The concession stand’s scrumptious treats, along with the market’s friendly, laid-back atmosphere make Hamel Lions a joyful place to peruse.


Antique Spectacular Show & Flea Market

Date: April 16, 2016 – April 17, 2016 and October 1, 2016 – October 2, 2016
Location: MN State Fairgrounds, Grandstand & Infield
Price: Free
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Details: This is one of my favorites that I never miss year over year, not sure if it’s because I just like the fair so I get to go back or if it’s because of all the goodies I find. This flear market has been going for over 30 years and have over 135 shows. They have quality dealers for furniture, collectibles, antiques, made new and old, pottery, MN makers, rugs, jewelry and so much more.

Junk Bonanza

Date: Thursday, Sept. 22: 10 a.m to 5 pm
Friday, Sept. 23: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday, Sept. 24: 9 am to 5 pm
Location: Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd S, Shakopee, MN 55379
Price: $10 per day
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Details: The Bonanza has its roots in the simple act of cleaning out a junk-stuffed garage.

And the resounding success of Ki Nassauer’s epic garage cleansing prompted her to found JUNKMARKET. The monthly sale in Long Lake, Minn., became “the” place shoppers could count on finding vintage treasures and Ki’s special, repurposed junk creations . Which led her to wonder: Wouldn’t it be fun to direct the energy it took to produce the monthly sales toward one annual blowout extravaganza? Thus, in 2006, the Bonanza was born!

The Bonanza has since expanded, showcasing biannual Fall and Spring shows at Canterbury Park, south of Minneapolis, and has added new venues near Portland, Ore., and San Diego, Calif. Each event is a special shopping experience for those who thrill to the hunt.

Attendees can browse spectacular displays of exceptional and wonderfully priced vintage and antique wares from hand-picked vendors. No reproductions allowed! The Bonanza is a powerful junking and networking experience, and offers special activities, giveaways, prizes and more to extend the fun!

Stop, Swap, & Shop

Date: Every Saturday and Sunday May- September
Location:15400 Buck Hill Road Burnsville, MN 55306
Price: Free admission, $1 parking/per car
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Details: Owners Jennie and Vaughn Wallace hope to bring more variety to the Twin Cities through their new venture. The flea market features the handmade wares of local artisans as well as vintage clothing, antique collectibles, furniture, and all sorts of old goodies waiting for new life with just the right shopper. Stop by to enjoy the sun and check out the ski hill in summer, while you browse the stalls. Or consider renting your own space and selling off the items that didn’t make the cut anymore at your own spring cleaning.

Gold Rush Days

Date: August 29, 20 & 21, 2016
Location: Oronoco, MN
Price: Free
More Information: 612-597-7281
Details: Plans are beginning to take shape for the 44th annual Downtown Gold Rush Days. This FREE premiere antique show and market event is located along the banks of the Zumbro River in historic Oronoco, Minnesota (10 minutes North of Rochester and about 45 minutes South of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Hwy 52).

We welcome you to visit us and enjoy a great day of shopping, eating, listening to music and presentations, and catching up with friends. Hundreds
of dealers from throughout the country fill over a thousand booths up and down the picturesque hamlet’s streets.  Local food vendors are available throughout, easily found by following the yummy aromas of fish-and-chips, popcorn, gyros, brats and much more. The Fire Hall is host to our live stage – enjoy a cold drink and the shade, too!

This well-established show was identified in the July/August 2015 issue of Country Woman magazine as one of the top 6 antique shows to attend each year.  Watch a birds-eye view of the show and see how Oronoco fills with vendors and shoppers during t
his three day event.

Haupt Antiek Market

Date: June 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2016
Location: 7570 W. 147th  Apple Valley, MN 55124
Price: Free
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Details: In the antiques world, having unique or rare vintage items for customers to browse and buy is the staple of almost every shop. At the Haupt Antiek Market in Apple Valley, MN, we do things a little bit differently.

While only open 4 days out of month, we provide our guests with a totally fresh experience every time they visit. This includes having a new & fun theme and fresh inventory each month, filled with hard to find items, vintage Junk, repurposed antiques, and much more.

With over a decade of experience in the antiques industry, their passion for this business continues to grow and be inspired. Our shop is filled with independent creative antique dealers, who are each given their own space to display their market niche and every month we welcome a guest dealer to display their unique finds. They also borrowed inspiration from European flea markets, and enjoy offering our customers the unique finds we have made during our travels.

Take a look at our calendar to see when we will be open next. Whether you are shopping for antique display pieces or items to recycle and repurpose, Haupt Antiek Market will have something for you. For more information, feel free to contact us today!



 Date: Daily

Location: 2 E Minnesota Ave Glenwood, MN 56334
Price: Free
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Details: Welcome to MECO7. We are a locally owned shop nestled in the heart of downtown Glenwood and we are passionate about design which explains our love for custom framing, Chalk Paint® and unique retail pieces. Shop our full line of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, refinished furniture, vintage pieces, home decor, regional art, jewelry, kitchen accessories and our exceptional line of gifts.

And there’s my favorites! Hope to see you guys there! Happy MN Summer Shopping.
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