Flea markets have become a haven for DIYers, vintage lovers and flippers. While those looking for a bargain have a little more competition now, it’s great for artists looking to sell some of their work. The district has a number of flea markets, with some of them being nationally recognized. Get to these Washington, D.C. area flea markets early to beat the rush.
Patapsco Flea Market
1400 W. Patapsco Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 354-3040
www.patapscomarket.com

Baltimore is not as close to D.C. as Arlington or Silver Spring, but it’s not too far away that you would miss out on a great deal. The Patapsco Flea Market is more than worth the drive. This weekend flea market has everything from fresh produce and flowers to hand crafted jewelry and housewares. You might even want to go just for the international food court. The 230,000 square foot market has been running for more than 20 years, and it continues to be one of the best flea markets in the area.

Georgetown Flea Market
1819 35th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 775-3532
www.georgetownfleamarket.com

Georgetown is known for it’s beautiful homes, the university and upscale shopping, so the area doesn’t exactly scream flea market. But to the surprise of some, the neighborhood has a great flea market. Held every Sunday, the market features antiques and items you would expect from the luxury area, as well as some fun collectibles. Stained glass, china, art, books: you’ll find beautiful pieces for your home and collection. Collectors love the market for the old toys and hidden gems as well. You may even find a book there that was written about the market.

The DC Big Flea Market
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151
thebigfleamarket.com

Television shows like Pawn Stars and Antiques Road Show have turned antique collectors into stars. The DC Big Flea Market brings the excitement of one of those shows to the district. You’ll feel like a kid in a candy store as you peruse over hundreds of booths. Items include vintage clothing, paintings, porcelain, collectibles and more. Complete your ’60s coke bottle collection, redecorate your vaudeville inspired living room or pick up a few gifts.

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Farm Women’s Co-operative Market
7155 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 652-2291
www.farmwomensmarket.com

For over 80 years, the Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative Market has offered local goods and produce to those who want quality. Inside vendors include woodwork, bakeries, cookware, handbags, cheese, wine and other local fare. On top of the farmer’s market, the co-op also presents a Sunday flea market. The flea market features vendors carrying antiques, clothing, jewelry, art and more. Support this local market that has been supporting local businesses for nearly a century.

Eastern Market
225 7th St. S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 698-5253
www.easternmarket-dc.org

Eastern Market is the most recognizable flea market in the area. With both an indoor and outdoor market, this DC favorite is a fun activity year round. You can get original outwork from local artisans like painters, jewelers and weavers. You’ll also find clothing, furniture, home goods and more. Inside you’ll find flowers, home made pasta, meat, poultry, diary products, desserts and seafood. It’s a great way to spend the weekend with family and friends.

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Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.