Have you seen that reality show Flea Market Flip? Teams receive $500 to spend at flea markets on items they’ll later fix up and sell at popular hip markets where they compete for customers. Some of the featured flea markets are in the Hudson Valley and nearby Connecticut. Flea markets of all kinds are something I can’t resist. Some of my top finds are a book about the Hindu goddess Kali and an exhibit poster from the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design.
One of my favorite Hudson Valley flea markets is the Beacon Flea. The presence of both regular vendors and also sellers there for one-time garage sales mix up the offerings of vintage, handmade, creative, and household items. I saw succulents there on my last trip. I’ve seen military articles, blankets, modern pottery and ceramics, and furniture. The Beacon Flea is open every fair weather Sunday until November and I’m looking forward to a visit during the fall.
Beacon Flea: www.beaconflea.com