Dates are updated for 2019
West Palm Beach Antiques Festival
July 5-7, 2019; $8 general admission; wpbaf.com
At this indoor event at the South Florida Fairgrounds, look for '60s ceramics, rattan furniture, garden salvage, and wrought-iron patio sets.
While You're There: Sprinkled between Belvedere Road and Southern Boulevard on Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, the dozens of chic curated shops that make up Antique Row (westpalmbeachantiques.com) feature collectibles, vintage clothes, jewelry, and home goods.
Scott Antique Markets
July 11-14, August 8-11, and September 12–15, 2019; $5 general admission; scottantiquemarket.com
Take a spin through this enormous monthly Georgia show—there are 3,000 indoor booths, plus outdoor vendors—located at the Atlanta Expo Centers. If you have limited time, stick with the south building, where you'll find a good mix of fine and fun items, including Chinese export china and sterling flatware; an eclectic selection of French, English, and American furniture; Oriental carpets and antique lighting; plus loads of charming odds and ends.
Nashville Flea Market
July 26-28, August 23-25, and September 27–29, 2019; free admission ($5 charge for parking); thefairgrounds.com
Make a beeline for the open-air pavilions at this monthly flea, where you'll find 1950s chrome dinette sets, Bakelite flatware, late-19th-century farm tables, and primitive cabinets.
Adirondack Experience at Blue Mountain Lake Antiques Show and Sale
September 14, 2019; $20 adult general admission; theadkx.org
This curated show is a top source for camp, cottage, and Mission-style furniture, along with rustic treasures like landscape paintings, vintage taxidermy, and Native American textiles. Entry includes admission to the museum's buildings and 121 acres on New York's Blue Mountain Lake.
Renninger's Antique and Collectors Extravaganza
September 26–28, 2019; $4–$10 general admission; renningers.net
About 70 miles northwest of Philadelphia, this supersize outdoor market's hot-selling items include Pennsylvania Dutch furnishings, needlepoint samplers, and pewter serving vessels, plus quirky collectibles like old-school Halloween masks.
While You're There: After you've surveyed the antiques on offer, head to the indoor, on-site farmers' market for local produce, grass-fed meats, homemade preserves, and other Pennsylvania Dutch delicacies.
First Monday Trade Days
August 1-4 and August 29-September 1, 2019; free admission; firstmondaycanton.com
Thursday through Sunday before the first Monday in every month, tiny Canton, TX (about 60 miles southeast of Dallas), is host to the oldest and largest continually operating free flea market in America. The sprawling outdoor event is known for mid-1900s kitchenware and glassware, industrial antiques, vintage signs, and a wide range of western memorabilia. With over 100 acres of vendors to explore, visitors often rent scooters to more speedily travel the lengthy aisles.