It is finally flea market season in the Northeast. That time of year when the snow is gone the days are longer and vendors emerge with a winter’s worth of stuff they collected to share with all of us people who are dying to spend our money on things we don’t need.

We here at Lost Cowboy love flea markets and can’t wait to get back to our old standbys. But this season we are making an effort to visit a few markets we have never been to before. Flea markets we would like to try include: Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market in New Milford, CT; and Brooklyn Flea in Brooklyn, NY.

Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market in New Milford, CT

ETETWe’ve heard a lot about Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut over the years and have yet to make it there. But this is the season. Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market is open on Sundays from March to November, weather permitting.

About Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market: “In the early 1970’s, an eclectic boutique opened in the old Victorian home located at the front of our present location. The owner called her boutique “The Elephant’s Trunk Too.” The original Elephant’s Trunk name came from a shop located in Mt. Kisco, New York. The original logo designed for the boutique contained an elephant with a chest full of gems strapped on its back. When the boutique closed in 1976, the logo was transferred to the Flea Market. When you think about it, it is appropriate, since there are treasures and gems to be discovered here every week! Thus was created The Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market with the logo we continue to use.”

See more about Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market and find directions here.

Brooklyn Flea in Brooklyn, NY

brookfleaOn our next trip to NY we are going to take a side trip over to Brooklyn to check out Brooklyn Flea – to mix with the hipsters of course.

About Brooklyn Flea: “Founded in April 2008, Brooklyn Flea has grown into one of New York City’s top attractions, operating flea markets every weekend of the year that feature hundreds of top vendors of antique and repurposed furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers, plus delicious fresh food. From April through Thanksgiving, the markets take place outdoors: on Saturdays in Fort Greene and on Sundays in Williamsburg. We also operate two giant all-food markets in Williamsburg and Dumbo, Smorgasburg, which features 75-100 local and regional vendors.”

See more about Brooklyn Flea and find directions here.