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Every Sunday we invite you to come experience

a New England tradition, unlike any other.

Since 1976, Treasure Hunters, Antique Collectors, Farmers, Foodies, Up-cyclers, Deal Seekers and Entrepreneurs of all kinds have flocked to the famous Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, Connecticut every Sunday from April through December.




It all starts before the sun comes up. Vendors from all over the east coast make their way to the pre-dawn lineup. At 4:15am, the gates to the parking lot open and cars are queued up waiting for their turn to get loaded onto the field. Many of the loyal vendors of this community have been attending since the very start of this market in the 1970s.


However, every week there is a unique mix of old and new vendors bringing merchandise that captivates all the senses. By 6:55am, the field gates are closed and vendors are busy unloading their trucks and displaying their wares for the droves of buyers that come crashing through the gates at 7:00am seeking deals of every sort. On a typical Sunday, the vendor field is filled with over 500 vendors.

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There are three categories of buyers that comprise the marketplace at the Trunk: Super-early Buyers, Early Buyers and Regular Buyers.


Super-early Buyers

The Super-early Buyers ($40 admission) are the hard-core deal seekers. These are the folks looking for that one-of-a-kind piece whose value is far-reaching and must be bought before anyone else lays their eyes on it. These committed individuals can be found on the field as early at 4:45am poking through vendors’ car windows with flashlights and making deals before these bigger ticket items even get unloaded. (The early bird really does get the worm in this case)


Early Buyers

Early Buyers ($20 admission) are no less committed to the treasure hunting experience, however they recognize that 5:45am is plenty early for them and there are still a plethora of treasures to find and deals to be made amongst the over 500 Vendors being loaded onto the field.


Regular Buyers

Regular Buyers ($2 admission) are welcomed on the field at 7:00am. The morning sunshine illuminates the vast market as the smells of the breakfast sandwiches and mini-doughnuts fill the air…happiness abounds.

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Treasure Hunters

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4:15am – Gates to Parking lot open


4:30am – Gates to Field open


4:30am – Reserve/Prepaid Vendors welcome to enter between 4:30am and before 6:30am.


4:30am – All Vendors in Line begin entry to the field based on line-up order


6:30am – Reserve Vendors forfeit rights to their reserved space. Should they arrive between 6:30-6:55 they will be placed in an open space provided one is available.


6:55am – Vendor Gates Close. All Vendors must be on the Field, in their designated spaces. Aisles must be free and clear.




2:00pm – Vendors are permitted to leave the field, provided their space is completely clean of all trash and merchandise.


3:30pm – Vendors must be off the field, and ensure their space is completely clean of all trash and merchandise.



4:45am – Super Early Buyers –$40 per person


5:45am – Early Buyers –$20 per person


7:00am – 2:00pm – Regular Buyer– $2 per person. Children under the age of 10 are always FREE


2:00pm – 3:30pm – Free Admission to Everyone


3:30pm – Field and Parking lot Closed


We are excited to announce that April 2nd will be the opening day for the 2017 season. We have been hard at work making more wonderful improvements to the Trunk and are thrilled to have all of our loyal fans back for another great year. Please be advised that as we get closer to April 2nd, we will post updates to the field conditions. If it is too soft and soggy, we will postpone until it dries out. However, based on the 70 degree day today...we are in good shape. We will continue to share some of the exciting upgrades over the next few weeks. The Elephant's Trunk misses you all and can't wait for another year of Treasure Hunting!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Elephant's Trunk is Officially Closed for the 2016 Season. We will re-open for the 2017 Season in early April, and will provide an exact date as the weather begins to break. We would like to extend a very sincere "Thank You" to all of the loyal vendors and patrons that brave the cold and dark early morning hours to make this Flea Market the most unique marketplace experience every week. You guys are the best and we are glad that you have noticed and appreciated the many wonderful improvements to the Trunk. Many people have expressed interest in selling bulk lots of furniture and collectibles to vendors that would like to stock up for next season. If you are interested in either buying or selling bulk lots of goods over the winter season (no single items), please drop an email to etflea@gmail.com and we will link you up with either a buyer or seller. Please have a safe and happy holiday season and a healthy New Year. See you in the Spring!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Open December 11th for a fabulous Holiday Trunk. Come visit the famous Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford CT this Sunday. Whether it's collectibles, crafts or antiques our loyal vendors have the best selections at the best prices. Skip the lines at the mall and come visit us at the Elephant's Trunk before our season closes for the year!!! We will plan to end the season next week if the weather holds, but don't take a chance on waiting, come this Sunday!! ... See MoreSee Less

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