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THE 2017 SEASON IS OFFICIALLY OPEN.

We are open every Sunday from April through mid-December, including Sundays on ALL holiday weekends.

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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.

THE TRUNK EXPERIENCE

VENDORS

 

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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BUYERS

 

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

Antique Collectors

Farmers

TIMETABLE

VENDORS

 

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.

 

7:00am – 2:00pm  ALL VENDORS MUST STAY IN THEIR SPACE, EARLY DEPARTURE STRICTLY PROHIBITED

 

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.

BUYERS

 

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

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We are OPEN on Sunday December 17th, for a FREE Holiday Trunk. There is no admission for anyone, including buyers, sellers, food trucks...you name it. Whether you come early or late the open gate is our Holiday Gift to you as the most loyal and wonderful community to work with. Please be advised that the field conditions suggest wearing appropriate footwear and please dress warmly! Happy Holidays from the owners and the management of the best flea market in the world, The Elephant's Trunk. ... See MoreSee Less

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Friends of the Trunk: Good News and Bad News. The Bad news is, that Snow is in the forecast and we will be CLOSED this Sunday, December 10th. The GOOD news is that, depending on the weather, we will be open on December 17th. Now for the really GREAT news: FREE ADMISSION for ALL! The Owners of the Trunk are grateful to everyone for a wonderful year and would like to extend our gratitude by allowing ALL Vendors, all Patrons, early-risers and treasure hunters to come and enjoy a fabulous Holiday Trunk for FREE. The Stuff-a-Cruiser will still be there and if you choose to contribute, the NMPD will be very appreciative. Let's set a December record for attendance and come to the Elephant's Trunk next Sunday, December 17th! ... See MoreSee Less

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Bring a NEW, unwrapped gift or toy to the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market this Sunday, December 10th and you will get Free Admission. We are proud to Support the New Milford Police "Stuff-a-Cruiser" Gift Drive. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Elephant’s Trunk is so very Grateful for all its loyal patrons and vendors that come together every week to create the most unique marketplace in New England. We will be OPEN this Sunday, November 26th. Skip the trip to the mall and sift through hundreds of vendors for that gift you’ve been searching for. You never know what kind of treasures you’ll find. Come see why the largest weekly flea market in New England was voted Best in CT. We’ll see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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