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THE 2016 SEASON IS OFFICIALLY OPEN!

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 will be OPEN this Sunday, September 25th. Come experience why The Elephant's Trunk Flea Market is one of America's most famous Flea Markets. Featured on HGTV, home to over 20 Food Trucks and hundreds of loyal vendors every week, this is truly an event worth seeing in person! We are Open every Sunday from April through December (weather permitting). There are antiques and collectibles, vintage finds and truly unique treasures just waiting to be found. Come to New Milford, Connecticut this Sunday and be part of a 40-year New England Tradition.
MESSAGE TO LOYAL VENDORS: Management recognizes that this year's weather has been difficult to predict and would like to offer a 1-week credit to all pre-paid September vendors. This credit will be valid for up to one year. The Manager will deliver your credit to you at your space on Sunday. Let's hope for a beautiful fall with brilliant colors and lots of sunshine!!!
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We will be OPEN this Sunday, September 11th. Come experience why The Elephant's Trunk Flea Market is one of America's most famous Flea Markets. Featured on HGTV, home to over 20 Food Trucks and hundreds of loyal vendors every week, this is truly an event worth seeing in person! We are Open every Sunday from April through December (weather permitting). There are antiques and collectibles, vintage finds and truly unique treasures just waiting to be found. Come to New Milford, Connecticut this Sunday and be part of a 40-year New England Tradition. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Elephant's Trunk Flea Market is now accepting applications for additional Food Trucks for this fall season. We would love to see some sausage and peppers and other unique treats. Please contact us through the website www.etflea.com ... See MoreSee Less

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OPEN OPEN OPEN!!! Sunday, September 4th of Labor Day Weekend the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market is OPEN. The storm has held off and we are expecting a beautiful and DRY day. Come and experience the largest weekly flea market in New England, located on Rte. 7 in New Milford, CT. There will be tons of antiques and collectibles, fresh farm produce, Food Trucks of all types and thousands of treasures just waiting to be found. There is plenty of Free Parking, Free WIFI, ATM and even a service to help carry your finds to your car or deliver them to your home nationwide! Come see why they put ET Flea on HGTV! ... See MoreSee Less

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With summer winding down and everyone focused on back-to-school shopping, the famous Elephant's Trunk Flea Market is the perfect place to visit for furnishing that new dorm room or apartment. We will be open Sunday, August 28th as well as Sunday September 4th. Treasures galore and plenty of unique finds to explore, ET Flea is sure to please. This is the market that is featured on HGTV's Flea Market Flip tv show. There are over 20 food trucks, fresh farmer's produce, antiques and collectibles, Free WIFI, an ATM and even a service to help carry items to your car. This place is incredible. ... See MoreSee Less

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