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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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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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We will be OPEN this Sunday, November 19th Rain or Shine. We will be allowing Vendors to enter the field up till 8:00am, in case coming early looks soggy. After 6:00 the weather looks clear and beautiful for another spectacular day at the Trunk. Come shop the hundreds of vendors’ incredibly unique collections. It’s a perfect time and place to get a jump on that holiday shopping, so skip the Mall and visit the the Trunk instead!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market will be OPEN this Sunday, November 12th. The sun will be shining and there are still plenty of beautiful leaves to come and see on the drive up to New Milford, CT. There should be a great crowd of loyal vendors with tons of fantastic items to scavenge through. Get a jump on your holiday shopping by sifting through vintage collectibles and unique treasures from hundreds of vendors. This is simply not to be missed. Food trucks and free parking all on site, come and explore the largest weekly flea market in New England. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Elephant's Trunk Flea Market will be open Rain or Shine on Sunday November 5th. Please come visit this famous outdoor marketplace and make treasure hunting part of your fall weekend plans. Experience a vast array of collectibles and vintage finds to entrepreneurs and farm stands of all types. There are food trucks galore and so much to explore, don't miss out on CT's #1 Flea Market. ... See MoreSee Less

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We will be CLOSED this Sunday, October 29th due to the large rain event forecasted to hit our area all morning. There will be Reserved spaces available for the month of November for those Dealers interested. We look forward to seeing everyone Sunday, November 5th if Mother Nature allows. ... See MoreSee Less

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