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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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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 will be open Sunday May 29th. It's Memorial Day Weekend and we hope you can make a trip to the Famous Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT. This is the market that has been featured on almost every season of HGTV's Flea Market Flip television show with Lara Spencer. Come and hunt for treasures, buy some wonderful plants and eat from any of the fantastic Food Trucks. The grounds have never looked more beautiful, and this is the perfect time of year to come and experience the Trunk for yourself! ... See MoreSee Less

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We will be open Rain or Shine this Sunday, May 22nd. Come and check out the Food Trucks, use the Free Wifi, the ATM or the Trunk-to-Trunk Service we offer. The treasures are waiting for you!! ... See MoreSee Less

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This Sunday, May 15th, we will be open and ready for a big crowd! Food trucks from all over, plenty of upgrades to enhance the Trunk Experience. Don't forget to try our Trunk to Trunk service. Come early and hungry, hunt and find your treasures, leave happy and full!! This is the best New England Tradition. ... See MoreSee Less

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In response to all the great feedback, we are launching a Porter Service at the Trunk this weekend. They will help anyone take anything from "Trunk to Trunk." If it is too big to fit in your Trunk, they will Deliver it your Choice of Destination. No more lugging, lots more Treasure Hunting. So come on out and buy something for Mom this weekend, and we'll help you get it home. Hope you are enjoying the many upgrades to the Trunk this year...Food Trucks, Flagpole, Seating areas, bigger field, ATM, new website, better management and now a Porter Service. Come and find your treasure!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Elephant's Trunk will be OPEN this Sunday, Mother's Day, May 8th. Rain or Shine...let's hope for shine. Please come treasure hunting in New Milford, CT this weekend and find something special for that special Lady in your life! ... See MoreSee Less

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