Is there anything better than a flea market? Where else can a ten-year-old with a dollar and a sixty-year-old with a thousand dollars walk in and walk out a few hours later feeling excited and proud with a bag full of goodies. I’ve been to hundreds of flea markets from Pigeon Forge to Poland, and loved them all, but after traveling the world one of my absolute favorite flea markets is the one closest to my hometown: Tippecanoe County Flea Market.
Housed in the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, this flea market is a sprawling, busy, Sunday morning ritual for me and my family.
While some flea markets feel more like a junk sale.
Other markets feel like ridiculously overpriced antique stores.
But the Tippecanoe County Flea Market is a wonderful mismatch of the old and the new.
And the best part? It’s affordable. I love that I can walk into this market with ten dollars and leave with a total haul in my bag.
My personal favorite purchase of late was this $3 chalkware dog.
So if you’re anywhere near Lafayette, Indiana on the first Sunday of the month, stop on by for a sunny walk through the fairgrounds, and be sure to bring a few bags and maybe even a pickup for all the great finds you’re sure to come across.
The first Sunday of every month
1010 Teal Road, Lafayette, IN 47905
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A calendar of upcoming fair events can be found here: