I am "new" to the flea market scene, but have been antiqueing since I was about 10 with my mom. I am 31 and have lived in Maryland (and PA) for most of my life. This past weekend I was sceduled to go to Shupps Grove flea market in Adamstown, PA for the "Fishing, Hunting and Farming" theme weekend, and unfortunately had to miss it at the last minute. I was pretty devastated about it. Anyway, that is about an hour and 45 minutes away from me and was willing to drive for good junk.
I have read a few reviews of Shupps Grove since... and am almost glad I didn't make it now... people are saying how expensive things are now, and how vendors aren't as plentiful or willing to make deals lately.
I am looking to go at it again this weekend and was hoping to find something a little closer to home. Does anyone know of a fairly reliable good flea market in the area northeast of baltimore? I am really looking for things with character, rust, flaking paint, vintage kitchen linens, old dishes (even chipped ones), love things with old weathered wood, farming, fishing, hunting, old books (don't have to be in great shape), and things of that sort. A few places I have found seemed to have things like newer baseball cards/vcr tapes/things you would find at junky (and not in the good sense) yard sales/kids toys from recent years. Just not what i am looking for. Anyone have any good suggestions!? HELP!
Thanks so much!!! I look forward to hearing back from you all! Hope y'all have a great day!