Summer holiday weekends, just north of The Big Apple, offer up a bounty of antique and flea markets, off the beaten path. The Stormville Airport Flea Market runs Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and Columbus Day weekends, on the Saturday and Sunday but NEVER the Monday holiday! Go figure.
In the past, antiques dealers from all over the country, Canada and Mexico would descend on the tiny airfield about 90 minutes north of New York City. These days, the market is small on antiques and big on flea market junk. That being said, one woman’s junk is another woman’s treasure. Where else can you buy an old armoire and turn it into a funky wet bar? Or find a hand-crafted “Time Out Bench” made of tree branches?
If you’re heading to this NYC escape, start out early as the parking lot fills up on a sunny day. After all, admission is free and the food court is great. Don’t believe me? Ask the psychic who’s on hand for readings.