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Buy Used Goods At The American Visionary Museum Flea Market
August 27, 2012, 8:00 am
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Buy Used Goods At The American Visionary Museum Flea Market

Sideshow’s OUT-SIDESHOW – The Super-Duper Flea Market!

Saturday • September 8th • 9am-3pm

American Visionary Art Museum
Lots of Vendors! Fun for the Whole Family! Tons of Art, Books, Toys, Antiques, Collectibles, and more!
Location: AVAM, 800 Key Highway, Baltimore


Sideshow’s OUT-SIDESHOW:  AVAM will be packed with a host of vendors selling original art, books, toys, antiques, vintage clothing, collectibles…and loads more goodies! Music, food trucks & tons of fun, so bring the whole family for an amazing time and endless bargains. Admission to the Flea Market is FREE! And don’t forget to stop in & check out the sights & wonders of AVAM’s Permanent Collection, 3rd Floor Gretchen Feldman: Love Letter to Earth exhibit, Sculpture Barn & Jim Rouse Visionary Center (regular museum admission applies), and grab a bite of lunch at Mr. Rain’s Fun House too!

Why Go To The Baltimore Antique Show?

Why Go To The Baltimore Antique Show?


Baltimore Summer Antique Show
August 23 – 26, 2012
Baltimore Convention Center
Downtown at the Inner Harbor

Dates: August 23 – 26, 2012
Thursday Aug. 23 12 – 8 pm
Friday Aug. 24 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday Aug. 25 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday Aug. 26 11 am – 6 pm
Admission: $15.00 Good through the run of the show.

Yes, the goods are expensive. So why go?

If for no other reason, the $15 admission is worth it to see how things were made before we embraced disposable merchandise.  There was once life before plastic and a petroleum-based world.  Things were made from natural materials and built to last so that we wouldn’t have to keep taking and taking from the planet. Goods were made with craft and care and passed from one person to the next and not just thrown in the dumpster when we grew tired of them.

Support a reuse economy.

Despite the $20,000 chest of drawers and $2,000 teapots they may sell, most antique dealers are not part of the %1.  Most are small business owners who spend a lot of effort tracking down quality items to sell.  They provide jobs for locals who run their shops, pack and deliver their merchandise, do their accounting and taxes, create their advertising and websites and so on.  Supporting folks who sell used goods is supporting a sustainable economy.

Can’t afford anything? -Grab a drink.

In the past, the Baltimore Summer Antique Show has had a few bars throughout the venue.  Take a date, grab a beverage and peruse the goods.  Can’t afford a piece of furniture? -Check out some of the booksellers for books on antique furniture.  Learn how to buy quality pieces and work your way up.

I want to buy something.  Is it real?

Ok, so maybe you are someone who has the resources to buy something, but you know nothing about antiques.  Should you be wary of getting swindled?  The Baltimore Antique Show is a vetted show.  The dealers have been carefully selected by experienced professionals in the field who recognize their quality merchandise. That being said, even high-end dealers make mistakes.  Make sure the dealer will refund your purchase if it is not what they claim it to be and do your homework.

Good luck and enjoy the show!

The Baltimore Summer Antique Show at the Baltimore Convention Center is the area’s largest antique show.  In recent years, the show has grown to over 500 dealers.  Despite the many high priced items, there is often something for everyone -with items ranging from reasonable to extravagant.  Dealers come from all over, but you’ll find many locals here too.

The only act of shopping that could truly be considered environmentally friendly is buying merchandise that already exists, such as antiques, vintage fashion and used and traded goods. Buying from your local antique dealer not only protects the environment, but it also supports small business and creates jobs.  For more information about the Baltimore Summer Antiques Show, CLICK HERE.

Buy Used Stuff, Sell Used Stuff: Patterson Park Flea Market
May 1, 2012, 8:40 pm
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Patterson Park Flea Market, May 12, 2012

Butchers Hill Flea Market & Craft Fair
Presented by the
Butchers Hill Association
Spring 2012 Edition

Saturday, May 12, 2012
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The Spring 2012 Butchers Hill Flea Market and Craft Fair will be presented by the Butchers Hill Association on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. The event is located in the northwest part of Baltimore’s Patterson Park near familiar landmarks — the Pagoda, the Marble Fountain, and the White House. Vendors and buyers will enjoy a great outdoor setting, live band music, and picnic food and beverages offered by Butchers Hill.

Join this 20-year-plus flea-market tradition, either as a vendor selling ‘fleas,’ both old and new, or crafts, creations, and other valuables, or by kicking back for a day of fun and bargain-hunting.

To learn more, CLICK HERE.

Pigtown Flea Market
April 9, 2012, 9:24 pm
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Pigtown Spring Flea Market


Saturday April 14th, 2012 7am – Noon

WHERE: Official Ravens Lot O, corner of Ridgely Street and W Ostend Street MAP IT

Cost For Vendors: $13 a spot if registered by April 1st or $15 at the gate (each spot gets one vehicle in for free).


There will be a donation truck at Noon; donations will benefit
American Veterans

For reservations or more information :

Call Nina Nescio at 727-481-1586  pigtowngirlnina at gmail dot com

Board at citizensofpigtown dot org

Donate Clothes For EcoFest Free Clothing Market
April 8, 2012, 3:51 pm
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Donate Clothes For EcoFest Free Clothing Market

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Accepting Donations, Clothing & Shoes
5pm – 7pm, Outside the BFS Storage Unit
3305 Esther Place in Highlandtown
(off Highland Ave. by the Royal Farms)

Gently used clothing and shoes will be accepted and redistributed to the community at at Free Clothing Market at EcoFest in Druid Hill Park, Saturday, April 21st, 12pm – 5pm .  All donations are tax-deductible and given away completely for free!  Anyone is encouraged to participate in the donating and shopping of this event.

To learn more about the Baltimore Free Store, CLICK HERE.

Get Free X-Mas Gifts!
December 14, 2011, 10:15 am
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Free Market this Sunday

In this season which for many results in over consuming and overspending, Baltimore Free Store continues to promote reuse and redistribution with a Free Market give-away.

Sunday December 18th, 2011 Free Market

2640 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Accepting donations 10am – 11:45am
Redistributing donations 12:15pm – 3pm
(unless items run out sooner)

The Baltimore Free Market will be accepting gently used non-furniture items and redistributing them to the community at this Free Market event.  All donations are tax-deductible and given away completely for free!  Anyone and everyone is encouraged to shop & donate at this event – there are no qualifications!  If you would like to volunteer, email  To support BFM financially (thank you!) click here.

To learn more about the Baltimore Free Store, CLICK HERE.