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Livingstonville Flea Market: An Old-School, Hipster-Free Flea

Livingstonville Flea Market: An Old-School, Hipster-Free Flea

Livingstonville NY Flea Market

You may find it listed as the Livingstonville Flea Market or the Route 145 Flea Market, but the sign on the side of the road just says FLEA MARKET: 8AM-4PM, EVERY SUNDAY, APRIL THRU OCTOBER. It's located in a field at 535 State Route 145. It's pretty remote. It's definitely not curated by hipsters. It's the real deal and it's massive. There are enough vendors to line a city block, and they're selling crazy old lamps, jewelry, furniture and pocket knives out of the backs of their trucks. Pete claims that he saw a father buy a pink switchblade for his daughter while her mom wasn't looking. He says the daughter told him he was the best dad in the world.

Livingstonville Flea Market

You'll find funky old glassware, hand-made picnic tables and benches, antique rocking chairs and cardboard boxes overflowing with records, books and antique cooking utensils.

And if flea markets are your thing, you can find some real treasures on the cheap. My sister scored a kid-sized guitar for her daughter for only 5 bucks! Ramona and I helped her stage some band photos.

Mom Mom bought a window, which she plans to hang on her shed as a decoration and an iron plant stand for her porch. She got them for only $10 each. Haggling is allowed here.

The flea market doesn't have a website, but if you're looking to open a booth you can email Rt145fleamarket@aol.com.

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