Raynham Flea Market in Raynham, MA is a popular attraction in this seemingly featureless town. For the past 35 years, vendors have set up booths both indoors and outdoors to display a wide variety of wares and goods. With a 35 year track record, Raynham Flea Market sounds like an appealing destination; but is it really worth the trip?
What is Raynham Flea Market?
The Raynham Flea Market is a 57,000 square-foot establishment dedicated solely to local vendors looking to sell their goods. It features both an indoor area and an outdoor area.
On a rainy (or snowy) day the outdoor vendors set up tarps and remain open for business. However during the colder, winter months, the outdoor vendor selection tends to be a little smaller; but not by much. That makes this flea market a great rainy-day activity.
What do They Sell?
After you pay the entrance fee (see below for rates and ways to save), you’ll enter the outdoor booth area. Rows and rows of all sorts of merchandise are lined up for your viewing. We even saw a motorcycle for sale! The outdoor area is where you’ll find the larger objects for sale as well as the food carts and fruit/vegetable markets.
As you enter the building to the indoor vendors, the pleasant aroma of popcorn and jivin’ music of the 50′s hits your senses. Most of the vendors will be located inside of the compound arranged in a seemingly endless sequence of rows.
I’ve made a list of the various items I came across while strolling through Raynham Flea Market. This list is by no means comprehensive, but it will give you a good idea what you can expect to find:
- Army apparel
- Arts & crafts
- Baseball cards
- Fake flowers
- Model cars
- Turkey legs
How to Get to Raynham Flea Market
Raynham Flea is open every Sunday (except for Easter) from 8 AM – 5 PM. It is located at:
480 South Street W
Raynham, MA 02767
Admission is $1 for adults, $.50 for seniors and free for children under 12. There is an early bird special (1/2 priced admission) before 9 AM. During the holiday season, this flea market opens on Saturdays as well and offers a coupon for one free admission on their website.
Is it Worth the Trip?
I have to give an answer of “maybe” here. It would not be one of my top suggestions for the area – if it’s a nice day, I’d recommend Smith Farm Reserve in Dartmouth over Raynham Flea Market. However, if it’s a rainy or cloudy day, it may not be a bad idea to check out this flea market.
The problem is that many of these vendors set up shop week after week often trying to sell the same merchandise. This means that any hidden jewels or great deals have already been picked over.
I know a good deal about rarer electronics and video games and was hoping to snag a few deals. Every booth that had these games was charging more than they’d fetch on eBay. I suspect that many of the other booth’s higher-priced goods are also overpriced.
There are a few things you can get there at a good price though. I bought some incense and candles and some of the toiletries looked like a good deal. If you go to the Raynham Flea Market just to peruse with no expectations, then I think it will make an excellent day trip.