Raynham Flea Market: For Indoor, Year-Round Thrift Shopping

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?

Raynham Flea Market - outside view
Raynham Flea Market, the view from the outside

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.

Outdoor vendors at Raynham Flea Market in Raynham, MA
The outdoor vendors and booths sell all sorts of goods ranging from fruits and vegetables all the way up to motorcycles!

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.

The interior booths sell all sorts of goods at the flea market.
The endless rows of interior vendor booths at the flea market.

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:

  • Antiques
  • Army apparel
  • Arts & crafts
  • Baseball cards
  • Candles
  • Collectibles
  • Dolls
  • Electronics
  • Fake flowers
  • Food
  • Fruit
  • Furniture
  • Games
  • Guitars
  • Hats
  • Incense
  • Nicknacks
  • Model cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Movies
  • Outerwear
  • Paintings
  • Shoes
  • Silverware
  • Toiletries
  • Turkey legs
  • TVs
  • Vegetables
  • Wallets
Wooden rose vendor booth at Raynham Flea Market
An interesting booth is the wooden rose vendor. You can create all sorts of beautiful arrangements.

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.

The giant flea statue - the mascot for the Raynham Flea Market
The Flea – the mascot of the Raynham Flea Market that sits outside of the main compound.

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.

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