There’s nothing better than spending a summer day outside looking for hidden gems and good deals. New Jersey has dozens of great flea markets with unique items you won’t find anywhere else. These markets range from antique fairs to places that feel like a carnival. Read on to find out more about one of the best and biggest flea markets in the whole state.
Cowtown Farmers Market is a big market in Pilesgrove that is both inside and outside. This well-known spot in southern New Jersey is known for its red barn exterior and the rodeo that is right next door.
In 1926, the Cowtown Market began as a place to sell animals. Since then, it has grown to have a farmers’ market and a flea market. Even though livestock auctions stopped in 2007, you can still find almost anything here. The 400 indoor and outdoor vendors sell everything from clothes and accessories to antiques, toys, fresh fruits and vegetables, Amish baked goods, electronics, holiday items, and so much more.
No great flea market would be complete without a few tasty places to eat and relax. Cowtown has a small cafe and a large outdoor food court with a little bit of everything for everyone, from Mexican and Chinese to Jamaican and BBQ.
Make sure to stop by the Ranch Hope Thrift Shop while you’re here. The money you spend there goes to help at-risk youth. Cowtown is also known for its rodeo, which is one of the oldest events in the United States. A lot of different things happen here every Saturday, and the last rodeo will be at the end of September.
Cowtown is at 780 Harding Hwy, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098. It is by far the most unique market in the state. They are open from 8 am to 4 pm every Saturday and Tuesday.