Looking for something exciting to do this Sunday, whether it be on your own, with friends, or even with a special someone? Then you should take the time to check out the Georgetown Flea Market! Located by Hardy Middle School, right off Wisconsin Avenue and south of Whitehaven Parkway, the flea market is open every Sunday between 8 am and 4 pm all year round.
Considered one of the best flea markets in the country at one point, the Georgetown Flea Market began back in 1972 by Michael Sussman. The market is filled with a wide variety of permanent and non-permanent vendors that offer an interesting mix of local, national, and even international goods, making the products sold at the market extremely diverse and delightfully varied from week to week. Whether you’re interested in aged items like vintage art, classic clothing, or antique items or want to browse things like jewelry, rugs, pottery, photography, or even books, the Georgetown Flea Market has something for everyone!
What to know before going to the Georgetown Flea Market
One of the most important things to consider before going to the flea market is knowing that while some vendors accept payment via cards or contactless methods like CashApp or Venmo, 100% of the vendors accept cash (Obviously, the U.S. currency). This means you should come prepared with a set amount of cash withdrawn that you plan to spend or find the closest ATM when you find a vendor you’d like to buy from that doesn’t accept card or app-based payment. Also worth mentioning, is that some vendors will have prices established, and attempting to haggle may not be welcomed, but some vendors are open to discussing packaged deals or making bargains, so if you’d like to try out your ability to broker a deal for yourself, the Georgetown Flea Market may be the perfect place.
Is it open during snow or rain?
Unfortunately, because the market is almost entirely outdoors, the weather does have an impact on the number of vendors that will be open, which means that during inclement weather like heavy rain or snow there probably won’t be a lot going on. That being said, once the weather has passed and it’s considered “safe” for the vendors to set up their stuff without getting rained or snowed on, there will be vendors interested in putting their items on display, so it may be worth checking out!