Elephant’s Trunk Flea Market in New Milford Rates Supreme [PHOTOS]
When the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford started up in 1979, it was just a couple of families holding a good ole fashioned tag sale. More than three decades later, this Flea Market is not only a Connecticut landmark but it's a go-to destination for thousands of people from all over Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey!
The Elephant's Trunk is on 290 Danbury Road(Rt.7) just over the Brookfield Town line in New Milford and they're open every Sunday through November 29. You'll find 55 acres of just about "everything," including furniture, antiques, silver and pewter, new and vintage clothing, housewares, books, trading cards, plants, along with some surprises. I'm pretty sure you get the picture. Imagine, 100 families having a tag sale all at the same time and the same place. Most of the items are antiques and collectible wares. You will find some new items mixed in as well, but counterfeit items are not allowed. There are also a variety of food concessions on the premises.
Here are some helpful hints if you're going for the first time. Early buyers can go and avoid the crowds between 5:45-7AM. The cost is $20.
The ETFM is open to the public from 7AM-2PM and the cost is $2. Dealer hours are 5AM-1PM and no dogs are allowed.
If you go, you're likely to find, at least, something close to what you've been searching for, along with an item or two you didn't know you needed, but had to have!
Here are some photos of the things you'll find at the flea market: