Outdoor Activity

Princeton Flea Market— Antiquing on a whole new level

By December 20, 2017 No Comments
If you’re one of the many tens of thousands of people who have visited “Wisconsin’s Largest Weekly Outdoor Flea Market” in the past, browsing for treasures and “finds,” we look forward to seeing you again! And if you’ve never had the adventure of visiting the Flea Market—come soon! You never know what you’ll find…from antiques to honey; fresh vegetables and other garden delights to freshly-baked bread; creative crafts to cheese curds; T-shirts to spices; jewelry and gemstones to a “gem” of a find for your collection; toys, nuts, tools, trinkets, books galore, plants….and so much more!

The Princeton Flea Market is famous throughout the Midwest, and is held every Saturday in the tree-shaded City Park on the east side of town on Hwy 23. The dates this year are April 20 – October 12th, 2019. Open at 6am for vendors and customers alike. (COME EARLY as the vendors leave when the crowds leave which is often between 1:00 and 2:00 pm. Vendors must be out of the park by 4 PM.)

Admission and parking is free and there is an abundance of great things to eat. Local service groups and organizations serve snacks, sandwiches and beverages from the historic food stand in center of the Park. Other vendors serve a wide variety of delectable delights including egg rolls, heavenly fresh-made warm donuts and much more. The Information Center is also housed in the food stand.

“In central Wisconsin, shoppers flock to Princeton like bees to clover” says Beth Gauper, staff columnist at Travel Inc. Pat Dillon from Madison Magazine wrote “Princeton stays on my list of favorite little communities in Wisconsin. What more can I say?” Sarah Cooke of the Northwestern says “the Flea Market offers the weird, the old, and chintzy – walking through the weekly Flea Market in the City Park here can best be compared to rifling through a box of Forrest Gump’s chocolates–you never really know what you’re going to get”.