Eclectic boutiques, antique stores, a vibrant community of Amish shops and an infamous flea market – Princeton, Wisconsin is the perfect destination for some retail therapy.
See It. Love It. Buy It.
PRINCETON’S SHOPPING IS WORTH THE VISIT.
Princeton’s shopping establishments are overflowing with small town charm and some of the finest urban flair shops in the state. As such, you’ll find hand-blown glass, clothing with sass, jewelry and accessories, floral design shops, vintage goods, books and Willy Rae art, nuts and bolts, garden accessories, Amish furniture and so much more..
ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES
Princeton is “vintage shopping heaven” for those who love objects with history. There are two large antique malls and ta number of antique/collectible shops throughout town that you won’t want to miss!
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 22th – OCTOBER 14th, 2023. Open at 6 am 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.
Princeton is fortunate to have a vibrant community of Amish shops within a short driving distance. The Kingston-Dalton-Marquette, Redgranite, and Richford areas are home to a number of authentic Amish retail specialty shops. They are selling everything from handcrafted furniture to lumber, general store items, fresh produce, flowers, cheese, candy and much more. The shops are all within easy driving distance to each other. The Amish still follow the traditions of their ancestors in their daily living. Horse-drawn buggies, kerosene lanterns, subdued-color clothing, bonnets, and straw hats can still be seen today. The Amish are known for their exceptionally well-made wood furniture, cabinetry, baked goods, beautiful quilts, and much more. An entirely different way of life co-exists in this beautiful, rural area of southwest Green Lake County and in neighboring Waushara County.
Take a leisurely drive and see for yourself the uniqueness of Amish living! Many specialty shops are here for your enjoyment. Stop and visit…buy and take home a little bit of the Amish culture. The Amish businesses are usually open on weekdays; closed holidays and Sunday, which is their day of worship.
Two notes of caution: Please be courteous when following or passing the horse-drawn buggies and pedestrians on the highways. You will find that most Amish horsedrawn carriage drivers are exceptionally friendly and will wave to you as you pass.
The Amish culture and religious tenets prohibit the Amish people from willingly having their pictures taken. If you are a photographer you are welcome to photograph the horses, buggies, buildings, and scenery, but please do not photograph the Amish people. You will cause anxiety by doing so.