Antique Fairs: Members' Picks

Find trinkets and treasures at popular antique markets in California, Nevada, and Oregon. 

Shoppers at Alameda Point Antiques Fair, Alameda, Calif., image

Shoppers search for antiques and deals at the Alameda Point Antiques Fair.

California

Alameda Point Antiques Faire Alameda, Calif. “Row upon row of furniture, clothing, jewelry, housewares, and art,” Lee Eisman says. “Great food, too. First Sunday every month.” alamedapointantiquesfaire.com.

Lodi Street Faire Lodi, Calif. “I always come home with treasures,” Vickie Stephens says. “The tree-lined downtown streets are closed off and filled with vendors selling all kinds of antiques, collectibles, crafts, and foods on the first Sunday in May and October—this year it’s October 6.” lodichamber.com.

Niles Antique Faire and Flea Market Fremont, Calif. “A great place to find vintage items year-round,” Gloria Pfiester says. “On the last Sunday in August, the Niles district is one big garage sale. August 25 this year.” niles.org.

Placerville Antique Street Faire Placerville, Calif. “Main Street has a wide range of stores selling antiques and collectibles, and the shops put on a free street fair every fall,” Vicki Lynn Wegscheider-Kissinger says. “Check it out on September 29 this year.” placerville-downtown.org.

Vintage Bank Antiques Petaluma, Calif. “Don’t miss this massive three-story shop,” Alfred Jay Spielmann says. “Other antiquing spots in this walkable historic downtown include Sienna Antiques, the Find, French Hen Antiques, and Summer Cottage Antiques—plus a collectibles fair on September 29.” petalumadowntown.com/petaluma-festivals.html.

Nevada

Hanifin's Arts and Antiques Carson City, Nev. “One of Nevada’s largest antique stores,” Winnie Thompson says. “It specializes in 19th-century European furnishings, also salvaged architectural elements and oil paintings.” hanifins.com.

Oregon

Curiosities: A Vintage Mall Beaverton, Ore. “A new place that’s light, bright, and inviting,” Barb Geurink says. “You can find plenty of dealers offering tools, tin toys, 1950s treasures, decorative items, and more.” curiositiesvintage.com.

Frederick E. Squire III Antiques Lake Oswego, Ore. “It’s easy to find something that has to go home with you,” Lois Barnum says. “The English, French, and Asian items here often predate 1900.” fredsquireantiques.com.

Lafayette Schoolhouse Antique Mall Lafayette, Ore. “A wonderful place to browse,” Marilyn Krut writes. “There are collectibles tucked in every classroom and closet of this 1912 schoolhouse.” myantiquemall.com/lafayette.

Oakland Antiques Oakland, Ore. “Just one of many quality antique stores in the old redbrick buildings along Locust Street,” Priscilla Bale says. “You’ll find fascinating and rare treasures just minutes off I-5.” historicoaklandoregon.com.

Redmond Antique Mall Redmond, Ore. “The antiques row along Fifth and Sixth Streets is great,” Lynn Thurston says. “Old Creamery, Gilbert House, Farmer’s Co-op, Beyond the Ranch, and more.” redmondantiquemall.com.

South End Antique & Collectibles Mall Aurora, Ore. “Larger than it looks from outside,” says Virginia Warren. “The finds run from fishing lures to beautiful furniture of all eras and everything in between.” cochrans.com/southendmall.

Photography by Steph Dewey

This article was first published in September 2013. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.

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