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“What You Want in a Flea Market”

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Montsweag Flea Market
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Woolwich
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

This is the kind of place I look for in a Flea Market. Large, varied, all sorts of vintage and non-vintage items, reasonable pricing and generally affable vendors. It is certainly not so upscale that you can't find a bargain. The vendors are either very knowledgable or know how to bait the verbal hook or both. Most offer a long story about every item you check out including provenance and why their asking price is seriously reasonable. Whether I am being handed a dose of tall tales in the midst of the earnest patter is usually beyond my expertise. (Except I do know books and coins and the book prices for the good ones are on the high side while some coins sold at very reasonable prices). You hear a lot about taciturn Maine people but, at least at Montsweag the folks are active and engaged. We returned for a second day and will go back again when we are in the area.

3  Thank TommyBoy94
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Have been shopping here for about 16 years on our annual trip up from Georgia, we set aside time on Saturday and Sunday if there is any chance of rain the dealer's will not show up and the market will not open, but for sure you can find some treasures here, a great open air flea market in the wonderful state of Maine. Be sure to stop in and see Janice with her veggies and baked goods, she is a local woman (Woolwich) originally from Brazil, who is simply wonderful, she has even been to our home in Georgia. Anyway shop this flea market it always provides a good time and some good finds.

2  Thank InlovewithMaine
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

Montsweag Flea Market is one of the reasons we return to Maine year after year. It's a treasure hunter's dream -- just large enough to have some variety but small enough to be do-able in a reasonable amount of time. It is mostly geared to antiques so if you forgot to pack socks, you will probably not find them here but you could find a number of other useful items that would not be in the antique category. You can get those socks at "Big Al's" just North on Route 1 in Wiscasset or any of the "Reny's" stores. In the meantime, enjoy shopping at Montsweag and have some breakfast or lunch freshly made just for you at the food stand. If you'd like a can of Moxie, they sell that at the food stand also. Warning: If you've never tried Moxie, it is unlike any soda pop you've ever experienced but everyone should try it at least once. It's an acquired taste for sure but most of our family enjoys it. Portable toilets are available.

2  Thank TrTreasure
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Reviewed 5 August 2012

Get there as early as you can. I have only been there four times, but every time I've gone, I've come home with a treasure! The prices are reasonable, and many of the merchants will lower the price before you even have to ask if they can do any better. It's not too big, so you can do it all and won't feel like you may have missed something. There is a food stand that will cook up a decent sandwich for you. (Be prepared to wait-the service isn't the quickest, but the food is good.) If you are in the vicinity, be sure to hit Montsweag's. You won't go home empty handed!

3  Thank Stinkbug
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Reviewed 5 July 2012

This is a great little market I've gone to for years with always a treasure to be found. The dealers are all very nice and knowledgeable about their wares. Seems like everything here is right from the source and hasn't been traded 5 or 6 times to jack the price up . We love this place!!

3  Thank tooldigger
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