Along with falling leaves and cooler days, fall is the season for great flea market finds to fill your cozy Victorian home. While many shows have dates all year long, there’s something about bundling up with a cup of tea on a crisp morning and readying yourself for a day of deal-chasing and antique-scouring.
Here we will recap some of the nation’s top antique fairs, shows and flea markets for the best Victorian antiques and furnishings. Starting with…
The Alameda Point Antique Faire
The island community of Alameda, California boasts one of the largest collections of restored Victorian homes on the west coast, making its monthly antique fair a great source for collecting. The Alameda Point Antiques Faire is known for being the largest antiques show in Northern California, featuring 800 dealers and showcasing items that must be at least 20 years or older. With a prime bayfront location, the fair’s stellar views provide a backdrop for hunting that can’t be beat.
Where: Located on the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay at the former Alameda Naval Air Station. Easy to access from Oakland via the BART metro system, the Alameda Point Antiques Faire can be found at 2900 Navy Way.
When: The Alameda Point Antique Faire takes place on the first Sunday of every month. The fair offers first-come-first- serve tickets from 6 to 7:30 a.m. plus another round from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Regular entry starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.
Contact: (510) 522-7500 or alamedapointantiquesfair.com
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By Malena Jaime
Photos courtesy of the Alameda Point Antiques Faire