Shopping Trip: The Wellfleet Flea Market

In addition to its hidden ponds, fried food, and quaint art galleries, Wellfleet has the only drive-in movie theater on the Cape, and it comes complete with mini golf and a sandy playground (think John Travolta doing “Stranded at the Drive In” in Grease). By day, this tarred over hot spot hosts a flea market, where one can find anything from used paper backs and tube socks (not used) to beautifully crafted turquoise jewelry (my mother-in-law is addicted). Up in the front, below the big screen, is where the antique dealers set up. The day I went I picked up three milk glass vases (just $1 each for the bud vases and $2 for a really pretty scalloped edge large one). The boys had a blast, scoring mini flashlights and Star Wars trading cards. They may have even enjoyed it more than the nighttime adventure to see Ice Age 3 (I know I did). I stopped by the market on a weekday afternoon too, and was tempted by a pull-down map for ten bucks, but seriously, where would I put it? Here’s a look at what else was for sale during my visits.








Author: StyleCarrot

Marni Elyse Katz is a design writer and editor who lives in Boston and Cape Cod with her husband, two sons, and a cat. She blogs about design at

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