So many strange and interesting things can be found at flea markets and antique shops. There are a few flea markets around Maine that will soon be closing their doors as we creep up on this year's Columbus Day. Don't miss out on the hidden treasures! Take a visit to these flea markets to enjoy some fun in the sun.

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    Just outside of Augusta, at 107 Rockland Road in Coopers Mills, you'll find Elmer's Barn of Junk and Dead Things... Elmer's Barn for short. The name itself should entice you to a visit. Owner, Elmer Wilson, has three floors of interesting and odd antiques. Open 9a.m. to 4p.m. everyday, give Elmer a call beforehand to make sure he's open at: (207)549-7671!

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    At 6 Hunnewell Ln in Woolwich, Maine, you'll find the Montsweag Flea Market. This market is open and ready for business Wednesday from 5a.m. to 1p.m., Friday 7a.m. to 2p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 6a.m. to 2p.m. To make sure they're still open depending on weather, give them a call at: (207)443-2809 or visit their Facebook page for updates!

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    Also found in Ellsworth, just down the road at 950 Bucksport Rd, you can find Raceabout Market.
    Raceabout Antiques and Outdoor Market is open Thursdays and Fridays from 8a.m. to an undisclosed time, but will be closing after Columbus Day. Shoot them an email at: or give them a call at: (207)200-7976, to make sure they're open before your visit!

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    Big Chicken

    Just down the road still in Ellsworth at 1768 Bucksport Road is the Big Chicken Barn Books & Antiques flea market. According to their Facebook, they've been open since 1986 and still going strong. They are open everyday of the week from 10a.m. to 6p.m. Give them a call to make sure they're open at: (207)667-7308.

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    Hobby Horse

    The Hobby Horse Flea Market is another great one located at 383 E. Main St. on Rt. 1 in Searsport. This flea market is open everyday except Tuesdays from 9a.m. to 5p.m. and will be closing in mid October like the others. Take a tour of their market for examples of items they usually sell.

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    The Old Bean

    At 735 Middle St. in Bath, you'll find The Old Bean Antiques waiting for your arrival. This shop is open Thursday through Sunday from 10a.m. to 4p.m. According to their Facebook, they specialize in 'primitive antiques' and buy, sell, pick-up and even deliver items! They can be reached by email: for any questions.

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    Lastly, open year-round on Saturdays and Sundays is the Waterfront Flea Market at 14 Maine St. on Rt. 201 in Brunswick. Manager Jed Harrington welcomes all calls and questions: (207) 729-0378.