Springfield Shopper FAQs

The Springfield Antique Show & Flea Market is one of the largest events of its’ type in the world. It has been ranked as high as the #2 event in the world by a person who sits in a cubicle and ranks things for magazines. On that particular list, the Paris Flea Market was ranked #1. I’ve been to the Paris Flea Market, and folks, it’s no Springfield.

The show is normally held the third full weekend of each month, except when it isn’t. Our current schedule includes shows in every month with the exception of February, July and December. Please click here to view this year’s dates.
The show is held at the Clark County Fairgrounds located at 4401 S. Charleston Pike, Springfield, Ohio, 45505. It is located just off Exit 59 on I-70.
Extravaganzas are held twice a year in the months of May and September and feature a Friday-Sunday schedule. Our other shows are Saturday and Sunday only. The Extravaganzas feature over 2000 vendors while our monthly shows using consist of 200-400 vendors. Extravaganzas attract buyers from all 50 states, Europe and Asia.

Regular Monthly Shows
Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Extravaganzas
Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets for the show are only available at the show. Cash and exact change are greatly appreciated. Admission is $3 for our monthly shows. Children under 16 are free. Extravaganza admission is as follows- Early Bird Buying is $15 from 7 a.m. to noon and includes readmission for the entire show. General Admission is $10 per person, per day beginning at noon on Friday, through Sunday. Line buying is a special feature geared to people in the trade only in May and September. Our vendors line up early Thursday morning before moving to their spaces later in the afternoon. Many will open the backs of their vehicles and offer things for sale. Keep in mind, this is only a very small percentage of the merchandise that is offered at the show. This is not for retail customers- only serious trade buyers and serious collectors. The fee for line buying is $50 per person and covers all three days of the show.
There is a large campground at the Clark County Fairgrounds with ample water fill ups, electricity and a RV dump station on the grounds. Camping is $30 per night, you do not need to pre-reserve. You must also purchase the appropriate show ticket for the period for which you are camping.
Well behaved pets on leashes are allowed, but please be aware that much of the show is on asphalt, which during days gets significantly warmer than the outside temperature. Please keep this is mind and consider leaving Spot, Fido or Rover at home.
We do have a mobility scooter rental service at both the May and September shows. We do suggest calling ahead to make your reservation as they usually sell out prior to the shows. Bringing your golf cart to the show is not allowed. The Extravaganzas are so large and usually somewhat crowded, so from a safety and liability standpoint the only carts on the ground are the Sheriff’s Dept. carts and show staff carts. If you do need mobility help, rental scooters are allowed as well as your own four wheeled scooters are permitted, just not golf carts.
Make your shipping arrangements prior to the show. We can accommodate large trucks and containers, but a heads up is appreciated.
Due to the large numbers of customers, we don’t allow driving through the show until after 3:30 p.m. each day. There are porters available with carts to assist you with large or heavy purchases. They work for tips and are in a small tent out in front of the Annex Building in the center hub of the show.

Our show is very large- click here for a show map. When you buy an item that you are planning to get later, here are some helpful tips.

  1. Get the space number and cell phone number of the vendor.
  2. Print a copy of the show map or pick one up at the show office and mark where your item is on the map to make returning for it easier.
  3. Try to give the vendor a time that you are coming back. Not all vendors stay all 3 days so make a plan on getting back to pick up your piece.
  4. Drop a pin on your cell phone map to indicate where the item is, making get back to it easier.
  5. You can also go get a porter/porter to help get the large item to your car, truck, SUV, wagon, ship or oxcart sooner rather than later.

Please check our hotel link on the website.  Please book ahead, especially for Extravaganzas.  Waiting until the last minute can mean staying in Columbus or Dayton- both about 30–60-minute drives depending on what part of town your hotel is located.

We recommend the following things in no particular order:


  1. Comfortable shoes- the grounds are over 120 acres so plan on walking.
  2. Check the weather and dress accordingly. May can be cool or hot and the same thing applies to September.
  3. Sunscreen- most of the show is outside
  4. Cash- while many vendors take checks and credit cards, some do not.
  5. If travelling with friends or family- agree on a meeting place if you split up.
  6. Pay attention where you park your car. Although we’ve never lost a customer, many customers seem to lose their cars.
  7. Stay hydrated.

We pride ourselves on the selection of food available at the show. Our Extravaganzas usually have over 30 food vendors. They feature varied offerings including Wood Fired Pizza, Barbecue, German Sausage, Hand-made Amish pretzels as well as traditional favorites found at your favorite events. We even have a beer tent and frozen cocktails. Our motto is “the Springfield Antique Show will fill your stomach as well as your car or truck.” Our monthly shows usually have a few food stands, no one leaves hungry.

They are located in the Arts, Annex, Mercantile and Youth Buildings, the show ring barn and we also have banks of port-a-potties located at the ends of the runways and scattered throughout the grounds.

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