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Why You Must Visit the Aberfoyle Antique Market in Guelph, Ontario

Why You Must Visit the Aberfoyle Antique Market in Guelph, Ontario

I’ve never been much of an antique or vintage shopper, but after visiting the Aberfoyle Antique Market in Guelph last weekend, my life has been forever changed.

The Aberfoyle Antique Market is a weekly event that happens from spring through fall, and you can shop all kinds of vintage and antique goodies.

Whether you’re looking for statement furniture pieces or fun knick knacks, you’ll find plenty of awesome stuff at the market.

Here’s what to expect when visiting the Aberfoyle Antique Market!

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Things to know about the Aberfoyle Antique Market

When does the Aberfoyle Antique Market open?

The Aberfoyle Antique Market opens every Sunday from the end of April through the end of October from 8 AM to 4 PM.

How much is admission to the Aberfoyle Antique Market?

Admission is $2 a person, and parking is free.

What can I find at the Aberfoyle Antique Market?

There are tons of unique vintage items, from old license plates to vintage diner stools!

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You can find clothing, furniture, kitchenware, and so much more at the market.


Visiting the Aberfoyle Antique Market

We arrived at the market right for 8 AM, and the fall weather was perfect for outdoor shopping – not too hot and not too cold.

The Aberfoyle Antique Market is Canada’s oldest antique market, and it’s been around since 1961.

With over 100 vendors to explore, we didn’t get a chance to look at every single one, but you can bet I’ll be making many more trips to Aberfoyle and other antique markets in the future!

There were so many beautiful vintage pieces and cool antique items hidden away in every corner – I wanted to take home so many things.

The one thing about living in a tiny downtown Toronto condo is the lack of space for any sort of decoration or storage.

How adorable would it be to have a little corner adorned with a stack of vintage trunks, topped with a glass of some fresh flowers?!

A girl can dream, I guess.

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Aberfoyle Antique Market | Guelph, Ontario | Vintage Flea Market near Toronto | Ford Escape | Ford Canada
Vintage trunk heaven.
Aberfoyle Antique Market | Guelph, Ontario | Vintage Flea Market near Toronto | Ford Escape | Ford Canada
Vintage china for your tea drinking pleasure.
Aberfoyle Antique Market | Guelph, Ontario | Vintage Flea Market near Toronto | Ford Escape | Ford Canada

These vintage radios were so freaking cool – some of them are still working!

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Does anyone remember the Cabbage Patch Kids?

I don’t really, but according to my parents, I used to love them as a toddler.

We also saw some Beanie Babies and Happy Meal toys, and it was funny seeing stuff from our childhoods!

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Aberfoyle Antique Market | Guelph, Ontario | Vintage Flea Market near Toronto | Ford Escape | Ford Canada

As we wanted to head off to Hamilton in the afternoon to shoot photos afterwards, we didn’t get to see many clothes, but we saw some pretty cool pieces.

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The only vintage piece of clothing I have is an ugly Christmas sweater from the Black Market, and I’d definitely love to up that number.

There are also tons of awesome Toronto vintage clothing stores worth checking out if you’re in the city!

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Helloooo vintage denim jackets!

Another awesome thing about the market is that it’s totally Instagrammable…

Which is also very important, right?

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Aberfoyle Antique Market | Guelph, Ontario | Vintage Flea Market near Toronto | Ford Escape | Ford Canada

I ended up going home with a vintage Timex watch that cost me $10, which I’m absolutely in love with!

I don’t plan on replacing the battery – I think it adds to the old time-y feel.

Actually, I never replace any of my watch batteries when they run out.

#LazyPeopleProblems?

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The Aberfoyle Antique Market is pretty huge, so it was a little bit overwhelming walking around for the first time.

Now that I know what I’m up against, I’ll definitely be looking around for more specific things on my next visit!

While I don’t plan on transforming everything I have into vintage and antique pieces, I’m definitely going to start incorporating more of it into both my wardrobe and my home.

Are you into buying vintage and antiques? Will you be visiting the Aberfoyle Antique Market? I’d love to know in the comments!

For more information on the market, please visit Aberfoyle’s website.

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