The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Old-fashioned Flea Market to return to Mathews Park

LMMM Flea Market, photo courtesy of Gus Apazidis (contributed photo)

Norwalk, CT – On Sunday, September 19, 2021, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will hold its 14th annual Old-fashioned Flea Market in Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT.

The event will offer flea market enthusiasts and staycationers alike an opportunity to spend a day in the park hunting for bargains and exploring a variety of merchandise including antiques, repurposed furniture, collectibles, jewelry, crafts by local artisans, household items, clothing, toys, and specialty farm-to-table items. The Mansion will manage a White Elephant Table and sell items generously donated by supporters including a selection of vintage jewelry, old dishware, a cowboy hat, and a vintage school desk, that run the gamut from gently-used to upcycled. A classic and antique car show will return to the park and feature vintage and antique automobiles for memorable selfies, courtesy of the Connecticut Seaport Car Club. Food trucks will include SWAT for wings and things; The Chamo, serving outstanding Venezuelan beach cuisine; and El Placerito, serving tacos and other delights.

The event will be chaired by LMMM Volunteer, history buff, and antiques dealer Steve Balser, who has been a Flea Market vendor for the past 22 years. “We’re back!” said Mr. Balser. “After a tough year off for everyone, the annual Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum Flea Market will resume this year with a flourish.  All are welcome to join us for a fun day of hunting for treasures, walking in the park and seeing old friends again.”

LMMM Flea Market, photo courtesy of Gus Apazidis (contributed photo)

The Museum will be open for $5 Mini Tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the Museum Gift Shop will feature new merchandise and a broad selection of gift ideas including fabric totes, monogrammed dishtowels, designer jewelry, elegant scarves, books, and other museum-centered accessories.

All proceeds will benefit the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s educational and cultural programs. The Museum has donated several booths to area nonprofits, who will share their message and mission with attendees.

The Museum’s 2021 cultural and educational programs are made possible in part by generous funding from LMMM’s Founding Patrons: The Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown; LMMM’s Leadership Patrons: The Sealark Foundation; LMMM’s 2021 Season Distinguished Benefactors: The City of Norwalk, The Maurice Goodman Foundation and King Industries; and LMMM’s 2021 Distinguished Benefactors for Education: The Daphne Seybolt Culpeper Memorial Foundation, Inc.

Vendor spaces are 10×16 ft. and cost $75 per space. Food vendor booths are $150. Deadline is September 1. Vendors wishing to reserve a space or purchase an ad in the program booklet distributed to all visitors call Charles Hill, Education, Building & Events Coordinator, 203-838-9799, ext. 117 or email For more information on programs and tours email: or call 203-838-9799 .

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