If you like the cowboys and cowgirls, fabulous finds and low prices, it’s time you paid a visit to the Cowtown Flea Market in Pilesgrove, NJ. There’s really no place like it anywhere in South Jersey as it’s located right next door to the world famous Cowtown Rodeo. Rain or shine, the market is open year round every Tuesday and Saturday from 8 AM-4 PM. It’s a perfect day out for the entire family.
Where the bargains began
The Cowtown Flea Market first opened in 1926 as a livestock auction. Today, the flea market features outdoor and heated indoor facilities filled with more than 400 vendors selling one-of-a-kind treasures. From purses, to socks, to toys, special foods, electronics and more, you can find it all – and at great prices. These is so much to see at Cowtown! Here is just a small sampling of what you can expect for find for sale:
- Antiques, Collectibles & Memorabilia
- Women’s & Men’s Apparel & Accessories
- Children’s Toys & Clothing
- Amish Meats, Cheeses & Baked Goods
- Pet Supplies
- Electronics, Kitchen Aids & Home Goods
- Crafts, Seasonal & Holiday Items
- Flowers & Shrubbery
- Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Visit the Ranch Hope Thrift Shop Too
While you’re here, you should check out the Ranch Hope Thrift Shop. The Cowtown Flea Market proudly houses it. The Thrift Shop supports a number of charitable programs for at-risk youth. The Thrift Shop is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays from 7:00 AM–3:30 PM. Visit www.RanchHope.org to find out more.
Check out the Rodeo too!
Do you love the thrill of bucking Broncos and the smell of hay and horses? How about cowboy hats? Want to learn how to rope a bull? If so, once your shopping is done at the flea market, you can go right next door and lasso a front row seat in the arena at the Cowtown Rodeo. You’ll enjoy all seven event sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. They include:
- Bareback Bronc Riding
- Steer Wrestling
- Bull Riding
- Team Roping
- Girls Barrel Racing
- Tie Down Roping
Since 1955 the Cowtown Rodeo has presented the thrills and excitement of a truly American Cowboy Tradition every week. It’s as authentic as it comes. Howard “Stoney” Harris first started a rodeo in Woodstown, NJ in 1929. In 1961 Howard (Stoney’s son) bought Cowtown Rodeo, the livestock auction, farmers market, 1,200 acres of land and a 2,500 seat arena from his father. A new 4,000 seat arena, still in use today, was built in 1967. Your seat is waiting. In fact, bring the whole family to experience a taste of the Wild West. The Cowtown Flea Market and Rodeo are located just outside Woodstown in Pilesgrove, NJ. It’s just a few miles from the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
Great Food at Cowtown
Don’t worry about packing snacks, because you’ll find plenty of great food at the Cowtown Flea Market. Did you know that the Cowtown Restaurant is known as the “Home of the Giant Burger?” That alone is worth checking out. Other food available includes:
- Jamaican BBQ
- Dutch Country BBQ
- Outside Food Court with picnic tables
There’s something for everyone – even your pickiest eaters.
New vendors welcome
New vendors are always welcome at the Cowtown Flea Market (space permitting). The daily prices for flea market spots range from $30-$45 per spot, per day. You have your choice of an indoor spot in either the first or second barn. You can also choose to be partially inside and partially outside. Outside locations include spots in the midway, walkway, front and plaza. All vendors are required to stay open all day, from 8 AM-4 PM. You can bring your own tables, or rent them from the market. Click here for a full pricing sheet. Vendor spots are also available on a monthly basis. Call 856-769-3000 to find out more.
Watch for special events
The Cowtown Flea Market hosts many special events throughout the year. You can find out all the information about them right here. Families have enjoyed the market for almost 80 years straight – and keep on coming back. Here’s a peek at some of what they have to say in our latest Google reviews. Come on out and join the fun – and don’t forget to wear your boots!