The Big Flea, located at the Ann & Hope Complex in Cumberland, is Rhode Island’s largest year-round, indoor/outdoor flea market under one roof, larger than a football field. The Big Flea is a great place to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon walking among merchants selling everything from the latest flat screen TVs, cell phones and accessories, computer sales and service, home and audio electronics, shoes, designer women’s and men’s fashions, gold and silver, leather craftsmen, player pianos, bar memorabilia, bamboo and flower arrangements, collectables, tools, spices, hundreds of specialty barbeque sauces and an entire section of trunks, furniture, glassware, candles and tons of flea market finds.
In an increasing outsourced economy, the Big Flea has found its place in the new “social economy.” A new and emerging public market place made up of locally owned, independent businesses operated by their owners, unlike the ubiquitous franchises that dominate retail today.
The Big Flea Supercenter will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with plenty of free parking. The Ann & Hope store will be open during the same hours of operation. Visit the Big Flea online at bigfleari.com.