15 Best Flea Markets in Florida
- VERONICA DELACRUZ
- May 31, 2018
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Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Kennedy Space Center, National Parks, beaches, museums, etc. make your list when you pack your bags to Florida. Flea markets and shopping should be another entry to that list if you have not done it yet. Shopping from the flea markets is one of the key things that one should do if he/she is to make it to Florida. You are sure to find many shopping malls, but none of them will add the flavor that the flea markets have to offer. These are places where you get a collection of merchandise at affordable prices.
List of top Flea Markets in Florida
1. Red Barn Flea Market
The Red Barn flea market is owned and run by a family in Bradenton and have been running since the 80’s. With an area of 80,000 sq. ft. and over 600 stalls, this market attracts 10,000 tourists every weekend with ease. From clothing to jewelry, household sales to garage, it has everything you would ask for. The market open at 8am on Wednesday, Friday- Sunday and at 10am on Tuesday, Thursday and closes by 4pm.
2. Fleamasters Fleamarket
The tourist’s favorite, with over 900 stalls covering all areas including antiques, kitchenware, arts and crafts, fresh produce, etc. set in a 400,000 sq. ft. area in Fort Myers, this place cannot be missed by the tourists. With 20 food stalls with delicacies you are unlikely to go hungry here. The market is open during the weekends from 9am to 3pm on Fridays and up to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
3. Renninger’s Flea & Farmer’s Market
Located in the heart of Florida, this antique center is the most famous twin flea of the state. Also known as Renninger’s Twin Markets, the market offers over 800 booths spread across 20 acres of land giving the tourists a 2mile shopping experience. Be it household items or the State souvenirs, you get everything here. This market is open from Friday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm.
4. Wagon Wheel Flea Market
Started half a century ago on a roadside at Pinellas by a couple, the Wagon Wheel Flea market has grown up to a 125 acres flea filled with over 2000 vendors and tourists every weekend. There won’t be items you can’t find here, the market has everything to offer from car accessories to books. The saying, “If you can’t find it here, then it probably doesn’t exist” actually does fit here. The market timings are 8am-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
5. Daytona Flea and Farmers Market
With over 1000 booths and over 600 vendors, Daytona beach’s flea market gets millions of visitors every year. The attraction towards this place is not just because of its shopping facilities but the entertainment event hosted here monthly which is the Car show, where the car enthusiasts can join and win flea bucks. The market is open on the days Friday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm.
6. Pecan Park Flea and Farmers’ Market
Started over 3 decades ago, Pecan Park flea is Jacksonville’s largest flea market and has over 750 vendors. This market is a well-known tourist spot with hidden treasures and loads of food trucks. From antiques to new wares, you get all the stuffs available in Florida’s any other flea here. Make sure you are here on a Saturday or Sunday between 9am to 5pm.
7. Waldo Farmers’ and Flea Market
Spread over 50 acres of land, this market comes to life on the weekends with over 900 vendors and over 40,000 visitors. The market is family owned and was started in 1975. One thing that makes Waldo flea market different is the provision of a separate antique village dedicated for those rare pieces which antique seekers look out for. The market is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 4.30pm.
8. Redland Market Village
Opened in 1989, this flea market continues to entertain the visitors with treasure hunts. Spread over 27 acres, the Redland Market Village has hundreds of booths that offers shopping services from Thursday to Sunday. If you are a foodie, this is one for you. You get cuisine from all over the world. The market is open from 11am to 6pm on Thursday and Friday and from 7am to 6pm on the weekends.
9. Flamingo Island Flea Market
Flamingo island flea market has everything you want, be it books or plants, you will find it somewhere from one of the 200+ vendors in the market. Located in Bonita Springs, the market is open from 8am to 4pm on all weekends from Friday to Sunday. The market is filled not just with shopping materials but also with bars, live bands and entertainment.
10. Webster Westside
One of the oldest flea in Florida, Webster Westside was opened over 50 years ago and have been running successfully from then. The flea keeps up to its reputation by offering rare collections of antiques to the ones in search of them. They also host entertainment shows including a motorcycle event and a car show. The market opens only on Monday from 6am to 2pm.
11. International Market World
If are looking for something different from a normal flea market, then you have got it here. International market world is not just about merchandise, the visitors will be entertained with a variety of shows as well. Also, you get a chance to come close to Florida’s famous reptiles – alligators. The market opens on the days Friday-Sunday from 8am to 4pm.
12. Lincoln Road Antique and Collectible Market
Lincoln Road Antique and Collectible market tops the charts of people who look out for shops to get antiques. The market springs to life on every second Sunday starting from the month of October to May. The visitors can find jewelry, clothing, furniture, etc. as well. The market is open from 9am to 5pm.
13. B&A Flea Market
The B&A flea market has over 500 vendors and is an ideal place to search for some unique finds. Apart from the jewelry, clothing, homeware, etc. another interesting thing you would find here is the fortune tellers. You get local as well as international food, there are entertainment shows and activities for the family as well. The market opens on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 3pm.
14. 49er Flea Market
Find whatever you need at the best prices, it is very unlikely that a visitor leaves empty handed after landing in here. They have a great selection of clothing, arts and crafts, collectibles, etc. spread across 10 acres of land. Come to Clearwater some time and stuffs your bags and do enjoy with the special Golden Nugget Snack Bar.
15. Main Gate Flea Market
You are for sure not going to miss out Disney World once you visit Florida. Please do check out this flea market which is close to the Disney World in Kissimmee and also the biggest fully air-conditioned indoor flea with over 400 booths. With the availability of free parking and all kinds of goods in abundance, the services of this market can be availed throughout the week from 10am to 8pm.
The top flea markets in Florida are mentioned above. Do check out these and collect as many items as possible. These flea markets would give you an amazing shopping experience.