Fun Flea Markets in Houston You Must Shop At

  • UPDATED Jan 11, 2018

With its many quirky shops, colourful wares, and potential to find hidden treasures, a trip to a local flea market can definitely be a one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Some of these mammoth markets may be dingy and cluttered, but the anticipation of finding a piece of alluring junk, or some pre-owned inexpensive antiques is quite exhilarating. Flea markets are usually nothings short of an event. Food stalls, lines of shops, live music, kids playing around, and people huddled in groups is a common sight here. 

Call it an urban hangout, or foodies’ paradise, these flea markets have everything from haggling customers to hollering shopkeepers to bulging shopping bags. Read on to find the best flea markets in Houston.

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1. Traders Village

Traders Village takes pride in calling themselves “America's #1 Flea Market,” and rightly so. Walk through and browse, buy & trade in many of its kiosks and shops. This open-air bargain is a hunters’ paradise and has everything one can think of buying under the sky. Textiles, arts, crafts, tools, electronics, accessories, jewellery, furniture, and more! The atmosphere here is an elixir, with many intermingling sounds and colours. Traders Village also hosts many events all throughout the year. Their Native American powwow is definitely worth checking out. Oh! and parking here is $4.

Location: 7979 N Eldridge Pkwy, Houston, TX 77041, USA

Timings: Saturdays and Sundays between 07:00 AM and 06:00 PM

2. Sunny Flea Market

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Less promising in appearance, but this crowd-filled 35-acre marketplace is one of the largest flea markets in Houston. Interacting with the stall holders of the many spice shops, fruit markets, and health and beauty supply stores sure sounds like a fun day-out. It is estimated that Sunny Flea Market is visited by over half a million visitors every year. Weave through the crowds, shop, listen to the oldies’ music, and make way to the dozens of snacks and beverages to quench to taste buds. 

Location: 8705 Airline Dr, Houston, TX 77037, USA

Timings: Tuesday to Friday between 09:00 AM and 05:00 PM, Saturdays and Sundays between 07:30 AM and 07:00 PM. Closed on Mondays

3. Houston Flea Market

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With over 600 vendors selling clothing, crafts, new & used merchandise, furniture, antiques & collectibles, fresh produce, the Houston Flea Market has many objects that will delight and interest you, claiming for your instant attention. Weekends sees many local musicians performing here, along with other entertainment options, for both the adults and the kids. Also, enjoy freshly prepared varieties of American, Chinese, and authentic Mexican food at one of the food stalls.

Location: 6116 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77057, USA

Timings: Saturdays and Sundays: 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

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4. International Flea Market

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International Flea Market is one of the best indoor flea markets in Houston. A sea of vendors sell an array of items, like clothing, electronic goods, electricals, garden supplies, kids’ supplies, fresh good, and the shopping list goes on! While the whole atmosphere is lively and fun, you will see a lot of chatter between sellers and buyers. It is this hustle and bustle that brings life to the International Flea Market in Houston.

Location: 239 Greens Rd, Houston, TX 77060, USA

Timings: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM

5. Cheng's Flea Market

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A lot of great things to buy and a whole lot of good food to eat makes Cheng’s one of the best places to shop in Houston. The market sets up a huge garage sale and can easily be termed a “haggler’s paradise.” Visitors bargaining for a bric-a-brac is a common sight here. 

Location: 10802 Airline Dr, Houston, TX 77037, USA

Timings: Saturdays and Sundays: 08:00 AM to 06:30 PM

6. La Estrella Flea Market

Some of the best buys, from jewellery to furniture, clothes, electronics and much more can be exclusively found at La Estrella Flea Market. This premier indoor flea market in Houston is open on all day over the weekends, this flea market is best if you are looking to buy boots. Some of the best professional haircuts, tattoos, piercings, and massages are available here and hence you will see scores of people making way to this market. 

Location: 10420 Eastex Fwy, Houston, TX 77093, USA

Timings: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

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7. Rice Village Flea

Street shopper’s paradise, the Rice Village Flea Market features fashion apparel like Demin, tunics, wool, silk, along with beauty products, home improvement products, garden supplies, pet supplies, furniture, antiques, collectibles, and so much more. Make sure you reach early to scout out the place before the crowd sets in. 

Location: 5505 Morningside Dr, Houston, TX 77005, USA

Timings: Saturdays and Sundays: 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM

8. Country Weekend Flea Market

Country Weekend Flea Market is one of the best places for shopping in Houston for the handed-down goods. Having a strong hand in home improvement products, this market also puts up a huge garage sale. Items like carpets, land-movers, planters, live plants, and many more such items are sold here. Stall holders shouting out special deals are a common sight here. Searching through many racks and shelves to find the things you are looking for sure sounds exciting!  

Location: 5115 S Shaver St, Houston, TX 77034, USA

Timings: Monday to Sunday between 08:00 AM and 06:00 PM

9. A 1 Flea Market

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This basic indoor emporium comes with a large parking space. Boasting a fine collection of designer and custom jewellery, A1 Flea Market is quite a hit among the ladies. A wide range of goods and services like tattoo parlours, lingerie, electronic goods, eateries dishing out tacos and pupusas, is also found here.

Location: 717 Maxey Rd, Houston, TX 77013, USA

Timings: Saturdays and Sundays: 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

10. King's Best Market

An indoor shopping complex selling everything from antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, and fashion to food and drinks. King's Best Market is a popular flea market in Houston that has many artistically arranged shops. This market is also known to be selling some of the best oil perfumes and other fragrance oils in town. 

Location: 5090 Griggs Rd, Houston, TX 77021, USA

Timings: Thursday to Monday between 11:00 AM and 07:30 PM

11. South Post Oak Flea Market

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Located along the S Post Oak Road, is one of the popular flea markets in the southern part of Houston. Known for its electronics, antiques, furniture, apparel, shoes, bags, and jewellery, this is one of the few flea markets in Houston that are open all week long.

Location: 14365 S Post Oak Rd, Houston, TX 77045, USA

Timings: Monday to Sunday between 09:00 AM and 05:00 PM

12. Tia Pancha

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Tia Pancha is one of those flea markets that are open all day, and all night. Situated in the Harris County of Texas, this flea market will require you to take a short drive out of Houston. But once here, you can shop to your heart’s content. Perfect for family outings, Tia’s has great food, outstanding atmosphere, and plenty of killer deals!  

Location: 8801 Airline Dr, Houston, TX 77037, USA

Timings: Open 24 hours from Tuesday to Friday. Closed on Wednesday and Thursday

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