Since the first European contact was made in 1513 by Spanish explorers who named it “the land of flowers”, Florida has been a real melting pot of cultures in the U.S. And although people often associate the “Sunshine State” with beaches, theme parks, retirees, Stone Crab and Key lime pie, there is much more going on down there!
Diverse cultures brought an impressive variety in art, history and cuisine, which makes for really excellent flea markets in Florida, with many treasures to be uncovered. This, combined with a pretty pleasant climate all year round, means that thrift shopping and flea market picking in Florida are thoroughly enjoyed past-times. Add to these elements a couple of stalls with some excellent regional delicacies and a flea market in Florida soon becomes an event not to be missed.
We have had a look around and bring you our top 10 list of the best flea markets in Florida.
1. Best Flea Markets in Florida: Mount Dora Flea Market
In the heart of beautiful Lake County, 127 acres of land are given over to Renninger’s Mount Dora Flea Market for two days each week. The incredible gathering of over 1,000 vendors has an emphasis on quality antique and vintage goods and attracts shoppers from all over the USA.
Mount Dora Flea Market features two large buildings housing stalls and also plenty of outdoor areas full of goods to explore. As well as antiques, there is also a great selection of varying collectable items, clothing both vintage and modern, a lot of curios that are fascinating to browse through, and a farmers’ market full of fresh produce. There is literally everything to be found at Mount Dora Flea Market! That’s why it is not only one of the best markets in Florida, but also one of the best flea markets in the United States!
Where: Mt Dora, FL 32757, USA
When: Saturday, Sunday: 8:00 – 17:00
Web: Full review of Mount Dora Flea Market
2. Best Flea Markets in Florida: Lincoln Road Outdoor Antique and Collectible Market
Lincoln Road Antique and Collectible Market is widely considered to be the best antique market in the US. Every second Sunday, Lincoln Road Mall transforms into a picker’s paradise, with one-of-a-kind pieces and antique collections spreading through the streets.
Lincoln Road Outdoor Antique and Collectible Market hosts around 125 dealers, and alongside the second hand and vintage goods are some truly fascinating handcrafts showcased by some exceptionally skilled and interesting individuals. Even beyond Florida, Lincoln Road Market is considered to be one of the country’s best flea markets to shop for vintage and antiques.
There are also works of art, vintage clothing, furniture stalls, jewelry collections, many other household items and Miami memorabilia, all priced reasonably and ready for best offers. Lincoln Road Outdoor Antique and Collectible Market is an event that should not be missed.
Where: 800-1120 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA
When: October – May, every second Sunday
Web: Full review of Lincoln Road Antique and Collectible Market
3. Best Flea Markets in Florida: Wagon Wheel Flea Market
Wagon Wheel Flea Market is a real grassroots, weekly event that has been running since the 1960s. It literally started with one man, fixing up second-hand items and selling them on the road outside his house, who was slowly joined by one more seller, and one more, until the event became the extravaganza it is today with over 2,000 vendors!
The warm, community spirit still enthuses this flea market, and it feels as though it is the weekly get-together for all who live in the area, as well as being a market on the map now for quality vintage items and interesting antiques. There is everything on sale at Wagon Wheel Flea Market, ranging from antique and second-hand clothing to toys, furniture, tools, and all kinds of knick-knacks old and new. It is almost impossible to leave the place empty-handed.
Where: 7801 Park Blvd N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781, USA
When: Saturday, Sunday: 8:00 – 16:00
Web: Full review of Wagon Wheel Flea Market
4. Best Flea Markets in Florida: Daytona Flea Market
Daytona Flea Market is another that makes a proper event out of the market. It is open every weekend, and at least once a month offers either an arts and crafts fair or the Classic Car Cruise-In to make the market something that really should not be missed!
Daytona Flea Market is open year round, rain or shine, so shoppers can always fulfill their thrift needs here, and with stalls stretching over 3 miles, there is plenty of shopping to be had. It is worth getting to this market earlier on in the day, for ease of parking as well as sourcing the best items.
Daytona Flea Market is not the place to hit for specific antiques, but instead is a haven for all things second-hand and curious. Sellers are there to clear their tables, so barter away for some awesome bargains and fill up your bags with things you had no idea you needed.
Where: 1425 Tomoka Farms Rd, Daytona Beach, FL 32124, USA
When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 9:00 – 17:00
5. Best Flea Markets in Florida: Webster Westside Flea Market
Webster Westside Flea Market has been running for over 50 years and is thought to be Florida’s oldest flea. It is a large, open-air market that is open all year round, come rain or shine.
As well as the typical flea market fare, Webster Westside Flea Market also showcases plenty of fresh food, bakery items, pet supplies, flowers, and two restaurants so shoppers can keep energized all day. There are as well boutique items, jewellery collections, musical instruments, furniture and a selection of electronics, both new and old. This list is by no means exhaustive though, and with so many goods on offer, it is impossible to list them all!
Webster flea market is especially known for great deals on quality antiques and collectables and is a primary source for the old and unique in Florida. It is certainly a market for serious collectors, as well as casual thrift shoppers.
Where: 516 NW 3rd Street, Webster, FL 33597
When: October – April: Monday 5:00 – 15:00. May – September: 6:00 – 14:00
6. Best Flea Markets in Florida: Fleamasters Flea Market
If size is something that matters to you, Fleamasters Flea Market is one that can not be missed. With over 400,000 square feet of shopping, this giant market attracts visitors from both home and afar. It is a shopper’s paradise, and a great place for tourists to visit.
At such a large market, it can be hard to know where to begin, and it is simply not possible to see everything that Fleamasters has to offer. As well as fantastic, eclectic second-hand wares, there are wonderful arts and crafts, stalls full of quality antiques and collectable items, furniture stands, clothing, jewelry and much more with new stands and stores opening every week. There are also plenty of refreshment areas with lots of food and drink on offer, so shoppers can stay energized!
Where: 4135 Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Ft. Myers, Florida 33916
When: 1st May – 30th September: Friday 9:00 – 15:00, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 – 17:00. 1st October – 30th April: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 – 17:00
7. Best Flea Markets in Florida: Saint Augustine Flea Market
Twice a week, more than 500 vendors gather at Saint Augustine, to hawk their ware in a variety of indoor and outdoor areas which operate come rain or shine.
Saint Augustine Flea Market returns every weekend and features every single time a real event feel. As well as the shopping to be had, this flea market offers live music, plenty of food and fresh produce to buy, so all shopping needs can be met at this one location.
There is an RV park right next door to this flea market, making it easier to get up early and secure the best deals on coveted items! Featured stands here worth a mention are the Big Bear Armory, Edna’s Treasures showcasing historical and cultural items, as well as Guitar Sales and Repairs.
Where: 2495 State Road 207, Saint Augustine, Florida
When: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 – 16:00
8. Best Flea Markets in Florida: Waldo Flea Market
Open every weekend of the year with the exception of Christmas Day and Thanksgiving, Waldo Flea and Farmers’ Market has worked hard to secure its reputation as not just a great place for bargains, but also a place where serious collectors can search for much-loved antiques and one of a kind items to add to their collections. No wonder why up to 35,000 visitors flock to this flea market every weekend!
Vendors selling at Waldo Flea Market stock quality items on their stands, and the market is proud that it retains the same sellers year after year. It seems that once people have found this market, they tend to stick to it, whether shopper or stall-holder!
Though Waldo Flea Market is hosted in a large space, the atmosphere is still quaint and cozy and all vendors are welcoming and happy to chat about their wares. Visitors will need some time if they want to look through everything that this market has to offer, but the time is certainly worth it.
Where: 17805 US Hwy 301 Waldo, Florida 32694
When: Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 – 16:30
9. Best Flea Markets in Florida: Pecan Park Flea and Farmers’ Market
Pecan Park Flea & Farmers’ Market is often referred to as North Florida’s largest flea market attraction, which is certainly saying something as Florida has numerous large flea markets to choose from.
Pecan Park has been in operation since 1988 and features nowadays over 750 vendors for shoppers to enjoy. There are some great antiques and collectables here including toys, furnishings, old vehicles, hunting equipment, clothing, bags, ornaments and a range of other curios to browse through.
Pecan Park Flea and Farmers’ Market hosts a selection of open-air and covered areas, food trucks, plenty of restrooms and dining areas. Access to the premises is free, with plenty of parking available, and guarantees fun and entertainment for the whole family.
Where: 614 Pecan Park Rd, Jacksonville, Florida
When: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 – 17:00
10. Best Flea Markets in Florida: Grumpy Jerry’s Flea Market
Grumpy Jerry’s has been open for business every weekend since 1986, and despite its name, it prides itself on being the friendliest flea market in Marion County! Vendors here do seem to genuinely enjoy the location and the atmosphere of the market and do make each and every customer feel welcome.
Even if shoppers plan for a quick browse around, it is too easy to spend a few hours here without even noticing. As well as the more ‘regular’ flea market offerings, Grumpy Jerry’s showcases a really fine selection of quality antiques, especially jewelry collections and decorative items.
Prices are very reasonable, and bartering is still welcomed, so it is easy to find great bargains here no matter the time of day. New goods are sourced regularly, so even though it is open every weekend there are always new things to see (and buy!) at Grumpy Jerry’s.
Where: 12180 south highway 441, Belleview, Florida
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 6:00 – 15:00
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